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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline

Great article on how Microsoft’s corporate culture under CEO Steve Ballmer has led to its decline: At the center of the cultural problems was a management system called “stack ranking.” Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack … Continue reading

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Come fly the insecure skies, a lesson in IT deployment at one of the largest US airports

C’mon, folks. A simple vulnerability assessment would have discovered this issue. In what can only be called the mother of all inept network deployments, guest access was left on this Internet-facing content management system and a file marked PUBLIC that … Continue reading

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Programmer Joke of the Day

A woman asks her husband, a programmer, to go shopping. Wife: “Dear, please, go to the nearby grocery store to buy some bread. Also, if they have eggs, buy 6.” Husband: “O.K., hun.” Twenty minutes later the husband comes back … Continue reading

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The Non-Programming Programmer

I just discovered this article, as well as an earlier article on Coding Horror, and can’t help but agree – the majority of programming/software engineering candidates out there looking for jobs are not qualified to be programmers. They do not … Continue reading

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Inventions

Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That’s how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting, and you might get a career there. Anything invented after that day, … Continue reading

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The Real Mac vs PC Commercial

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The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash

Interesting insight into the Apple/Adobe kerfuffle from science fiction writer, Charlie Stross. I’ve got a theory, and it’s this: Steve Jobs believes he’s gambling Apple’s future — the future of a corporation with a market cap well over US $200Bn … Continue reading

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If Architects Had to Work Like Software Developers

[I didn’t write this – author is unknown] Dear Mr. Architect: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two … Continue reading

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