Awas, Dadah "Zombie" Flakka Mula Menular Ke Asia..   

Sejenis dadah sintetik baru yang dinamakan FLAKKA kini telah menggemparkan negara Amerika.

Effek individu yang mengambil dadah ini dikatakan akan menjadi "zombie", dan yang menyedihkan mereka TIDAK AKAN KEMBALI NORMAL.

Kesan kerosakan kimia terhadap otak sesiapa yang mengambilnya akan menjadi KEKAL SELAMAnya.

Difahamkan, dadah FLAKKA ini sebenarnya masih lagi dalam fasa eksperimen namun ianya telah dicuba di pasaran untuk melihat reaksi dan effek terhadap penagih agar ianya boleh diperbaiki lagi.

Difahamkan juga, pembuat dadah ini telah mencuba untuk masuk ke pasaran Asia, terutamanya Asia Tenggara kerana ramai pengguna dadah sintetik murah di sini.

Bentuk fisikal kristal FLAKKA, yang lebih mirip seperti BATU @ SYABU @ METAPHAMINE @ KETAMINE, dan juga pil ekstasi, yang banyak digunakan di Malaysia, namun ia dikatakan jauh lebih murah harganya maka dikhuatiri ianya akan dicampur oleh pengedar dadah dengan dadah yang disebut di atas demi untuk keuntungan berlipat ganda.

Kaedah pengambilan dadah FLAKKA juga adalah seperti dadah sintetik yang lain, samada menggunakan suntikan atau dihisap, ianya jua sering dihisap menggunakan rokok elektronik atau VAPE. 

Jadi, berhentilah mengambil dadah.. jangan terjadi mangsa seperti didalam video di bawah ini.-UnReportedNews™®




          Jawapan Wartawan Kepada Pengkritik Laporan Isu Kerja Ladang Di Australia   

Kepada : Akmar Abu Bakar

BAHAGIAN 1
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Terdapat beberapa kesalahan fakta asas dalam ulasan saudara Akmar.
1-Saya bukan wartawan Berita Harian tetapi Utusan Malaysia
2-Di Cutri, saya membuat kerja-kerja thinning, bukannya memetik buah
Maka saya tertanya-tanya sama ada saudara membaca sepenuhnya laporan saya atau sekadar membaca tajuk sahaja?
Sudahkan saudara membaca lapan muka surat laporan khas saya. Sudahkan saudara membaca sepenuhnya tulisan Nick McKenzie dan menonton 7.30 report?
Jika dibaca, pastinya jelas terpampang maklumat asas tadi. Takkan itu pun masih buat silap fakta.
Inilah penyakit orang kita. Dia baca tajuk, dia terus percaya. Dia tak kaji betul-betul tapi dia share di Facebook, WhatsApp.
Saya lihat saudara Akmar berada dalam kategori ini. Jenis suka baca tajuk, lepas tu terus melompat buat ulasan. Baca saudara, Allah dah kata, Iqra' (baca).
Macam tu jugalah kaitannya dengan iklan-iklan menawarkan kemewahan dengan kerja ladang buah di Australia. Ramai yang percaya bulat-bulat.
Memang duit jadi kelemahan manusia dan sebab tu lah iklan kerja Australia di Facebook ni semuanya tayang duit.
Mungkin ada yang plan nak pergi tiga bulan sahaja (selari dengan tempoh sah visa pelancong), maklumlah sebulan dapat RM9,000, tiga bulan dah berapa? Lumayan, boleh bayar hutang.
Tapi sedih, lepas tiga bulan pun tak boleh balik lagi.
Memang orang Melayu obses dengan duit segera. Tengoklah skim cepat kaya, MLM dan sebagainya, orang Melayu lah yang palig ramai kena tipu.
Saya pun tak faham sangat kenapa orang kita mudah sangat kena tipu. Gores dan menang pun kena tipu. Alahai...
BAHAGIAN 2
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Saya tidak berminat untuk menjawab serangan dan cercaan peribadi saudara ke atas saya. Pemikiran saya bukanlah serendah itu.
Saudara juga telah membuat tafsiran sendiri mengenai diri saya berdasarkan laporan yang dibuat walaupun tidak mengenali secara peribadi.
Maka, izinkan saya untuk membuat penilaian menggunakan methodology yang sama, siapakah diri saudara berdasarkan maklumat yang saya peroleh di laman Facebook saudara
Selepas disemak, saudara dilihat konsisten mempromosikan peluang pekerjaan ladang di Australia dan secara terbuka meminta rakan FB berhubung jika berminat.
Dan seperti biasa, yang indah-indah sahajalah diceritakan. Biasalah taktik FB marketing dan saya lihat saudara adalah orang yang mengkaji teknik FB marketing.
Maka, izinkanlah saya bertanya:
1- Apa yang dibuat saudara di Australia? Kerja ladang atau bawa orang masuk? Atau seorang pekerja ladang yang nampak peluang untuk buat duit dengan bawa masuk pekerja.
2- Berapa lama dah saudara di sana? Adakah visa membenarkan saudara bekerja di sana? Bagaimana dengan kawan-kawan yang mengikuti saudara, visa apa yang nak digunakan? Student visa?
3- Katakan saudara adalah jujur, tidak menganiayai kawan-kawan yang dibawa masuk, adakah saudara sedar apa yang dibuat adalah jenayah? Pernahkan saudara mendengar istilah human traficking?
BAHAGIAN 3
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Ramai menuduh saya menutup periuk nasi bangsa saya di Australia. Tunggu....saya jelaskan dulu okey.
Laporan saya bertujuan:
1-Mengelakkan rakyat Malaysia dan bangsa saya daripada terpedaya dengan janji manis ejen. Ramai dah orang terkena, orang dari kampung.
Saya pun berasal dari kampung dan tak sanggup tengok orang saya kena tipu.
Tak kena atas kepala saudara Alhamdulillah, tapi jangan nafikan ada kes macam ni dan jumlahnya besar.
Ada yang sanggup pinjam duit sebab fikir dia pergi sekejap je, dah dapat buat untung akan balik segera. Alih-alih hidup susah di farm dan berhutang lagi.
Apa yang saya tulis bukan rekaan. Bukan imiginasi. Semua makumat saya terima daripada pekerja farm juga. Saya bukan keyboard warrior, saya turun ke ground dan saya tengok dan rasa kehidupan orang kita di Swan Hill.
Cuma masalah dengan bangsa Melayu yang masuk farm ni, dia tak suka cerita kedukaan dia sangat. Dia bagitahu kawan-kawan di Malaysia kerja best padahal diri sendiri je lah yang tahu.
Yang di Malaysia percaya bulat-bulat dan terpengaruh ke sana.
Sebab apa? Sebab ego, orang kampung dengar tumpang bangga. Kerja di Australia beb, bunyi gah sangat, malulah kalau mengaku hidup susah.
Bagi yang berjaya, berjayalah, dan kita jangan lupa memang ada yang terjerat di Australia. Semoga yang berjaya itu tidak mencemari tangan mereka dengan memanipulasikan mana-mana pihak.
2- Disebabkan banyak sangat orang Malaysia salah guna visa pelancong dan langgar peraturan, Imigresen sana dah alert.
Kalau naik penerbangan tambang murah, lagilah Imigresen curios. Tengoklah apa soalan dia tanya masa nak masuk. Lebih-lebih lagi kalau Australia adalah negara asing pertama yang korang lawat.
Adil kah benda ni untuk kira-kira 30 juta rakyat Malaysia lain yang nak ke sana melancong, bekerja secara sah, buka bisness dan lain lain.
Disebabkan pekerja ladang Malaysia buat hal dengan imigresen, orang lain kena getah. Pekerja Malaysia di farm tuduh saya tutup periuk nasi, sedarkah yang korang juga tutup periuk nasi rakyat Malaysia yang lain.
Bagi lah apa pun alasan, kerja tanpa permit tetap salah. Hormatilah undang-undang negara orang, kita pun marah Bangla dan Indon masuk Malaysia kerja haram.
Setiap rumah orang ada peraturan, kena lah ikut. Bukan sesuka hati terjah dan bagi hujah kami cari rezeki halal (TAPI DENGAN CARA SALAH).
Kena ingat, apa yang berlaku di ladang-ladang akan menjejaskan 156,000 diaspora Malaysia yang berada di Australi secara sah tak termasuk pelajar dan pekerja haram lain
Untuk kefahaman, saya copy n paste petikan statement seorang peguam rakyat Malaysia yang memiliki law firm, Fides Lawyers di Melbourne sejak 8 tahun lalu, Vicknaraj Thanarajah dalam isu ini.
(HADAMKAN)
As of 30th March 2016 the percentage of Australian residents born overseas are one of its highest in Australian History. The latest statistics show that out of the current Australian Population 156,500 or 0.7 percent are from Malaysia.
These are the legitimate migrants on record till to-date.
The above figures do not include the students who come here yearly to study or the illegal migrants.
According to the statistics for the months of September 2016, there are approximately 35,000 thousand people from Malaysia who visit Australia between August and September of 2016.
The above figures shows us a few crucial facts;
1.The Malaysian Diaspora in Australia is about 156K, and we have a sizeable presence in Australia being the top 10 diaspora in Australia;
2.The Monthly Malaysian Entrants Australia is the top 5 in Australia;
Therefore, whatever happens to the Malaysian community in Australia, has an impact not only to Malaysia reputation but also to the rest of the diaspora that have migrated here or has legitimate business interest in Australia, this includes a series of investments by Malaysian GLC in Australia.
It is also commonly known that Malaysia is the only Southeast Asian country with access to the electronic travel authority system under which Malaysian citizens — and applicants from most of the Western world — can get a three-month tourist visa online.
This is probably the result of the excellent diplomatic relations that is shared between the two countries.
Common sense would dictate that should there be in surge in abuse of this privilege this efficient process is endangered in being scrapped.
BAHAGIAN 4
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Australia tak bodoh, dia bukan tak tahu apa yang pekerja ladang ni buat. Kalau tengok statistik protection visa pun dah kantoi sebab tiba-tiba mendadak naik. Ini kerja siapa sebenarnya?
Malaysia negara aman dan masih berungsi tetapi ramai rakyat kita minta visa perlindugan (refugee). Negara kita tak beperang pun. Untuk kepentingan dia, dia menipu dalam borang permohonan siap kondem Malaysia lagi.
Berdasarkan statitik laman web Imigresen Australia, didapati permohonan visa protection oleh rakyat Malaysia meningkat daripada 294 permohonan pada 2013-2014, 1,401 permohonan pada 2014-2015 dan meroket kepada 3,549 (2015-2016)
Dari 294 permohonan naik kepada 3,549 permohonan dalam masa hanya empat tahun? Kegilaan apa kah ini?
Berikut petikan kenyataan Vicknaraj Thanarajah:
According to the statistic published by the Department of Immigration in Australia, we can gather the following crucial facts;
•Asylum applications from Malaysians lodged while within Australia in the last financial year topped 3500, more than double the total for 2014-15 even though Malaysia is a stable and functioning state, new figures show.
•Immigration department figures show 87 per cent of these applications are refused. Of the reviews conducted by the Migration and Refugee Division of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 88 per cent validate the original decision.
•The tribunal processed more than 2000 reviews last financial year — a fourfold increase on 2014-15 — representing almost half of its protection claim caseload.
•Details of the recent flood of onshore asylum applications from Malaysia, which totalled just 294 in 2013-4, are contained in documents published on the department’s website.
•In 2014-15, 1401 Malaysians applied for asylum from within Australia. That total surged to 3549 in the 2015-16 year.
BAHAGIAN 5
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Baca lagi petikan kenyataan Vicknaraj Thanarajah:
"Apart from the above financial and legal considerations, these workers need to be aware of the political considerations that are associated with the Horticulture industry in Australia specifically the Fruit Picking Jobs.
The truth is, this is not a new issue; the Malaysians are just a latest wave of workers that are being used by the syndicates as work-stock. Prior to in recent years this there was an uproar on the abuse of Pacific Islanders as illegal workforce and as a result of an inquiry, the illegal workforce have significantly reduce from the Pacific Island.
It is my personal opinion the Malaysians are merely filling in a temporary gap left by the prior inquiry in relation to the Pacific islanders. What the Malaysian migrants need to realise, that the labour dilemma is soon to be solve (at least in part); because a political solution has been reached recently.
The Immigration Department of Australia will be launching a special class of visa (416) to enable Pacific islanders to work in the horticulture industry seasonally. This is supposed to commence by the 19th of November 2016.
Unfortunately Malaysia is not on the list as that particular visa caters for Pacific Islanders.
The hypocrisy of politics are blinding, the blatant fact remains that there is a need for workers in the horticulture industry especially in rural Australia, and the industry and the syndicates are filling that gap and need.
The syndicates take advantage on this legal and economic arbitrage simply because workers are voiceless because of their legal status in Australia. 
Rhetorically, Corporations, Farmers and Authorities, at the Federal, State and Local Government manage the blame efficiently and seamlessly each respectively pleading ignorance of the existence of such syndicates and illegal workforce.
This plea of ignorance is laughable, especially with the example of the case of Swan Hill a rural town in regional Victoria is swarming with Malaysians Workforce.
The issue and the challenge now is whether the Australia Government specifically the Minister responsible for Immigration is going to provide an empty political retort by conveniently electing to enforce a pre-existing law or a sound policy resolution that is sustainable and future proof for all those affected by the labour shortage.
For the sake Human Dignity and Decency, I challenge the Minister to extend the same opportunity for Malaysians to enable them to apply as seasonal workers in the Horticultural Industry.
Alternative expand the quota of Sub Class 462 Work Holiday Visa which is currently fixed at 100 visa for Malaysian per annum.
BAHAGIAN 6
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Saya juga sependapat dengan Vicknaraj yang berharap ada sinar untuk rakyat Malaysia bekerja di ladang-ladang secara sah supaya nasib mereka lebih terjamin.
PM Najib pun dah jumpa dengan PM Australia, Malcom Turnbull di APEC, Lima, Peru, kelmarin.
Malaysia, Australia bincang isu kedatangan migran
LIMA, Peru 20 Nov. - Kerjasama berkaitan kedatangan migran secara tidak sekata adalah antara topik yang disentuh dalam perbincangan dua hala Malaysia dan Australia di luar persidangan Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (APEC) di ibu negara Peru semalam.
Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang mengadakan pertemuan dengan Perdana Menteri Australia, Malcolm Turnbull berkata, Australia dalam pertemuan itu meminta kerjasama Malaysia untuk membendung isu pelarian, yang menghantui negara berkenaan ekoran kebanjiran migran itu.
"Beliau (Turnbull) mahu bendung masalah migran ini yang dikaitkan dengan permerdagangan manusia," katanya kepada wartawan Malaysia di sini selepas menghadiri program hari pertama Mesyuarat Pemimpin Ekonomi APEC.
Antara kerjasama itu adalah melalui pertukaran laporan risikan dan melakukan larangan rasmi iaitu dengan mengambil tindakan sekiranya migran berkenaan melalui perairan negara, katanya.
BAHAGIAN 7
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Kita harap pertemuan ini dapat merintis jalan ke arah rundingan yang akan memberi manfaat kepada rakyat Malaysia yang mahu bekerja di Australia secara sah dalam sektor kemahiran rendah.
NOTA: Ada beberapa soalan Saudara Saharudin Jang yang perlu saya jawab.
1- Apakah keburukan yg ada pada rakyat malaysia bekerja di malaysia.
Keburukan? Saya dan jutaan rakyat Malaysia lain tetap kerja macam biasa. Memang ada kelemahan tertentu seperti gaji yang tak setara dengan kos sara hidup. Saya sebagai rakyat pun buat 2-3 kerja untuk survive. Dan buat masa ini saya belum terfikir perlu bekerja di negara orang secara haram untuk survive.
2- Adakah baik untuk kerajaan malaysia jika aliran wang tunai dari aussie masuk kemalaysia dan dihabiskan untuk membayar cukai & gst?
Betul tapi sepatutnya dilakukan secara sah. Pekerja haram tidak mebayar cukai kepada kerajaan Australia dan duit berkenaan mengalir ke Malaysia secara tak sah.
3- Ramai pekerja di aussie nie akan terdidik dgn cara hidup di aussie x boleh wat huru hara bising n sabagainya yg menganggu privasi org lain. Betul atau tidak?
Betul lah. Mematuhi undang-undang perkara yang mulia, begitulah juga undang-undang Imigresen di Australia. Kenapa tak hormat pula?
Kalau setakat nak didik supaya tak bising, kat Malaysia pun boleh. Hormati hak jiran tu kan ajaran Islam.
4- Pepatah orang dahulu jauh berjalan luas pengalaman.
Betul ke tidak.
1000 peratus saya sokong. Sebab saya sendiri suka berjalan. Sejak 2006 sampai sekarang, dah 24-25 negara saya dah pergi.
Pada 2010 saya berekspedisi dengan tiga lagi kawan naik motosikal dari KL ke London dalam masa 2 bulan. Di sepanjang perjalanan saya jumpa ramai rakyat Malaysia yang berjaya, tak ada seorang pun daripada mereka ni bekerja secara haram.
Bulan Ogos lepas, saya berada di Rio de Janeiro, Brazil selama tiga minggu untuk liputan sukan Olimpik Rio2016.
Saya pun kenal ramai lejen-lejen hardcore overlander yang dah pusing dunia, mereka tak der pula nak kutuk-kutu Malaysia. Jangan baru jejak kaki di satu negara, dah rasa Malaysia ni serba tak kena.
5- Berapakah komisyen yang bro saiful haizan terima daei egent egent pembuat bridging visa. Yg lebih membahayakan kedudukan malaysia pada PRU 14 nanti. Setiap pemegang visa a & c x boleh balik kemalaysia tau. Camner diorg nk undi BN namti. Heheheh.
Apa punya soalan ni. Apa kaitan dengan ejen buat bridging visa? Sepatutnya mereka yang marah dengan saya.
Kalau tak boleh balik, pergilah mengundi di kedutaan. Asalkan berdaftar dengan SPR.
Akmar pula ada cakap yang Imigresen Australia tangkap orang Malaysia sebab Najib nak rakyat balik undi dia.
Hahahaha...hal politik tak perlu masuk lah bro. Tak habis-habis dengan politik.
Terima kasih kerana membaca ke peringkat ini. Saya menghargainya kerana selepas ini saya tidak lagi mengulas isu ini secara detail di FB.
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Salam hormat,
Saiful Haizan
Besut, Terengganu


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          LordAbnevWorks from Twitter Massive Following Reviewing Obesity Statistics   
The most recent research statistics on growing obesity disclose a dangerously overweight world population. During the last 10 years, there was a dramatic increase in obesity in the world, especially in the United States, England, and Canada. Over the years, the occurrence of obesity has also steadily increased among all genders, ages, all education levels, and ethnic groups.



Obesity is a severe health condition where a person accumulates an abnormally high proportion of body fat. This condition can increase risk of diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. The body mass index (BMI) is the common method used to determine obesity and is based on the relation between height and weight.



Obesity statistics indicate that it is the biggest health threat that confronts America today. This warning comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity currently results in an estimated 400,000 deaths annually. It also costs the nation a crippling $122.9 billion.



This disease significantly reduces the quality of life among adults in our nation. This disease creeps right into the fabric of our lifestyle and can cause us to become a nation of social misfits. Other serious health diseases like hypertension and diabetes can result sooner or later when obesity is present.



People who become obesity statistics are usually affected in all areas of their life. But we can come to grips with this problem. We must begin to embrace the belief that we can do it. With consistent application, things will slowly begin to turn around for us.



In the year 2001 in the United States, the Surgeon General released a report outlining the crisis of obesity that the country had fallen into. The point of the report was to generate steps towards taking care of this health problem, which has reached epidemic proportions. The following year, the IOM (Institute of Medicine) was called upon to draw up a prevention plan to help decrease the rising numbers of obese and overweight children in the United States. The idea was to study the behavior and cultural and environmental factors that contribute to childhood obesity while trying to find ways of preventing this from occurring on such a large scale.



The problem of children being obese is a grave one, in that it can have lasting effects on one"??s emotional and physical health. In the year 2000, it was estimated that about a third of all children born in the United States are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes.



In addition, there are the emotional and psychological repercussions that come with being overweight and obese. Young people are often stigmatized for their weight in a society that has little tolerance for this condition.



The key to combating obesity seems to lie in energy balance "?" that is controlling the amount of calories that are consumed versus the amount of calories that are expended. So in other words, when we talk about fighting obesity, we have to talk about both eating and physical activity. This might seem pretty simple, but the fact is eating and physical activity are caught up in a number of complex social and environmental forces. In the last three decades that have seen the epidemic of obesity balloon out of proportion, the society has undergone major changes.






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          GSIS (Hong Kong) | Virtual World   
This video illustrates how Hong Kong schools can use a virtual world to continue teaching in the case of swine flu related school closings.

Hong Kong's virtual school - swine flu free

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          International Society for Technology in Education : ISTE Second Life   
Explore the world of possibilities as you go along on the journey of several educators working and learning in Second Life. With your host, Kittygloom Cassady, find out how ISTE Island created a powerful educator network and supports this ongoing collaboration within Second LIfe. . --- Knowclue Machinima

          Babel Project : Virtual Blogs   

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          London (SIMS) in Second Life   
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          Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life   

Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life
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          Second Life and Public Health   

Second Life and Public Health
Public Health simulations in Second Life
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Over 50 virtual worlds in 7 minutes
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A short compilation (using the cool joystick cam feature!) of some of the branded builds in Second Life (part of a 30minute longer video) - from the likes of Reuters, BMW, Sony BMG and Ericcson, BigPond, Reebok, Vodafone, IBM, ABC TV, Showtime, Pontiac, American Apparel, Virgin, Dell, NBC, Apple (unofficial), Sears, Circuit City and AOL.
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Panel discussion about students using virtual worlds
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This video was the year-end project for the Global Kids youth leaders in Queens, New York who spent the year working in Global Kids' Virtual Video Project, at the Museum of the Moving Image, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
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          Comment on The Extraterrestrial Messages of Nikola Tesla by Brian Steere   
In 'The book Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla', a biography by Marc J. Seifer, it is clearly shown that when Tesla was first 'listening in' to radio signals relating to natural phenomena, he picked up an 'intelligent' repeated ordered signal. Because he thought himself the very first, he was unaware and unable to take into account that Marconi was running trials with the British Navy - and that that was what he picked up. And so it is also noteworthy that the very first wireless transmissions were in a sense eavesdropped - and that two rivals were invisibly entangled in such a way. It was also shown how at that time it was believed and expected that there was life on other planets - especially Mars - by many learned and respected people. There are many interesting details in the book on Tesla's personality and the times and society in which he lived - and which he played such a major role in changing - often without due acknowledgement. Although there was a cartel of corporate investment that used him and refused him - there were also aspects to his character that invited or played into this. While Tesla was a forerunner and pioneer of wireless or 'at a distance' communications and forces - he was not consciously at ease with a psychic-emotional intimacy as a direct participant in such communications, so his belief in life 'out there' and the means to communicate and travel beyond Earth's plane was normal to his thinking, his thinking recoiled from the recognition if 'incoming' intelligence THROUGH the vehicles or instruments of our physicality - even though his mental and imaginative capacities far exceeded most anyone else known in terms of uncovering, designing and testing new technological instruments without recourse to paper and plans. And so in his unique way he was an example of an incoming intelligence to the era of scientific change and technological application - wherever one ascribes that inspiration to. Some of what he invented was extremely dangerous to our level of responsibility - and some was seen as threat to the revenue streams of corporate investment and cartel power. My sense is that such power froze the development of science ever since and so what we have is a corporate capture or scientism that operates not unlike the corrupt Vatican of the previous version of abusing truths for private gratification and gain. The desire to mythologize Tesla is evident as fitting facets of his story to one the teller WANTS to be true. IE The demonisation of Edison and a good v evil narrative as a subtext for a sense of being denied or deprived by 'Them' whoever 'They' are seen to be now. Personalized blame narratives are THE device by which false ideas are protected from exposure - and correction. Yet in a sense I indicate that an ET connection is implicit to the Field of our true mental capacity - but that ET does not mean an 'alien will' but rather that a false set of ideas has alienated us from Our Self and that the physical existence is one in which all else is seen as conflicting or oppositional polarities - within which we seem to have a limited choice of pathways between birth and death by which to develop abilities of manipulation, adaptation and identification as our experience of Existence in, or rather through, form. Rewakening to the Electric Universe is re-opening to a terrain in which ancient catastrophe imprinted trauma on our species and provided the framework for such a profound experience of isolation, vulnerability and the need to mask power as well as mask to hide from it. Your thought is a vibrational attunement to your unique focus within Infinite Idea - and yet for the most part - what we take to be our thought, operates as a blocking or jamming signal. The 'matrix' of a mask or personified sense of fragmentation passes of as 'waking conscious', but as Jesus said 'My Kingdom is not of this world' - for sin, fear and guilt operate 'mind-control' and not a true sovereignty of will. Science needs to serve and align under true will and not mask itself in trojan disguise of 'serving humanity' when really fitted to the same old private agenda of self-specialness and self-blindness of presuming to assert or align in power OVER the will.
          Creating Compact Framework Applications in RAD Studio 2007   
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          Evans Data survey on development tools and technologies for wireless application development   
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          Developing Pocket PC applications with Delphi 2006   
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          Building CORBA applications with Delphi 2005 and Janeva 6.5 - Part 2 - by Pawe&#322 G&#322owacki   
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          Reusing Win32 data modules in pure .NET applications   
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          Building CORBA applications with Delphi 8 and Janeva - Part 1 - by Pawe&#322 G&#322owacki   
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          Sr Engineering Project Team Leader – 25 (6951458) - L&T Technology Services - Mossville, IL   
This is a position for a systems engineer to develop Telematics on-board systems for Caterpillar machine & engine applications....
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          What the drop in university applications means for you   

The post What the drop in university applications means for you appeared first on The Big Choice.


          Events Assistant - Queen's University - Kingston, ON   
Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons...
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          A Mathematical Model of the Combined β1- and β2-Adrenergic Signaling System in the Mouse Ventricular Myocyte   

The β1- and β2-adrenergic signaling systems play different roles in the functioning of cardiac cells. Experimental data shows that the activation of the β1-adrenergic signaling system produces significant inotropic, lusitropic, and chronotropic effects in the heart, while the effects of the β2-adrenergic signaling system is less apparent. In this dissertation, a comprehensive experimentally-based mathematical model of the combined β1- and β2-adrenergic signaling systems in mouse ventricular myocytes is developed to simulate the experimental findings and make testable predictions of the behavior of the cardiac cells under different physiological conditions. Simulations describe the dynamics of major signaling molecules in different subcellular compartments; kinetics and magnitudes of phosphorylation of ion channels, transporters, and Ca2+ handling proteins; modifications of action potential shape and duration; and [Ca2+]i and [Na+]i dynamics upon stimulation of β1- and β2-adrenergic receptors (β1- and β2-ARs). The model reveals physiological conditions when β2-ARs do not produce significant physiological effects and when their effects can be measured experimentally. Simulations demonstrated that stimulation of β2-ARs with isoproterenol caused a marked increase in the magnitude of the L-type Ca2+ current, [Ca2+]i transient, and phosphorylation of phospholamban only upon additional application of pertussis toxin (PTX) or inhibition of phosphodiesterases of type 3 and 4. The model also made testable predictions of the changes in magnitudes of [Ca2+]i and [Na+]i fluxes, the rate of decay of [Na+]i concentration upon both combined and separate stimulation of β1- and β2-ARs, and the contribution of phosphorylation of PKA targets to the changes in the action potential and [Ca2+]i transient. A comprehensive mathematical model of the mouse ventricular myocyte overexpressing β2-adrenergic receptors was also developed. It was found that most of the β2-adrenergic receptors are active in control conditions in TG mice. Simulations describe the increased basal adenylyl cyclase activity; modifications of action potential; the effects on the L-type Ca2+ current and [Ca2+]i transients upon stimulation of β2-adrenergic receptors in control, after the application of PTX, upon stimulation with zinterol, and upon stimulation with zinterol in the presence of PTX. The model also describes the effects of inverse agonist ICI-118,551 on adenylyl cyclase activity, action potential, and [Ca2+]i transients.


