Category Archives: Tech

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Imagining the Path to Success: Frame It


Imagining the Path to Success

The 7 C’s ti Communicate More Effectively


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Source: http://lifehacker.com/remember-the-7-cs-to-communicate-more-effectively-1579782379

Human-Robot Sociology


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Interesting work from Matt Beane: “What can the practice of surgery with the da Vinci teach us about work in the 21st century?”

New Ideas

Quotes

  • “In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” – Yogi Berra
  • “If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein

Source: http://mattbeane.com

Edward Tufte, a True Pioneer in the Field of Data Visualization!


Can’t wait to meet with Edward Tufte on Monday! Edward Tufte is an American statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University. He is noted for his writings on information design and as a pioneer in the field of data visualization. http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/

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Lesson in Data Visualization from Pablo Picasso


In the field of Information Technology we often have an over-abundance of data. The next time you present findings to your team, consider distilling down the information to make the most impact and aid in better decision making.

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Visualizing Wikipedia Compute and Database Backend


Visualizing Wikipedia Compute Backend

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

Agile in the Enterprise: To Succeed, Avoid the Fundamentalists


Myth vs. Reality – Thoughts?

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
    > While this is great for small teams or start-ups, inside enterprises, a lack of alignment in different levels often generates more heat than results.
  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation
    > If taken too literally, a radical agilist might despise any documentation, which in the long run lead could lead to impossible recovery.
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
    > Enterprises, however, cannot afford to have zero visibility about deadlines and the productivity of agile teams.
  4. Responding to change over following a plan
    > A team that is not capable of measuring its own performance and understanding what’s affecting it is not as effective than those that do.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2014/03/29/agile-in-the-enterprise-to-succeed-avoid-the-fundamentalists

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19th Century Org Chart


19th Century Org Chart

 

Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3026334/this-beautiful-19th-century-org-chart-puts-your-companys-to-shame

Year In Review: Anual Report


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared an Annual Report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Mark Driscoll


A friend is one who tells you what you don’t want to hear with a love you cannot deny.

Interconnection of Companies


Source: http://flowingdata.com/2011/07/28/how-tech-companies-are-interconnected/

8 Ways to Access Gmail if it Goes Down


8 Ways to Access Gmail When Down:

  1. Safe mode – http://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0
  2. Secure mode – https://mail.google.com/
  3. Older version – http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1
  4. Basic mode – http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=html
  5. Mobile mode – http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=mobile or http://m.gmail.com
  6. iPhone mode – http://mail.google.com/mail/x/gdlakb-/gp/
  7. iGoogle gadget – http://www.google.com/ig/gmailmax
  8. “No browser checking” mode – http://mail.google.com/mail?nocheckbrowser

Ideal 4×4 Monitor Setup


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Also check out this post: http://lifehacker.com/5373720/floating-monitors-and-hidden-peripherals

Seth