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18. Learn from Everything You Build

Jeff Patton O'Reilly Media ePub

If you’ve got a traditional development hat tightly on, you might believe you’re done when the software is built. But Agile development and stories are built for learning. We spend a lot of time before we build anything making sure we should build it, and agreeing together on what to build. And, after we build, we’ll look again and ask if should have built it, and if it’s good enough.

Let’s talk about all the opportunities you have to learn after you build.

Let’s rewind to the celebrating part. At the end of a cycle of development and testing, celebration is in order. You’ve turned some ideas, lots of discussion, sketching, and hand waving into some honest-to-goodness working software. It would have taken a lot longer using a traditional requirements process. And you and your team would likely feel a lot less ownership of the result.

After a few high-fives, it’s time to sit down as a team and take an honest look at what we’ve accomplished. If we’re being honest with ourselves, we’ll likely find some things we’d change to improve the software. For each of those things, we’ll write another story and add it to our release backlog. We’ll decide if these are changes we need to make right away, or changes we can defer ‘til later during our endgame.

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13. Myth and Act on the crater’s edge

Ruth Golan Karnac Books ePub

If one stands on the cliff edge of the Ramon crater, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, one sees, on the one hand, an astonishing landscape, reminiscent of the moon, that cannot fail to arouse within one a sense of awe and loftiness. On the other hand, the town appears miserable, graceless, and half-deserted, almost a ghost town. Between the Ramon crater (“nature”) and the town of Mitzpe Ramon (“culture”) lies an abyss almost as deep as the crater itself.

The rest of the town used to be “separated” from the cliff edge by the structure of the deserted municipal cinema, an ugly, prefabricated, asbestos-roofed building. This was the place of “cul-ture”—an intermediate place, a space for phantasy. This was where the working people who lived their lives in this isolated place could go in order to forget, if only for a short while, their hardships. Here flickered images of characters and tales from another world, images far removed from the world of the inhabitants, yet familiar—Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, all occupying the unachievable realms of the imagination, like a utopian promise of a better world.

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1. Quick Start to Recording with Garageband

Jeff Tolbert TidBITS Publishing, Inc. ePub

GarageBand offers a variety of ways to record music. Software Instruments use sounds generated by your Mac, using prerecorded samples or models of different instrument types; Real Instruments require you to plug an external sound source (such as an electric guitar or microphone) into your Mac. To use this Quick Start section, choose the heading that describes your situation or your interests. Then, follow its suggestions.

Plan ahead:

Choose the best way to structure your recording time in Strategize Your Recording Session (p. 8).

Decide whether to use Software Instruments or Real Instruments in Choose a Recording Method (p. 9).

Record Software Instruments:

Do you have the equipment you need? Learn About MIDI Gear and find out what's required for using Software Instruments (p. 12).

Review Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard for information and troubleshooting on getting connected (p. 15).

Check out Record Your Tracks to get your ideas into the computer (p. 18).

Tweak your parts so they're just right in Edit the Performance (p. 27).

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Part 1: Back to the Southwest

Edited and Annotated by Charles M. Robinson III University of North Texas Press PDF



n this section, John Gregory Bourke continues the ethnological work among the Navajos and Zunis, the beginning of which was described in Volume 4, Part 3 of this series. That volume concluded on May 22, 1881, after Bourke returned to Fort Wingate,

New Mexico.1 This, however, was merely a turnaround, because the following day, he is heading back to the Navajo Agency at Fort Defiance, Arizona.2 Bourke was tapped for the job by Maj. John Wesley

Powell who, as director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored seminal publications on Indian life and culture. Powell obtained formal sanction for Bourke’s ethnological interests, allowing him to embark on the work that would secure his own place in history. Indeed, with and without Crook, and with

1.  Fort Wingate, the second post of that name in New Mexico, was established in 1860 as Fort Fauntleroy. When its namesake, Col. Thomas T. Fauntleroy, joined the Confederacy in 1861, the post was renamed Fort Lyon, although official correspondence tended to continue using “Fort Fauntleroy.” In September 1861, the garrison was withdrawn ahead of the Confederate invasion of New Mexico. In 1868, Fort Lyon/Fauntleroy was reoccupied, and renamed Fort Wingate when the first Fort Wingate was abandoned. In 1918, the Fort

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Part Fourteen: In the Name of the Lord!

Madeline Pecora Nugent Pauline Books and Media ePub

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