          Some Novel Statistical Inferences   

In medical diagnostic studies, the area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve (AUC) and Youden index are two summary measures widely used in the evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of a medical test with continuous test results. The first half of this dissertation will highlight ROC analysis including extension of Youden index to the partial Youden index as well as novel confidence interval estimation for AUC and Youden index in the presence of covariates in induced linear regression models. Extensive simulation results show that the proposed methods perform well with small to moderate sized samples. In addition, some real examples will be presented to illustrate the methods.

The latter half focuses on the application of empirical likelihood method in economics and finance. Two models draw our attention. The first one is the predictive regression model with independent and identically distributed errors. Some uniform tests have been proposed in the literature without distinguishing whether the predicting variable is stationary or nearly integrated. Here, we extend the empirical likelihood methods in Zhu, Cai and Peng (2014) with independent errors to the case of an AR error process. The proposed new tests do not need to know whether the predicting variable is stationary or nearly integrated, and whether it has a finite variance or an infinite variance. Another model we considered is a GARCH(1,1) sequence or an AR(1) model with ARCH(1) errors. It is known that the observations have a heavy tail and the tail index is determined by an estimating equation. Therefore, one can estimate the tail index by solving the estimating equation with unknown parameters replaced by Quasi Maximum Likelihood Estimation (QMLE), and profile empirical likelihood method can be employed to effectively construct a confidence interval for the tail index. However, this requires that the errors of such a model have at least finite fourth moment to ensure asymptotic normality with n1/2 rate of convergence and Wilk's Theorem. We show that the finite fourth moment can be relaxed by employing some Least Absolute Deviations Estimate (LADE) instead of QMLE for the unknown parameters by noting that the estimating equation for determining the tail index is invariant to a scale transformation of the underlying model. Furthermore, the proposed tail index estimators have a normal limit with n1/2 rate of convergence under minimal moment condition, which may have an infinite fourth moment, and Wilk's theorem holds for the proposed profile empirical likelihood methods. Hence a confidence interval for the tail index can be obtained without estimating any additional quantities such as asymptotic variance.


          Synchronization in Dynamical Networks with Mixed Coupling   

Synchronization is an important phenomenon which plays a central role in the function or dysfunction of a wide spectrum of biological and technological networks. Despite the vast literature on network synchronization, the majority of research activities have been focused on oscillators connected through one network. However, in many realistic biological and engineering systems the units can be coupled via multiple, independent networks. This thesis contributes toward the rigorous understanding of the emergence of stable synchronization in dynamical networks with mixed coupling. A mixed network is composed of subgraphs connecting a subnetwork of oscillators via one of the individual oscillator's variables. An illustrative example is a network of Lorenz systems with mixed couplings where some of the oscillators are coupled through the x-variable, some through the y-variable and some through both. This thesis presents a new general synchronization method called the Mixed Connection Graph method, which removes a long-standing obstacle in studying synchronization in mixed dynamical networks of different nature. This method links the stability theory, including the Lyapunov function approach with graph theoretical quantities. The application of the method to specific networks reveals surprising, counterintuitive effects, not seen in networks with one connection graph.


          Spanning Halin Subgraphs Involving Forbidden Subgraphs   

In structural graph theory, connectivity is an important notation with a lot of applications. Tutte, in 1961, showed that a simple graph is 3-connected if and only if it can be generated from a wheel graph by repeatedly adding edges between nonadjacent vertices and applying vertex splitting. In 1971, Halin constructed a class of edge-minimal 3-connected planar graphs, which are a generalization of wheel graphs and later were named “Halin graphs” by Lovasz and Plummer. A Halin graph is obtained from a plane embedding of a tree with no stems having degree 2 by adding a cycle through its leaves in the natural order determined according to the embedding. Since Halin graphs were introduced, many useful properties, such as Hamiltonian, hamiltonian-connected and pancyclic, have been discovered. Hence, it will reveal many properties of a graph if we know the graph contains a spanning Halin subgraph. But unfortunately, until now, there is no positive result showing under which conditions a graph contains a spanning Halin subgraph. In this thesis, we characterize all forbidden pairs implying graphs containing spanning Halin subgraphs. Consequently, we provide a complete proof conjecture of Chen et al. Our proofs are based on Chudnovsky and Seymour’s decomposition theorem of claw-free graphs, which were published recently in a series of papers.


          Inside story: Australian firms grappling with consumer credit reforms   
Financial services industry figures have revealed that many lenders will struggle to meet the mid-2010 deadline for licence applications under the upcoming consumer credit regime, despite the government's decision to offer a six-month reprieve.
          New Extensions and Applications of Geršgorin Theory   

In this work we discover for the first time a strong relationship between Geršgorin theory and the geometric multiplicities of eigenvalues. In fact, if λ is an eigenvalue of an n × n matrix A with geometric multiplicity k, then λ is in at least k Geršgorin discs of A. Moreover, construct the matrix C by replacing, in every row, the (k − 1) smallest off-diagonal entries in absolute value by 0, then λ is in at least k Geršgorin discs of C. We also state and prove many new applications and consequences of these results as well as we update an improve some important existing ones.


          On Regularized Newton-type Algorithms and A Posteriori Error Estimates for Solving Ill-posed Inverse Problems   

Ill-posed inverse problems have wide applications in many fields such as oceanography, signal processing, machine learning, biomedical imaging, remote sensing, geophysics, and others. In this dissertation, we address the problem of solving unstable operator equations with iteratively regularized Newton-type algorithms. Important practical questions such as selection of regularization parameters, construction of generating (filtering) functions based on a priori information available for different models, algorithms for stopping rules and error estimates are investigated with equal attention given to theoretical study and numerical experiments.


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          Comment on THE POSITIVE MINDSET by ademola   
Both inspirational and motivational. Thanks for this piece.God bless you. My life is a living testimony of application of this precepts
          Treatment for Hemorrhoids   
Treatment for Hemorrhoids - Is there are real cure for hemorrhoids?

Sadly we are living in a fast paced world which, although it has its good sides, it has its drawbacks as well. One of them is the fact that more and more people get hemorrhoids. This didn't use to be the case earlier on, but now, whenever I speak with a friend or relative or just someone that I met recently, and somehow the discussion invariably turns to the issue of hemorrhoids, or piles, as they are also called.

Some of the common things we all have is the fact that we eat junk food, which lacks valuable nutrients. We live more stressful lives, we are more tense than ever before and we are basically living very unhealthy lives. No wonder hemorrhoids flare up like mushrooms after rain!

Having hemorrhoids is humiliating as best and taboo to talk about in public at worst. No wonder since they are located in a very private part of our bodies. Many people sadly live a life struggling to overcome their hemorrhoidal problem and don't consult a doctor or try to find a good treatment for hemorrhoids, simply because they are ashamed. Whereas a proper hemorrhoid treatment should be used before they get a chance to become a real chronic condition for each of us.

Treatment for Hemorrhoids

Of course, the best option is prevention. Cure comes next. For example, if you are portly, you should limit your intake of large meals to reduce the clot. Reducing the junk food should be a regular part of our preventive measure to avoid getting hemorrhoids in the first place. Eating a diet full of fibers, meaning fruits and vegetables, whole wheat and salads is one of those things that should replace junk food right away.

Once you have hemorrhoids though, prevention is a moot point. This is where you need to find a good treatment for hemorrhoids which provide you not only a long lasting cure, but also instant relief. Just like with toothache, knowing that the dentist will eventually fix the tooth doesn't help us much when we are pacing the floor every night in utter pain. Instant relief is the first thing that anyone cares about, along with a proper hemorrhoid cure.

Truth is, there are several hemorrhoid cures, most of them are working great, but not all offer the best instant relief there is. Some, sadly, don't work at all. It is a bit difficult to figure out what works and what doesn't, and going through one treatment after the other for most of us is not a real option anyway. You need to find one cure that works best and stick with it.



Hemorrhoid Miracle is one of the best treatment for hemorrhoids there is out there at the moment. I have tried this cure and it works. It works because it is one of the most effective, fastest, natural cure for your problems without side effects and elaborate procedures that will take ages to get rid of your hemorrhoids.

How it all started

I actually came across this book quite by accident. Embarassingly enough, I was suffering from hemorrhoids for quite a while now, didn't even mention this to my partner, and one day I was down having a chat with the pharmacist (who is also my friend) at the pharmacy nearby. He offered me a chair and a coffee, and I wouldn't sit down. Eventually I poured out my soul to him and then he went behind the counter and handed me over a binded manual (was quite torn actually around the edges) and gave it to me to read. He told me if I don't find in this book a final cure for my hemorrhoids, I should be the only one that didn't get a proper treatment for hemorrhoids, because it really helped everybody else before me. I took the book with a skeptical face, but I said to myself, it can't get worse than that. If nothing else, it will be a great bedtime read to put me asleep.

Well, about a week later I returned the book to John, my pharmacist friend and showed him my own copy. I bought my book in the meantime as well, knowing that I have to return the other copy to John eventually. He asked me how did it go and offered me a chair. I sat down this time without any effort from my part.

I told him that after using only one of the cures from the book the bleeding stopped overnight and as I continued with that cure, I haven't had a bleeding 'bum' ever since. Couple that with a few other natural techniques from the book, I have to proudly say that my hemorrhoid is really shrunk. The pharmacist's eyes were smiling at me and with an 'I told you so' look on his face he just nodded and took his book from my hands and put it back behind the counter, no doubt waiting for the next person who will be plagued by the same problem.

Truths about Hemorrhoids

I did ask him one thing though. He is a pharmacist and yet, he hasn't tried to sell me on any creams or pills or anything else from his shop. He told me in confidence that most of these creams do not work, plain and simple. Or they do work short term and you have to keep going back and buy the expensive cream over and over again, as without it, hemorrhoids return. He is a very honest and honorable person and likes to do the right thing, not to sell people on creams and gels and the pharmaceutical companies want us to get dependant on.

I really hope you can use this information to get the proper treatment for hemorrhoids that you deserve. Also I hope that my story has inspired you to keep your own dog eared copy in a drawer and hand it out for freely to any friends who are struggling with hemorrhoids so they read through it and try the 'miracle' cures out for themselves. Once they find the treatment really works, they will buy their own copy and happily return yours.

Click here to visit the official website of the Hemorrhoid Miracle

www.hemorrhoid-miracle.com

          Mobile application developer - ICO Technologies - Quebec   
ASP.NET, HTML 5, PHP, JQuery, Javascript and CSS. Reports to the Project Manager....
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          PHP Developer - ileftmystuff.com - Remote   
Detailed knowledge of web application development with proven PHP and MySQL skills. Working with management and remote developers to maintain and improve... $40,000 - $50,000 a year
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          Teller (Hire-ahead) - America First Credit Union - Millcreek, UT   
Ability to operate related computer applications. Ability to operate related computer applications and business equipment including adding machine, typewriter,...
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          Comment on AKTU/UPTU/UPSEE Helpline no/UPTU Registrar Vice Chancellor Toll free Student Care No by Jagmohan   
sir my upsee GN rank (GN 4368) and my application no. 4107763 i was verified my document but today is the last date for choice filling but it shows SORRY NO CHOICE AVAILABLE.. please sir help me.. Today is lat date please please help me..
          Dealership Controller - Legacy Automotive Group - Alberta   
Automotive Dealership Controller Relocation is Required Legacy Auto Group is currently collecting application for the role of dealership Controller in
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          The final week for the IPA Ad School...   

The logo looks like this. Honest.

Hello all.

Not sure if you realised this, but the IPA (the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) have an excellent summer school, and it closes at the end of this week. They've been in touch with AdGrads to get us to let you guys know about it. So, on with the show:


“This is the final week for applications for this year’s IPA Ad School, a fantastic chance to spend your summer in one of the UK’s top agencies. There are three programmes: Client Services & Planning, Creative and Search. Alongside 8 weeks of work experience, you’ll also attend weekly evening sessions from industry luminaries – a great chance to learn, ask questions and network with some seriously senior folk. Client Services & Planning and Creative students will also take part in a group project which is pitched at graduation, while Search students leave the School with two industry-respected qualifications: the IPA Search Certificate and the Google Adwords Certificate.

There are some fantastic agencies lined up – we’ve not released the full list but do a little research and you’ll see that Leo Burnett and Publicis are amongst this year’s crop. Last year over 70% of our students were offered jobs or extended placements so while there’s no guarantee, the odds are definitely in your favour.

This year’s School runs from 1st July-23rd August and is open to second-years and above, including graduates. You needn’t have any prior experience or any kind of portfolio or book; all we want from you is great ideas, bundles of enthusiasm, and lots of hard work.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students receive a prize sum (£800 for Client Services & Planning and Creative and £1,500 for Search). Travel within zones 1-2 is paid.

But don’t just take my word for it – hear from last year’s Ad School graduates.

Whether you’ve always wanted to work in advertising or whether it’s a career you’ve never considered before, the IPA Ad School is the perfect way to try the industry to see if it’s the right fit for you.

Apply now for IPA Ad School 2013; the deadline is 11:59pm on 12th April.

If you’ve any questions please email adschool at ipa.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

Good luck, all.

          Want to work at WCRS?   
A range of some of the clients you'll be working on...all being well...

Of course you do...and they've been in touch!

WCRS have a summer work experience program, and have detailed the full shebang below. Have a read, gang:

WCRS Work experience applications now open

"Applications for the WCRS Summer work experience scheme are now open. We are looking to recruit up to 8 outstanding candidates for an account handling placement between June and August. Whether you have recently graduated or are due to graduate this summer, we are keen to hear from you.

With clients ranging from Sky to BMW and Churchill to Warburtons, we will offer successful applicants the opportunity to work on some prestigious accounts and get a hands-on taster of what it’s like to work in a Top 10 integrated creative agency. This is a well-established scheme and previous candidates who have impressed us during their work experience stint have gone on to secure permanent roles here at WCRS.

You could come and work with these lovely people.

Please click here to apply.

You must submit your completed application form by 11.00pm on 19th April 2013. We will be in touch with successful candidates in May to arrange placement dates. Please note: this scheme is intended mainly for people looking to work in account handling or planning.
If you’ve got any questions, please email workexperience at wcrs.com".

UPDATE: It is unpaid. Sorry for not pointing that out.

Good luck, gang.



          A Grad Scheme & A Marketing Internship...   



Hi all.

There's a raft of new opportunities for you lot out there at the moment. Karmarama and What Now are both looking for talented graduates.

So, without further ado, here's more about both:

1) Karmarama


We're on the lookout for four bright, bold and ambitious people who will make good things happen in our Account Management Department.

If you show us that you’ve got some fire in your belly and some stories to tell, we’ll invite you on to our Kadet Scheme, where you’ll compete for a job in Account Management. We will be taking on 4 Karma Kadets for 2 months over the summer, with one of our Kadets bagging a full time role at the end of the internship.

You could be graduating this summer, or you might have got your experience from somewhere else – either way we’d like to hear from you.



Applications are open now, and the closing date for entries is 4th March 2013

All the details are at our Facebook page. You can follow us on Twitter at @karmakadets and our current Kadets @karmakadetkatie @karmakadetalex for further updates on the scheme!


2) What Now?!


What Now?! is an innovative new product that aggregates the best local information so travellers can use their smart mobile devices to discover interesting things nearby when they arrive in a new place – all without paying for data roaming.  We were a finalist at the London Startup Weekend last year and are busy helping bring the product to life. Tony, the founder, comes from a background of working in various advertising agencies and marketing client-side, before leaving to study for an MBA and, ultimately, set up What Now?!.  

What Now?! aims to launch in London and Barcelona in the early summer period.  We are currently looking for a marketing intern who can help with the following:


  • Manage social media activities – including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google Plus
  • Develop strong links with the travel blogging community (like/dislike, make suitable and valuable comments, make suggestions, engage people)
  • Co-ordinate our overall launch marketing activities
  • Monitor and report on progress and key findings
  • Promote blog content
  • Collaborate with our fast-paced, entrepreneurial and fun team

The ideal candidate:

  • Is not just familiar with, but also active social media sites and has a strong online presence. In particular, the ideal candidate would be very familiar with Twitter and its partner platforms (HootSuite, TweetDeck etc.)
  • Possesses excellent written communication skills, so they can make the right judgements on what to post without damaging the brand. Our social tone of voice is important
  • Has top-notch social skills - and a sense of humour!
  • Is a self-starter with the ability to work independently and make judgement calls
  • Has a passion for travel, culture and all things Social Media

Working in a startup is an incredible learning experience and you would be exposed to a huge amount of diverse business and marketing experiences.  The internship length is flexible depending on the right candidate and there will be a small salary to cover expenses

The internship will be a great opportunity for the right candidate – and, even if your passion is to work in an advertising agency and not take up a full time role with us afterwards, it would look great on your CV.  If this sounds interesting to you, then please email a CV and covering letter to tonys at whatnowtravel.com.

Good luck, all.
          GreenPlum Developer   
TX-Dallas, Position: GreenPlum Developer Location: Dallas, TX Duration: FULL TIME Salary: Open Description: Minimum of 5 years experience in distributed application development and system analysis. Hands on exp on GreenPlum Database Experienced in RDBMS – like Oracle Experience in Oracle development (PL/SQL Procedures and Functions, Triggers, Table and Record type variables advance PL/SQL) Experienced in wri
          Ogilvy's 2013 Account Management Scheme..   
The man himself, in full mad man garb.

Hello, all.

Another agency has opened its grad recruitment doors in 2013.

This time, it's the turn of Ogilvy, who've just launched their account management graduate scheme for 2013. The page can be accessed here.

This scheme is an amalgamation of the old summer placement scheme and the account management schemes of years previously. To find out more about the structure, have a look here.


Key dates include the closing dateFebruary 18th, the interview and assessment day (the week commencing April the 8th), and when the scheme starts (1st July) and ends (30th August). Assuming all goes well, you'll begin the fellowship in mid-October.

Good luck, gang. You can ask questions of Ogilvy via their twitter and Facebook accounts.

          McCann & Ogilvy...   
Perhaps not this chap...but someone like him..

Hello adgrad folk.

It's 2013, and given that the dust has settled from quite a lot of schemes pre-Christmas, I thought it might be an idea to draw your attention to a few agencies' successful candidates - how they got on and in.

Who knows, it might help you redouble your efforts for next time, or - if you're due to graduate the year after, provide you with some much needed tips for your first application.

The first is a short video McCann have produced following their 'McCademy' graduate scheme. Find out more here. The video's below:



A successful Ogilvy planning fellow, John Hillier, has written a very good blog post on the topic of his application to the 2012 scheme. Read it here. His twitter account is here, should you have any questions/tweet yourself.

I hope those two are useful. As ever, check the adgrads archives - there are a fair number of posts about how to prepare application forms/interview successfully.
          BMB Ad Scheme - Interviews For All!   
BMB'sad scheme has launched..read on...

Hi all.

More gr(ad) scheme bits and bobs to tell you about. This time it's the turn of BMB.

They've been in touch to tell us about their advertising scheme; this time, they're doing things a little differently. Application forms are out - they want to chat, and to chat to everyone, grads and non-grads alike.

Here's what they've got to say:

"We're continuing our mission to challenge the status quo and democratise the interview process, so whether you're a grad, non-grad, martian or womble, if you want an interview, you can have one. We'll be doing it for one day only – November 22nd.

For those who are unfamiliar with how it works, it's simple really. We'll be getting you all to spin a virtual roulette wheel to let pot luck decide which one of our BMBers you will speak to via Skype for a 7 minute chat. Our BMB panel will be changing all the time, so you won't have a clue which one of our top dogs you'll be talking to. And neither will we.

Essentially, you'll need to come back and visit our website between 7am and 11pm on November 22nd (2012 – just to be totally clear). We'll be streaming the ever-changing interview panel live from an agency webcam – and it'll be up to you to spin the arrow to find out who you'll be chatting to for 7 minutes."

To learn more about the interview, and the job that's up for grabs, click here

Good luck!" 

Best of luck to each of you.

          IPG Media Brands...   

This could be you (maybe without the baton).

Hi all.

There are a few opportunities to tell you about this week.

The first of them is from IPG MediaBrands. IPG (or the Interpublic Group) has a lot of agencies; this scheme is for their media side.

Here's what they've had to say:

"2012 sees the launch of the UK IPG Mediabrands graduate programme, as we are looking to hire up to 10 graduates on permanent contracts which will start September 2013 in London.
The programme involves a placement in one of the following London-based IPG Mediabrands agencies; UM, Initiative, Mediabrands Analytics or Mediabrands Audience Platform (which includes Cadreon and Reprisemedia).
 
Through 12 months of media-specific and professional-skills training, our graduate scheme will teach you all you need to know about media, give you the chance to work on high profile clients and give you great opportunities to get yourself noticed within a global media network.

Applications open on 1st November 2012 and close at midnight on 4th January 2013. For more details on what we are looking for and information on how to apply, please read the brochure on our website. Finally, to find out more about the scheme, check out our twitter account - @ipgmb_talent"

Good luck, all. 

          PHD & Leo Burnett...   

Yes - preferably not via a load of disembodied hands.



Hello all.

Two things to update you on (with more coming next week).

1) PHD Worldwide

The good people at PHD are looking for media graduates. 

You can find more about it by clicking here.

A little bit of a blurb can be found below:

"PHD are looking for 4 to 5 Team Executives to join an exciting new Comms Planning Unit going live from 2nd January 2013. This is a terrific opportunity to develop your media career in one of the most strategic and dynamic media agencies working with one of the world’s largest and most innovative advertisers. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and passionate Team Executives with a real passion for media/communications and an interest in consumer behaviour."

Just to note, the assessment day is on the 13th of November. So you'll have to get those applications in sharpish, by the 6th of November.

2) Leo Burnett

Leo's graduate agency (within the agency), The Foundry, have produced a stop-motion clip to advertise the scheme. Check it out below:



You can apply here.  The scheme's applications close on the 31st of October, so be quick.

Good luck with both, gang.
          Dare's 2012/13 grad scheme...   




You don't have to enter a room like this man - but it might help.

Hello all.

I've had another agency get in touch; Dare have let AdGrads know about their graduate scheme, which has just opened.

Details are below:

"Recent graduates and daredevil wannabes. This is Dare calling. We’re pleased to announce that we’re kicking off our Grad Scheme for October 2013 with a slightly different take on your standard application form.

We’ve been playing a bit of truth AND dare. We reckon you’re probably quite bored of answering the same questions on your applications, so we’ve dared ourselves to create a form that veers off the path slightly. We’d like to know how brave you are, as well as finding out how you think and what makes you tick.

Because we do stuff differently here, it wouldn’t make sense to copy everyone else in how we find our grads. We’re unique. Something we knew right from the off when we challenged convention by merging a traditional and a digital agency. What’s more, this diversity means our grads get to work on an unusual blend of projects; everything from TV to radio and apps to Facebook pages.

You’ll be able to find out more along the way on our Facebook and Twitter pages, which we’ll be stuffing with useful and interesting bits of information about what you can expect of us. We’re also running live Q&As alongside the application process to answer any queries you have about life at Dare towers. Our existing grads will be all ears.

We’d also like to invite you to our Open Day on Tuesday 30th October. It’s your chance to meet us, ask questions and have a nose around Dare Towers. It is first come, first served – as a result, we can only accept the first 100 people to request an invite. RSVP by emailing daregrads2013 at thisisdare.com

First things first; head over here to get your application underway- we dare you.

Good luck and hopefully see you soon!

Dare."

Good luck, everyone. NB - the scheme's applications close on the 9th of November, so be quick.


          Graduate Schemes 2012/13...   
You, in about nine months time?

Hello all.

If you're thinking about getting a job in advertising, this post will hopefully be a helpful guide to this year's intake. Now, there are other schemes throughout the year, but the bulk of them happen between September and December. NB - the majority of these schemes are for account handlers and planners...most agencies have creative teams/lone creatives in on placements, which usually require a book/contacting the agency directly.

Also, I may have missed one or two. If I have, please tell me in the comments. Right then:

AMV: This has opened via their Facebook page (here). The main deadline's the 19th of October at 6pm - their twitter account appears to have died a death, so I'd join the group, if I was you.

BBH: BBH have no ‘formal’ graduate scheme running; they run BBH Homegrown (the link's here), which is a year round initiative.

BMB: BMB have yet to open any kind of scheme yet this year. Last year, they opened their scheme on the 1st of November, so it's worth keeping an eye on their twitter account to see whether it'll open this year.

CHI: CHI&Partners Graduate Scheme is now open. You can apply here.  Applications are open until 4th November 2012. Their twitter-stream should also help keep you informed.

Chime: The Chime group (which comprises of Ad Agencies - VCCP - design and PR) will open their scheme in November 2012. Keep an eye on this page.

Dare: Dare’s grad scheme has yet to re-open this year, but it looks like it's also going to open in October. Check this page out.  Again, their twitter page is a good place to look as any.

DAS Accelerate: The DAS scheme has just launched. It shuts on the 2nd of January 2012. You can find out more about it on the DAS link above, or go straight to the application page here. Alternatively, you cancheck out their twitter here.

DLKW Lowe : My old agency is has yet to open its graduate scheme, and I can't find any mention of it on their site. It's worth keeping an eye on their twitter account to see if anything is announced.

Elvis: Elvis have yet to announce this year's graduate scheme (I'm actually not clear if it's happening this year - can someone from Elvis confirm?). Last year's opened in the Autumn, so it's worth keeping an eye on - again, check their twitter-stream.

JWT London: JWT's graduate scheme is happening this year - find out more here. Applications shut on the 1st of November.

Leo Burnett: Another that's yet to open, the agency runs a mini agency called 'The Foundry' that provides the bulk of the training/experience on offer for new graduates. The Facebook page is what you should keep an eye on, as they've recently posted they're about to open. UPDATE - they're just about to open, and the applications close by the 31st of October.

M&C Saatchi: M&C's site indicates that they are going to be recruiting graduates this year, and the form's live on their separate grad recruitment page. I can't find a deadline, but be quick.

