Just when you thought you’ve seen everything, you stumble upon some duct tape with bacon printed on it. Click here to buy a roll.
A colleague forwarded me this great post on Dude Foods about the Bacon Weave Evis Sandwich. It’s truly amazing and nicely done. And yes, that is bacon as the bread with bananas, peanut butter, and jelly! I felt my heart skip a beat on that one.
It’s an honor and a privilege to make the first bacon post here on Agile Bacon, my good friend’s Brian Watson (a.k.a. Bdub as well as @agilebdub) Guide to making your own bacon. Bdub’s Bacon Guide is a simple 12-step process to making homemade bacon. OK, 13 steps if you include the beer — and you should make sure to include the beer.
In reading, Bdub provides guidance to ensure the best flavors are achieved. He does this through the right mix of humor and pragmatic experience that shows he cares about your outcomes. The guide is well illustrated, and by simply looking through it — you should be inspired to go off and make your own bacon (or at lest hungry enough to go buy some).
You can download the guide here.
Please comment below on your experience making bacon. Not only is it rewarding to do something yourself, it’s just flat out good!
Well, it has been almost three years with the maniac and now it’s time for a change. Actually, what has occurred is that some nice person told me, Matt, to Google the definition of maniac. So I did, and here’s what I found:
maniac (plural maniacs)
- An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.
- A fanatic, a person with an obsession.
At first glance, I thought — well, that works. But I quickly realized, maybe I am crazy, maybe I am a fanatic. Ok, I’m really not — at least I don’t have that perception of myself. In any case, I realized that maybe I should change this because, really I don’t prescribe to the heavily prescriptive approach to anything. I believe in visioning, informing, building, and realizing — I don’t care how I get there, I just happen to feel that Agile Development Methodologies or Agile Project Management is a great way to get there.
That brings us to bacon. Why bacon? Why not? I for one am a big fan of bacon, you can add it to anything and have it enhance the experience. Not to mention, I like to keep things simple and there’s not anything more simple than bacon. Not to mention, to steal from the Chicken & Pig metaphor — I think we are all pigs and we are all committed.
So without further ado, I introduce agilebacon.com. This blog is roughly the same as the old agilemaniac.com, except it is new and improved! I’ve already added some cool features including a Link Library, an embedded Glossary that will provide definitions in-line, and, of course, we have a new look and feel that provides much better readability than ever before.
Please let me know what you think! Comments are open below, my new Twitter handle is online – @agilebaconbeer, and I even broke down by creating a Facebook Agile Bacon page. Thanks again for coming by and giving me a read, and please visit often.