Sunday, July 19, 2009
By the way I was using Notepad for writing the scripts; have now downloaded Notepad++. Getting used to this new editor. Why did i select this; well, there were several editors and I just picked the one based on the features.
Came across this book "The Cost of Bad Behavior: How Incivility is Damaging Your Business and What to Do About It By Christine Pearson and Christine Porath" . Maybe something to read at some point in the future. I wonder what the authors point of view on this is.
The following is a brief review of the book from cnn
The Talmud says that embarrassing people in public is like spilling their blood, yet it's one of the many forms of emotional homicide that are common in the workplace.
The authors want the killing to stop. They make an earnest case that incivility on the job can wound your company by demoralizing workers and driving off customers. The book even offers a worksheet to help you put a dollar value on the problem.Don't bother. Workplace nastiness can't do anyone much good, including business owners. Take Pearson and Porath's sensible advice for heading it off and rooting it out. Doing so will make you richer or, at the very least, let you sleep the sleep of the just.
Friday, July 10, 2009
More details of the architecture are described in this blog. Links to two presentations also. Thinking of putting my programming skills to the test by creating something similar.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Along these lines, recently read a cool book on effective communications. The gist of the book is very nicely summarized here. By the way, the book is available here.
The "stickiness factor" is one of the three rule of epidemics described in The Tipping Point. The other two being "The law of the few" and "The power of context".
With this in mind, I tried to fire up MySQL command line client but viola I had forgotten the password. Try as I might, I could not get the right password.
Time to do something. Search the "internets" to figure out how to reset the password. It was not as difficult as I thought it might be. Details given here made it a cinch.
And so now I have a new password which is written down and not just saved in my brain.
By the way, there seems to be good documentation on MySQL here. Also some good hints about database backups here; have to check these out.
Friday, July 3, 2009
From Wikipedia "Wubi (Windows-based Ubuntu Installer) is an official Windows-based free software installer for Ubuntu."
A problem though is that I need to reboot the machine to access Ubuntu. And that means all the windows I have open need to be shut down. Virtualization is the answer I guess.