McCann: McCann have been quick out of the blocks this year - their site has been live since the 10th of September, and closes on the 28th of September. Not long. Check out the site here, as well as their twitter-stream here.

Ogilvy: Ogilvy's much lauded 'Fellowship' programme is yet to open for 2013's intake. However, the separate site is here - worth a read, as it explains neatly how to get into the business - there are some very good tips there. The twitter page is here.

RKCR/Y&R: Rainey's grad scheme is due to go live on the 1st of October. More can be found here. There's also separate Facebook and Twitter page/s.

WPP Fellowship: WPP's 'golden ticket', 3 year, multiple country and marketing discipline scheme isnow open. It shuts on the 8th of November at midday, GMT. The twitter account is here.

Good luck with all of these, guys. Again, let me know if I've missed any.


          LBi need YOU...   
The lost boys need you...

Hello all.

There's a new opportunity from LBi that you guys should be aware of. They've sent through quite a detailed graduate spec, with a few questions to answer. Have a look, and get involved:

"LBi is a global marketing and technology agency blending strategic, creative, media and technical expertise to create business value.  We help our clients to understand ‘What’s next?’ on their digital journey to ensure their customer’s needs are being met in an ever evolving marketplace.


We call what we do ‘Building Exceptional Things’. What that means is that we’re set up to solve our client’s business problems using a number of different digital initiatives.  We develop creative concepts that translate into digitally led advertising campaigns, transactional websites, loyalty programmes and social media campaigns and anything else along the way.  Our client list includes some of the UK’s biggest and most exciting brands such as Virgin Atlantic, Coca-Cola, Compare the Market, BT, Lloyd’s Banking Group and many, many more.


The Opportunity


To manage such high profile clients, we need exceptional people to join our 600 strong UK team, the majority working from our Brick Lane office in London.  We’re looking for up to 4 amazing graduates to become part of our Client Services department.  You’ll join our graduate training scheme where you’ll develop your skills over a 9 month period with a view to becoming a fully-fledged member of the team working as an Account Executive within one of our portfolio of clients. As part of our structured programme you’ll be given a background in all of our departments, work with some high profile clients and be sponsored through an industry recognised professional qualification with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).


Given our dedication to developing new talent, we’re not solely looking for applicants with a background in marketing or digital (although this would be a bonus).  We’ll ensure that through training and on-the-job learning, LBi will help you become a well-rounded member of the agency with a solid background in all the essentials it takes to become an account management guru.  


The Application Process


In order to be considered for this opportunity we need you to send us your CV along with your responses to the questions outlined below by 25th June 2012.


1. At LBi we help our clients through their digital journey, describe some of the key challenges you think they may face and how we could help. (200 words) 
2. Our Client Services team are considered to be the face of the agency both to our clients and to our internal teams.  Why do you think you’d be a fantastic addition to our client services team? (200 words) 
3. What excites you most about working in the digital industry?  (200 words) 
4. Our values are expert, collaborative and provocative.  Give us an example of when you have embodied one or all of these values. (200 words) 
5. We are known for putting on amazing parties.  If you were to be in charge of our next party, what would be the theme and how would you ensure it would be a success? (200 words) 


You can either apply directly via our website at www.lbi.co.uk/join-lbi or email your application to careers at lbi.com with the subject header ‘Client Services graduate scheme’. If your application is successful you will be invited to take part in an assessment day in our Brick Lane offices on 17th July 2012."

Sound interesting, gang? Good luck.


          Grad Down The Track: Di Caplinska   
We haven't done one of these profiles for a while..


Hello all.

Something a little different today, but a feature that's something that (hopefully), older AdGrads readers will remember. We've got a fairly recent grad, Di Caplinska, who is a planner at Euro RSCG, to write for us about how she got into the business.

So, without further ado...here's Di's account:


"On a number of occasions recently I have found myself on the receiving end of questions from soon-to-be graduates about how to get into this tricky industry. A number of paths can be proffered, but how people get into their first advertising job are always interesting - and never straightforward. So with some encouragement from Will and AdGrads, whose contribution to my journey has been invaluable, I have decided to write up mine, as long-winded and frustrating at times as it was.


Coming from Latvia, a small country loved by British stag dos, feared by Scandinavian ice hockey teams, and hated by the IMF, advertising was never really on my radar. Being born in a family of Soviet engineers and spending summer holidays in Maths camps didn’t exactly further my exposure to the industry that is, frankly, still in its infancy anyway (as you’d expect from a country dealing with a communist hangover). My love affair with advertising kicked off when I moved to the UK for University and studied Business, later switching to Marketing - focusing on Brand Management in my final year. At the same time, suddenly finding myself in a new country provoked a deep interest in all things ‘culture, people, and the way they think’, so I started observing the world from an outsider’s perspective to an almost scientific degree. One would have said that is a pretty clear path into Planning, but not before I spent a year in the corporate world of B2B Marketing; something which helped to confirm that it’s not for me. 


My first exposure to advertising in practice (as opposed to through books, blogs, and newsletters – all in this deck) was with JWT London as part of their 2 week Account Management placement just before the start of my final year. Apart from meeting great people, having to squeeze a gigantic papier-mache cow into an elevator, and running 5k in holey Converse, it confirmed my intuitive leaning towards Planning, as well as teaching me very valuable lesson. Namely, that getting in was going to be painful, especially if you don’t have any relevant family contacts, and even more so if your alma mater is outside the Russell Group. And…let’s just say I felt like I was doomed as I wasn't born speaking English and wasn't able to master some eloquent assessment centre banter. With this positive outlook, I decided to harass the finest of JWT’s Planners for advice. Some shared interview wisdom, others bought me encouraging cups of coffee, and one pointed me towards Miami Ad School’s Planning Bootcamp in case graduate schemes didn’t quite work out.


And they didn’t. In the interests of putting my dissertation first, I limited my applications to Planning positions only and managed to secure two final rounds – at Dare and Leo Burnett, but sadly, I didn’t land the coveted gig. In parallel to this, in the climate when redundancies were far more popular than graduate schemes, I pulled out at all stops. I ran a cheeky recruitment Facebook ad that got blogging exposure and some LinkedIn introductions, I milked what advice my lecturers had to give, crashed semi-relevant industry events with a handful of (pretty embarrassing, frankly) business cards, and watched agency twitter feeds for internship opportunities. And when my university wasn’t part of the advertising recruitment milkround, I blagged my way into the one that was - Oxford, which was conveniently next door.


Unemployment panic aside, my graduation week culminated in shooting a cringeworthy video about how geeks are the new mainstream as part of my Miami Ad School application. Less than a month later I was in their Hamburg office trying to shake off that ‘Business School student’ look and soak in all the ideas flying around. Probably the most tangible thing I came out with a few months later was this ‘Junior Planner for Hire’ presentation that has been viewed over 1,000 times since. And then I came across The Planner Survey, an annual report on the state of Planning in the world lovingly crafted by Heather LeFevre, which provided a handy list of relevant recruiters in the UK. In the end I got a break with the help of wise, genuinely interested, and very well-connected people at Copper who helped me land an internship at EuroRSCG London which eventually led to a permanent position.


There it is, a very happy ending! And now, in the interests of keeping karma on my side, I’ve put together this presentation of ultimate tips on getting into the industry. Enjoy it, pass it on, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions."



Thanks very much, Di. I hope that was interesting for you, AdGrads folk.





          Volvo starts sourcing industrial engines from India   
India is already the exclusive manufacturing hub for the 5-8 litre, medium-duty Euro VI engines for automotive applications for Volvo's home base in Europe.
          New Social Media Tool - Google +1 and Search Engine Rankings   
Google has launched the new application called Google +1 very recently. If you have seen carefully, there is a +1 sign next to each search result in Google search results page. In this article, let’s take a look at this new tool on how it works, what are its effects on PageRank, are Google+1 and Search Engine Rankings related to each other, and how you can use it on your website.

Basically +1 is acts same as that of “Like” button on FaceBook or “Follow” on Twitter. But the effects of +1 are different from other two, as Google is basically a search engine as well as social media and blogging platform too. With +1 launched, Google is trying to strengthen its position in social media sector. As far its working is concerned, it will add one vote to the search result, website or blogpost, if a user presses on +1 sign next to it. When more number of people press +1, means vote for your website, it will be more trustworthy for Google.

Adding the Google+1 button to your own website is very easy. You have to copy-paste the following code on your website’s homepage and it will start working instantaneously. You need to place inside the <head> or just above the </body> tag of the webpage.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script>
<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render –>

<g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone>

Now comes the important question. Are Google +1 and Search Engine Rankings connected to each other in any way? Whether +1 also affects the Google PageRank of a website, is still not very clear. Some people say that it affects not directly but indirectly somewhere down the line. Whereas others claim that the PageRank is not at all affected by this new tool. However, there is good news for PPC marketers as +1 is going to be a permanent addiction in the Google AdWords. The anti-spam mechanism is already in place and if someone tries to vote more times to his or her own website to improve score, the website can be penalized.

According to some experts Google +1 is going to work in phases. During the first phase, Google will collect all the information for analysis and then during next phase, it will try to provide more personalized experience for searching and ranking operations.
          7 Tips for Quality Link Building   
If you are interested in maintaining a high profile SEO page, you must strict to quality back links and quality link building feature, which in turn will increase the web traffic. Further, it should also be noted here that building such high quality and standard back links for SEO purpose need an extensive research on the topic and your precious time should be invested there. It is better to place your back links in the collaboration of free and paid sites to an ultimate level which can fetch you the maximum benefits in terms of cash and web traffic.

Here are certain vital tips that will guide and help you in creating quality links

  • Always be aware of the page strength of the concerned website or webpage so that you can know the exact PR of your SEO. This in turn, will give you the accurate and more elaborate description of quality link building capacity. Just do not go on the rank which usually the various search engines and online directories provide you. In reality, ranking is more complex. Also, does not check only the rank of your home page rather believe in overall ranking?
  • It should be always be kept in mind that your webpage contains an optimum number of back links otherwise it will impact negatively. This is often the case with most of the website owners and those people who are interested in pursuing SEO.
  • See that the concerned directory is indexed with Yahoo, Bing or Google or not? This is the most important factor to consider here because you should be left out with false promises.
  • Application of high density keywords in your anchor text is always encouraged for maximizing the benefits. It may happen that a low profile directory will reject this offer but a settled directory will allow you to do so for quality link building.
  • Try to cat as matured person and buy a featured listings. Many offers are there but they do not work accordingly as the promises are made.
  • Do not go on the cost of directory. It may happen that your link building will be most successful with some inexpensive directories.
  • You should also be an opportunist to submit the deep links other than the index page. Each webpage has the capability to be ranked and thus, quality link building becomes very simple and effective.

          Learn of the adapted strategies and Access SEO's Anatomy on their Campaigns   
Social media are primarily Internet- and mobile-based accoutrement for administering and discussing admonition amidst beastly beings. Unlike automatic media, adequate media is about cheaper for anyone to advertisement or accepting admonition accepting automatic media issues may board big-ticket columnist or a government-granted spectrum license. Because of the accepting of adequate media sites, it additionally became the centermost of online business they anxiety adequate media optimization.

Abounding accepting get submitted every day, but abandoned the best Dugg accepting appear on the avant-garde page. Abounding actualization access contributed to authentic Delicious one of the best acclimatized adequate book marking services.
Learn of the adapted strategies and access SEO's anatomy on their campaigns. Technorati is an Internet hunt abettor for analytic blogs, advancing with Google and Yahoo. Technorati looks at tags that author’s access placed on their websites. The armpit has argument areas in which users may altercate the accustom links and vote for or abut others' comments. Aback there are abounding votes abutting an acclimatized comment; it will not be displayed by default, although a clear-sighted can affectation it through a delivery or preference. Wikipedia is a free, multilingual anthology activity authentic by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. No article is age-old by its artist or any added editor, or is vetted by any acclimatized authority. Visit an online SEO Philippines armpit to amateur added about the adapted activity taken on an SEO campaign.

Yahoo! Answers has become the added best acclimatized Internet advertence armpit afterwards Wikipedia, according to Comscore. Newsvine is a community-powered annual website which draws adequate from its users and affiliated adequate from boilerplate sources such as The Associated Press. Users can abode articles, drupe links to conflicting content, and altercate annual items submitted by both users and able journalists.

Flickr is an angel and video hosting website, web casework suite, and online affiliation platform. It was one of the age-old Web 2.0 applications. In accretion to achievement an acclimatized Web armpit for users to allocation claimed photographs, the annual is broadly acclimated by bloggers as a photo repository.

YouTube is a video administering website breadth users can upload actualization and allocation video clips. With it’s accessible to use interface, YouTube bogus it accessible for anyone who could use a computer to cavalcade a video that millions of bodies could watch aural a few minutes. For added admonition about what adequate media sites do to admonition in an SEO effort, afresh arrangement an online SEO Philippines armpit for added details. It is a abandoned advancement abettor which uses accessory and social-networking principles. Web pages are presented aback the user clicks the "Stumble!" button on the browser's toolbar.
          Judges remain at loggerheads; Theary Seng out as civil party   
Thursday, 01 March 2012
Bridget Di Certo
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian judges and officers at the Khmer Rouge tribunal are continuing to block civil party applicants from participating in the government-opposed cases 003 and 004, while international judges continue to base their decisions on civil party rights in spurring the two cases forward.

Outspoken Khmer Rouge victim advocate Theary Seng was yesterday rejected by default as a civil party in controversial cases 003 and 004 after Pre-Trial Chamber judges issued lengthy considerations but could not reach a consensus on her case.

Cambodian judges in the Pre-Trial Chamber said there were no relevant suspects in the cases as no one had been charged and so rejected Theary Seng’s appeal to be granted civil party status. “Errors committed” by then Co-Investigating Judge Siegfried Blunk and his Cambodian counterpart You Bunleng, whom rejected Theary Seng’s civil party application, were so grievous as to render any determination of the application “unfair”, they said.

Due to a failure to agree, the rejection of Theary Seng’s civil party application stood. Theary Seng has previously denounced the court as a “sham” and attempted to cease all participation in proceedings.


International judges Rowan Downing and Katinka Lahuis noted in their decision that the co-investigating judges still had discretion to grant Theary Seng civil party status, as UN-nominated reserve Co-Investigating Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet had with New Zealand civil party Rob Hamill.

However, lawyers for Hamill said in a press release yesterday that despite Kasper-Ansermet granting their client civil party status, Cambodians court officials have blocked their access to the case file in Case 003 on the basis that the national side of the court does not recognise Kasper-Ansermet’s authority.

The lawyers called the action “a stealthy attempt to override the decision of Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet” as there had been no public information released that the national side of the court would not recognise any decisions of Kasper-Ansermet.

          How we live khmer son   

          China introduces a communist tablet: the Red Pad [... at a non-proletarian price of US$1,600]   
January 20, 2012
By Molly McHugh
Digital Trends

The extremely expensive tablet will marketed specifically towards party officials.

If you thought iPads were expensive, think again. A new Chinese tablet called the Red Pad will cost $1,600 dollars, but not just anyone can buy it, even if you do have the money.

After heavy criticism over its price from Chinese consumers, marketing and advertising featuring the Red Pad seemingly disappeared. Now, the Economic Times is saying that the manufacturer will only sell the tablet to bureaucrats and not the public. Originally the device was going to be available for anyone with the money (or the ability to subsidize the purchase), but the public backlash was so strong, the manufacturers decided to change its marketing tactics. It now looks like some back-pedaling occurred, and as a result the tablets availability will be limited to only Party officials.

But it’s not only the cost that will appeal to party members either. The Red Pad is specifically built to cater to their needs: the tablet from Red Pad Technology (which is supposedly in cahoots with the country’s Ministry of Information Industry) comes packaged with government database access and integration with the communist mouthpiece website, People’s Daily.

What’s possibly most amusing about the Red Pad is its operating system. The 9.7-inch Red Pad uses the Android OS, which is surprising considering China’s ongoing issues with Google. Aside from its ironic use of this platform and outrageous price, the Red Pad is similar to any other tablet: it features an A9 dual core processor, Wi-Fi and 3G support, 16GB of flash storage, with a sub 10-inch touchscreen display.


Last month we heard that a personalized iPad application was being developed for UK Prime Minister David Cameron. The supposed app would give him immediate access to government affairs and news. While the degree of this app has been questioned (it’s possible it’s merely a secure, Flipboard-like portal to this data), it’s clear that government leaders have become taken with tablets.

          92A Automated Logistical Specialist - Supply Chain - (Springfield)   
Category: Logistics SupportPosted: 06.16.2017Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35As an Automated Logistical Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will learn the ins and outs of supply chain management, from storage and distribution to warehouse management and record keeping. Major duties include: Establishing and maintaining records, such as stock lists, inventory, material control, accounting, and supply reports Reviewing and verifying quantities received against bills of lading, contracts, purchase requests, and shipping documents Unloading and storing incoming supplies and equipment Maintaining stock locator system and administering document control procedures Processing requests and turn-in documents at direct support level through warehousing section Performing prescribed load list and shop stock list duties in manual and automated supply applications Preparing, annotating, and distributing shipping documents Operating material-handling equipment You will join a team that makes sure Guard units are equipped to respond to any challenges put before them. This vital position ensures the Guard's overall state of readiness while giving you the experience you need to begin or further a career in supply chain or warehouse management.
          Sales Executive - Boston, MA & Providence, RI - (Boston)   
DescriptionSummary: The Sales Executive (SE) is a full time outside sales position.? The position requires a structured approach to developing new business in a defined territory.? The SE will be responsible for achieving target level volumes in new applications, signed contracts, activations and monthly new loan originations for NextGear Capital core products of inventory financing as well as the company?s ancillary products and services.?
          Supervisor USA - (Boston)   
Title: Supervisor USA Type: Permanent Reference: 21476 Location: Superdry Boston South Shore, MA Closing date for applications: 30-08-2017 Hours: Full Time - 40hrs Job description: About Us SuperGroup plc is the owner of Superdry, which is rapidly becoming a global lifestyle brand. Superdry focuses on offering our customers around the world innovative, premium quality and affordable clothing and accessories across menswear, womenswear and specialist ranges. Superdry customers are loyal, varied and truly global, and are defined not by their age but by their attitude.
          Territory Manager - (Chelsea)   
Territory Managers / Trade Marketing Representatives are assigned to a geographic territory where they are responsible for: Calling on established traditional and nontraditional retail outlets Selling and executing national/local brand building marketing programs and initiatives within these accounts Achieving assigned quantitative and qualitative sales goals and brand building measures Building outstanding relationships with store managers/owners by providing expert tobacco/consumer insights and advice through the development of individual business plans Participating in relationship marketing by conducting effective "1 to 1" Consumer Engagements through a thorough understanding of Consumer Marketing Brand Strategies Actively promoting the marketing mix through direct discussions with retailers using analytical proficiency and influencing skills to promote a beneficial business plan for RJRT and our retailers. Consistently demonstrating the application of company values in all business interactions It is expected that Territory Managers / Trade Marketing Representative will become not only a passionate tobacco expert, but a valuable business consultant whose analysis, judgment and knowledge of the consumer and industry dynamics makes for a valuable partner to our retail customers. Important Note: The location that you apply through may not be the location where you are assigned in the field.
          Motorcycle Sales Associates - (Worcester)   
Business is Booming at Wagner Motorsports International in Worcester, MAand we are accepting applications and conducting personal interviews to hireSales AssociatesWagner Motorsports has a reputation built on quality and we are seeking a like-minded individual. We are a Franchised Indian, BMW, Ducati and KTM dealer, servicing all makes and models. Candidate must have prior experience with a strong track record selling/financing automobiles or powersports vehicles.
          Software Development Resume   

Samuel Abebe

        12028 NE 8th St,Bellevue, WA 98005



SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS
  • 4 years experience in full SDLC with multi-tiered architectures with C#, ASP.NET and ADO.NET.
  • 4+ years experience in web application development using different web technologies.
  • 4 years experience in designing, implementing and optimizing relational databases and working on stored procedure, triggers and views with SQL Server.
  • 3 years MS SQL Server Integration and Reporting Services (SSIS and SSRS).
  • 3 years of experience in HTML, DHTML, XHTML, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT, XPATH.
  • 3 years of experience in writing Test Plan, Test Case Development and Test Automation.
  • Experience in functional, Unit, Integration, System, performance, Stress, Regression, Black box, White box, Localization, Globalization and UI Testing.
  • 1+ year experience in latest .NET technologies WCF, WPF, LINQ, and Silverlight.
  • In-depth knowledge of data Structures, algorithms, and design patterns. Strong analytical skills with ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Highly innovative and adaptive learner, able to quickly grasp complex systems and identify areas of possible improvement.

OVERALL TECHNICAL SKILLS
LanguagesC#, Java, C++,ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Java EE, WCF, WPF , LINQ, Silverlight
DatabaseSQL Server 2005/08, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Optimization
Web/App ServerASP.NET, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, AJAX, Silverlight
IDEVisual Studio, SQL Server Mgt Studio, Eclipse, Net Beans
OtherRational Unified Process (RUP), Agile, Rational Rose , UML, IIS, Tomcat, Crystal Reports, Power Shell, NUnit , JUnit, MVC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Software Engineer
Global Knowledge Initiative, Washington DC, USA     01/2010- 10/2010
The Global Knowledge Initiative is an NGO which build global knowledge partnerships between individuals and institutions of higher education and research. They help partners access the global knowledge, technology, and human resources needed to sustain growth and achieve prosperity for all.

Involved in a team of three on migrating and upgrading the organization site to build a dynamic from the existing static website. Responsibilities: 
  • Designed and implemented the user interface.
  • Maintained, updated, and enhanced the organization site.
  • Designed and implemented the relational database
  • Writing Test Plan, Test Case Development and Test Automation.
  • Functional, Integration, performance, Stress, Regression, Black box, White box, and UI Testing. 
Technical Environment: C#, ASP.Net, Silver light, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visio, HTML, XML, Java script, CSS, IIS and  FileZilla.

Software Engineer
“HAFSAM P.L.C” Garment Shopping Company, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia     09/2007- 05/2008
Involved in a team of three on design and implementation of e-Commerce website to enable users to shop online for traditional clothing they like. The customers will search through company’s inventory by different categories, add the item to shopping cart and, finally, check out. Responsibilities:
  • Designed the management of administrative tasks, such as pricing and discounts when needed, upload images of clothes and manage orders status
  • Implemented creation of a profile for users and set up a username and password
  • Implemented feature for users to step through the shopping process such as searching for products, add or delete items to shopping cart, and finally check out
  • Implemented feature for users to check out and asked for their billing, shipping and payment method information. 
Technical Environment:   C#, ASP.Net, ADO.NET, SQL Server, HTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS and Visio.

Software Engineer
NIB International Bank, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia     01/2005- 08/2007
Involved in a development of banking application used to cut down communication gap between the bank and its customers. The customers can directly communicate with the bank online with the user friendly interfaces. The application handles online money transactions by the customer which includes withdrawal, deposit and money transfers to another account, and accessing online statements. Responsibilities:
  • Participated in the design of use case, association, class and activity diagrams using UML
  • Worked on  creation of  .Net framework customized classes that would be used later for the application
  • Worked on the SQL queries, stored procedures & functions using SQL server
  • Prepared Test plan, Test cases and other documentations.
  • Used Nunit for our unit test cases.
  • Functional, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Stress, Performance and UI Testing.
Technical Environment:  C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server, ADO.NET, Rational Rose, HTML, Java Script, CSS, and XML.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Computer Science                                         May 2008 – Jan 2010 Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa                                          Bachelor of Science in Computer Science                                       Sept 2000 - Jan 2005 Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

          My Dying Bride - Roads   

          Linkin Park-Numb   

          LP   

          pul ya veten   

          recep ivedik sinema fragman   


          Sahan kim 500 bin istemezki recep ivedik 4   

          Sahan kim 500 bin istemez ki recep ivedik 3   

          Sahan_Kim 500 bin istemezki_recep ivedik 2   

          Sahan_Kim 500 bin istemezki_Recep_ivedik1   

          Account Registrations Enable 'Password Reset Man In The Middle' Attacks   
"Attackers that have set up a malicious site can use users' account registration process to successfully perform a password reset process on a number of popular websites and messaging mobile applications, researchers have demonstrated." Orome1 quotes Help Net Security:The Password Reset Man in the Middle attack exploits the similarity of the registration and password reset processes. To launch such an attack, the attacker only needs to control a website. To entice victims to make an account on t ...
          Should Your Company Switch To Microservices?   
Walmart Canada claims that it was microservices that allowed them to replace hardware with virtual servers, reducing costs by somewhere between 20 and 50 percent. Now Slashdot reader snydeq shares an article by a senior systems automation engineer arguing that a microservices approach "offers increased modularity, making applications easier to develop, test, deploy, and, more importantly, change and maintain." The article touts things like cost savings and flexibility for multiple device types, ...
          S2U2 (Slide2Unlock 2) 2.43   
S2U2 is a simple lock/unlock application which has the iPhone style slide unlocking. It can be used as a screensaver while you don't use your device.
          Caño Cristales - El Rio de los 7 Colores Colombia   







Pues no sé si son 5 o 7 colores lo que si les puedeo decir es que es uno de los lugares mas hermosos del planeta y uno mas de los motivos de sentirme orgullosamente Colombiano Carajo!!!


Caño Cristales el río más bello del mundo, según los entendidos se encuentra en el Parque de La Macarena, al suroccidente del departamento del Meta, en Colombia, y comprende los municipios de San Juan de Guaviare, La Macarena y Mesetas.
Por hallarse ubicado en el triángulo marcado por los ríos Guayabero, Duda y Güejar, el territorio de La Macarena abriga un sistema fluvial que drena hacia la Orinoquía Colombiana, constituida por las cuencas de los ríos Meta y Guaviare, afluentes del río Orinoco que nacen en la Cordillera Oriental, y la consolidan con un prodigioso mosaico paisajístico de ríos, caños y  cristalinas cascadas de plata.
Esta inmensa área de praderas, que se prolonga hacia el este, en los Llanos venezolanos, es una de las seis regiones naturales de Colombia.  



Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqCZW9N0QjM&feature=related

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGE0VvQgmIw

Espectaculares fotografias; vale la pena tenerlas en tu pc.. saludos.

Descarga: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DO9CR0O4

          GoogleClean 5.0   
Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, Chrome, Picasa and Earth: Almost every Google application sends information back home. GoogleClean prevents Google applications from sending unnecessary personal information.
          McAfee AntiSpyware 8.6.0   
McAfee AntiSpyware quickly detects then safely eliminates malicious applications, key loggers, remote-control programs, browser hijackers - before they hide in your system and snatch passwords, rob your identity or monitor browsing activity when you surf or shop.
          Next Pageant   

       The next pageant will be at

           Emmanuel Family Life Center
      303 Fairview Lane
     Clarksville, Tn    
 6:00 p.m. February 23, 2013
Ticket's : $10.00 at door

Please fill out application and email to

MBCS323@Gmail.com



 
Regular Scheduled Meetings
Emmanuel Family Life Center

Fashion Show Saturday February 2nd @
Governor Square Mall

Junior Miss, Little Miss & Mini Miss: Princess Ball February 16, 2013
 
 Regular Scheduled Meetings: Contestants must attend ALL
January 14, 21, 28, 
February 4, 11, 18, 

February 22, 2013 Dress Rehearsal 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

You can make
Contestant, Donations & Vendor Payments Online.






