Archive for February, 2011

There are many good techniques out there to help you hire great technologists. These are a few that have served me well. Once the requisite skills are verified nothing can be more important thanAcommunication andApassion for most technology jobs. In fact, whether you're hiring an engineer, professional services architect, business analyst, interaction designer, QA analyst, or any other role for your organization, your best bet is to find someone passionate and communicative. When they become employees their passion will sustain them through the inevitable rough patches, and an ability to communicate effectively could literally save you money, goodwill and reputation as you strive to delight your customers.

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:40pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Experience and craftmanship is also necessary to be able to apply the clean code principles and guidelines correctly and effectively because, to some extent, one rule always conflicts with another one and you must have some sensibility to the code to be able to find the proper balance between them and to avoid any trace of "pointless dogmatism".

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:31pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Does this overvaluation reflect an industry-wide bubble? I don't think so. In fact, I think we are at the early stages of a multi-decade transformation, catalyzed by computing and the Internet, and we will continue to see significant opportunity and new venture growth in this space. We are moving toward ubiquitous computing and connectivity, where technology pervades our business and personal lives. Personally, I look forward to participating in this exciting and dynamic future!

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


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College should be about getting involved in projects and getting as much experience as possible in areas that interest you most. If I could give any advice it would be to get your piece of paper because that's the way life is. However, at least get it in something that you can see yourself doing for life, something that you can wake up in the morning and be excited, motivated and thrilled to be a part of. Pursue that feeling of doing something remarkable and worthwhile.

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:25pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Today's mentorships are traditional (older generation to younger), mutually beneficial (where both parties learn from each other) and - especially in today's internet-based start-up world - reverse mentorships, where a member of Gen Y, for example, guides a Boomer through best practices of social media, blogging, and technology.

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:24pm by Koookiecrumbles


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People need shoes. There is a grand market for shoes. Zappos has proven it. Big Shoes dubbed "Store Sko" in Norwegian, a small shop in my neighborhood that sells (guess what) big shoes, has also proven it. The shop has been running profitable for years. Big Shoes is master of segmentation marketing.

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


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So, take a hard look at yourself and be honest, where do you fit? I recommend considering this before you jump into your next project; rather than partnering with people whose specific skills complement yours, ask yourself: if you have viable/valuable/on-target ideas coming out of your ears, are you partnering with people who will help see them to fruition? Or, if you have a track record ofAconsistentAexecution, hitting the ball out of the park again and again, can you trust your potential partner to point the ship in the right direction?

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Yale University scientists have built a fully functioning anti-laser, in which incoming beams of light interfere with one another in such a way as to perfectly cancel each other out. aThe platform is expected to pave the way for a number of novel technologies with applications in everything from optical computing to radiology.

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Posted: February 17th, 2011
at 8:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Play Great Gatsby Online - NES

An NES game designed by a ninja we know personally (for once). This ish is crack!, click the pic to play!!

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Posted: February 15th, 2011
at 3:52pm by Black Ock


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