May 2002 Archives
Beck downplays the argument that XP is an all-or-nothing approach. Still, he does note that the project leaders who report the most success with the methodology tend to be the ones who put aside the cultural obsession with rigid specs, an obsession inherited from less flexible fields such as civil and mechanical engineering, and approach XP's design-on-the-fly philosophy wholeheartedly.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.Denis Diderot
I don't buy the so-called skills gap as the reason enterprises aren't hiring IT workers. The skills are there, but enterprises are determined to squeeze more productivity out of current employees.
Currently in the job search, and having been in the search every couple of years, I have seen a couple of factors that create the "we need more IT prople" vs. "hey I'm IT hire me".
First for many reasons the IT industry has developed a Mercenary mentality. Both employers and employees have little to no intrest in seeing each other's long term success.
The second problem, employeers desiring skills so specific, thus requiring no training. I see the real skills of a quality IT worker being ignored, adaptability. Knowing a specific language, application, operation system may get one through today but adaptability will get the employerer through all the changes of the industry.
Let's be honest -- when was the last time a carrot ejaculated on you at the salad bar?With a quote like that you have to read. But seriously I don't think there is anything I can add that will not later come back to haunt me. Though If I have any femail readers feel free to comment.
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... Sometimes, one reaches a point in life where a change is desirable.
One such choice is the almost zen-like state of hairlessness one achieves by shaving one's head.
Small as this type of change may be (in the universal scheme of things), it's still a personal and (for some) involved decision which affects people in a direct way. In order to assist those considering such a choice, this document looks at many questions that you may be asking.
Think it will be this afternoon or sometime this weekend for the haircut. Still not sure if it is to be a shave it all off or not.
And since one of arcterex's concerns is will look like more of a dork, well as the link above states...
I've received hundreds of emails from people who have shaved their heads, and virtually all of them have gotten nothing but positive responses about their new bald looks. It's unlikely that they all looked fabulous, but it's understandable that they all got positive comments.
And remember it grows back. I have had long hair 3 times now.
- What's the last vivid dream that you remember having? This morning. I was hicking on some Kentucky coal roads with my dad. We ended up at a little town on the top of one of the hills which was where I lived.
- Do you have any recurring dreams? Back in elementary school, 4th grade I think but definately sometime after The Empire Strikes Back came out, there was this dream that kept picking up where I last remembered. The just of the dream is that my class were all children of the Rebel Aliance members that were captured at the Battle of Hoth. We were all in a "re-education school." Most of the substance was things what were soposed to turn us and us fighting back.
- What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had? When Wookies attacked. Probably the Star Wars Christmas Special to blame for this one. But I was crash landed on a planet, the Wookie homeworld, and being chased by all these wookies. The worst part what when I went back to sleep it just picked right up being chased by Wookies. I think that was when my first round of insomnia began.
- Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not? Have kept a dream journal, did for several years. Even tried to analys them.
- Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it? Have had lots of them. One that I remember involved flying through the neighborhood I grew up in.
Instead of giving you tips to use in your programming (at least directly), I want to look at some common mistakes made in enterprise programming. And instead of focusing on what to do, I want to look at what you should not do.Not just Java specific info. All seems to hold water pretty well.
2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight: a leader of vision.
1. Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.
An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.
- It must be infinitely replayable
- It must be "skill scalable"
- It must be always fresh
- Include a campaign, "freeplay" and "sandbox" modes.
- Be able to move the game from a simplified mode to a complex mode.
- Have an comprehensive, optional tutorial
- Make it fun.
- Include Single AND Multiplayer modes
JabberTools is a set of tools that help make it easy to use and convert to using Jabber.
The Jabber Web Steward allows users to submit requests for new accounts and allows administrators to allow or deny these requests.
JabberSMTP is a single Perl5 script for bi-directional translation between email and Jabber messages. It acts as a simple MTA and can occupy port 25, although there are ways around that if you don't have root access. Using JabberSMTP, a Jabber user can receive email messages in any Jabber client, and even create or reply to emails from that Jabber client.Collected for arcterex, but maybe some of the rest of ya will find them useful.