          Secretary Senior, Part-Time (Human Resources - 19.5 hours per week)   
CA-Costa Mesa, Coast Community College District Secretary Senior, Part-Time (Human Resources - 19.5 hours per week) Job# D-003-18 (D-018-17) Salary: $21,487.05 - $26,196.30 Annually Deadline: 7/6/2017 Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at: www.cccd.edu/employment. Please click on OPEN POSITIONS located in the menu bar on the left, then select your desired jobs category to access list of
          Director of Human Resources   
OH-Columbus, Columbus College of Art & Design is seeking applications for the position of Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Director oversees the Human Resources (HR) Department and administers HR policies, programs, and practices. Primary areas of responsibility include talent acquisition; employee development, review and promotion, and reten
          Independence Day Special!   


Happy Independence Day to all :-)
          The pace is too fast...   


IIMB sports team is visiting Calcutta this weekend for Samhaar - the C-B sports meet. We made a build up video for the same!

Check out!

(Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Sz8u4GcX0)
          Dil Hai Hindustani   


Made a video for a course project. Check out!

Edit: The youtube link, just in case you want to embed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiAn6mszyr4. Feel free to do so :-)
          Comment on ABWA Has New Impact Scholarship College Scholarship Winner by Katie Olivia   
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          One year at Jokaland   
The terms are done, exams taken & projects submitted. No matter how far it looked when I started, the end of the first year at IIM Calcutta came a little too soon. The year was more or less kind to me. Along with the usual stuff, I did many unusual things too. The campus band, JBS Baro-C, composed a song about the early days of students in IIMC ( http://music.cooltoad.com/music/song.php?id=296339 ). Song contains swearing/explicit lyrics! I made a video on the song along with some friends. Here it is -

The response to the video has been very encouraging. In the first 4 days at youtube, it gathered around 1200 hits! This encouragement has motivated us to make more videos under the banner of "Between the Lines" production.

However, the movie-making would have to wait, for the summers are here and all of us are to leave and join our respective organizations for the summer internships. I'm leaving for London on 9th April and would be back on 2nd June, good one week before the next term start.

One regret after the first year - I virtually abandoned this blog and my photography. Since this was something I really enjoyed, I'll try my best to revive my interests and devote more time to them.

That we'll see, for the time being, please check out the video and some feedback, may be?
          Cooking on Steinway Street - Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)   
Spanakopita is one of my all-time favorites.  As a snack, part of a meal, on the run, it is savory delight that can be made in a variety of ways.  I fondly remember spinach pies in Greece to the ones at Damascus Bread and Pastry next to Sahadi's on Atlantic Ave. growing up in Carroll Gardens.  My aunt makes it from scratch, the pita is rolled out and then the spinach mixture is folded into the dough and comes out in a long "calzone like" shape.  This was the second, and most labor intensive dish we took on that morning.  We made them with and without dairy.  "Don't be afraid of the flour" was my aunt's mantra while rolling out the dough. As you read the ingredients, understand this was for 5 spinach pie "loaves" and it could have been for another easy.

Ingredients

Dough
4 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup semolina flour
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Water, use as needed

Filling
2-3 packages of spinach - quickly softened in some water and drained
2 bunches of chopped scallions
2 chopped leeks
8 stalks of chopped dill
8 stalks of chopped parsley
1 pound of crumbled feta cheese 
3 eggs lightly beaten and added to bind the mixture
1 cup of olive oil 
salt and pepper to taste


Ingredients for the dough


Add all ingredients and slowly add water until right consistency

Knead it until ready and let sit covered for thirty minutes

Chop up the scallions and leeks to sweat in a pan, while chopping up the spinach, dill and parsley and set aside.

Three eggs were used once everything came together, including the feta to the mixture of herbs, leeks and scallions.

Scallions and leeks sweating under medium heat with olive oil.

Aunt Fofi rolling out the dough.

My turn.

Preparing the unrolled dough for the mixture.






The finished product was delicious!



          Cooking on Steinway Street - Gigantes   
Mid-Winter recess allows a vacationing principal some freedom, just as his faculty and students.  Usually, I take to the air and fly away from NYC.  This year, I decided to stay in my hometown and enjoy the city.  I spent more time with my family as well and visited my aunt, uncle and cousin in Astoria.  Over lunch on Monday, featuring spinach pie and stuffed cabbage leaves, we got to talking about food, this new blog and that I would appreciate learning her interpretations of some classic Greek dishes.  I had the pleasure of enjoying Greek cuisine as a child, spending two years living in Athens and over several long summers (how I treasure and miss those days).  She agreed and yesterday we had our first Greek culinary class in her small (but potent) kitchen.  She asked me what I wanted to learn and I replied that Gigantes (Greek Baked Lima beans) were always a favorite and now that my girlfriend has embraced a vegan diet would make sense as one option.  I added, Spanakopita (Spinach Pie - with and without dairy), Yiouvetsi (Beef Stew with Orzo) and Yemista (Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers) to the request list for day one of "Cooking on Steinway Street".  We're going to dedicate this post to the Gigantes dish.  Let me start by staying that usually the dish is prepared in the oven but due to our schedule we used the pressure cooker to speed up the process.  There are many good recipes for this dish online if you want to use the traditional method.

Ingredients:

1 package dried large white beans - soaked overnight
2 tomatoes - diced
1 leek - sliced into small pieces
1 small onion  - sliced
3 garlic cloves - sliced 
5-6 stalks of parsley  - chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder (use a substitute for salt)
1 cup olive oil
1-2 cups of water (use amount as needed)
Pepper to taste 
Piece of Greek feta, for added flavor and some peasant bread to soak up the goodness
     

The ingredients assembled (sans olive oil and veggie broth)

Aunt Fofi cutting the onion "old school" style.  No cutting board needed, but be careful.

Dicing the tomato

The assembled vegetables.  This could be the vessel that is used from beginning to end.

Due to the fact that we were making several dishes, we used the pressure cooker.  Beans in water to a boil for 10 minutes.

The beans were in the pressure cooker for another 15 minutes.

Start by adding a little olive oil, sweat the onions, leek and the garlic, then add the tomatoes and parsley.

Add the vegetable bouillon and then the drained beans from the pressure cooker when soft.

Add a cup of water and then one cup of olive oil.  

Add pepper and then salt to taste.

The feta is traditionally added for the need for salt (and taste!) and enjoy.

Was an exciting beginning to "Cooking on Steinway Street".  Thanks Aunt Fofi!




          .Net - Sr. Application Architect   

          핀테크지원센터 서울분원,18차 데모데이 개최   
핀테크지원센터 서울분원,18차 데모데이 개최
[뉴스토마토 양진영기자]금융위원회 소속 핀테크지원센터가 서울 분원을 마련하고 핀테크 유망기업들의 기술을 시연했다.
 
금융위원회는 28일 마포 서울창업허브 대강당에서 지급결제기술을 주제로 ‘제18차 핀테크 데모데이(Demo Day)’를 개최하고 5개 유망 핀테크기업의 기술과 서비스를 소개했다.
 
페이퍼스는 실시간 QR코드를 이용한 모바일 결제 서비스를 선보였다.
 
가맹점이 고객의 구매 내역에 따라 QR코드를 생성하면 고객의 스마트폰으로 QR코드에 들어있는 가맹점 정보와 구매정보를 읽어, 모바일로 결제할 수 있게 하는 서비스다.
 
옴니커머스는 중국 관광객들에게 관광 및 쇼핑 정보를 중국어로 제공하면서 중국 현지 결제서비스를 국내 온·오프라인에서 사용할 수 있도록 지원하는 간편결제 서비스를 발표했다.
 
판교 경기창조경제혁신센터에 입주한 핀테크지원센터는 우수한 접근성, 금융회사·서울시와의 협업 가능성 등을 고려해 지난 21일 서울창업허브에 서울분원을 마련했다.
 
서울분원은 사무실과 상담실, 홍보관, 테스트베드 등 총 132㎡의 면적으로 판교 본원 규모(44㎡)의 3배에 달한다.
 
핀테크지원센터는 서울분원을 통해 핀테크 스타트업에게 한단계 업그레이드된 지원 서비스 제공한다는 방침이다.
 
이에 핀테크 기업의 성장단계에 맞는 교육 및 사업성 검토·투자 연계 등 맞춤형 상담을 지원하고, 핀테크 기업이 개발한 앱과 서비스를 테스트할 수 있도록 모바일기기 등을 갖춘 테스트베드를 운영할 계획이다.
 
또 유망 핀테크 기업의 기술을 상시 시연·홍보하고, 일반 시민들도 체험해볼 수 있도록 홍보관을 신설한다.
 
김학균 금융위 상임위원은 축사를 통해 “핀테크 스타트업들로부터 지원센터의 서비스를 확대해달라는 수요가 증가하고 있다”며 “공동사업을 추진할 공간이 확충된 만큼 핀테크 산업 발전을 적극 지원해달라”고 말했다.
 
한편 핀테크지원센터는 차기 핀테크 데모데이로 금융권 오픈 API(Application Programming Interface)를 활용해 개발한 핀테크 서비스를 소개하는 자리를 마련할 예정이다.

28일 서울 공덕동 서울창업허브 대강당에서 개최된 '제 18차 핀테크 Demo Day' 행사에서 핀테크지원센터 이문락 수석이 서울창업허브 내 개소된 핀테크지원센터 서울분원 홍보관의 기능 및 향후 운영계획을 소개하고 있다. 사진/핀테크지원센터
 
양진영 기자 camp@etomato.com

          La version 3.0 du logiciel de l’iPhone   

 

Fonction “Push”

Actuellement, lorsque vous êtes dans n’importe quelle application de votre iPhone et que vous recevez un SMS, celui-ci vous affiche une notification. Avec la mise à jour 3.0, absolument toutes les applications, même celles téléchargés sur l’AppStore pourront vous envoyer des notifications; cela peut être très utile quand par exemple vous recevez un nouveau message sur Facebook, ou un nouveau message instantanné sur AIM.

Un AppStore plus “ouvert”

A partir de la sortie de l’iPhone 3.0, vous pourrez avoir un AppStore “interne” aux applications. Par exemple, un jeu peut proposer un niveau en plus ou une application une carte en plus. Il vous suffira de choisir, de tapes votre mot de passe iTunes et le contenu se téléchargera, tout cela sans sortir de l’application. Le deal reste le même sur sur l’AppStore, 70% pour les develloppeurs, 30% pour Apple.

Copier / Coller

Il est maintenant possible, seulement en “double tapant” sur un texte, de le sélectionner, de le couper, de le copier et de le coller. Cela est une fonction “de base” mais qui reste très utile et très rare sur un appareil mobile.

MMS

L’Application SMS est renommée Messagerie :  elle permets maintenant d’envoyer, toujours dans le même principe, des contenu multimedia - mais aussi des contacts - par MMS. Une fonction simple mais qui manquais cruellement à l’iPhone.

Cette fonction ne sera disponibles que pour les iPhones 3G.

Bluetooth

On dévellope un peu plus l’utilisation du Bluetooth sur l’iPhone: Si vous possédez un casque audio bluetooth, il est maintenant possible de l’utiliser comme casque d’écoute, par exemple pour l’iPod.

P2P

Il est maintenant possible de créer un petit réseau privé avec des iPhones et des iPod Touch à proximité, par exemple pour envoyer des fichiers ou jouer à des jeux à 2.

Applications en mode paysage

Jusqu’ici, peu d’applications pouvaient tourner en mode paysage. Désormais, toutes les applications livrés avec l’iPhone peuvent fonctionner avec ce mode.

Recherche

Une nouvelle fonction permets de rechercher n’importe quel mot clef sur toutes les applications de votre iPhone.

Cette version sortira en Juin, Gratuite pour les iPhone et iPhone 3G et au prix de 9,99$ pour les iPod Touch. Elle est disponible avec son SDK pour les dévellopeurs inscrits au programme iPhone (99$). Attention: Si vous trouvez le logiciel sur des sites torrent, il est impossible de l’utiliser car l’iPhone doit être enregistré auprès du programme dévellopeur. Il est egalement impossible de repasser en version 2.2.1, donc si vous n’êtes pas inscrit au programme de dévellopement, vous aurez un iPhone bloqué jusqu’en juin.

 


          GetGlue, l'ex foursquare multimédia   

Il se présentait comme un nouveau réseau social révolutionnaire et comme beaucoup il n'a pas atteint la masse critique d'utilisateurs qui lui auraient permit de survivre : voici GetGlue.

Pour faire simple, GetGlue était une sorte de foursquare multimédia : vous pouviez faire des check-in de vos émissions TV, films, jeux vidéo etc. Encore le même principe que Foursquare, vous débloquerez (non pas des badges) des stickers ! Par exemple, j'ai utilisé l'application Android pour faire un check-in sur le jeu fifa 16 ( voir crédits fifa pas cher)  que j'avais reçu  quelques jours auparavant, et j'avais débloqué le badge Android.

Le fonctionnement était très simple : lorsque vous créez votre compte, il y a la possibilité de se connecter via vos comptes facebook et twitter pour que vos amis/followers inscris sur GetGlue s'ajoutent automatiquement à votre réseau. Il ne vous restait plus qu'a télécharger une des applications pour smartphones et faire votre premier check-in (ceci dit, c'est aussi possible sur PC). Vous pouviez alors en plus de vos check-ins, aimer les différents sujets/films/musiques etc. 

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Le réseau était alors très varié grâce à cela. Vous n'êtiez pas forcément obligé de toujours faire des check-ins, il y avait aussi la possibilité d'aimer simplement tous les sujets. Lorsque vous réalisiez certaines actions, elles étaient publiées sur twitter et facebook (c'était configurable). A chaque fois que quelqu'un venait s'inscrire depuis votre lien, vous receviez un mail. Je savais ainsi que certains de mes followers s'étaient déjà inscris sur GetGlue par les notifications qui ont été envoyées...

Quant aux applications, elle étaient disponibles pour les terminaux Android, iOS (iPhone et iPad) et Blackberry. Il existait aussi la version Web mobile.

GetGlue paraissait être un réseau social d'un nouveau genre, original et prometteur. Il restait toujours des choses à découvrir et à revoir.

Il n'y avait qu'un défaut à GetGlue, c'est que malheureusement les émissions de télévision françaises n'étaient pas disponibles, et c'est bien dommage (ceci dit, si vous êties utilisateur iOS vous pouvez toujours utiliser une alternative se nommant TVcheck, qui se base sur le même principe mais qui n'a pas non plus passé l'épreuve du temps sur Internet...

 

 


           あなたの発音レベルは?一度は受けてみたいサウスピークの英語の発音診断テスト。   

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日本人は英語の発音が苦手です。そもそも上手く聞き取れないため、発音も上手くできません。残念ながらそれは仕方のないことです。

しかし、一体どれくらい発音が出来ないものなのか?一度、身をもって体験してみたいと思ったことはないでしょうか?

フィリピンのセブ島にある語学学校サウスピークは、発音レッスンの中で、英語の発音診断テストを実施しています。そのため、実際に自分の発音がどのくらいのレベルなのかを客観的に測ることが可能です。

というわけで、実際に発音診断テストを受けてみたので、その内容を紹介します。

パート1「ひたすら文章を読んで発音をチェック」

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今回、僕の診断してくれる講師はサウスピークのシャーメイン先生です。決められた文章をひたすら2回ずつ読んで発音をチェックしてもらいます。

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一度も読んだことのないワードも登場しますが、気にせずもりもり読んでいきます。

45センテンスを読んだところでようやく終了。次のテストに移ります。

パート2「2つの単語を聞いて、AかBかを当てる」

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次は、シャーメイン先生が『A. light』と『B. right』のように2つの単語の中から1つの単語を読み上げるので、それがAかBかを当てるという形式のテストです。

D

どうですか?この動画を見てどちらか分かりましたか?僕は「もう一度」と言いたくなるところをぐっと堪えて答えていきました。

考えれば考えるほど分からなくなり、どんどん自信を失しないながら終了しました。

パート3「今度は自分で2つの単語を発音する」

今度は先ほどシャーメイン先生が読み上げた単語を自分で発音していきます。

D

発音していて、どちらも同じじゃないかという気がすごいしてきますが、ぐっと堪えながら(堪えきれずに same とか言っていますが)最後まで読み上げていきます。

これですべてのテストは終了です。そして、いよいよ診断結果の発表です。

採点「何が出来て何が出来なかったかをしっかり確認してくれる」

診断結果では、この問題は何を調べていたのか説明した後、出来ていた部分と出来なかった部分の認識を擦り合わせていきます。

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例えば、パート1では、決められた箇所の発音をチェックしていて、減点箇所はなぜ減点されたのかを詳しく解説してくれます。

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時間の許す範囲で、どのように発音すれば良かったのかを、シャーメイン先生が図を書いたりして丁寧に解説してくれます。自分の出来なかった箇所をしっかりとチェックできるため、今後の学習の参考になるでしょう。

11月19日〜27日に東京で発音レッスンが受けられるチャンス。

今回、僕が体験した発音レッスンですが、11月19日〜11月27日にサウスピークの講師が来日して、東京で無料体験レッスンを行うそうです。

普段は留学しないと受けることができない貴重なレッスンなので、ぜひこの機会に受けてみてはいかがでしょうか。

以上、サウスピークの発音レッスン体験レポートでした。


          Fin de vie pour Android Market, le 30 juin 2017   
Si comme des millions de personnes Android Market ne vous dit absolument rien, c'est normal, il s'agit de la première version d'un magasin d'applications, avant que la firme de Mountain View déploie le Google Play...
          1 Day Only! Rode Nt-Usb Podcast Microphone with Pop Filter &   
performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. When RØDE announced its
          Rode Nt- Usb Podcast Microphone with Pop Filter & Stand Usb   
performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. When RØDE announced its
          Rode Nt- Usb Podcast Microphone W/ Pop Filter & Stand Usb   
performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over. When RØDE announced its
          07/26/17: Nanoenergy 2017   
An international conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications.

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The 4th NANOENERGY conference will address the theory, design, research, discovery and development of new materials and nanotechnologies in relation to the field of energy applications (e.g. in energy harvesting, production, storage, transfer and use, etc.). NANOENERGY aims to bring together academia, industries and policy makers interested in the application of nanotechnology in the energy sector. A wide range of disciplines will be included from theory to experiments, device development, technology demonstration, manufacture and scale-up of nanotechnology applied to energy.

The conference chairs are Professor Peter D. Lund (Aalto University, Finland) and Professor Jawwad A. Darr (University College London, UK).

A Finnish-Chinese Symposium on Advanced Fuel Cells and Materials will be held in parallel to the Nanoenergy conference. The participants of the conference can attend the first day of the symposium. Further information on the symposium on the conference website.

Abstract submission deadline is 22 March 2017.
To submit an abstract click here: http://www.nanoenergy.co.uk/abstracts.html

Early Bird Registration by 27 May 2017: http://www.nanoenergy.co.uk/registration.html
 

Tentative Programme Outline

• Thematic Nanoenergy sessions
• Add-ons
– Young Scientist as an entrepreneur
– Training tutorial and workshop
– Industry excursion and exhibition (e.g. ALD)
– Aalto Nanocenter & Micro & Nanotechnology Center
– High-level Panel discussion on future directions
– Meet the Nano Journals
• Social Arrangements (Nature Walk, Urban Mill, Energy Garage, Aalto Design Factory)
• Global Nanoenergy Prize, Best Poster Awards (1-3)


Further information:

Dr. Muhammad Imran Asghar
Conference Coordinator
NANOENERGY 2017
Email: nanoenergy2017@aalto.fi

http://www.nanoenergy.co.uk/


          Chatting Facebook menggunakan Empathy Ubuntu   
Sejak 2 hari yang lalu internet saya sedang mengalami gangguan jadi tidak bisa mengupdate blog saya. Tapi alhamdulillah sekarang internet saya sudah kembali lancar.. Yeah.. ;)

Pada posting kali ini saya akan berbagi cara chatting facebook tanpa login ke facebook dengan menggunakan program chat bawaan Ubuntu, yaitu Empathy. Agar waktu tidak terbuang sia-sia, kita mulai saja tutorialnya.. ^^
  1. Pertama Anda harus mendownload sebuah plugin facebook disini http://adf.ly/6JvTc
  2. Lalu install plugin tersebut.
  3. Jika sudah selesai di install, buka Empathy Anda. (Application >> Internet >> Empathy IM Client)
  4. Pilih menu Edit >> Account atau bisa menggunakan tombol F4.
  5. Setelah itu klik tombol Add yang ada di kiri bawah. Lalu pada bagian protocol pilih Facebook Chat kemudian masukkan username dan password Anda.
  6. Kemudian klik Apply.
*Note : "username bukanlah email Anda, tetapi url profile facebook Anda. Contoh : http://www.facebook.com/yoanpratamaputra jadi yang merupakan username Anda adalah yoanpratamaputra"

Sekian dari saya, semoga bermanfaat bagi kita semua.. ^_^

          09/01/17: Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, Mikko Rinne, M.Sc. (Tech.)   
Title of the dissertation is: Event Processing Using Semantic Web Technologies

Mikko Rinne, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Event Processing Using Semantic Web Technologies"  on 1 September 2017 at 12 noon in Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.

The dissertation studies hierarchical processing of structured events, where conclusions of higher levels of abstraction can be formed out of patterns of large numbers of simple event objects. Using rule-based reasoning, as supported by Semantic Web technologies, pre-existing entailment regimes can be used for filling in missing event information and for error detection.

The explosive growth of information produced both by networked sensors and as results of other transactional events has lead to a situation, where the capability for fast online processing of large quantities of events is becoming a critical advantage for competition. The increasing need to combine streams of information from heterogeneous sources emphasizes the importance of managing different conceptual approaches.

In this study methods for hierarchical processing of patterns of structured events have been developed. Tangible conclusions of higher layers of abstraction are formed out of larger quantities of simple lower layer events. The tested Semantic Web technologies offer ready-made tools for managing conceptual differences from multiple sources and for rule-based reasoning, which can be used e.g. to fill-in missing event data or to detect errors.

With the presented rule networks and tests it is shown that the studied technologies RDF and SPARQL have sufficient capabilities to serve as the basis of even complex hierarchical event processing applications. One studied application is the detection of counterfeit and theft in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Other application areas, which can benefit from event stream processing, are for example traffic, retail, investment markets, farming, emergency response and health services.

Dissertation release (pdf)

Opponent: Professor Alessandro Margara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Custos: Professor emeritus Heikki Saikkonen, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science


          Cara Install LAMP di Ubuntu   
Sedikit review tentang Lamp dari wikipedia :
LAMP adalah istilah yang merupakan singkatan dari Linux, Apache, MySQL dan Perl/PHP/Phyton. Merupakan sebuah paket perangkat lunak bebas yang digunakan untuk menjalankan sebuah aplikasi secara lengkap.
Komponen-komponen dari LAMP:
  • Linux sebagai sistem operasi
  • Apache HTTP Server sebagai web server
  • MySQL sebagai sistem basis data
  • Perl atau PHP atau Pyton sebagai bahasa pemrograman yang dipakai
 Jika Anda sudah tahu tentang Lamp tetapi masih bingung cara menginstallnya, mari kita lakukan bersama sesuai tutorial di bawah ini :

Pertama buka terminal Anda (Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal) lalu ketikkan perintah di bawah ini :
$ sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
Catatan: tanda (^) bukan merupakan kesalahan pengetikan.

Jika penginstalan sudah selesai akan muncul sebuah prompt permintaan password root MySQL. Isi dengan password yang Anda inginkan. Lalu akan muncul lagi sebuah prompt, kali ini permintaan confirm password. Ketikkan kembali password Anda tadi. Setelah itu, Lamp akan kembali menginstall.

Jika Lamp sudah selesai di install, buka browser Anda dan ketikkan http://localhost/ pada url bar Anda. Jika muncul tulisan dengan header "It Works!" berarti instalasi Anda sukses.

Selanjutnya, untuk menginstall phpmyadmin ketikkan perintah berikut pada terminal Anda :
$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin
Saat installasi phpmyadmin dimulai, akan muncul prompt sebanyak empat kali. Lakukan 4 hal di bawah ini untuk tiap-tiap prompt yang keluar :
  1. Berupa pilihan. Pilih apache2 lalu tekan Enter.
  2. Berupa pilihan lagi, gunakan tombol Tab untuk memilih dan pilih Yes.
  3. Sebuah prompt permintaan password root untuk MySQL Anda, isi dengan password yang Anda inginkan.
  4. Sebuah prompt permintaan konfirmasi password, isi dengan password root MySQL Anda.
Setelah installasi phpmyadmin selesai, buka browser Anda dan ketikkan http://localhost/phpmyadmin untuk melihat halaman phpmyadmin Anda.

Sekian dari saya, semoga bisa bermanfaat untuk kita semua. ^_^

          Cara Upgrade Mozilla Firefox di Ubuntu   
Anda baru pertama kali menggunakan linux ubuntu? Bingung cara upgrade mozilla firefoxnya? Tenang, Anda sudah berada di tempat yang tepat kok. Disini saya akan menjelaskan bagaimana cara mengupgrade mozilla firefox di ubuntu agar firefox Anda selalu up to date.. Hehehe

Mengupgrade firefox dengan cara ini tidak akan menghilangkan bookmark dan data history Anda, tetapi mungkin akan ada beberapa add ons yang tidak bisa berfungsi lagi jika add ons tersebut tidak support dengan firefox kita yang baru.

Tampaknya Anda sudah tidak sabar ya, baiklah kalau begitu kita mulai saja tutorialnya.. ;)

Cara ini sebenarnya sangat sederhana, buka terminal Anda. (Application > Accesories > Terminal)
Lalu ketikkan perintah ini :
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox
Penjelasan :
  • $ sudo apt-get update : "perintah ini berfungsi untuk mencari semua data update untuk semua program yang ada di komputer Anda. Tetapi perintah ini tidak langsung menginstallnya secara otomatis."
  • $ sudo apt-get install firefox : "perintah ini berfungsi menginstall firefox menggunakan data update yang sudah dicari menggunakan perintah sebelumnya."

