Archive for September, 2005

New office slag

on Friday, September 30th, 2005

404 – Someone who is clueless. From the Web error message, “404 Not Found,” which means the document requested couldn’t be located. “Don’t bother asking John. He’s 404.”

Adminisphere – The rarified organizational layers above the rank and file that makes decisions that are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant.

Alpha Geek – The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. “I dunno, ask Rick. He’s our alpha geek.”

Assmosis – The process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

Batmobiling – putting up emotional shields. Refers to the retracting armor that covers the Batmobile as in “she started talking marriage and he started batmobiling”
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Spread The Word!

on Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

MySQL 5.0 RC is out. It’s so exciting for me to say that because waiting 3 years for MySQL 5 and finally we have an RC.

Wow. I wonder when the prod version will be out. They better release it soon. :)

Top 10 reasons they hate you at the office

on Friday, September 23rd, 2005

1. “The sky isn’t really blue — it’s actually cyan”
Do you incessantly spout unnecessary or obscure information that would make Cliff Clavin from the TV show “Cheers” jealous? Lose the “know-it-all” attitude or you’ll make a career of lunching alone.

2. Chains of Love
Are you never around because you’re always out on a “smoking break?” Limit your puffs to standard break times.

3. Workaholic Wannabe
Do you mosey in late, take extra long lunches, and don’t really start to roll-up your sleeves and dig into some serious work until about 2 p.m.? Then, do you make sure everyone sees you working past 5 p.m.? Well you’re not impressing anyone; rather you’re annoying those who already have put in a full day before you even get warmed up.
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Writing sensible email messages

on Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

43 folders has a great article on writing an email

MS cares standards? Don’t make me laugh!

on Monday, September 19th, 2005

IEBlog on the weekend announced a new toolbar for IE 6 and 7 : A developer toolbar.

Toolbar is absolutely same as Firefox toolbar WebDeveloper plus an IEBlog button, which gave me a good laugh.

Still a nice effort for MS seeing that Validate HTML and CSS options on that toolbar. No surprise it’s made by 5 interns and a developer. I guess those interns will never make it to full time employees if they continue to care about standards and etc. Somebody should tell them to stop using firefox at MS HQs too.

Nothing new in the toolbar, all just a replica.

Solutions are limitless in democracy

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

RSS + bittorent + TV here is Torrentocracy
Nice work…

Upgrading to Vista

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

ovell expects the cost of upgrading to Vista will encourage many companies to turn to Linux instead.

link to the article.

Cornell Notetaking Method

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Very effective method for notetaking…
Good for meetings.


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Trusted Computing

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

TCPA: Trusted Computing Platform Alliance is defining what is trusted computing.

Here is another point of view Trusted Computing in this video.

Watch the video and decide if you like to take control of your computer in terms of trusting…

also : What is tcpa?

Update: Official page for the video

Trusted Computing

on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

TCPA: Trusted Computing Platform Alliance is defining what is trusted computing.

Here is another point of view Trusted Computing in this video.

Watch the video and decide if you like to take control of your computer in terms of trusting…

also : What is tcpa?