Thursday, April 28, 2016

First they came for the $book(s), and I did not speak out— Because my website was not $
Then they came for the $gram(s), and I did not speak out— Because I dont use anagrams, cardiograms or telegrams.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

ha! i agree!

Theranos most valuable service to me was that they've shown me what a small man I really am, considering that I enjoy reading about their failure much more than reading about someone else's successes.



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Sunday, April 24, 2016


Imagine of cars were sold this way.
Advertised as: Can go from 1 to 60mph in 6 seconds;
In the fine print: the engine is limited how long it can operate a speed above 25 Mph....
the limit is 5 minutes per day.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


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my 2 cents

the problem is exactly 0 of the new big firms of tomorrow(today?)..slack,atlassian,github,37signals,etc...use any ibm(or oracle?*) product.

*does mysql count? oracle jdk???!

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no shit. marketing is expensive.

but essential?

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Monday, April 18, 2016

we need to keep this for posterity!

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if u think u doing "web design"...

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Saturday, April 16, 2016


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what about netcat?

The setup:
Neuros OSD firmware: 3.33-2.09-99.871 / Running bftpd, dropbear, with CIFS and NFS network shared attached. Linux system: Ubuntu / Intel 2.8Ghz, 2GB Memory / Configured with NFS to export a folder. Windows: XP Pro / Intel 2.8Ghz, 2GB Memory / Configured with shared folder. Network: Computers on 100baseT, OSD connected to 802.11G wifi

FTP from the linux server utilized curlFTP (w/FUSE) to mount ftp to the OSD running bftpd. SSH from the linux server utilized SSHFS (w/FUSE) to mount sftp to the OSD running dropbear.

                            READ (From OSD)                                   WRITE (To OSD)
              Load Avg    Minutes      Xfr Rate           Load Avg    Minutes       Xfr Rate        Transfer To/From
             ---------------  ---------------  ---------------       ---------------  ---------------  ---------------      --------------------------

ssh 4.15 6:38 250 KB/s 3.70 7:40 210 KB/s Linux <> OSD
ftp 3.97 3:38 360 KB/s 4.14 3:55 420 KB/s Linux <> OSD
nfs 5.90 2:51 580 KB/s 5.00 3:17 500 KB/s OSD <> Linux
samba 4.40 3:34 460 KB/s 5.01 4:22 380 KB/s OSD <> Linux
cifs 4.60 3:37 460 KB/s 5.05 4:39 360 KB/s OSD <> Windows

So what are we looking at:
A 100Meg file was written to/from the OSD in all cases. Using top, the average load average was monitored, and the time (in minutes) was determined using the time command. The transfer rate was determined by the files size divided by the total time (in seconds).

Which is the fastest:
SSH is fine as an alternative for telnet, but transferring files through it is slow.
For transferring files to the OSD from a computer, ftp appears to be the quickest.
The fastest transfer rates from the OSD to/from a computer is using NFS to a Linux system, but it does take a lot more of OSD resource.

oh, got..

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Which is also true for the worst players in NBA history, with the exception of the causality and the success.

Michael Jordan: “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

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2 way street


  1. What's the biggest change your group has gone through in the last year? Does your group feel like the tough times are over and things are getting better, or are things still pretty bleak? What's the plan to handle to either scenario?

  2. If I get the job, how do I earn a "gold star" on my performance review? What are the key accomplishments you'd like to see in this role over the next year?

  3. What's your (or my future boss') leadership style?

  4. About which competitor are you most worried?

  5. How does sales / operations / technology / marketing / finance work around here? (I.e., groups other than the one you're interviewing for.)

  6. What type of people are successful here? What type of people are not?

  7. What's one thing that's key to this company's success that somebody from outside the company wouldn't know about?

  8. How did you get your start in this industry? Why do you stay?

  9. What are your group's best and worst working relationships with other groups in the company?

  10. What keeps you up at night? What's your biggest worry these days?

  11. What's the timeline for making a decision on this position? When should I get back in touch with you?

  12. These are tough economic times, and every position is precious when it comes to the budget. Why did you decide to hire somebody for this position instead of the many other roles / jobs you could have hired for? What about this position made you prioritize it over others?

  13. What is your reward system? Is it a star system / team-oriented / equity-based / bonus-based / "attaboy!"-based? Why is that your reward system? What do you guys hope to get out of it, and what actually happens when you put it into practice? What are the positives and the negatives of your reward system? If you could change any one thing, what would it be?

  14. What information is shared with the employees (revenues, costs, operating metrics)? Is this an "open book" shop, or do you play it closer to the vest? How is information shared? How do I get access to the information I need to be successful in this job?

  15. If we are going to have a very successful year in 2014, what will that look like? What will we have done over the next 6 months to make it successful? How does this position help achieve those goals?

  16. How does the company / my future boss do performance reviews? How do I make the most of the performance review process to ensure that I'm doing the best I can for the company?

  17. What is the rhythm to the work around here? Is there a time of year that it's "all hands on deck" and we're pulling all-nighters, or is it pretty consistent throughout the year? How about during the week / month? Is it pretty evenly spread throughout the week / month, or are there crunch days?

  18. What type of industry / functional / skills-based experience and background are you looking for in the person who will fill this position? What would the "perfect" candidate look like? How do you assess my experience in comparison? What gaps do you see? What is your (or my future boss') hiring philosophy? Is it "hire the attitude / teach the skills" or are you primarily looking to add people with domain expertise first and foremost?

  19. In my career, I've primarily enjoyed working with big / small / growing / independent / private / public / family-run companies. If that's the case, how successful will I be at your firm?

  20. Who are the heroes at your company? What characteristics do the people who are most celebrated have in common with each other? Conversely, what are the characteristics that are common to the promising people you hired, but who then flamed out and failed or left? As I'm considering whether or not I'd be successful here, how should I think about the experiences of the heroes and of the flame-outs?

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

u version the site yes? do u version the db as well?

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