Sekian tutorial dari saya, semoga tutorial di atas bermanfaat bagi kita semua. :D

          Cara Install Modem di Ubuntu 9.10   
Disini saya akan menggunakan wvdial jadi sebaiknya download dulu wvdial disini:
  1. libuniconf4.4_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
  2. libwvstreams4.4-base_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
  3. libwvstreams4.4-extras_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
  4. libxplc0.3.13_0.3.13-1build1_i386.deb
  5. wvdial_1.60.1_i386.deb
Setelah anda mendownload wvdial silahkan install 4 file tersebut melalui terminal. Misalkan Anda mendownload file tersebut di folder Downloads, maka:


~$ cd Downloads
~$ sudo su

# sudo dpkg -i libxplc0.3.13_0.3.13-1build1_i386.deb
# sudo dpkg -i libwvstreams4.4-base_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
# sudo dpkg -i libwvstreams4.4-extras_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
# sudo dpkg -i libuniconf4.4_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
# sudo dpkg -i wvdial_1.60.1_i386.deb

# exit
Istilah-istilah:
  • Cara buka terminal. Klik Application –> Accessories –> Terminal.
  • Biasanya saat di terminal ada kalanya membutuhkan password. Dan password yang anda ketikkan tidak akan kelihatan jadi teruskan saja ketikkan password anda. Kemudian tekan Enter dan kalau sukses maka perintah yang anda masukkan akan dieksekusi. Dan tidak meminta password lagi.
CARA #1
  1. Sebelum install cabut semua usb device di komputer Anda kecuali mouse. :D
  2. Setelah itu, colok modem Airflash/apapun modem anda ke komputer. Tunggu sampai muncul drive baru seperti biasa ketika kita colok USB Flash Drive.
  3. Kemudian klik kanan drive baru tersebut klik EJECT bukan yg lain.
  4. Buka terminal dan ketikkan perintah berikut lsusb
  5. Maka akan muncul beberapa baris kalimat seperti ini :
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 21f5:2008
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0ac8:3343 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Sirius USB 2.0 Camera
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  6. Perhatikan yang saya bold. 21f5 = id vendor sedangkan 2008 adalah id produk. Kalau modem Anda tipe lain, biasanya seperti id vendor dan id productnya akan berbeda.Untuk mengenali id vendor modem biasanya sih tidak ada embel apa-apa lagi di belakangnya. Atau kalaupun ada embel2 lagi biasanya qualcomm, dll dari perusahaan telekomunikasi.
  7. Masih di terminal dan ketikkan kode berikut gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/99-evdo-modem.rules
  8. Akan terbuka seperti notepad setelah itu copy dan paste kode berikut SYSFS{idVendor}==”21f5”, SYSFS{idProduct}==”2008″, RUN+=”/usr/bin/eject %k kemudian save.Note: Pada {id vendor} dan {id product} sesuai modem Anda.
  9. Kemudian ketikkan perintah ini di terminal sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x21f5 product=0×2008
  10. Selanjutnya ketikkan dmesg
  11. Saya asumsikan Anda sudah menginstall wvdial, kalau belum maka Anda harus install wvdial dulu sebelum bisa melangkah ke step selanjutnya. Kalau sudah maka step ini bisa dilanjutkan. Ketikkan perintah sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf maka akan muncul seperti notepad dan selanjutnya tambahkan kode berikut ini (jangan hapus kode yg sudah ada disana) :
    [Dialer flexi]
    Auto DNS = on
    Init1 = ATZ
    Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    Stupid Mode = yes
    Modem Type = Analog Modem
    ISDN = 0
    New PPPD = yes
    Phone = #777
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
    Username = *******@free
    Password = ******
    Baud = 460800
    Dial Command = ATDT
    FlowControl = CRTSCTS
    Ask Password = 0
    Stupid Mode = 1
    Compuserve = 0
    Idle Seconds = 3600
  12. Sekarang jalankan perintah : sudo wvdial flexi
  13. Jika muncul tulisan berikut ini :
    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    –> Cannot get information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Idle Seconds = 3600, disabling automatic reconnect.
    –> Sending: ATDT#777
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATDT#777
    CONNECT
    –> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    –> Starting pppd at Sun Jan 3 15:19:52 2010
    –> Pid of pppd: 2054
    –> Using interface ppp0
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> local IP address 1**.1*.1**.2** –> ini mungkin berbeda
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> remote IP address 1*.1*.2*.* –> ini mungkin berbeda
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> primary DNS address 1**.1**.1**.1** –> ini mungkin berbeda
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`
    –> secondary DNS address 1**.1**.1**.1** –> ini mungkin berbeda
    –> pppd: ?u` @l`Itu berarti anda sudah terkoneksi ke internet. Dan masih di terminal tekan CTRL + Shift + T kemudian ketik perintah berikut : ping -s -t yahoo.com
  14. Untuk disconnect atau mematikan koneksi tersebut anda cukup tekan CTRL + C
Cara ini juga bisa digunakan pada modem usb lainnya.. :D
Semoga bermanfaat..

          Clicktailing & the Irish Export Cooperative   

Clicktailing The Irish Export Cooperative are proud to be a part of the Clicktailing programme run in conjunction with the NDRC (National Digital Research Centre), helping 20 companies to set up an online presence from scratch to launch in just 5 weeks. When they needed help, they asked a number of organisations including the Irish Export Cooperative and our own Chris Gordon for help with developing the Logistics and Shipping modules of this important programme. Applications for the programme are now closed, but here are some of the topics covered over the course of the few weeks. Workshop 1- Photography and styling May 8 – 10th  – Get product styling advice from professionals. – Learn photography techniques that you can do at home. – Work with the pro’s to understand why a good picture can sell a product. Workshop 2 – Design and development                   May 14 – Choose an e-commerce website design for your product – Work with designers to create a professional looking website Workshop 3 Transactions and Marketing                 May 21 – Get your merchant account – Learn about pricing, margins, cost of customer acquisition – Digital marketing how to drive traffic to your site – Online customer service Workshop 4 Logistics May 28 – Packaging, cost considerations, volume, weight and insurance. – Choices, pay per parcel, pay per load, part fulfillment. – Your policy and how to manage returns. Workshop 5 Launch your store       June 4 – Launch your online store – Learn to measure its success with analytics Showcase event – Date TBC We’ll have plenty more details of the course and will be releasing our experiences on working with these brave retailers for the time we are together. The Irish Export Cooperative would like to thank the NDRC with Mark and Fiona for pulling the programme together and making it easier for companies to get the assistance they need to get their shops off the ground!  

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          Uttarakhand PCS–UKPSC Recruitment 2016–138 Vacancies, PCS Exam 2016   
UKPSC Recruitment Notification for 138 Vacancies, PCS Exam 2016 New update by UKPSC and Good News for the applicants who are preparing for uttarakhand State civil Services exam/PCS Exam 2016, Uttarakhand State Public Service Commissioned- UKPSC published the recent update PCS notification on 8th October 2016 regarding the application form process of Uttarakhand PCS 2016, Combined State […]
          Reward Advisory Tool, l'application qui détermine les augmentations salariales possibles   
Reward Advisory Tool, l'application qui détermine les augmentations salariales possibles
             

Anchor Point

A look at North America's Most Westerly Highway Point, Anchor Point, Alaska. This video presents the history and attraction of Anchor Point and the Anchor Ri...


             

Visit Homer, Alaska!

Video highlighting all there is to do in Homer, Alaska www.homeralaska.org Video by Brian G. Smith Music by JoAnn & Monte.


             

A day on the Spit. Homer, Alaska

Take a trip to the Homer Spit in this slideshow. The Spit is a great place for kiteboarding, fishing, jogging, beach combing, and camping.


             

Confused About Taking Out A Mortgage? These Tips Can Help!

Everyone can use a hand when dealing with home mortgages. The entire process includes many details that make a huge difference in your payment amount. Use this information to get the most advantageous terms possible.

Prepare for a new home mortgage well in advance. Get your finances in order immediately. This means organizing documentation, getting debt under control and saving for a down payment and other initial costs. You run the risk of your mortgage getting denied if you don't have everything in order.

Don't borrow the maximum offered to you. The lender will inform you on how much you can borrow, but that does not mean this is the amount you should take out. Consider your lifestyle, the way your money is spent and the amount you can reasonably afford.

Prior to applying for the mortgage, try checking into your own credit report to make sure everything is correct. 2013 ushered in much tougher credit standards for home loans, so it is essential to have the highest credit score possible to get to the best rates and terms.

If your home is not worth as much as you owe, and you have tried to refinance to no avail, try again. HARP is allowing homeowners to refinance regardless of how bad their situation currently is. Lenders are more open to refinancing now so try again. If your lender does not want to work on this with you, look elsewhere.

Avoid spending lots of money before closing on the mortgage. Your lender may recheck your credit as a final step in your mortgage approval. Excessive spending may cause your loan to be disapproved. When your mortgage contract has been signed, then you can begin shopping for furnishings and other necessities.

Before you actually fill out a mortgage application, you should have all the required documents well in order. Many lenders require these documents. This includes your statements, the W2s, latest paycheck stubs and your income tax returns. By gathering these documents before visiting the lender, you can speed up the mortgage process.

Define your terms before you apply for the mortgage, not only will this help show your lender you are equipped to handle the mortgage, but also for your own budget. This means that you have to put a limit in place for your monthly payments, on the basis of your current budget, not just the house you desire. No matter how good the home you chose is, if you cannot afford it, you are bound to get into financial trouble.

When purchasing a home, you need to know the details of home mortgages. Being aware of the details will be a safeguard against being taken advantage of. Pay close attention to the fine print and be sure to apply the advice in this piece to have the best possible loan experience.

             

Guided Fishing Halibut Salmon Rock Fish On Kachemak Bay | Central Charters & Tours | Homer, Alaska

To find out more about our guided fishing tours for Halibut, Salmon, Rock Fish & more, located on the Homer Spit in Homer Alaska, visit our pages at: Double ...


             

Quiet ocean in Homer, Alaska on March 2nd, 2013

Hiked down to the bluff from Alaska Adventure Cabins to enjoy the beach and the views. The tide was high so not a lot of opportunity to discover cool rocks o...


             

MICA Guides Hiking

Hiking on the Matanuska Glacier with MICA Guides.


          Walt Whitman: Singer of the Body Electric   
The fire, the sweet hell within,
The unknown want, the destiny of me.
— Walt Whitman
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“By the time he was 12 years old, an apprentice printer in Brooklyn, Walt had lived in about a dozen different houses, each one more cramped than the last. Of the eight Whitman children who survived infancy, one was a mental defective and three were psychic disasters; three were normal, and one became the chief celebrant of what William James called ‘the religion of healthy-mindedness,’” wrote Justin Kaplan in Walt Whitman: A Life.
“Walt’s father … owned a copy of The Ruins, a celebrated attack on Christianity and supernaturalism by the French savant Count Constantin de Volney. Like others who grew up on such literature, Walt believed that a long, dark tyranny over man’s mind and body was at last coming to an end; the Children of Adam would be able to walk in their parents’ garden. Leaves of Grass borrowed the insurgent and questioning spirit of these mentors along with literal quotations from their writings.”
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“Words, when he acquired language, became life itself, links to the external world and to his unconscious,” Kaplan wrote, quoting Whitman: “ ‘A perfect writer would make words sing, dance, kiss, do the male and female act, bear children, weep, bleed, rage, stab, steal, fire cannon, steer ships, sack cities, charge with cavalry or infantry, or do any thing that man or woman or the natural powers can do.’ Words were instruments of command and of relationship to a world waiting to be named for the first time.”
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Whitman had the dubious benefit of a “…thrifty and national scheme of education devised by an English Quaker, Joseph Lancaster,” Kaplan noted. “Assisted by hierarchies of student monitors, one teacher was able to distribute rote learning, together with fundamental social values and strict notions of the good and the useful, to 200 and more pupils.
“Sometimes he invoked muscular Christianity and resorted to the birch rod, the cowhide strap and, in Whitman’s words, ‘other ingenious methods of child torture,’ mental as well as physical. He demanded unison, unquestioning obedience to regulations, undivided attention and a physical discipline that dictated the precise way to hold and close a book during recitations and the position of hands when students stood at parade rest.
“The Lancaster method was designed to separate children from their ignorance as cleanly and impersonally as Eli Whitney’s cotton gin separated fibers from seeds. It proved to be stupefying even for pupils less jealous of their emotional freedom than Walt.”
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Whitman said that the first time he wanted to write anything was “…when I saw a ship under full sail, and had the desire to describe it exactly as it seemed to me.”
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Whitman loved swimming with other young men, nude in the fashion of the 19th century, their bodies electric.

Poise on the hips, leaping, reclining, embracing, arm-curving and tightening,
The continual changes of the flex of the mouth, and around the eyes,
The skin, the sun-burnt shade, freckles, hair,
The curious sympathy one feels, when feeling with the hand the naked meat of the body,
The circling rivers, the breath, and breathing it in and out…

“The young men ran dancing and laughing along the sand, bathed in the surf, fished, dug clams, speared messes of fat, sweet-meated eel,” wrote biographer Kaplan. “He loved swimming, of a passive sort — ‘I was a first-rate aquatic loafer,’ he recalled. ‘I possessed almost unlimited capacity for floating on my back.’ Cradled, rocked and drowsing, his body rolling ‘silently to and fro in the heave of the water,’ he lay suspended between the depths and the light, between the unconscious and the world of necessity.”
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As a young man, Whitman wrote a bad didactic novel about the evils of drink, and edited a newspaper attacking Catholics and the Irish. For solutions, like other Americans, he looked West.
“Continentalism and Union were to shape Whitman’s poetic vision (‘I am large. I contain multitudes’),” Kaplan wrote. “ ‘California’s shores’ were not only the western boundaries of the Union — they were the boundaries of the found and the ‘yet unfound,’ the measure of his psychic growth. (‘Eastward I go only by force,’ Thoreau said, ‘but westward I go free.’)”
Unfortunately, Whitman’s enthusiasm for freedom only went so far. While sympathetic to the plight of individual black people, Whitman regarded their race as unfit for freedom and decried the “ranting” and “abominable fanaticism” of the abolitionists.
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“Sylvester Graham, temperance reformer, physiological guru and eponym of the delicious cracker, joined in the battle against dyspepsia, or indigestion, a malady of epidemic proportions for Americans,” wrote Kaplan. “The “Peristaltic Persuader,” as he was called, favored internal and external applications of cold water and repasts of boiled vegetables and bread made from unsifted whole-wheat flour. Alcohol, tea, coffee and red meat were proscribed, on the grounds that they stimulated the lower nature.
“In a celebrated lecture on chastity, Graham argued that there had to be something amiss with any organ that sent priority messages to the brain — an erect penis was no more wholesome than a bloated stomach or an infected finger. According to him and other popular theorists of the day, the seminal loss for a man in one act of sexual intercourse was the equivalent of 40 ounces of blood, a fifth of the body’s supply. This appalling figure was a warning against sexual overindulgence — meaning more than once a month — could cause tuberculosis, convulsions, indigestion and even imbecilism; sex — especially masturbation — withered the thinking organs of men, just as thinking withered the reproductive organs of women. Sex was a major disorder, even a catastrophe; it was a wonder the species had lasted as long as it had.”
And then came Whitman. “By 1855, when Whitman presented himself coatless and bare-necked, his pelvis thrust forward, in his Leaves of Glass frontispiece, men of fashion were dressed from head to toe like black tubes,” Kaplan wrote. “No other poet of his century wrote about the body with such explicitness and joy, anatomizing it at rest and cataloguing its parts, celebrating it as an instrument of love:

“Without shame the man I like knows and avows the deliciousness of his sex,
“Without shame the woman I like knows and avows hers.

“No other poet of his century paid such a continuing high price for his boldness, ostracism, ostentatious neglect, ridicule, censorship, suppression.”
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“…Whitman saw few encouraging signs in 1850. Democratic hope was at an ebb tide. Two years earlier, the overthrow of Louis Phillipe in France had touched off a wave of revolutions all over Europe. Americans rejoiced in the expectation that soon no throne would be left standing anywhere.

“‘God, ‘twas delicious,’ Whitman wrote,
‘That brief, tight, glorious grip
‘Upon the throats of kings.

“But the forces of liberal nationalism — Emerson’s ‘party of the Future,’ ‘the Movement’ — were crushed with appalling ferocity. The revolutionaries of 1848 died on the battlefields, at the barricades and before firing squads, or they fled into exile. Karl Marx spent the rest of his life in London writing Das Kapital in the reading room of the British Museum. Mazzini and Carl Schurz also took shelter in London; Giuseppe Garibaldi dipped candles on Staten Island. Whitman was to see the Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth riding up Broadway. Reaction, repression and militarism prevailed once again.”
And then came the Civil War.
---
Whitman poured his love of young men onto the emotional desert of war, soothing its victims at great cost to himself.
“(H)e dedicated all his resources of physical and emotional strength into service to wounded soldiers, the maimed, the sick and the dying, for well nigh three years — until his strength broke down and he was prostrated for six months, probably the start of his later paralysis,” wrote A.L. Rowse in Homosexuals in History.
“He did an extraordinary job as a nurse-missionary-almoner all on his own; the doctors said that his services in the Washington war-hospitals and camps were more valuable than their own. Today he would be described as a psychotherapist; he was healer, father-confessor, dispenser of consolation and gifts he collected for the men. But his outpouring of love was the most important. A good lady-worker told him that the men were unresponsive. Little did she know: with limbs shattered, sick or dying, they longed to be kissed. Here was one young wounded New Yorker among thousands. ‘He behaved very manly and affectionate. The kiss I gave him as I was about leaving he returned fourfold. I had several such interviews with him. He died just after the one described.
“One cannot go into all that Walt did for these men, writing their letters, always bringing presents, spending all he could collect on them to keep their spirits going, consoling, hearing their prayers, taking their last messages.”
---
Neil McKenna, in his The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, reported that in his trip to America in 1882, “Oscar desperately wanted to meet Walt Whitman, whom he and many others considered to be America’s living poet… Whitman’s poetry spoke of the potency of friendship and love between men, particularly between working-class men, and positively oozed homoeroticism. Indeed, the Calamus section of Whitman’s great poetic cycle Leaves of Grass was so intensely homoerotic that it gave rise to the short-lived term ‘calamite’ to denote a man who loved men.”
They spent hours together, drinking elderberry wine. “One of the first things I said was that I should call him ‘Oscar,’” Whitman reported. “‘I like that so much,’ he answered, laying his hand on my knee. He seemed to me like a great big, splendid boy. He is so frank, and outspoken, and manly. I don’t see why such mocking things are written of him.”
And Wilde’s reaction? David Friedman wrote that, “A Philadelphian joked that it must have been hard for Wilde to swallow the homemade wine Whitman had offered. For once Wilde rejected an invitation to snobbery. ‘If it had been vinegar, I should have drunk it all the same,’ he said. ‘I have an admiration for that man which I can hardly express.’”
---
Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father, was present when Whitman met Henry David Thoreau in 1856.
“Observing the edgy traffic between them, Alcott was reminded of ‘two beasts, each wondering what the other would do, whether to snap or run,”” Kaplan noted.
“He decided that either Henry was afraid Walt would steal his woods or Walt had recognized that for once he had met his match in Henry, ‘a sagacity potent, penetrating and peerless as his own,; an ego as unbiddable, an eye as hawklike. (Emerson surmised that perhaps Henry’s ‘fancy for Walt Whitman grew out of his taste for wild nature, for an otter, a woodchuck or a loon.’)… Each had his own vector of self-willed resistance to a trade- and conformity-minded society.”
Thoreau became an evangelical booster of Leaves of Grass.
---
Ralph Waldo Emerson urged Whitman to cut some of the more physically vivid passages from the expanding editions of Leaves of Grass. No more “love-flesh swelling and deliciously aching” or “limitless limpid jets of loves hot and enormous.” And please no more references to…

…The young man that wakes, deep at night, the hot hand seeking to repress what would master him;        
The mystic amorous night — the strange half-welcome pangs, visions, sweats,        
The pulse pounding through palms and trembling encircling fingers — the young man all color’d, red, ashamed, angry;

Whitman asked Emerson if the book would be as good without such passages. Emerson paused, then replied, “I did not say as good a book. I said a good book.”
Years later, Whitman said, “Expurgation is apology — yes, surrender — yes, an admission that something or other was wrong. Emerson said expurgate — I said no, no... I have not lived to regret my Emerson no.”
---
Whitman’s optimism was hard-pressed during the Civil War. In a single year, 1864, Whitman’s brother George became a prisoner of war and Whitman had his violent brother Jesse committed to the Kings County Lunatic Asylum. His alcoholic, widowed sister-in-law Nancy became a prostitute and gave birth to a son who was run over and killed by a brewery wagon in 1868. And Whitman’s nursing of all those shattered and dying soldiers he loved finally brought him to the verge of physical and mental collapse.
Yet, faced with calamity, Whitman determined “…to be self-balanced for contingencies,
“To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.”
---
Kaplan wrote: “Somehow I seem’d to get identity with each and every thing around me, in its condition,” (Whitman) said at Timber Creek. “Nature was naked, and I was also.” Earth rocks, trees and small living beings were lessons in imperturbability, concreteness and strength. “Being” was superior to “the human trait of mere seeming,” The human habit of “persistent strayings and sickly abstractions.”
---
Ironically, while Whitman could identify with small living beings, apparently he couldn’t do so with large ones who happened to be black.
Although opposed to slavery, Whitman remained a racist. Watching five black regiments of Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s army march in review, Whitman remarked, “It looked funny to see the president standing with his hat off to them just the same as the rest.”
---
The following is from a Bill Moyers essay: “American democracy grew a soul, as it were -- given voice by one of our greatest poets, Walt Whitman, with his all-inclusive embrace in Song of Myself:

“Whoever degrades another degrades me,
and whatever is done or said returns at last to me...
I speak the pass-word primeval — I give the sign of democracy;
By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms...
(I am large -- I contain multitudes.)”

Author Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has vividly described Whitman seeing himself in whomever he met in America. As he wrote in I Sing the Body Electric:
“-- the horseman in his saddle,
Girls, mothers, house-keepers, in all their performances,
The group of laborers seated at noon-time with their open dinner-kettles and their wives waiting,
The female soothing a child — the farmer’s daughter in the garden or cow-yard,
The young fellow hoeing corn --”
…Whitman saw something else in the soul of the country: Americans at work, the laboring people whose toil and sweat built this nation.  Townsend contrasts his attitude with the way politicians and the media today — in their endless debates about wealth creation, capital gains reduction and high corporate taxes — seem to have forgotten working people. “But Whitman wouldn’t have forgotten them.” She writes, “He celebrates a nation where everyone is worthy, not where a few do well.”
---
I dream in my dream all the dreams of the other dreamers.
And I become the other dreamers….
Now in a moment I know what I am for, I awake.
— Walt Whitman

Whitman was apparently subject to kenshō, that spontaneous mental state described by Dumoulin as “… an insight into the identity of one’s own nature with all of reality in an eternal now, as a vision that removes all distinctions.”
“He had shared the experience of countless people, irreligious by common standards, who had flashes of illumination or ecstasy — even Caliban saw the clouds open and ‘cried to dream again,’” Whiteman biographer Justin Kaplan wrote. “These experiences have a remembered correlative or ‘trigger.’ With Whitman it was the sea, music, the grass, the green world of summer. The rhythm of these experiences is sexual and urgent — tumescence, climax, detumescence — but the ‘afterglow’ may last a lifetime, as it did with him, and he invited it an prolonged it through poetry; the poet was the shaman of modern society — a master of ‘the techniques of ecstasy.’"

          DISTRICT SALES MANAGER - JD Recruitment - England   
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文/温文馨语

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炫目

无法触及

拔出祸根

嘘唏喊痛者

会引来很多关注

还有创可贴

默默忍受者

纸巾按住出血点

继续埋头苦干

只因

路是自己选的

再苦也要走下去




          L-SPARK Opens Applications for fall 2015 Accelerator Session under L-SPARK Ignite Program™   

L-SPARK, the only Canadian Incubator and Accelerator that focuses exclusively on Enterprise SaaS and Cloud startups announced today the launch of their Accelerator applications for the Fall 2015 Cohort under the newly developed ‘L-SPARK Ignite Program™’.

(PRWeb June 25, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12812371.htm


          Quality Assurance Analyst - B2B Bank - Toronto, ON   
¿ Knowledge of FundServ, CANNEX, FATCA, CRS, Mutual Funds, Investment Loans, and Web Applications. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that applications...
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          Cafe Attendant - Pemberton Cafe - Concessions International, LLC - Atlanta, GA   
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          By: Ed La Touf   
I purchased a eeE PC 9000. i continuously have to reload the operating system. It usually happens after I have received an automatic update to my Flash Player (needed to get to my favorite application on Facebook). I called ASUS who provides maintenance, they said the hard drive is too small and no updates can be applied(kind of makes the machine unusable). when I contacted WOOT they sent an Email with lots of information, but the last two bullets were telling: "If you receive your item and it doesn't work, contact the manufacturer first. They made the junk. Let them deal with it. If they turn out to be total tools, contact service@woot.com and we'll grudgingly provide some further assistance. " "If you receive your item and decide you don't like it, take it to eBay or pawn it off on one of your so-called friends. We don't want it, either." I will never use WOOT again and if you do, your doing it at your own risk!
          Full Stack SW Engineer - Node.js - PoaTek IT Consulting - Porto Alegre, RS   
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          Mario Kart Wii   


Aqui les dejo un video de alguien que es profesional en el kart.
Se embicio xD
          3 New Condos beside the Islington Odeon just off the Queensway   
Located just west of what was the best back bacon sandwich....

On the South side of the Queensway, behind the 3 towers by Remington, there is new construction proposed. 

A formerly industrial area of Toronto is about to see an explosion of new residential density. A new proposal for two or three condo towers has been submitted for 2 St. Lawrence Avenue, located on a 3.22-acre site just north of the Gardiner between Kipling and Islington Avenues in Etobicoke. Overseen by Kooby Investments and designed by Kohn Partnership Architects, the application seeks to rezone the subject lands to allow for residential construction


Directly to the north of 2 St. Lawrence, a rezoning application was submitted in 2014 for the construction of a two-storey commercial building along the Queensway—to include a replacement Sobey's for the Kipling Queensway Mall location which will be lost to a Gardiner interchange expansion—with two residential towers of 22 and 27 storeys just to the south. Jumping to the east, the lands of the Cineplex Cinemas east of Dorchester Avenue have been granted permission to be severed, with a rezoning application submitted proposing four residential towers of 12, 12, 12, and 20 storeys along the Queensway frontage.



Do you know this place?   just west of the Odeon Theaters? 

What do you think?

Would you like to live there? Tell me why? 

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          It's 2016 Why do Real Estate Agents Still Exist?   
Being Online everything has UBERed many business's into extinction!

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The internet should be killing real estate agents!
National Association of Realtors, agents are as widely used as ever: 89 percent of buyers retained one in 2012, up from 69 percent in 2001. It's the same on the seller side, where only 9 percent sold a home without an agent, down from a high of 20 percent in 1987.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/08/22/why-do-real-estate-agents-still-exist/
Ontario has 42,000 registered agents 

So what's different?

Buyers are International.
Showings are via Virtual Technology with Matterport 3D Tours. Buyers can pre inspect from the comfort of their computers. This reduces stress for you in showings. 

Financing is more complicated
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Home Sellers Insurance
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Whether they are the painters, landscapers, electricians, flooring contractors, appraisers, home inspectors, bankers, mortgage brokers or lenders; at some point I have used them and found them better than gambling on Craigslist for short notice services required.

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Used by Insurance Companies they provide a HISTORY of claims for flood etc.

Real Estate is a local 
I can display for you homes that have sold in proximity to the neighbourhood you want; design a canvass plan just for your search and Flyer / door knock the streets that you would like to live. VIMO applications for reports. 

