Monday, October 3, 2011

Switching Gears for Nerd Wars

YIKES!! Nerd Wars is upon us.

News bulletin: I have joined Team Rangers (i.e. the Babylon 5 contingent) for Tournament 3 of Nerd Wars on Ravelry, which will run from now until the end of the year with three rounds of one month each. NW is full of mischief and mayhem, with tons of chitchat on the Ravelry forums. Teams compete for points in six different categories (technical, team spirit, giving geeks, scientific, intellectual, and nerd culture), with a challenge tied to each category in each round. It's also possible to take on a larger project in one category over the whole length of the tournament. That's aptly called a dissertation and, if completed, is worth many points for the team. I have a lovely sweater in the works that will be a technical tour-de-force if I can pull it off. At any rate, the need to track all my various NW projects in real time lends a whole new urgency to the blogging process.

Yet a good deal of 'ketchup' still remains. Under these circumstances my valiant scheme to finish removing the backlog before pressing forward simply won't work. I need to switch gears and start blogging in two directions at once. So I will continue to hammer away at the retrospective checklist whenever time allows, but meanwhile I will also begin tracking the latest WIP's.

And so it begins...

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