Monthly Archives: September 2010

Happy Google for Flinstones

Google is greeting the 50th anniversary of Flinstones. And so do I.

🙂

The flinstones on Google


Web alternatives to desktop software

Joel Falconer at Freelance switch (http://freelanceswitch.com/author/joel-falconer/) reports a Justin Stravarius Web.appstorm list on free web applications to use instead of desktop software (full article at http://freelanceswitch.com/general/50-great-web-alternatives-to-desktop-software-on-web-appstorm).

Really usefull and worth a look.

List includes, among the others:


Amount of work

Don’t tell me how hard you work.  Tell me how much you get done.

James J. Ling


Problems and easy solutions

For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong.

(H. L. Mencken)


Anticipating future

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.

Benjamin Disraeli


Being someone

All my life I wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner


Perfection

Perfection is achieved only on the point of collapse.

C. N. Parkinson


Communicating in projects

The guys at Project Management knowledge write an article on the importance of communication and how to avoid pitfalls (full article at http://project-management-knowledge.com/avoid-communication-pitfalls-in-project-management).

I agree on the fact that communication is a basic point of PM.

In my experience, I also have to add the “translation”  option: as I started to work as a PM on complex programs ranging from business plan to system development, I always found the need to make people speak same (or similar) language. Too much often I found the teams working on strategic design, having lot of difficulties to talk with those implementing the systems and viceversa. I think that communication in Projects is als to enable this kind of discussion.

This post as a comment also at http://project-management-knowledge.com/avoid-communication-pitfalls-in-project-management/comment-page-1/#comment-5985


Virtues of crime

Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue.

Seneca


Facebook outages again and again

Many sources and among them Sharon Gaudin at Computer world reports Facebook outage “[…] Facebook was struggling today as its popular social networking site went offline for at least 45 minutes Thursday afternoon. It’s the second day in a row the popular site has had problems.

As of 3:50 p.m. ET […], the site was back up for some users, but still down for others. A “DNS Failure” message popped up when users tried to access the site. […]”(full article at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9187618/Facebook_suffers_second_outage_in_as_many_days?source=rss_news).

Again, I don’t think Facebook is vital or mission critical.

But again, is not possible that a company “owning” datas of about 400 million people is so weak in security and business continuity.

Business is not a game or an hobby for university students as Mr. Zuckerberg was. I think users deserve a little bit of respect and security.

This post as a comment also at http://www.computerworld.com/comments/node/9187618#comment-654956


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