Using Social Media and my personal network of professional realtors we can reach out to those that are active in local communities and search out pocket listings and coming soon.

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          An American in Amaracchiacity   

Amaracchia da ragazzina studiava musica, un corso di clarinetto e uno di solfeggio, e nei pomeriggi dopo scuola si armava di valigetta, sottraeva 500 lire dal portaspiccioli dei nonni in piena pennica pomeridiana, attraversava la strada, comprava una chewing gum rosa sintetico e attendeva l'ora di lezione giornaliera.
Chiaramente nel periodo di crisi mistica l'impressionabile Amaracchia si convinse che le sciagure del mondo erano dovute a quei pochi spiccioli sottratti al nonno, ma questa è un'altra storia, quasi totalmente superata.

Del corso di Solfeggio Amaracchia ricorda poco, a parte un libro giallognolo con la copertina verde acqua tutto interamente evidenziato con un bel giallo intenso, una bruttura estetica talmente evidente che ancora oggi resiste una idiosincrasia leggendaria per gli evidenziatori.
In realtà ricorda anche che era noioso da morire, che si sentiva idiota a far svolazzare le mani e che una volta capito il funzionamento non era poi così difficile coordinarsi, mentre il suo compagno di banco insisteva con prenderla a ceffoni facendo finta di sbagliare.

Il clarinetto, invece, era la sua croce e delizia.
Faceva figo per una ragazzina di dodici anni avere un clarinetto di ebano e saperlo suonare senza troppi fischi, solo che vedersi allo specchio mentre si esercitava le faceva venire l'ansia e la pelle paonazza e questo non era bene in quella fase della vita.
Ciononostante Amaracchia ignorò il secondo problema e continuò imperterrita.

Quello che la mente volitiva Amaracchiesca ancora non riesce a sotterrare sotto altri ricordi della giovinezza è la figura del suo maestro di clarinetto, un baldo 30enne idolatrato dall'intera popolazione femminile della scuola media, sempre impeccabile nei suoi capelli mossi col ciuffo, magro, alto, col nasone e esibizionista.

Improvvisava leggii costruendo grattacieli di sedie e banchi, assestava il libro con gli spartiti degli esercizi e teneva il tempo schioccando le dita mentre correva e si agitava per l'aula; quando era di ottimo umore lasciava suonare le scale agli allievi e, ignorando le stonature straccianervi, ricamava il suono col suo clarinetto costosissimo.
Per spiegare un suono o un effetto ricorreva sempre a George Gershwin, era la chiave di tutto secondo lui, ma per pecoroni di dodici anni era come assistere ad un seminario sui sistemi dinamici e la teoria del Caos, follia allo stato puro.

Aveva la chiara tendenza a fare bella mostra di sé: ripeteva fino alla nausea l'attacco di Rhapsody in blue, sempre ai suddetti pecoroni di dodici anni, che erano sì rapiti da quel suono deformato e tondo, ma, ammettiamolo, non era granché corretto.
Diciamo che gli piaceva vincere facile.

Ogni fine anno c'era un saggio in cui si cantava e si suonava e a parte i cori, gli strumentisti si esibivano in assoli portentosi.
Lui, il baldo maestro, assegno alla sua classe Gershwin, naturalmente, e Nino Rota, il secondo suo pilastro di vita.
Preparò spartiti scritti a mano per i suoi cinque clarinettisti, tra cui una Amaracchia persino solista in"An American in Paris", un estratto da "Il Padrino" in cui Amaracchia si esibiva in una sessione di bassi portentosi e un accenno di "Rhapsody in blue" in cui si era preso lui stesso l'incarico dell'intro.

Inutile dire che rispetto a Brilla brilla mia Stellina o Il ballo del Qua Qua si faceva un gran figurone solo a pronunciare il nome del gruppo di clarinettisti: pionieri della musica di qualità, mai venduti al sistema infantile come fu per oboisti e trombettisti, radical chic fin nel midollo.

E faceva nulla se poi Gershwin e Rota ne venissero fuori straziati a fine saggio, sarebbe stata una scelta politica del gruppo e del suo maestro.

Caso volle che l'Amaracchia ribelle non preparò affatto il suo pezzo da solista, perché era giovane e un po' rincoglionita probabilmente, e al saggio si accontentò della poderosa sezione di bassi illudendosi che fosse sufficiente per il proprio ego, e lo è stato anche per parecchi anni.
Ma poi, caro Maestro, Amaracchia l'ha ricercata tra i profili facebook e l'ha ritrovata, sempre col suo ciuffo invidiabile, il suo nasone, impeccabile nella sua giacca e camicia nera, con la barba di un giorno ben visibile, un tuffo al cuore e anni di convinzioni son volate via.
Amaracchia fece male, malissimo ad accontentarsi all'epoca, avrebbe vissuto i suoi dieci minuti di esibizione sentendosi Gershwin in persona, un Gershwin dalla mise orribile, certo, ma pur sempre un talento, e forse un giorno avrebbe raccontato in questo blog il trionfo e i fiori sul palco, gli applausi vigorosi e l'ovazione sua,oh maestro, che in questo blog si sarebbe trasformata in quella di mille jazzisti, senza il minimo pudore.

Ma ahimè, la giovane e ignara Amaracchia scelse di accontentarsi, errore madornale mai più ripetuto, ma se fosse possibile riparare sarebbe un sogno.
Ancora lei, il suo clarinetto e il pubblico distratto, e lo spartito scritto a mano.

Quando vuole, Maestro.
Con commozione,

Amaracchia



          Amaracchia always has a plan   
Amaracchia e Montagna d'Uomo hanno un forte terreno di scontro, [anzi due ma uno di questi non vale perché non è bene criticare Amaracchia] e riguarda l'inesistente senso del ritmo di MdU.

MdU è un omaccione vitale e spiritoso, il tipo d'uomo che seppur costretto alla cravatta, non rinuncerebbe mai alle adidas vintage ai piedi, pagate rigorosamente meno di venti euro nell' amato outlet di AmaracchiaCity; egli ripete ad Amaracchia ossessivamente, da che i due si conoscono, che in un mondo perfetto avrebbe fatto il batterista o, nella peggiore delle ipotesi, il chitarrista rock.

L'Amaracchia boccalona lì per lì ci cascò, compiacendosi di aver trovato un palese squilibrato mentale, ma nel senso più piacevole del termine; lei del resto sapeva, in cuor suo, di essere una rocker, e cosa è una rocker senza un buon batterista?
Solo che, col passare del tempo, MdU ogniqualvolta si presentava classicone rock alla radio o nella loro selezione musicale, partiva con l'Air Drum, uno dei più imbarazzanti Air Drum della storia dei finti rocker.

In pratica MdU incrocia i polsi, li sovrappone fingendo di avere due bacchette in mano e comincia a muovere su e giù le mani in tempi diametralmente opposti e scombinati, corrucciando le labbra e chiudendo gli occhi, solo che più che un batterista rock sexy sembrava una sorta di Lorella Cuccarini in La notte vola, molto più alta e con molti più peli. La prima volta Amaracchia pensò che lo facesse solo per farla ridere e si sganasciò insieme a lui, la seconda volta rise di gusto, la terza sorrise, la quarta volta sorriso mesto e così via fino a quando sbottò:"Tu non hai senso del ritmo".

Apriti cielo.

"Tu non capisci niente, io non solo ho senso del ritmo, ma sarei anche un bravo batterista", al che ad Amaracchia venne in mente quella volta che volle far vedere le sue doti da ballerino classico e lasciò che fosse la sua mente a confermare la tesi sostenuta.

La mancanza del ritmo di MdU si è manifestata poi sempre più prepotentemente: nei concerti si muove in controtempo, mentre guida e ascolta la radio muove la testa talmente a casaccio che accentua la naturale tendenza di Amaracchia alla chinetosi, nei balli lenti non sa nemmeno in che verso dondolarsi (con grande gioia della principessa del ritmo che odia certe manifestazioni sociali, c'è da dirlo).

Ma Amaracchia ha sempre un piano losco e fallimentare da mettere in atto: l'acquisto di chitarra a soli trentanove euro e novanta da LIDL (leggi chitarra di cartone), per educare MdU almeno a battere il tempo sul retro della suddetta, non è riuscito e in attesa di altri strumenti musicali cartonati da strapazzare potrà sempre far finta che MdU sia un grande jazzista d'avanguardia, the King of syncope, per gli amici Ersincopato.

Per la parte alla batteria di In the air tonight c'è sempre tempo.


          ...   

          She's a maniac, maniac, i sure know   
Amaracchia scrive:
prendi mucca rosa!!!!
daidaiiiiiiiii
dal mio wall di fb
Porzione scrive:
?
e tu eri quella che diceva peste e corna di Facebook
sei la peggiore invasata di fb che io conosca
Amaracchia scrive:
ma è una mucca rosaaaaaaaaa!
Rosa, capisci?

Dopo pochi minuti.

Porzione scrive:
sembra una mucca coll'insolazione
Amaracchia scrive:
poi io sarei io l'invasata
sei andato subito a prendertela
Porzione scrive:
una vacca è pur sempre una vacca

Amaracchia ha un pessimo rapporto con le dipendenze, i giochini inutili e i rimproveri sacrosanti.



          Heal Amaracchia, make her a better clarinettist   
Disadattata lo è stata fin dai tempi dell'asilo, ma alle medie si è un po' tutti nella propria versione peggiore, soprattutto quando le hai frequentate nei primi anni novanta e portavi i pantacollant e i ciclisti.
Rimuginando sui ricordi che la morte di Michael Jackson le ha portato a galla, Amaracchia si è rivista prima minuscola coi codini che piagnucolava sculettando ogni volta che passava il video di Thriller, perchè gli occhi giallastri degli zombie nn se li è mai dimenticati; poi un po' più grandicella con la coda di cavallo e l'elastico coi pallini di plastica che si rivedeva Ritorno al futuro e riconosceva il refrain di Beat it muovendosi in un moonwalk maccheronico e zoppo.

Il flash peggiore, però, le è venuto alla mente più tardi, quando le han rifatto sentire Heal the world, ennesima canzone buonista-pacifista-qualunquista del Jacko che le aveva rapito il cuore della sua giovane età; ma il dettaglio più inquietante è sicuramente la violenza che Amaracchia, tuttora, associa a suddetta canzone.

Era il tempo dei cori scolastici e delle lotte intestine delle insegnanti di educazione musicale, che a colpi di brani e armonizzazioni si contendevano la serata finale della festa di fine anno.
E mentre il coro della fazione Amaracchiesca, guidato dalla famigerata professoressa V come veletta, ferma agli anni 50 e alle sottane di acrilico, cantava brani medievali e salmi opportunamente riarrangiati con soffocanti maglioni bianchi, la fazione rivale della professoressa Ossigenata proponeva Heal the world con un mega coro ricavato da due trienni.
Amaracchia umiliata dalla scelta penalizzante avrebbe fatto carte false per diventare la solista del megacoro, ma lo fece solo nella sua testa, perchè cantare in pubblico le faceva tremare la voce e Jacko cantato da una pecora non faceva una gran figura.

E fu così che, per ironia della sorte, Amaracchia non solo non divenne la solista infiltrata nel megacoro, ma fu presa come clarinettista nel complessino di nerd che suonava di sottofondo.

L'odio che provò nella serata finale mentre soffiava e sputazzava nel suo clarinetto non fu mai più raggiunto, ed ancora oggi quando Heal the world risuona sente ancora l'istinto di strappare i capelli della solista Giulia, bruna e spigliata, che però steccò l'iperacuto proprio nella serata clou.
E Amaracchia a quella stecca rise, rise tantissimo e spernacchiò nel clarinetto per tutto il resto della esibizione: più che un clarinetto, un vibracall.


          MoonWalk   


Amaracchia non è mai stata brava nel moonwalk, e da domani sarà un po' più vecchia.
          I'll be there waiting for you   

          Trusted Application API (Skype for Business) – Messaging and Webhook (Callback)   
In this post, I describe the peer to peer instant messaging with new Trusted Application API (the server-side api of "Skype for Business Online"), and explain how to handle the incoming webhook callback.
          Divertitevi e strafocatevi   

          TvStalker Client for Ubuntu (Desktop and Mobile)   
I've playing these last days with a QML Application that i'm doing for the Ubuntu App Showdown Contest, the idea is to do an application where you can track all your Tv Shows, find out when a new episode is released, check out the airdates calendar of each Tv Show, discover new recommended shows, share tv shows with your friends, and get recommendations from them, and a lot of cool stuff!!
I've a semi-working web backend for this, and i've been moving forward with the UI for the desktop/mobile client.

Now the UI/UX is "complete" (at least i decide to change anything), this is a video of how it looks like:




Now it's time to keep working in the backend!!! (I've 2 more apps to implement for the contest after this one :D)
          Trusted Application API (Skype for Business) – Authentication and Online Meetings   
Here I show you what is and how to use the Trusted Application API in Skype for Business development platform with HTTP Flow and simple programming samples. (In this post, we focus on the authentication and handling the ad-hoc meetings.)
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          Decision support framework for assessing alternative mountain pine beetle management strategies on sustainable forest management. 2008. Chan-McLeod, A.C.; Vernier, P.; Mitchell, S.J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2008-18. 20 p.   
We developed a decision support framework that facilitates the assessment of alternative mountain pine beetle (MPB) management strategies on wildlife and other sustainable management indicators. Specifically, the framework permits the evaluation of ecological trade-offs (i.e., the probability of occurrence of bird species; landscape composition and configuration; wildlife habitat supply) under alternative salvage logging strategies. An additional function of the framework is to identify areas of uncertainty where data gaps continue to limit decision-making. We demonstrated the application of the decision support framework by evaluating the consequences of five specific salvage harvesting strategies in a case study of a forest landscape in northeastern British Columbia. The five strategies included: 1) a baseline scenario based on current management practices in MPB-affected landscapes; 2) a scenario for salvage-logging-only stands with high pine composition; 3) a scenario for salvage logging stands that included minimal pine; 4) a low retention scenario where relatively few trees are retained within large cutblocks; and 5) a high retention scenario where more trees are retained in large cutblocks than currently practiced. In our case study, we used a subset of the components identified in the conceptual framework since many parameters (e.g., stand-level attributes) were not widely available and could not be scaled up to the case study landscape. The components were for: 1) simulating infestation, salvage logging and forest succession, 2) tracking landscape-level changes in avian probability of occurrence and supply of broad habitat types, and 3) facilitating scenario analysis and decision-making. We identified some broad patterns in species responses over time and helped to identify areas of uncertainty that are the result of model limitations and data gaps. In our case study, avian response was dictated more by the bird species' natural history traits than by differences between management regimes. However, eligibility criterion for salvage logging (i.e., the amount of pine in the stand) was generally more important than the stand retention levels used in our simulations in governing post-harvesting avian response.
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          Meet the Cast of Dancing With the Stars All-Stars   

Explore Talent releases a new article today about ABC's reveal of the cast of "Meet the Cast of Dancing With the Stars All-Stars!"

(PRWeb July 29, 2012)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/modelforhollister/biggestloserapplication/prweb9744472.htm


          Sandvine’s Application Provider Ecosystem Connects Apps With CSPs To Rapidly Enable Application-Specific Plans And Services   
Waterloo, ON; May 16, 2017 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today revealed details of its Application Provider Ecosystem designed to connect leading applications and content providers with Sandvine’s communications service provider (CSP) customers.
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          Tent City Has No Suburbs (and a video report)   
From the Daily Bulletin:

Dusty, vacant campsites surrounded the city's secured homeless site Thursday, the day after police and code enforcement officers passed out dozens of warning tickets for "trespassing on public property."

In late April, MobLogic.TV produced this video report on Ontario.


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Tem um negócio que tem chamado a minha atenção que é um road show que Mark Scandrette, Tony Jones e Doug Pagitt estão fazendo nos Estados Unidos, o Church Basement Roadshow, é uma idéia bem interessante que já vi com Rob Bell e Brian McLaren, eles preparam uma apresentação, com show, artes, mensagem e saem em várias cidades em apresentação. Mark, eu conheci pessoalmente, Doug, eu tenho acompanhado por alguns livros que ele já escreveu e por sua igrej: Solomon Porch e o Tony eu já sabia de seu trabalho no Emergent Village e agora estou lendo um livro muito bom dele, inclusive, neste livro, vemos que a Emergent Village criou um tipo de trilogia "A living way" com os últimos livros publicados pelo trio, o "Soul Grafitti" de Scandrette (muito bom), "The New Christians" de Jones (também estou gostando) e "A Christianity Worth Believing" (recém lançado) de Pagitt.
Pelo que eu já vi da capacidade artística do Mark Scandrette, imagino que a apresentação deve ser realmente fantástica, se estivesse lá, com certeza daria um jeito de assistir. Cada um deles criou um personagem como os pregadores itinerantes do começo do século e fizeram alguns posts em seus blogs encarnados nos personagens, é muito legal ver um trabalho tão bom que mostra tanto humor sem perder o sentido de missão.

Lógico que eles estao promovendo seus livros durante a viagem, semana passada (queria ter postado estas coisas faz tempo!) passei assistindo aos vídeos promocionais do livro "The New Christians", Jones conta no livro a história do caminhoneiro Frank, um ex-pastor que virou caminhoneiro e que também foi excomungado de uma livraria evangélica que ele frequentava. Tony Jones criou 6 vídeos de uns 10 minutos contando alguns passeios feitos com o caminhoneiro Frank ilustrando a realidade da igreja americana, vale muito a pena ver, aqui está o primeiro vídeo:

Veja os demais: segundo, terceiro, quarto, quinto e o último, os cenários das viagens são belíssimos e as conversas muito interessantes, recomendo.
Gostei também dos vídeos que o Doug Pagitt criou para promover Christianity Worth Believeing, ele não parece ter criado uma série como o Tony Jones fez, mas fez um trabalho também muito interessante:

Este é o segundo, o primeiro e o último
Assista todos!
          A Marcha no CQC   
É difíficl fazer perguntas em uma marcha como esta, você tem que ver!



Soube pelo Fábio Davidson que postou o vídeo no Confraria Ekklesial

Falando nisso, gostei de uma reflexão do Alexandre Seloti, Troquei a Marcha pela Parada
          David Pierce no CheckList - Sábado!   
Como falei ontem, David Pierce começou um blog tour hoje com uma entrevista super interessante no TallSkinnyKiwi, fui muito honrado em receber esse tour organizado por seu filho Aaron Pierce, então ele estará aqui, nesse blog, no próximo sábado, dia 31.
Não custa repetir que David tem um tremendo trabalho no Steiger International e com a banda No Longer Music.
Eles já estiveram em diversos países, inclusive países em que o testemunho cristão é pequeno e severamente perseguido. Este ano, eles se apresentarão na Polônia, Líbano, Turquia, Croácia, Finlândia e Islândia.
Veja mais um vídeo deles abaixo:

Fique à vontade em já deixar suas perguntas e passe aqui no sábado para participar com ele nos comentários.
          David Pierce no CheckList!   
David Pierce está realizando um blog tour e meu blog foi escolhido para uma visita dele no próximo sábado, dia 31.
David Pierce é diretor do Steiger International e da banda No Longer Music, pude vê-los há uns 4 anos atrás (nossa, como o tempo passa rápido!) lá no Projeto 242 em uma senhora apresentação.
Se você não tem idéia do que eles fazem, o video abaixo pode te ajudar

Amanhã eu vou saber melhor o que o David Pierce vai fazer por aqui, pois ele estréia a tourné no TallSkinniKiwi. Aí volto para lhe explicar melhor o que vai rolar e um pouco mais de David Pierce.
Prepare suas perguntas!
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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – With the current water system infrastructure in need of an overhaul, the Williamson City Council approved a motion for Region II to proceed with an application for a $1.5 million Small Cities Block Grant to be used for the Williamson Water Project. A public meeting was held last Thursday in Council Chambers […]
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1.      Application Letter
is a business letter or aletter that serves to apply for a job at a company or an institution. Application Letterseringpula referred to as CV or CurricullumVitae or Job Application Letter. Usually aCV is sent along with a job application or resume to be delivered to the company in question.
2.      Inquiry Letter
is what we send to a person or a company when we need more information about a product or service offered by that person or company. These letters are often written in response to an advertisement
3.      Definition of complaint letter
A letter written by a consumer to a manufacturer or retailer regarding a problem with a product or service. This type of letter is written usually with the expectation that corrective action will be taken.
4.      Purchase Latter
As per the life cycle of a product an enquiry about it does not always end in a sale. Once a customer likes a product it results in a sale but only through a verbal order or a written one. A Purchase Order is the document that initiates the purchase and helps close the sale. In today’s times of multiple companiesavailable for all products, there is some amount of trust in the customer and even a verbal confirmation of an order is acceptable. But most of the times it is only against some advance.


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Application Latter
Darwoto
Pandanrangkang, Kedungjambal, Tawangsari
Sukoharjo
Application Letter

PT. Astra Honda Motor
Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 57
Jakarta Barat, Indonesia, Kode Pos JKT 10000

3rd February 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am interested in a position of mechanic. I was graduated from Motorcycle Engineering of SMK Tunas Bangsa Tawangsari Sukoharjo. I am capable to assemble, repair, and maintain the motorcycle machine well. So, I write this letter to apply the position.
Because I love the products of Astra Honda Motor, especially motorcycle I want to apply the position of mechanic. Every time, I used motorcycle to help all my activities. So, I know all about motorcycle, Honda motorcycle. When I was at school, I was getting good achievement. I got first rank for six semesters. And, I have good score in job on training industry. Beside that, I can speak English and Japanese fluently.
I can do the job of machine motorcycle well. I hope I get the time for personal interview. I am ready to get interview anytime. I am really interested in this position and I hope you ask me to come to your company to get interview. You can contact me by phone. The number is 089878675645. Thank you very much for reading and understanding my application letter.


Sincerely,
Darwoto
Enclosure:
1.      Curriculum Vitae
2.      Certificates of School.
3.      Certificates of training.
4.      Copy of Personal Identity.
5.      SKCK
6.      3 Photos (4 x 6)



















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July 2, 2015
Mr.  Rodrigo Rivera
Personnel Director
Technote Corporation
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Boston, MA 02154
Dear Mr. Rivera:
May I ask a favor of you?  Randy del Rosario, a representative of the Leverage Company, recently told me of your success in managing Technote’s training program for the hardcore unemployed.  Our firm is presently planning such a program, and we would appreciate information about the mind-set section of your program.
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 Order Letter

      a letter of order is a document that confirms the details of a purchase of goods or services from one party to another. It usually includes more information about what you are ordering, like quantity, model number, or color, the payment terms, and the matter in which the products are to be shipped. When the recipient receives this letter, they will process the order and send the merchandise.
  • Order Letter Definition

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    Enterprise Unified Process

    Oleh:
    Adhy Suryo Wicaksono
    Bayu Akbar
    Fachri Adityo
    Fajar Hidayatullah




    Depok
    2013




    BAGIAN I
     


    Kata Pengantar



    Puji dan syukur kami panjatkan ke Hadirat Tuhan Yang Maha Esa, karena berkat limpahan Rahmat dan Karunia-Nya sehingga kami dapat menyusun buku ini dengan baik, serta tepat pada waktunya. Dalam buku ini kami akan membahas mengenai “ENTERPRISE UNIFIED PROCESS”
    Buku ini telah dibuat dengan berbagai observasi, pencarian materi dan beberapa bantuan dari berbagai pihak untuk membantu menyelesaikan buku ini. Oleh karena itu, kami mengucapkan terimak kasih kepada semua pihak yang telah membantu dalam penyusunan buku ini.
    Kami menyadari bahwa masih banyak kekurangan yang mendasar pada buku ini. Oleh karena itu kami mengundang pembaca untuk memberikan saran serta kritik yang dapat membangun kami. Kritik konstruktif dari pembaca sangat kami harapkan untuk penyempurnaan buku selanjutnya.
    Akhir kata semoga buku ini dapat memberikan manfaat terhadap kita semua.
       
    Daftar Isi 


    BAGIAN I
    Kata Pengantar
    Bab 1. Pendahuluan
           1.1   Latar Belakang
           1.2   Tujuan
           1.3   Ruang Lingkup
    Bagian II
    Bab 2. Konsep Enterprise Unified Process
           2.1    Pengertian Enterprise Unified Process
           2.2    Penurunan pada Enterprise Unified Process
           2.2.1 Pengertian Rational Unified Process
           2.2.2 Sejarah Rational Unified Process
           2.2.3 Keuntungan Rational Unified Process
    Bagian III
    Bab 3
           3.1    Fase-fase Enterprise Unified Process 
           3.1.1 Inception
           3.1.2 Elaboration
           3.1.3 Construction
           3.1.4 Transition
           3.1.5 Production
           3.1.6 Retirement
           3.2    Praktik-praktik Enterprise Unified Process
    Bagian IV
    Bab 4 Contoh kasus fase-fase Enterprise Unified Process SMS Gateway
           4.1    Inception
           4.2    Elaboration
           4.3    Construction
           4.4    Transition
           4.5    Production
           4.6    Retirement
    Bab 5 Penutup 
           5.1    Kesimpulan
    DAFTAR PUSTAKA
     

    BAB 1

    PENDAHULUAN


    1.1 Latar Belakang
     Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) adalah perpanjangan varian dari Rasional Unified Proses dan dikembangkan oleh Scott W. Ambler dan Larry Constantine pada tahun 2000, terakhir dikerjakan ulang pada tahun 2005 oleh Ambler, John Nalbone dan Michael Vizdos. EUP diperkenalkan untuk mengatasi beberapa kekurangan dari RUP, yaitu kurangnya dukungan sistem dan akhir penggunaan sistem software. Jadi dua fase dan beberapa disiplin ilmu baru ditambahkan ke RUP.


    1.2 Tujuan
    Tujuan pelaksanaan ini adalah untuk memberikan panduan pembelajaran bagaimana, EUP merupakan implementasikan dalam suatu pengembangan perangkat lunak


    1.3 Ruang Lingkup
    Pengembangan aplikasi intranet potal dilakukan menggunakan metodologi Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) dengan menggunakan perangkat lunak Rational Enterprise Suite. Perangkat bantu yang digunakan adlah Rational Requisite Pro untuk menemukan dan mendokumentasikan kebuuhan user terhadap aplikasi yang akan dikembangkan dan Rational Rose untuk melakukan pengembangan kerangka aplikasi
    Dalam implementasi akan dikembangkan aplikasi intranet protal untuk fullright indonesia sebagai model dan studi kasus dengan menggunakan RUP dalam proses pengembangan aplikasi, Adapu ruang lingkup pengembang Aplikasi intranet portal mencakup hal-hal sebagai :
    • Pengembangan spesifikasi dan moldul aplikasi antar muka (interface) yang menjadi penghubung antar pengguna dengan infrastruktur dan sumber daya yang dimiliki Fulbright Indonesia.
    • Pengembangan spesifikasi dan modul aplikasi perangkat bantu (tools) yang dapat diintegrasikan ke sistem seperti yang diperlukan oleh sistem.
    • Pengembangan spesifikasi database yang diperlukan oleh sistem.


