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Some Lessons Learned

  1. When you have a cheap knockoff DVR, make sure that you record the program *after* the game just in case it goes long.  I just missed the last half of the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl.  Grr.
  2. When you’re creating test language grammars for acceptance testing, you absolutely must do it with the non-developers.   Oddly enough, it helps to write what’s supposed to be a business facing test language with the involvement of the business folks. 

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • http://lazycoder.com Scott

    I had to put my daughter to bed during the 4th quarter. So I Tivo’d the last part of the game. I also made sure I left the Tivo on Fox during the game to take advantage of it’s rolling 45 min recording window. Saved me.

  • http://www.brianpeek.com/ Brian Peek

    TiVo now recognizes a user recording a live event and asks how long you wish to pad the end record time in case the event goes long…

  • The Other Steve

    I caught the last half of the 4th quarter, and I don’t even like football!

    VCR’s used to work by setting a start time and a length. I know you can do this with DVRs as well, but at least when I had my Tivo it was non-trivial.

  • Ted

    I guess I’m not the only one missing the last part of the game because of DVR issues. I missed the last 3 or 4 minutes.

  • http://devlicio.us/blogs/derik_whittaker/default.aspx Derik Whittaker

    @DVR Issues

    Sadly, all my DVR’s have all had the same issues. Sporting events are real hard to record because they NEVER end at the right time. I have had 3 DVRs (Tivo, Comcasts [this one sucked bad], and dish networks) and none have done it right.

    What really sucks is when a sporting event that you dont care about runs long and it pushes back a show you want to record and you get the end of the game, and half the show :(