Microsoft’s Turner Blocks Google at P&G as Competitors Circle – Bloomberg.com – "To the extent the world moves to Web-based software, that's very hard for Microsoft — it completely unlocks their grip on your desktop,'' said Sarah Friar, a Goldman, Sachs & Co. analyst in San Francisco. "Within Microsoft, people just pooh- pooh that idea. There's a huge complacency within the company.''
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S | Uncrate – Want. With 650 hp and a top speed of 220 mph, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S ($TBA; Jan. 2009) may quite possibly be the fastest open-top production car ever built. Powered by a supercharged 5.5 liter V8 engine hand-built in the Mercedes-AMG engine shop in Affalterbach, the 722 S features a carbon fiber body, crystal antimony grey paint finish, and a soft top that can withstand sustained 200 mph+ top speeds
InfoQ: Extremely Short Iterations as a Catalyst for Effective Prioritization of Work – Mishkin Berteig presents a situation where he proposed to a software development team, which just started to experiment with Scrum, to accept 2-days iterations. The approach was trying to tackle their organizational lack of prioritization resulting in constant crisis. Their decision led to a bigger crisis which exposed the need for task prioritization.
Data Mining in the Cloud – Brian Knight – Microsoft is offering a new service to allow you to do the same type of data mining in the plugin online. Simply upload your Excel spreadsheet of data and you have all the same functionality online that you did in the plugin.
I am a total Java geek that lives in Brookfield - WI (Milwaukee), making my living as an architect/developer, spending all my time with Java, J2EE, OO, Linux, and open source. In my spare time, when I am not in front of my computers, I spend every other minute with my other loves: My wife and daughter, books, music, guitars, Formula-1 racing and SCI-FI shows like StarGate and others.
At work, I spend most of my time dealing with architectural and security issues with plenty of work and personal play-time going into discovering the latest tool, framework, etc that will allow us to work faster, smarter and deliver better results. A lot of my time is also spent fire-fighting issues and coming up with solutions to interesting problems. :)
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