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization founded on the notion that some people would prefer to share their creative works (and the power to copy, modify, and distribute their works) instead of exercising all of the restrictions of copyright law.
- What shampoo do you use? Head & Shoulders
- Do you use conditioner? What kind? Yep, usually, Citrus Instant Conditioner
- When was the last time you got your hair cut? June of 2000
- What styling products do you use? A pony tail holder
- What's your worst hair-related experience? When I cut my own bangs, around 8 years old.
A selection of well-chosen and well-named root-level directories, implemented across as many sites as possible, would go a long way toward easing the complexities of navigating unfamiliar sites, no matter how good (or bad) their fundamental design.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Capitalism is the worst economic system, except for all the others.
Americans always do the right thing after trying everything else.
Kosh Redneck: Know'n is a three sided plow.
Kosh Redneck: Just cause you piss in the snow don't make you Picasso.
Kosh Redneck: The straw can't bitch where the shit pile ends up.
Centauri Emperor: Tell me how will this all end?
Kosh Redneck: In far.
XSLT leveraged during design-time and run-time can result in faster time to market, easier maintenance, and support for multiple HTML flavors
Xopus is our wysiwyg browser based XML editor.
Xopus is easy to use and to implement.
For input it requires data (XML), style (XSLT) and rules (Schema).
Xopus performs some magic on this and turns it into an editor.
So inline WYSIWYG editing, coolness. There is a demo, but it requires IE5.5 or up for now. And it is soposed to be going OpenSource.
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Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children across the U.S. under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.Still not sure if or when to get the hair cut. But when I do I know where to send my hair. So anyother takers from the long hair crowd? Could make this an event, Beuler, Beuler :)
I'm looking for a worthy cause to donate my hair. In case you didn't know I have kinda long hair. Have not had it cut at all in almost 2 years. Now I have heard of places that take hair donations for wigs of folks that lose their hair as part of cancer treatments but can't find any in the Vancover. So if anyone out there has a good lead or specific info post in the comments.
Oh, and any of my fellow long haired folks that might be intrested in joining also sound off.
So you want to shave your head? Information and advice on head-shaving, including a how-to guide, reviews of head-shaving products, and other handy tips.
This is a guide to setting up your GNU/Linux workstation as a digital VCR using the video4linux driver and a supported tuner card. A section has been added for creating VCD's that can be played in any DVD/VCD player as well.
Code-named �Jaguar,� the next major release of Mac OS X will delight you with the innovation, elegance and ease of use you�ve come to expect from Apple.Damm I need to get ma a Mac.
National Serials Data Program Library of Congress International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)Because someone asked.
1 lb. ground beef or turkey (drain of liq)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 8oz. tomanto sauce
1 tsp. cinnamen
1 tsp alspice
1/2 tsp red pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tablespon vinegar
3 cups water
1 tsp cumin
2 small onions (1 large)
2 tablesppons chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. worchestershire sauce
cook 2 hours or more
Best served as a 3 way or as a coney.
Since some have asked, a 3 way consists of spaghetti, chili and cheese layerd. For a 4 or 5 way add onions or beens. A coney is a hotdog in bun topped with chili and cheese, optionally add onions or mustard before the hotdog.
So there all those questioning the strange Cincinnati chili ways.
Skyline Chili for one of the franchises of the Cincinnati chili.
And a vegie version for those so inclined.
(remote image) You are a Revolutionary! Kingdoms and Royalty mean nothing to you. you'd rather live for yourself or change the system than be a part of it.You think royalty sucks and that the word revolved around them too long. You're non-conformist and seek to change the system and status quo! You want to rock the boat and challenge people's assumptions about life and the world. You want to work to better society for everyone and seek equality over class-systems. Your ideal environment would be a socialist government. Which Royalty Are You? Find out! By Nishi.
Tetris clone. If you have some Perl knowledge you can create your own shapes and initial layouts. Uses Perl/Tk and runs under Linux and Windows.Too cool. The first source avialable program that I ever really hacked up was Tetris writtenin Turbo Pascal back in high school.