The Value of a Good Boss →
I really appreciate it when people send me good articles. I was greatly flattered by a previous employee and a good friend who sent me the article above ( http://www.slate.com/articles/business/small_business/2012/10/the_value_of_a_good_boss_stanford_researchers_show_the_economic_value_of.html ) with a note of thanks. Findings for what a good boss brings to the table and how to place them: The...
Eclipse Settings Tips
Here are some of the settings for eclipse that I think are essential: Window->Preferences->Java->Appearance->check “Compress all package name segments,…” = 1~. Window->Preferences->Java->Appearance->check “Abbreviate package names”… Window->Preferences->General->Editors->Size of recently opened files list”=15 ...
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent...– Bertrand Russell, Philospher
Making Time Work
Another tremendous opportunity from the good folks at Idealab for the operating companies, Making Time Work: Maximizing Your relationship with the Clock. David Allen - practical list focused Tony Schwartz - energetic, rhythm etc.. Time management wagon is easy to fall off, but try to get back on. Things that get in the way to getting tasks done Is there a better option? noise is it a...
rsync is something I always use, but always end up looking up the arguments I want to use. Here are my favorites: -v / —verbose -a / —archive (-rlptgoD) -r / —recursive -l / —links (copy symlinks as symlinks) —copy-unsafe-links (copy hard files from symlinks that point outside the source tree) -p / —perms preserve permissions -g / —group presreve...
Cease Software Patents
Americans are going through tough economic times, software patents are stifling business and more importantly innovation. Please take a few minutes to sign the petition at the @whitehouse website to cease issuing software patents. It’s 5 trivial fields and an email verification step to create an account. Please sign the petition now http://1.usa.gov/o52DNd . Mark Cuban, the Venture...
My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling →
An interesting article about one families triumph in cultural immersion
Learning Agility Training
Some notes on Learning Agility Training I happen to be going through right now: Learning Agility A key indicator of high potential A comfort level with new, different, and challenging situations A willingness & ability to learn and develop from “lessons of experience” Studies repeatedly show the ability to learn from experience differentiates successful executives Essentially, it is an...
First Who … Then What : First get the right people on the bus, wrong...– Jim Collins, “Good to great”
Should Classroom Time Be Used To Teach Programs?
I wanted to jot down my thoughts regarding your K-6 computer use. It’s a good idea for children and their parents to have computers available to them. Ideally this is at home, but a library on or off campus could suffice. In the worst case scenario a friend computer. I also think it’s a good idea for teacher to challenge students into providing presentations, media, and other...
If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you havetime to do it...