Monthly Archives: December 2007

10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25 by Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM Issue #104

As a former scout I love these sorts of things! I had a small box (sigarbox) when I was a scout that would always be with me in the backpack. It had matches and stuff that I could use to survive if things went bad. This looks like sound advise for a long car drive.  

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The Old New Thing : Welcome to the Microsoft email culture

This was just too funny to not comment on! :)
We have some of the same, but since we’re only using 3 letters not many have “cool” acros. My boss has KEL, so we refer to “The KEL factor”. For a long, long time I thought that was some sort of scientific proof, or something. Turns out it’s just her way of calculating the number of hours it takes to deliver a project. The current KEL factor is 2.5, so she takes the number of hours a developer estimates it to be and multiplies it with 2.5. That is the total amount of time that project should tak. The KEL Factor incorporates spec, testing, meetings etc. Works pretty well and has been finly tuned over the years. :)

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