When I was embedded at Google for a good part of more than two years reporting a book, I sat in quite a few meetings conducted by Marissa Mayer, the prominent executive who’s just announced that she’s leaving to become the C.E.O. of Yahoo. I was struck that she possessed a quality that’s been in short supply at Yahoo in recent years: clarity.
Ken Auletta on Marissa Mayer’s move to Yahoo, and why Silicon Valley still needs more female C.E.O.s: http://nyr.kr/MBA44T
I have read and admired Dr. Isis on how she manages to balance her home and work. Here is another of her post explaining how to find Time for exercise. Someday, I will also start the routine like her…
You see, I think that people generally know that exercise is good for them. There is a wide body of research of how to train, but if you can’t get people to actually participate in an exercise program, what good is your exercise prescription? So, while I have taught young exercise physiologists that we train according to the F.I.T.R. principle, we can also break down barriers according to the F.I.T.R. principle. Provided that you have giving someone an exercise prescription that is appropriate for their fitness level, I think the following have the most important influences on participation:
Some of the engineers from Ooyala have released a new project that “makes code reviews fun.” It is a standalone piece of software that you host on your own (they recommend using Vagrant/VirtualBox).
With barkeep you get syntax-highlighted colored diffs, the ability to easily add your own features, a simple CLI, a REST API and plaintext (threadable) emails. Out of the box, barkeep offers many more features that will keep code reviews quick and entertaining. You can use barkeep with any git repo that has a reachable URL.
The team at Ooyala plans on growing barkeep as the community sees fit. Open issues as you play around with it – better yet, fork it and add new features yourself! Their style guidelines are simple: “mimic the style around you.”
“It’s hard not to get excited by these results,” said CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci. “ We stated last year that in 2012 we would either find a new Higgs-like particle or exclude the existence of the Standard Model Higgs. With all the necessary caution, it looks to me that we are at a branching point: the observation of this new particle indicates the path for the future towards a more detailed understanding of what we’re seeing in the data.”
What no black holes? No end of the world? No sucking of everything into nothing?
Indian media blared meaningless shit when the LHC experiment was started, then when on 4th of July, the scientists found evidence of the entity, Indian media got misled by the name “God Particle" given by Leon M. Lederman and considered it to be the manifestation of the fact that once this particle is discovered, then it proves that there is no God!!
Some channels also “revealed” that this discovery would lead to cure of all ailments, bring up the world economy, etc.
Why we will always be second/third grade programmers
Although Martin had been a programmer at the company for several years, he was never was able to escape his second-rate status. And how could he? With two rockstar programmers at the helm, he was lucky that their brilliance didn’t outshine him to a third- or even forth-rate status. Heck, he was just lucky to be in their presence.
If the day seems a little longer than usual on Saturday, June 30, 2012, that’s because it will be. An extra second, or “leap” second, will be added at midnight to account for the fact that it is taking Earth longer and longer to complete one full turn—a day—or, technically, a solar day.
For so long, I have been thinking about my almost lost passion about doing some damn good programming. For the last six years, I have not really felt that I am getting satisfied as a programmer. Even though I have written entire modules, sub modules, systems from scratch, but there is too much supervision in all aspects of design and development. I do not feel attached to those. It all feels very alien to me.
I am promising myself that I am going to start something entirely new just to satisfy my hunger of doing good stuff.
For the past few days I have been trying to find an audience for my thoughts. Thoughts so abrasive that I cannot share with my colleagues. So brash that I could not share with my father. So indecent I cannot share with my mother’s soul, even though I have originated in that soul. So uncertain, that I cannot distract my wife to care for. So troubling that I cannot besiege my son with those.
Who, then, could be the audience of my inner self? Who can bring some peace to me? Who can share my burden of thoughts? Who will just listen…
People say that when God takes someone away from us, he just open another channel, directly connected to ones heart, to communicate with them. Why can’t I just tap into that channel? What do I need to learn? or unlearn?
Why can’t people see my agony? Why can’t anyone seem to understand that nothing is alright behind the facade that I putting for them?
I am craving love. I am craving for someone to listen to me.