Management Books Vijay Gill's Blog I came across “The 12 Simple Secrets of Microsoft Management: How to Think and Act Like a Microsoft Manager and Take Your Company to the Top.” Reading it now in 2010, I can’t help but chuckle at the wide-eyed fanboy writing. Then I saw “The Google Way: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Management as We Know It” and it cemented my opinion that whenever a book endorses any particular “way” of management with the benefit of hindsight and makes a point that all it would take for your company to be similarly successful is follow the bromides in the book, it is a clear sign that the person writing the book has no clue what they are going on about. This is what the people think matters: This is actually what matters: Like this: Like Loading...
Linux.com | The source for Linux information Yi (editor) The traditional Chinese character could mean "Righteous", "Justice" or "to bring under control". The name was coined on the Haskell IRC channel in 2004. It is a play on words, referencing Vi, and the combinator calculus expression (Y I), which is a trivial infinite loop. Jump up ^ Don; Chakravarty, Manuel (September 2005). Yi Homepage on the Haskell wiki Slashdot.org - News for Nerds ! The Democrats Are Doomed, or How A Big Tent Can Be Too Big OkTrends Time and again in American politics, Republicans have voted as a unit to frustrate our disorganized Democratic majority. No matter what's on the table, a few Democrats will peel away from the party core; meanwhile, all Republicans will somehow manage to stay on-message. Thus, they caucus block us. Articles noting this phenomenon anecdotally appear all the time, and despite the recent hopeful spate of Democratic victories, it's undeniable that the Republicans form an exceptionally effective opposition party. I should start off by pointing out that the Left/Right political framework we're usually handed is insufficient for a real discussion, because political identity isn't one-dimensional. There are many methods of looking at the political spectrum, but the best way I've come across is to hold social politics and economic politics separate, and measure a person's views on each in terms of permissiveness vs. restrictiveness on a 2-dimensional plane. The Implication of Our Two-Party System
c - Beginners' guide for setting up Emacs with gcc/gdb? Linux Weekly News Beautiful Soup: We called him Tortoise because he taught us. [ Download | Documentation | Hall of Fame | For enterprise | Source | Changelog | Discussion group | Zine ] You didn't write that awful page. You're just trying to get some data out of it. Beautiful Soup is here to help. Since 2004, it's been saving programmers hours or days of work on quick-turnaround screen scraping projects. Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping. Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a document and extracting what you need. Beautiful Soup parses anything you give it, and does the tree traversal stuff for you. Valuable data that was once locked up in poorly-designed websites is now within your reach. Interested? Getting and giving support If you have questions, send them to the discussion group. If you use Beautiful Soup as part of your work, please consider a Tidelift subscription. Download Beautiful Soup
Power Line Some code to modify mode-line to display things like in the VIM powerline ( Emacswiki version Lisp:powerline.el was first released here on the Emacswiki by Nicolas Rougier and later improved by Chen Yuan. Donald Ephraim Curtis' version I have rewritten this package and am hosting the repository on Github. Evil integration available at Jonathan Chu's version Another variant based on the original powerline. Another version Forked from Donald Ephraim Curtis’ version and provides better Evil integration. LEXMARK Less Wrong: Guessing the Teacher's Password Followup to: Fake Explanations When I was young, I read popular physics books such as Richard Feynman's QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter. I knew that light was waves, sound was waves, matter was waves. I took pride in my scientific literacy, when I was nine years old. When I was older, and I began to read the Feynman Lectures on Physics, I ran across a gem called "the wave equation". There is an instinctive tendency to think that if a physicist says "light is made of waves", and the teacher says "What is light made of?" Which is one more bad habit to unlearn from school. And this leads into an even worse habit. This is not a hypothesis about the metal plate. Even visualizing the symbols of the diffusion equation (the math governing heat conduction) doesn't mean you've formed a hypothesis about the metal plate. In the school system, it's all about verbal behavior, whether written on paper or spoken aloud. Does this seem too harsh? "Heat conduction?" Next post: "Science as Attire"