Archive for June 2010

Flywheel Accumulator

A cool video from Porsche about their effort at the Nurburgring 24 last month. It focusses on their hybrid 911 that captures braking energy and stores the energy in a spinning flywheel in place of the passenger seat. The energy can then be used to drive electric motors in the front wheels.

As I understand it, the flywheel is an evolution of the version developed by the Williams F1 Team for the KERS rules in the 2009 F1 season.

Free Scrum tools

I’m a fan of Agile and Scrum.

Today I had to setup a scrumboard at work. I was looking for something free and online. I settled on using SeeNowDo. It looks like it does Scrum in a way that is familiar to me from my previous workplace.

I also quite like the look of Pivotal Tracker. This looks like it more focussed on managing a story backlog, so it may be useful for sprint planning.

I’ve heard that JIRA has worked well for people, but it seemed a bit heavyweight for my purpose since it requires a server. What tools do other people use for scrumboards?

24 Hours Of Nürburgring