Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WireShark

I didn't realize until today that WireShark can be downloaded for free. Normally, I've used it or had it used at work, and didn't even think about it. There's been several time recently where I've wanted to peer into the dark, smelly nether regions of my wireless connection(s), and WireShark could have been very useful for that.

As it was, I just bounced my core router and went on. :)


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Say Whaaa?

Say Whaaa?

Fire my customers?

http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/10/netflix-fire-your-customers/

I love his points in this article. My own experiences lead me to think that some basics get overlooked very often:
  • Cost Control is king. Period. Debt == Death.
  • Knowing your stock levels (meaning product, not market capitalization). If you don't know what you have to sell, how can you market it? This is true with SAAS, too - do you know what you're really selling? Or what it's costing you to add that one last software feature?
  • Control your culture. Preach the gospel of success and learning constantly. Fire as needed to get rid of the naysayers and bad apples - sometimes, they just need to go.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Volunteering

I'm a fan of volunteering. I think it's a great way to
  • grow yourself personally
  • grow yourself professionally
  • make contacts 
  • have fun doing things that matter to you

I ran across this link today, and didn't know that Code Project offered a way to volunteer. Cool!

http://www.codeplex.com/site/search/openings

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

9 Ways to Stay Motivated

Great advice from Rick Warren.

1. Put your plans on paper
2. Break big tasks into small steps.
3. Decide where you want to start
4. Establish check points to track your progress
5. Start on the task whether you feel like it or not
6. Remind yourself of the benefits of completing the task.
7. Do a small part right now.
8. Be optimistic
9. Establish an action environment.

 http://blog.pastors.com/blogs/pcom/9-ways-to-stay-motivated-for-ministry/