Marriage and Love in the World of El Tor

To discuss marriage as an institution on the peninsula of Caelon, one must first understand there are two vastly different cultures that have their own unique customs and practices when it comes to marriage. In general, Torian customs are patrilineal, the House name is passed on through the male and the female adopts the name and the home of her husband. In contrast, Warathi culture is not always patrilineal; more value is placed on the family names, so if a man marries a woman of a higher family status, he will often take on the name of his wife's house. There are many other distinctions between the two cultures as well.

Sprint Review (Web Comic)

Sprint Review is an informal meeting held at the end of the Sprint where the increment is presented to promote the collaboration and obtain the customer's feedback on the developed product. It is mainly conducted to 'Inspect' the Increment and 'Adapt' the Product Backlog if required. The Sprint Review is not the time to nitpick the team's processes; that is supposed to happen at the Sprint Retrospective meeting later on.

In the Wee Small Hours – Short Story

In the still of the night, as the crickets’ chorus crescendoed and slowed to a scarcely recognizable tune, the cold air crept onto the property of Charles Douglas. The peaceful silence, which had always been the best salve for his tired and restless body, came upon him as it had most nights. At 87 years old, Charles appreciated every ounce of sleep his mind would allow. After all, Charles had seen more shit in his lifetime than anyone else he knew, and that made him an angry old man, unloved by everyone with whom he came into contact in the few times a week he would venture to show his face in public. But that was the way he preferred it; if he didn’t make any new friends, he would never have to lose them in one tragedy or another.