    BAB 2 

    Konsep

    Enterprise Unified Process


    2.1 Pengertian Enterprise Unified Process
    Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) adalah perpanjangan varian dari Rasional Unified Proses dan dikembangkan oleh Scott W. Ambler dan Larry Constantine pada tahun 2000, terakhir dikerjakan ulang pada tahun 2005 oleh Ambler, John Nalbone dan Michael Vizdos.EUP diperkenalkan untuk mengatasi beberapa kekurangan dari RUP, yaitu kurangnya dukungan sistem dan akhir penggunaan sistem software. Jadi dua fase dan beberapa disiplin ilmu baru ditambahkan ke RUP. EUP melihat pengembangan perangkat lunak bukan sebagai kegiatan mandiri, tetapi tertanam dalam siklus hidup sistem (yang akan dibangun atau ditingkatkan atau diganti), Siklus hidup TI dari perusahaan dan organziation/bisnis adlah siklus hidup perusahaan itu sendiri. Ini berkaitan dengan pengembangan perangkat lunak dilihat dari sudut pandang pelanggan.
    2.2 Penurunan pada Enterprise Unified Process

    2.2.1 Pengertian Rational Unified Process
    Rational Unified Process (RUP) merupakan suatu metode rekayasa perangkat lunak yang dikembangkan dengan mengumpulkan berbagai best practises yang terdapat dalam industri pengembangan perangkat lunak. Ciri utama metode ini adalah menggunakan use-case driven dan pendekatan iteratif untuk siklus pengembangan perankat lunak. Gambar dibawah menunjukkan secara keseluruhan arsitektur yang dimiliki RUP. RUP menggunakan konsep object oriented, dengan aktifitas yang berfokus pada pengembangan model dengan menggunakan Unified Model Language (UML). Melalui gambar dibawah dapat dilihat bahwa RUP memiliki, yaitu:
    • Dimensi pertama digambarkan secara horizontal. Dimensi ini mewakili aspek-aspek dinamis dari pengembangan perangkat lunak. Aspek ini dijabarkan dalam tahapan pengembangan atau fase. Setiap fase akan memiliki suatu major milestone yang menandakan akhir dari awal dari phase selanjutnya. Setiap phase dapat berdiri dari satu beberapa iterasi. Dimensi ini terdiri atas Inception, Elaboration, Construction, dan Transition.
    • Dimensi kedua digambarkan secara vertikal. Dimensi ini mewakili aspek-aspek statis dari proses pengembangan perangkat lunak yang dikelompokkan ke dalam beberapa disiplin. Proses pengembangan perangkat lunak yang dijelaskan kedalam beberapa disiplin terdiri dari empat elemen penting, yakni who is doing, what, how dan when. Dimensi ini terdiri atas
    Business Modeling, Requirement, Analysis and Design, Implementation, Test, Deployment, Configuration dan Change Manegement, Project Management, Environtment.



    Pada penggunaan kedua standard tersebut diatas yang berorientasi obyek (object orinted) memiliki manfaat yakni:
    • Improve productivity Standard ini dapat memanfaatkan kembali komponen-komponen yang telah tersedia/dibuat sehingga dapat meningkatkan produktifitas
    • Deliver high quality system Kualitas sistem informasi dapat ditingkatkan sebagai sistem yang dibuat pada komponen¬komponen yang telah teruji (well-tested dan well-proven) sehingga dapat mempercepat delivery sistem informasi yang dibuat dengan kualitas yang tinggi.
    • Lower maintenance cost Standard ini dapat membantu untuk menyakinkan dampak perubahan yang terlokalisasi dan masalah dapat dengan mudah terdeteksi sehingga hasilnya biaya pemeliharaan dapat dioptimalkan atau lebih rendah dengan pengembangan informasi tanpa standard yang jelas.
    • Facilitate reuse Standard ini memiliki kemampuan yang mengembangkan komponen-komponen yang dapat digunakan kembali untuk pengembangan aplikasi yang lainnya.
    • Manage complexity Standard ini mudah untuk mengatur dan memonitor semua proses dari semua tahapan yang ada sehingga suatu pengembangan sistem informasi yang amat kompleks dapat dilakukan dengan aman dan sesuai dengan harapan semua manajer proyek IT/IS yakni deliver good quality software within cost and schedule time and the users accepted.
    Dari gambar diatas, terlihat ada sembilan core process workflow dalam RUP. Semuanya merepresentasikan pembagian worker dan activities ke dalam logical grouping. Ada dua bagian utama yaitu process workflows dan supporting workflows. Dalam process workflows terdapat Bussiness modeling yang didalamnya dibuat dokumen bussiness process yang dipakai disebut bussiness use cases. Dokumen ini menjamin stakeholder memahami kebutuhan bisnis proses yang diperlukan.
    Tujuan dari requirement workflow adalah mendeskripsikan ‘what’/apa yang harus dikerjakan oleh sistem serta membolehkan developer dan costumer untuk menyetujui deskripsi itu. Analysis&Design workflows bertujuan untuk menunjukkan ‘how/bagaimana merealisasikan sistem dalam tahap implementasi. Didalamnya kita akan menemukan problem domain juga solusi dari problem yang mungkin akan muncul dalam sistem. Hasil yang diberikan pada tahapan ini adalah design model sebagai ‘blueprint’ dari source code yang akan dibuat dan juga analysis model (optional). Implementation workflow bertujuan untuk mengimplementasikan classes dan objects dalam hubungannya dengan component, mengetest component yang dihasilkan sebagai unit, dan untuk mengintegrasikan hasil yang dibuat oleh masing-masing implementer/teams ke dalam executable system. RUP menjelaskan bagaimana kita me-reuse exiting complements atau me-implement new component sehingga membuat sistem mudah dibangun dan meningkatkan kemungkinan untuk me-reusenya. Test workflow bertujuan untuk memeriksa interaksi antar objek, penggabungan component dari software dengan tepat, dan memeriksa apakah semua kebutuhan sudah dipenuhi dengan tepat. Selain itu, test bertujuan untuk mengidentifikasikan dan meyakinkan bahwa kerusakan yang ada telah diatasi sebelum men-deploy software.
    RUP menawarkan pendekatan iterative yang memungkinkan kita mengetest keseluruhan project dengan menemukan kerusakan sejak dini sehingga mengurangi cost untuk memperbaikinya. Test menghasilkan tiga macam ukuran qualitas yaitu reliability, functionality, application dan system performance. Deployment workflow dilakukan untuk menghasilkan product release dengan sukses dan aktifitas mengantar software kepada end user seperti membuat external releases dari software ,packing software, distributing software, installing software, serta membantu user memahami sistem. Aktifitas ini dilakukan pada fase transition. Dalam RUP, deployment workflow berisi paling sedikit detailnya daripada workflow yang lain. Project management menyediakan framework untuk mengatur software-intensive projects, panduan untuk planning, staffing, executing, dan monitoring projects, dan framework untuk mengatur resiko yang ada. Dikatakan sukses apabila produk tersebut dapat memenuhi kebutuhan user dan kebanyakan customer.
    Configuration and change management menyediakan panduan untuk mengatur penyusunan software systems, mengatasi perubahan request management, dan dapat menjadi salah satu cara untuk melaporkan suatu kerusakan. Environment bertujuan menyediakan software development organization beserta software development environment, yang dibutuhkan untuk mendukung development team. Seperti yang kita tahu dalam software development, tujuan yang akan diraih adalah membangun/meningkatkan sebuah software sesuai dengan kebutuhan (Bussiness Process). Sedangkan sebuah proses disebut efektif jika menetapkan sebuah garis pedoman yang menjamin kualitas software yang dibangun, mengurangi resiko dan meningkatkan perkiraan kepada masalah yang mungkin muncul, serta menggunakan best practise. Rational Unified Process menawarkan dan menjelaskan penerapan six best practise yang efektif pada software development, diantaranya adalah :
    • Develop Software Iteratively Pendekatan secara iterative digunakan untuk mengurangi resiko yang dapat terjadi selama lifecycle. Setiap akhir iterasi akan diperoleh executable release yang memungkinkan keterlibatan end user dan feedback yang diberikan secara terus-menerus. Pendekatan ini juga mepermudahkan penyesuaian perubahan kebutuhan, features, maupun jadwalnya.
    • Manage Requirements Rational Unified Process mendeskripsikan bagaimana mendapatkan, mengorganisasikan, dan mendokumentasikan fungsionalitas dan batasan yang dibutuhkan. Sehingga akan memudahkan dalam memahami dan mengkomunikasikan kebutuhan bisnis.
    • Use Component-based Architecture RUP menggunakan pendekatan sistematis dalam mendefinisikan arsitektur yang menggunakan component. Karena memang proses yang dilakukan difokuskan pada awal pembangunan sebuah software. Dalam proses ini akan mendeskripsikan bagaimana menyusun arsitektur yang fleksibel, mudah dipahami, dan mengembangkan efektif software reuse.
    • Visually Model Software Proses yang dilakukan menunjukkan bagaimana memvisualisasikan model yang mencakup struktur dan kelakuan dari arsitektur dan komponen.
    • Verify Software Quality Application perfoemance dan kemampuan tahan uji yang buruk dapat menghalangi diterimanya sebuah aplikasi software. Sehingga diperlukan penelaahan lebih lanjut tentang kualitas software dengan mematuhi kebutuhan aplikasi berdasarkan kemampuan tahan uji, fungsionalitas, application performance, dan system performance.
    • Control Changes to Software Proses akan mendeskripsikan bagaimana mengontrol dan memonitor perubahan untuk kesuksesan iterative development. Selain itu, proses juga akan memandu kita bagaimana menyusun workspace yang aman bagi para developer dengan mengisolasi perubahan yang dilakukan di workspace lain dan dengan mengontrol perubahan pada seluruh software artifact. Sehingga membuat team bekerja sebagai unit tersendiri dengan mendeskripsikan bagaimana mengintegrasikan dan membangun management secara otomatis.
    RUP sebagai architecture-centric. Architeture ini merupakan fokus yang dibahas pada fase elaboration yang akan dibahas pada bagian lain makalah ini. Software architecture design merupakan artifact dasar yang diperoleh dari sebuah architecture. Artifact lain yang diperoleh dari sebuah architecture ini diantaranya dapat membuat garis pedoman desain yang dipakai, struktur produk, dan team structure. Dalam merepresentasikan sebuah architecture pada software development kita menggunakan yang disebut The 4+1 view model yang telah kita kenal saat mempelajari UML. View model itu terdiri dari : logical view (dipakai oleh analyst/designer), implementation view (dipakai oleh progammer), process view (dipakai oleh system integrator), dan deployment view (dipakai oleh system engineering), serta ditambah dengan use case view (dipakai oleh end user). Keuntungan dari architecture centric process diantaranya memperbolehkan kita untuk menambah dan menambah intellectual control sebuah proyek untuk mengatur kompleksitas dan membangun system integrity. Proses arsitektur ini memiliki lifecycle phase, yang terdiri dari inception phase, elaboration phase, construction phase, dan transition phase. Setiap fase yang ada dihubungkan dengan milestone, yaitu suatu point evaluasi dari suatu tahap fase yang sudah selesai dibuat,
    2.2.2 Sejarah Rational Unified Process
    RUP merupakan produk proses perangkat lunak yang awalnya dikembangkan oleh Rational Software. Rational Software diakuisisi oleh IBM pada Februari 2003. Produk ini memuat basis-pengetahuan yang bertautan dengan artefak sederhana disertai deskripsi detail dari beragam aktivitas. RUP dimasukkan dalam produk IBM Rational Method Composer (RM C) yang memungkinkan untuk kustomisasi proses. Dengan mengombinasikan pengalaman dari banyak perusahaan, dihasilkan enam praktik terbaik untuk rekayasa perangkat lunak modern: Pengembangan iteratif, dengan risiko sebagai pemicu iterasi primer Kelola persyaratan Terapkan arsitektur yang berbasis komponen Visualisasikan model perangkat lunak Secara kontinyu, verifikasi kualitas Kendalikan perubahan.
    2.2.3 Keuntungan RUP
    Keuntungan yang didapat dengan menggunakan pendekatan iterasi diantaranya adalah : mengurangi resiko lebih awal, perubahan yang dilakukan lebih mudah diatur, higher level of reuse, project team memiliki waktu lama untuk memahami sistem yang akan dibangun, dan menghasilkan kualitas yang lebih baik di segala aspek.
    RUP menawarkan berbagai kemudahan dalam membangun sebuah sotfware, ada yang disebut Six Best Practices yang terdiri dari :
    • Develop Iteratively
    • Manage Requirement
    • Use Component-based Architecture
    • Model Visually
    • Verify Quality
    • Control Changes to software
    Semua proses yang dilakukan oleh RUP akan memberikan keuntungan pada tahapan membangun sebuah software. Saat melakukan perancangan sebuah perangkat lunak, tentunya setiap tahapan akan mendapatkan masalah. Biasanya gejala/symptom yang menunjukkan ada masalah dalam proses perancangan software seperti berikut :
    • Ketidak akuratan dalam memahami kebutuhan end-user.
    • Ketidakmampuan untuk menyetujui perubahan kebutuhan yang diajukan.
    • Modul-modul yang dibutuhkan tidak dapat dihubungkan.
    • Software yang sulit untuk dibangun atau diperluas.
    • Terlambat menemukan kerusakan project yang serius.
    • Kualitas software yang buruk.
    • Kemampuan software yang tidak dapat diterima.
    Team members yang bekerja sendiri-sendiri sulit untuk mengetahui perubahan yang telah dilakukan karena ada perbedaan dalam membangun software tersebut. Ada ketidakpercayaan dalam membangun dan me-release proses. Usaha untuk menghilangkan symptom ini tidak akan menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi software developer karena gejala ini dapat terjadi oleh adanya penyebab utama masalah yang timbul saat membangun sebuah sistem, yaitu :
    • Requirement management yang tidak mencukupi
    • Komunikasi yang ambigu dan tidak tepat
    • Arsitektur yang rapuh
    • Kompleksitas yang sangat besar
    • Tidak terdeteksinya ketidakkonsistenan antara requirement,desain, dan implementasi
    Pengetesan yang tidak mencukupi
    • Penilaian status project yang subjektif
    • Keterlambatan pengurangan resiko yang disebabkan waterfall development
    • Perkembangan yang tidak terkontrol
    • Otomatisasi yang kurang
    Semua hambatan yang ditemui saat membangun software akan dapat diatasi dengan menggunakan best practise yang telah disebutkan di awal pembahasan. Dengan menggunakan best practise yang diterapkan oleh Rational Unified Process, akar masalah yang menyebabkan timbulnya symptom dalam software developer akan teratasi dengan baik.
    Sebelum kita membahas lebih dalam mengenai Rational Unified Process, kita perlu untuk mengetahui terlebih dahulu apa maksud dari proses itu sendiri. Proses merupakan suatu tahapan yang mendefinisikan siapa yang mengerjakan apa, kapan dan bagaimana meraih suatu tujuan yang pasti. RUP merepresentasikan empat elemen dasar untuk memodelkan pertanyaan yang muncul dari sebuah proses, yaitu workers, activities, artifacts, dan workflows.
    Worker mendefinisikan behavior/kelakuan dan responsibilities dari seseorang atau sebuah team. Dalam Unified Process, worker lebih diartikan sebagai bagaimana team/individual seharusnya bekerja. Sedangkan tanggungjawab bagi worker adalah melakukan serangkaian aktifitas sebagai pemilik dari sekumpulan artifact.
    Activity dari spesific worker adalah sebuah unit kerja yang dilakukan seorang individu. Tujuannya cukup jelas,yaitu membuat/meng-update artifact. Setiap activity diberikan kepada spesific worker dan harus dapat digunakan sebagai elemen dalam planning dan progress software development. Contoh activity diantaranya : merencanakan sebuah iteration untuk worker Project Manager, menemukan use case dan aktor untuk worker System Analyst, dan sebagainya.
    Artifact merupakan sekumpulan informasi yang dihasilkan, diubah, dan dipakai dalam sebuah proses. Artifact digunakan sebagai input bagi worker untuk melakukan activity dan juga sebagai output dari activity. Dalam object-oriented design, activities adalah operasi yang dilakukan aktif object(worker) sedangkan artifact sebagai parameter dari activities tersebut. Contoh artifact yaitu: model (uses case model), document,source code,dan lain-lain.
    Workflow adalah serangkaian activities yang menghasilkan nilai hasil yang dapat terlihat. Dalam UML, workflow digambarkan dengan sequence diagram, collaboration diagram, atau activity diagram. Workflow tidak selalu dapat dipakai untuk merepresentasikan semua ketergantungan yang ada diantara activities. Karena,terkadang dua buah activities yang digambarkan dalam workflow sebenarnya sangat rapat jalinannya yang melibatkan worker yang sama padahal mungkin penggambarannya tidak terlalu tepat.

    BAB 3

    3.1 Fase-Fase Enterprise Unified Process


    3.1.1 Inception
    Tahap inception fokus pada penentuan manfaat perangkat lunak yang harus dihasilkan, penetapan proses-proses bisnis (business case), dan perencanaan proyek.
    • Menentukan Ruang lingkup proyek
    • Membuat ‘Business Case’
    • Menjawab pertanyaan “apakah yang dikerjakan dapat menciptakan ‘good business sense’ sehingga proyek dapat dilanjutkan

    3.1.2 Elaboration
    Tahap untuk menentukan use case (set of activities) dari perangkat lunak berikut rancangan arsitekturnya.
    • Menganalisa berbagai persyaratan dan resiko
    • Menetapkan ‘base line’
    • Merencanakan fase berikutnya yaitu construction

    3.1.3 Construction

    Membangun produk perangkat lunak secara lengkap yang siap diserahkan kepada pemakai.
    • Melakukan sederetan iterasi
    • Pada setiap iterasi akan melibatkan proses berikut: analisa desain, implementasi dan testing

    3.1.4 Transition
    Menyerahkan perangkat lunak kepada pengguna, mengujinya ditempat pengguna, dan memperbaiki masalah-masalah yang muncul saat dan setelah pengujian.
    • Membuat apa yang sudah dimodelkan menjadi suatu produk jadi
    • Dalam fase ini dilakukan: Beta dan performance testing; Membuat dokumentasi tambahan seperti training, user guides, dan sales kit; Membuat rencana peluncuran produk ke komunitas pengguna

    3.1.5 Production

    Selama fase ini, anda akan mempertahankan proyek, artinya dengan menjalankan usaha komunikasi, kemudian melanjutkan pelatihan dan pengjaran, dan melanjutkan pengaturan dari proses yang akan anda pelajari.


    3.1.6 Retirement
    Dalam fase ini terdapat pemindahan data dan sistem integrasi yang baik

    3.2 Praktik Praktik Enterprise Unified Process

    • Mengembangkan iteratif
    • Mengelola persyaratan
    • Arsitektur Pembtuktian
    • Modeling/Perancangan
    • Memverifikasi kualitas secara terus-menerus
    • Mengelola perubahan
    • Pembangunan Berkolaborasi
    • Melihatlah pencapaian pembangunan
    • Memberikan perangkat lunak bekerja secara teratur
    • Mengelola risiko



    BAB 4

    Contoh kasus fase-fase Enterprise Unified Process SMS Gateway

    4.1 Inception
    Mendefinisikan Ruang Lingkup
    I can see why this Louis Vuitton AW13/14 by James Lima video is polemic. Sex always sells and of course it's easier to get noticed if something is controversial. But isn't it the whole sex-thing too overused? I don't understand how people still take the bait. Katie Grand is very talented, no doubt about it, but this video could also be offensive for some. Every day there is less tolerance on prostitution, yes. However, art has no boundaries and even if it portraits the models playing prostitutes, it reflects the inspiration for the last LV fashion show. What can we do if Mr. Jacobs was inspired by Parisian prostitutes for his show?

     




     Fashion has always taken advantage of sexual images and provocation to sell. That's a fact. More naked women than men in ads, another fact. Women who are in fact teenagers abused when modelling or trying to, another fact. Girls obssesed with being thin thanks, in part, to fashion. Fact.

    In my opinion that's what we should fight against: overpressured women who get sick and unhappy trying to reach the canon of beauty. The problem isn't that they are playing prostitutes, the problem (if there is any) is that they all are abnormally thin and therefore promoting the idea that desired women are really skinny.

          Why Xbox One X (Project Scorpio) Won’t Be The Last Console From Microsoft   

Since the dawn of modern gaming, we’ve always expected consoles to go through a cycle before gracefully bowing out as a new generation takes center stage. With the Xbox One and now XBox One X (Project Scorpio), all of that is changing.

Microsoft isn’t even sure if they’re going to do another generation of consoles after they release Project Scorpio/Xbox Two. Of course, these kinds of claims send a ripple effect through the industry, but I’m here to put your mind at ease. Join me as we discuss Microsoft’s comments and why console players have nothing to worry about.

Looking Past The Headlines: What Microsoft’s Comments Really Mean

Xbox Games Marketing head, Aaron Greenberg, made headlines when he said that the current generation of consoles, XBox One X/Project Scorpio included, would be the last one you will see from Microsoft.

At face value, that seems like a death knell, but it’s not. Microsoft is trying to change the game, literally. Speaking with Engadget at Gamescom, Aaron Greenberg went into more detail on this bold statement:

“I think it is … For us, we think the future is without console generations, we think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying ‘this isn’t a new generation, everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.

But we’ll see, we’re going to learn from this, we’re going to see how that goes. So far I’d say based on the reaction there appears to be a lot of demand and interest around Project Scorpio, and we think it’s going to be a pretty big success. If the games and the content deliver, which I think they will do, I think it will change the way we think about the future of console gaming.”

Instead of consoles coming and going, Microsoft is looking towards a future where the platform doesn’t fade. Part of this is already in motion with XBox One X (Project Scorpio) being compatible with all your Xbox One games and accessories.

Microsoft has also promised zero exclusive titles for Scorpio, but that doesn’t extend to VR. We know that this new console will support virtual reality, and these experiences will be exclusive to the console since the other Xbox platforms don’t have the power to do VR.

We’ve heard Xbox boss Phil Spencer talk before about consoles that continued to innovate instead of staying static for seven years or more before being replaced. This, combined with the notion of an Xbox Family that leaves no game or accessory behind when you upgrade, is all part of this initiative to blur the lines between consoles and generations.

XBox Two
XBox Two Design by Danny Haymond

Microsoft cites the smartphone industry as their main inspiration for this new plan. Greenberg explained by saying:

”For us, we think the future is without console generations; we think the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware, we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio. We’re basically saying, ‘this isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works. We think of this as a family of devices.”

Okay, so given that information, let’s break down this news:

  • Microsoft isn’t stopping their game business after Project Scorpio (XBox One X) releases
  • Microsoft will continue to make new hardware in the future, they're not going to stop with Scorpio.
  • They are focusing on creating a singular platform across multiple devices, thus removing the hard boundaries that define console generations.
  • Instead of major leaps forward every seven years, we’ll probably see more consistent console releases from them.

Now that we’ve discussed the facts, it’s time to start speculating. Will this new venture work for Microsoft, and if so, how does it affect the other members of the console industry?

XBox One X Gamers

Microsoft’s Bold New Steps: How Will Sony and Nintendo React?

It seems that smartphones have been a major influence on the console industry, because Microsoft aren’t the only ones taking cues from the resident kings and queens of portable devices. Sony and Nintendo have been busy changing their strategies as well.

For example, if we look at the rumors surrounding the PS4.5 (PS4 Neo), everyone expected a reveal at E3 2016, but Sony decided to wait. PlayStation boss, Andrew House was especially surprised when Microsoft decided to announce XBox One X (Project Scorpio) over year in advance.

Speaking with The Guardian, this is what he had to say:

”I was surprised by the step of announcing something over a year ahead of time. The dynamics of the tech industry are such that there’s a much heavier emphasis on immediate gratification than there was. A lot of that is to do with how Apple has very cleverly and elegantly managed the ‘available now’ approach.

We experienced this ourselves, when, in 2013, very much in line with our previous strategies, we announced a concept and a name for PlayStation 4, and everyone said ‘where’s the box? How dare you?!’ That was the point we realized, well, we hadn’t changed, but the world around us had.”

Further on in the interview, Andrew House explained that the PS4 Neo is meant to be a high-end PlayStation 4 and not a next generation console. In addition, he said that smartphone has taught customers to expect a different rhythm of innovation in their technology.

That being said, he also cautioned against turning the traditional cycle into a 18-month/two-year rhythm because then we would lose out on the big “wow” moments that a new piece of hardware provides. It’s a balance for them, because House also mentioned that Sony typically loses gamers during the later years of a cycle because they are heading to PC where the graphics and technology are more current.

A high-end PS4 would keep them inside the PlayStation brand, and that’s similar to what Microsoft is doing. The PS4 Neo is also reported to use the same accessories and games you would use on a PS4, similar to how Microsoft is focusing on leaving no gamers behind.

In the case of Microsoft and Sony, both are playing and both are clearly looking to the smartphone industry for inspiration. Nintendo, however, has been extremely quiet on their plans for the future. We know their new console, the NX, is coming in March of 2017, but we know very little about it.

That being said, rumors suggest that it will be a console/portable hybrid. Top this off with the release of the widely popular Pokemon GO app, and it’s clear that Nintendo is also taking cues from the mobile phone industry.

So in the end, what does this mean? Well, if Microsoft is truly setting the example for the future, we’re going to see consoles come out more often, similar to the way smartphones get newer models every few years.

The idea is that these aren’t “next-generation” consoles. Instead, they’re a newer and more high-end option that keeps pace with technology. You won’t be pressured into buying it, though, because when you are ready to upgrade, everything you’ve bought will work on the new box.

Because there’s no hard boundary between any one of the consoles, the concept of a “generation” as we know it, ceases to exist.

Now, Microsoft never said they would release a new console every two years, but you can bet that they won’t wait 7-years either. We’re going to see new hardware over the course of a lifecycle. This is right in line with Phil Spencer’s comments at the Xbox Spring Showcase in 2016:

”When you look at the console space, I believe we will see more hardware innovation in the console space than we’ve ever seen. You’ll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games to run forwards and backwards compatible because we have a Universal Windows Application running on top of the Universal Windows Platform that allows us to focus more and more on hardware innovation without invalidating the games that run on that platform.

In addition to playing your games on any version of Microsoft’s console, they are also promising (at least for now) zero exclusives to the XBox One X (Project Scorpio). Games will look and play better on the new system, but they will also work on any version of the Xbox One.

Combine this with the announcement of the “Play Anywhere” program that lets you have copies of certain games on both Xbox and Windows PC, and you’ve got all the trimmings of this universal “single generation” future Microsoft is planning for.

At the end of the day, Project Scorpio (XBox One X) won’t be the last console from Microsoft. It’s the first in a new breed of consoles that tear down the boundaries between generations. This may be the last generation, but it’s not the last we’ll see of Xbox. You can count on that.

How do you think Microsoft will progress with this new plan of theirs? Are you excited about this potential change in the industry? Let us know in the comments!

Note: The thoughts expressed in this article are the opinions of the author (Bradley Ramsey) and do not yet represent facts or the opinions of Microsoft. Although it will probably be accurate, for now it is pure speculation. Thanks for reading!

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          PDC 2008 = Awesome   

A crew of us at Infragistics just got back from our PDC 2008 trip last week.  It was pretty awesome.

Infragistics at PDC 2008  

Sunday - Party with Palermo
Sunday night, we were the "supergreen!" sponsor of the recurring Party with Palermo.

Infragistics' Kathleen PDC 2008 at Party with Palermo
Kathleen (sporting our "I heart geeks" shirt) welcomed folks to the party with our "I got lucky at PDC" shirts, exclusive to this party.

Infragistics PDC 2008 Party with Palermo
The party was packed--there was a waiting line to get in.


That's Mr. Palermo himself in the front there along with (L-R) Walt Ritscher, Keith Elder, Ambrose Little, and Stan Schultes.

Monday - Infragistics Goes Hollywood
Infragistics was a PDC gold sponsor, and on Monday night we sponsored the expo reception (i.e., free food and drinks for all attendees).  We had a blast with our Hollywood theme--everybody dressed up as a TV or movie character. 

Infragistics PDC 2008 Hollywood Agent and Cruella de Vil
Josh Smith showed up as a Hollywood agent and did a great job playing the part; to his right is our own Rani Angel playing Cruella de Vil--well done.

Infragistics PDC 2008 Joker and Friends
Here's our CEO, Dean Guida (The Joker) with three of our Marilyns (Connie Chen, Dawn Colossi, and Margaret Todd) and Peter Lindsey as the indomitable Sherlock Holmes.

Infragistics PDC 2008 Jay and Silent Bob 
Since I get the "hey, you look like Kevin Smith" a lot, I figured Silent Bob was a natural for me.  Thankfully, Andrés Aguiar stepped up to play Jay and did a great job, except he didn't make fun of me enough. :)

Infragistics PDC 2008 Aragorn & Arwen
Devin and Kathleen Rader made a good match as Aragorn and Arwen.

Infragistics PDC 2008 Darth & Obi
And some might say Obi-Wan and Darth make a good match too :)  (played by Todd Snyder and Derek Harmon, respectively).

It was hard to pick these out of the batch; you should go check the rest out to see the rest of us Infragistics characters.  (More here, too.)

What We Were Talking About
Apart from the reception, of course, we had quite a team manning the booth all week showing off our awesome new Silverlight data visualization controls and WPF controls and answering tons of questions about our recent releases of ASP.NET, Windows Forms controls, and brand new icons packages (pretty sweet if you ask me), as well as the realignment of our .NET controls into packages that make more sense given the changes in Microsoft .NET UI technologies.  Oh and let's not forget our Silverlight line of business controls!  Wow, we got a lot going on right now! 

Infragistics PDC 2008 Demos 
Sung Kim (as Harold from Harold and Kumar) demos our NetAdvantage for WPF controls.

Infragistics PDC 2008 Booth Action
Long shot of our booth during the day.  You can see we stayed busy.

Meanwhile, Craig Shoemaker was busy interviewing famous people like Scott Guthrie, Phil Haack, and more for Pixel8 at our special Pixel8 interview "room," and we even hosted quite a few chalk talks about all sorts of developer topics. 

Infragistics PDC 2008 Chalk Talks 
Nooo.. this wasn't staged! :o)

We had a great time and appreciate everyone who made time to stop by to talk or even just pick up some schwag (we gave away a few iPod Touches, a few Fandango movie baskets, and lots of Infragistics software, shirts, and other goodies). 

Infragistics Hollywood Trivia Movie Basket Winner
Paul Ballard won one of our Hollywood trivia movie baskets (and picked up one of the "working my way through one giveaway at a time" shirts).

I Heart Geeks
Some folks should NOT wear the I heart geeks shirts.  Richard!

Here's a shout out to Kathleen and the entire team for making this such a great show for Infragistics.

Some Personal Thoughts on Microsoft's Announcements
Now, some of you, in your hurry to come visit the Infragistics booth, may have heard that Microsoft was announcing a few things last week, too.  Of all the stuff they announced, I found these things most interesting.  First, I'm pretty pumped about the stuff they're doing to enable Web applications (specifically Silverlight apps) over the Live Mesh infrastructure.  This makes it possible to give Silverlight-based apps a desktop-like experience while taking advantage of the portability native to the Web.  Perfect!

Statically typed to be dynamic
"Statically typed to be dynamic" <-- LOL.  I thought the C# talk by Anders was great.  Maybe not as game-changing as generics (2.0) and LINQ (3.0), but it will help a lot, especially when dealing with COM and JavaScript interop.  We finally have optional and named parameters! 

The other big thing that interested me personally was M (Oslo), specifically MGrammar.  The M modeling language is certainly interesting, though I am somewhat skeptical about the need for it, and Quadrant (the visual tool on top of M) is pretty nifty and impressive.  I'm curious to see how others feel about and adopt them. 

The M grammar (language for defining DSLs) is what is most interesting to me--being able to, relatively easily, define a textual DSL has I think a lot of potential (for good and ill).  I used the "old" DSL Tools (and software factories stuff) and found them very promising, though they were a bit complicated and (visually) limited.  The new MGrammar (for now) appears to be only for creating textual DSLs, which has a lot of potential, particularly for making it easier to add (surprise!) domain-specific abstractions.  Man, there are so many times in the past where I wish I had this capability.

I like what Chris Anderson said: "Now is the time to do evil things."  Of course, people will do bad stuff with power like this; just get it out of your system before it goes productional. :)  I just can't wait to see the first RSS M model so I can do all my blogging in Quandrant.. NOT!


I liked M enough to make it the first laptop sticker I've actually used.  It was obvious in the slides and, especially, with Quadrant that they have UX folks working on this product.  In fact, I happened to sit next to one of them at lunch one day, so I know they did!

Maybe it's not quite as totally freaking awesome as Silverlight, but hey, I'm a sucker for languages.  One of these days I'll retire and go into semiotics or philology or something...

Anyhoo, those are the topics that stand out in my mind and captured my imagination.  Of course there were tons of other announcements and expositions of amazing amounts of new stuff.  Good thing it's pretty much all recorded and available online.  Yet another tidal wave of techie goodness we get to absorb.  We just all gotta work it in somewhere in between everything else we're already working on. :)


          Visual Studio Tutorials (.com)   

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VisualStudioTutorials.com Screen Shot

It has a tutorials, code snippets, and forums, and he'd love to get more folks using Infragistics and/or VS to share their stuff.  An interesting feature of the site is "The Challenge" area.  The general idea, as I understand it, is to try to reverse engineer interesting applications in under 30 days. 

The first challenge is the desktop challenge--to build a Web-based desktop.  It's coming along very well, and it's only a few days in.  He's also been challenged to build an Outlook-like Web client, which he's been doing using Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET.  Pretty cool stuff!

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          faceOut - our latest Silverlight 2 app - is Alive!   

Learn More About Infragistics and Silverlight!

If you want to get an [updated] overview of what we're doing with Silverlight, go to our Focus on Silverlight area.  We've published a high-level roadmap there and that's also where you can get an intro and overview of faceOut (as well as launch it or download it). 

Random Thoughts/Tech Tidbits You Might Find Interesting About faceOut
The app itself is a salesperson dashboard that mashes up "representative sales data" (read: Northwind!) with Windows Live Maps (a.k.a., Microsoft Virtual Earth) and uses the Windows Live Contacts schema for easy mashing with that service.  We prepped the app for the Live Contacts integration, but it's not hitting the Live Contacts services in this release.

The Silverlight client uses WCF services as a bridge/basic service layer.  Of course, we could in theory hit the Live services and even Northwind on Astoria directly using the new cross-domain support, but using the service layer allows us to control the actual provider of the data.  So you can have an "offline" version that uses local XML data as it is setup to do now.  The nice thing about the service layer is that you can pretty much arbitrarily decide where to get the data from.

The UI is a blend of prototypes that UXG built to test out some ideas we have for SL controls (rich tooltip, rich tab, transient message, HTML host, etc.) as well as early prototypes of Infragistics Silverlight controls (chart, gauge, scrollpanel, and monthview, for example).  In addition to the controls, of course, is the glue that makes the UI a real, functional LOB application.  You can delve more into these and read some good tips by taking a gander at our faceOut Overview that Josh Smith [resident IG Guidisan] put together for you.

How We Built It, or, A Brief History of [SL]ime
Over the month of February, UXG and VDG worked together with early prototypes of Infragistics' Silverlight controls that our SL development team has been working on.  It was definitely a fun, interesting, and challenging experience getting to work with the early SL 2 bits from Microsoft.  If you download the sample app code, you'll probably run into the occasional workaround here or there that no longer applies. :)

It started with a simple vision doc that took into account our various goals--to use our prototypes, build something meaningful for LOB, integrate with internet (Live) services, and maybe give you an early jump on building something with Silverlight. 

The next step was our in-depth, up-front architecture:
 Initial faceOut Wireframe
Expanded faceOut Wireframe

From this, we set ourselves free to start hacking away at it.  You can see the final version online; it's pretty darn close to our detailed specs above. <grin>  We naturally refined the design and functionality as needed throughout development, cut things here and there that needed trimming and/or turned out not to be feasible, and completed in the timeframe we set for ourselves.  Silverlight rocks!  [And so do our engineers and designers! :)]

Enough of my blabbing.  You can go now to download, play with, reuse, and maybe even learn from the application source and start tweaking around with the IG controls if you like.1 You can also just launch it right now to experience faceOut now.  Enjoy!

Notes
1. At this point, I am bound by the third section of paragraph twenty-two of the penal codices for early, early pre-release code to inform you that all of this (the faceOut solution source and Infragistics.Silverlight bits) is provided as-is with no warrantees, guarantees, manatees, or anything slightly resembling developer support.  {No, not even the garden gnome in your backyard can provide support.}  But you're welcome to discuss the solution and offer thoughts for what you'd like to see in our Silverlight product at our IG Labs forum.


          Come Learn Infragistics at our First Ever Conference!   

This year—coming up very soon—Infragistics will be co-hosting devscovery with Wintellect!  This is going to be awesome.  Not too long ago, I blogged about how Infragistics is an MVP squirrel.  We’re bringing those nuts to this conference as well as some of our seasoned control developers and designers to bring you the best content on .NET and Infragistics you can find anywhere.  In addition to the 22 Infragistics-provided sessions, Wintellect is providing their own 33 .NET sessions all for the same low price—only $900. 

Here is a list of the sessions Infragistics has lined up.

WEB CLIENT TRACK

BUILDING A SCALABLE WEB APPLICATION – ADVANCED TIPS FOR ASP.NET DEVELOPERS
Based on the real life experience of managing the Infragistics NetAdvantage for ASP.NET samples browser, learn some of the techniques used to tame this 10,000 + file asp.net project.  Topics covered will include best practices for building an ASP.NET application, as well as best practices when using NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.  The techniques will not only open new doors for you, but will also keep maintenance costs in check, as your application grows.  Attendees will walk away with an understanding of techniques such as custom web config sections, custom expression builders and the ASP.Net tag mappings section.

INTEGRATING WITH SHAREPOINT
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ADVANCED DATABINDING TECHNIQUES
Data can come in all different shapes and sizes.  Because of this, controls including the Infragistics WebGrid can be data bound to an assortment of data sources.  We will take a deep look at using the most common DataSources including the SQLDataSource, the ObjectDataSource and custom Business Objects.   Learn about CRUD, and how Two Way DataBinding can make your life easier.  Attendees will walk away with a new understanding of databinding, and the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches.

MODULARITY AND ARCHITECTURAL PATTERNS WITH ASP.NET
Aikido is a new ASP.NET control framework that builds on top of ASP.NET AJAX, providing XHTML compliance and CSS friendly designability at its core.  This new framework is designed to simplify control development, and is being leveraged by Infragistics in their new ASP.NET WebControls.   Attendees will ride along side as a new control is built using the Aikido framework.  This session will introduce some of the architectural aspects of the framework that are used, and highlight the common problems they address. 

AJAX DEVELOPMENT WITH CSOM
Building an AJAX application doesn’t need to be tricky or difficult.  With NetAdvantage for ASP.NET and the concept of Embedded AJAX, the functionality is built directly into the controls, allowing you to AJAX enable your application in a single step.  In this session, learn exactly what the CSOM is and how to leverage it to propel the user experience of your application to the next level.  Additionally, attendees will learn how to combine the Infragistics CSOM with Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX Extensions library. 

REAL WORLD SILVERLIGHT
If you haven’t noticed, there’s quite a buzz around Silverlight, and for good reason.  With Silverlight 2.0, you can take a web application to new levels by creating a user experience never seen before in a web application.  In this session, you will learn how to leverage the power of Silverlight in combination with NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.  Attendees will learn the basics behind building a Silverlight application, as well as the fundamentals of interoperability between ASP.NET and Silverlight. 

BUILDING LOB APPLICATIONS WITH ASP.NET
The requirements for building Line of Business applications has certainly evolved over the years.  Luckily the supporting tools have evolved as well.  In this walkthrough, you will learn how to build a LOB application with NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.  This session will focus on a best practices approach to building your application, and will highlight some of the core aspects of programming with  NetAdvantage for ASP.NET.  Topics covered will include Application Styling, Accessibility, and Usability.

WINDOWS FORMS TRACK

BUILDING LOB APPLICATION WITH WINDOWS FORMS
This session offers a high level overview of the NetAdvantage for Windows Forms product line.  It offers both a technical introduction to the individual controls, but also real world practices on how to build a LOB application with NetAdvantage for Windows Forms.  Furthermore, the session demonstrates how rapid application development tools plus application styling technology enhances the ability to create great user experiences without the need for a visual designer.  The session closes with a brief discussion of the future of the NetAdvantage for Windows Forms product line.

WINDOWS FORMS AND WPF (INTEROP)
Utilizing WPF in a Windows Forms application is Microsoft’s prescriptive guidance for a migration path to the next generation of applications.  This session offers guidance on utilizing Windows Forms and WPF together.  It covers some of the challenges of this approach and educates the attendee on both the pros and cons of utilizing these two technologies.  Lastly, it offers a practical sample for implementing an Infragistics WPF control in a Windows Forms environment utilizing elementhost.

PRESENTATION LAYER FRAMEWORK (PLF)
This session offers an overview of the design principles and architecture of the Presentation Layer Framework (PLF).  The session offers a chance to hear from the architects of the PLF describe how they built and designed the framework.  It will cover the basic terminology for determining how to extend the framework and achieve advanced customization, along with practical examples that demonstrate the concepts.  Two extremely important parts of the architecture include creation and draw filters.  Creation Filters are used to customize Infragistics components and add elements that aren’t currently part of the control.  Draw Filters allow the developer to make stylistic changes to the control in places that may not have properties to modify.  Both of these advanced topics will be covered in this session.

DEEP DIVE IN THE ULTRAWINGRID
This session offers a deep dive into the UltraWinGrid.  The session will begin with an architectural overview of the control and offer an understanding of the composition of the grid.  After a high-level understanding of the control is achieved, the focus will be diving deep into key capabilities of the control and demonstrating the different pieces of functionality.  Finally, the session will close with advanced tips and tricks for achieving high degrees of performance while utilizing the WinGrid.

NETADVANTAGE FOR WINDOWS FORMS EXTENSIBILITY
Are you curious about how to use different interfaces in the NetAdvantage for Windows Forms product?  This session will offer an indepth technical discussion on some of the most popular and challenging interfaces in the Windows Forms product.  The end goal is to provide a deep dive into the extensibility of the framework and allow you to walk away with base knowledge of how to fully utilize Infragistics’ controls.  IEmbeddableEditor and ISupportAppStyling will both be covered and demonstrative walkthroughs on how to create both a grid embeddable editor and a custom control that consumes the application styling infrastructure. 

USER EXPERIENCE TRACK

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN PATTERNS    
Even if you think you know what UX is, you’ll be able to get something out of this session.  In addition to introducing the concepts around UX, we’ll dive into exploring a number of UX patterns that can help you build great UX and provide examples of how you can start using them in your development today.  We’ll cover patterns that pertain to different kinds of user interface problems such as commands, data entry, information architecture, navigation, page layout, and data visualization.

CAB, WCSF, SCSF, MVP, MVC, AND MORE
Are you confused by all of the UI frameworks and patterns out there for application development?  If so, you’re not alone.  In this session, we’ll cover the major .NET UI frameworks and UI patterns (and how the frameworks use the patterns).  In addition to familiarizing you with the frameworks and patterns, helping you understand when to choose what, we’ll also delve into examples of some of them, including the Infragistics NetAdvantage CAB Extensibility Kit.

PRAGMATIC APPLICATION DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Using our exemplars, you’ll learn practical and agile best practices for application design and development.  This talk will include the full application lifecycle we use to develop our exemplars, decisions we made in designing and developing, and a deep dive into the architecture and code.  We’ll cover development primarily in WPF and ASP.NET, though most of the concepts will apply to other .NET platforms such as Windows Forms and Silverlight.

BUILDING GREAT UX USING NETADVANTAGE FOR .NET
You know that Infragistics has a ton of controls to help you speed application development, but did you know we provide a lot of tools to help you build great UX into your applications as well?  In this session, we’ll dive into the various tools in the NetAdvantage tool set that empower you, as a developer, to easily add better experiences for your users.  Whether it is using our ribbon and toolbar controls to optimize complex menus, rich data entry with our grids and carousels, high-quality data visualizations with charts and gauges, built-in, optimized AJAX for ASP.NET, or consistent and professional styling with our presets and application styling, Infragistics is committed to helping make UX good and easy.

BUILDING EXPRESSIVE DASHBOARDS WITH NETADVANTAGE
Dashboards have been and continue to become an ever more integral part of business application development.  Whether you’re building in SharePoint, DotNetNuke, or a custom portal solution (or maybe just adding a dashboard to an existing application), Infragistics’ provides you with a suite of controls that empower you to build expressive and polished data visualizations to your business stakeholders.  Join us as we explore using the Infragistics charts, gauges, grids, and other goodies to take your dashboards to the next level.

LUMOS – A CASE STUDY IN SILVERLIGHT
Come learn about building with Silverlight from the authors of Wrox Silverlight 1.0.  In this session we’ll delve into the details of the Lumos sample application included as a case study in the book.  The book includes both a Silverlight 1.0 and a 1.1 (now 2.0) implementation of the same application, so we’ll examine both in order to highlight the differences so that you can learn what’s good, bad, and ugly and come away with a stronger knowledge of how you can use Silverlight in your own applications today and in the future.

WPF TRACK

MICROSOFT EXPRESSION BLEND FOR DEVELOPERS
Come get all the basics you need as a developer to get productive using the premier WPF design tool so that you can dramatically improve your productiveness and the look and feel of your WPF applications.

DESIGNER + DEVELOPER WORKFLOW IN WPF AND SILVERLIGHT
Sometimes the lines of communication between designers and developers can get strained.  We all have the same goal—to produce the best app we can.  Learn how you can optimize the workflow between developers and designers using WPF and Silverlight in this real-world session based on Infragistics experience.  “Based on true stories!”

BUILDING LOB WITH WPF AND INFRAGISTICS
WPF has gotten a bad rap with developers as being only for UI glitz or “consumer-oriented” applications.  Come see how Infragistics is proving that reputation wrong in providing real, line-of-business controls to help developers speed development of rich LOB applications.

IMPLEMENTING THE MVC PATTERN IN WPF
Real-world applications call for real-world maintainability and testability.  The MVC pattern has proven time and again to be a great way to separate concerns and enable testing in the UI layer.  Come learn how you can take advantage of this pattern effectively in WPF to build robust, maintainable applications with reliable test coverage.

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As you can see, we have quite the lineup that will both help you to become an expert in Infragistics powerful tooling as well as just generally become the .NET ninja you’ve always wanted to be.

CONFERENCE PLACES/TIMES

New York – April 1st-3rd <-- Sign up now!  Space is limited.

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TO REGISTER and learn more, visit the conference site at http://www.devscovery.com/


          Little Links - M-V-Poo on WPF, RSS Bandit on Infragistics, and More   

Here are a few more links of interest I thought I'd share with you all.

M-V-Poo on WPF

Josh Smith, resident Infragistics guidisan, has posted yet another awesome article to Code Project detailing how you can do what has now been dubbed "M-V-Poo" (great name!) on WPF, which covers using a flavor of the MVC pattern and how to use that to unit test WPF.

RSS Bandit on Infragistics

Torsten Rendelmann kindly informed me that the latest version of that well-known RSS reader, RSS Bandit, is now running on Infragistics NetAdvantage for Windows Forms 2007 Volume 3.  Cool stuff!

dotNetTemplar on Managing Complexity (or How Not To)

Now, if you're in the mood for a healthy dose of pure opinion and conjecture, check out a couple ramblings of my own about dealing with software complexity:

If you have something you think I should highlight, please do contact me and let me know.


          Little Link Round-Up - Podder & IG Context Menu in System Tray   

Just wanted to post a quick pointer to some great links on the net related to Infragistics. 

If you have work you've published that uses Infragistics (IG) stuff, please do let me know.  We want to highlight your efforts and give you the creds you deserve!  Also, don't forget we are glad to publish content from you guys on our Community site.  Get experience publishing; get your name out on the net, and get the good feeling that comes from knowing you're helping your fellow IGers.


          Favor Thoughtful Adherence Over Blind Adherence   

Far be it from me to put words in Phil's mouth, but I hope that folks recognize that his post about favoring composition over inheritance is not specifically about that one best practice (the comments seem to indicate this is being missed).  It's pretty clear to me that the thrust of that post is around a philosophical approach that he thinks the ALT.NET community should make.

Two things stand out from Phil's post in this respect: 1) don't appeal to authority, and 2) don't organize yourself around a set of technical principles (best practices), but rather organize yourself around the non-technical values of independent thinking and desire to improve.  I hope that everyone can agree that these latter two values are good ones that should indeed be encouraged.

That said, should a community like ALT.NET eschew forming a more formal consensus on technical best practices?  I tend to think not.  While independent, critical thinking is valuable, it is not the summit of perfection.  The summit of perfection, in the realm of ideas at least, is conformance with truth (what actually is versus what I think is), and independent thinking at odds with what is true is not only not valuable in itself, it can be downright detrimental. 

For instance, what if you independently and critically think that security and privacy are not important aspects of the online banking application you are tasked with building?  Is that kind of independent, critical thinking valuable in itself?  Or will it potentially lead to great harm?  Independent, critical thinking is valuable only in as much as it deepens one's understanding of and conformance to truth.

So I think that there is value in a community such as ALT.NET expending the effort to define principles through critical thinking and argumentation that it will hold up as ideals, i.e., things that seemed to be most in accord with the truth as we know it.  This is where things like patterns and best practices come into play; it is the shared, accumulated wisdom of the technical community.

Now what about the broader idea of eschewing appealing to authority?  Far be it from me to claim to be an authority in logic, but it seems to me that all appeals to authority are not invalid (the wikipedia article Phil links to discusses this to some degree but does not go far enough, in my estimation).  The valid reasons for appealing to authority are discussed at the bottom of that article: 1) not enough time and 2) concern at one's ability to make the other understand the reasoning underlying the truth being expressed.

In terms of logic, it is not a fallacy to appeal to an authority on a topic that is accepted by all those involved in an argument.  We're talking about presuppositions here, and without them, we'd never get anywhere in our search for truth.  If you always have to argue from first principles (if you even acknowledge those), you simply get stuck in a quagmire.  In terms of the topic at hand, if folks accept (as they generally do) that the GoF et al are authorities on the subject of OOD, then it is valid, logically speaking, to appeal to their authority to establish the principle that you should favor composition over inheritance.

The thing to watch out for in appeals to authority is 1) thinking that the authority is incapable of being wrong and 2) ensuring that the parties involved accept the authority.  With the latter, you simply cannot argue (or at least the argument won't carry weight) from authority if the authority is not accepted.  With the former, unless it is a presupposition shared by those involved that the authority is indeed infallible, you should keep in mind that even if you buy into the authority's credentials, it is still possible that the authority can be wrong.

So I would nuance what Phil says and say that if the ALT.NET community agrees that GoF is an authority, it is valid to appeal to them, while remaining open to criticism of the concepts involved (even those backed by an authority).  The authority adds logical weight; it does not impose absolute authority.

We just don't have time to argue everything from first principles.  Others who are generally acknowledged to be qualified have already taken the time to research, think about, and propose some good patterns and practices, and unless there is good reason to object, there is no need to rehash those.  Instead, I'd suggest that the community focus on spreading knowledge of these patterns and practices all the while refining them, functioning essentially as a group in the way that Phil recommends individuals function--thinking critically and always working to improve.  Doing this will help ensure that the community does not fall into a quagmire of unnecessary argumentation, and it will ensure that the patterns and practices that they agree upon can be continuously refined and enhanced as new technologies emerge and greater wisdom is gained over time. 

Further, it gives the group a purpose that has meaning.  After all, if the group's message is only "think for yourself and be all that you can be," there isn't much of substance to say after that.  On the other hand, because it is a technical community that espouses that philosophy, it should take that philosophy on itself (as a group, not just the individuals in it).  I would suggest this includes establishing greater consensus on best practices and patterns and then spreading the word about them to others.  Be better together. :)

You see, it is not about setting down an infallible manifesto and excluding those who disagree, which is I think more than anything what Phil is concerned about.  However, it also isn't about best practices just being true for you but not for me (best practices relativism?).  Put another way, I suggest ALT.NET should favor thoughtful adherence to best patterns and practices, not blind adherence.


          What is a Domain Model?   

When searching recently so as to provide further reading for "domain model" in a recent post, I was quite surprised to find that there seemed to be no good definition readily available (at least not by Googling "domain model").&#xA0; Since I tend to use this term a lot, I figured I'd try to fill this gap and, at the very least, provide a reference for me to use when I talk about it.

So What is a Domain Model?
Put simply, a domain model is the software model of a particular domain of knowledge (is that a tautology?).&#xA0; Usually, this means a business domain, but it could also mean a software domain (such as the UI domain, the data access and persistence domain, the logging domain, etc.).&#xA0; More specifically, this means an executable representation of the objects in a domain with a particular focus on their behaviors and relationships1.

The point of the domain model is to accurately represent these objects and their behaviors such that there is a one-to-one mapping from the model to the domain (or at least as close as you can get to this).&#xA0; The reason this is important is that it is the heart of software solutions.&#xA0; If you accurately model the domain, your solution will actually solve the problems by automating the domain itself, which is the point of pretty much all business software.&#xA0; It will do this with much less effort on your part than other approaches to software solutions because the objects are doing the work that they should be doing--the same that they do in the physical world.&#xA0; This is part and parcel of object-oriented design2.

Nothing New
By the way, this is not a new concept--OO theory and practice has been around for decades.&#xA0; It's just that somewhere along the line, the essence of objects (and object-oriented design) seems to have been lost or at least distorted, and many, if not most, Microsoft developers have probably not been exposed to it, have forgotten it, or have been confused into designing software in terms of data.&#xA0; I limit myself to "Microsoft developers" here because it is they of whom I have the most experience, but I'd wager, from what I've read, the same is true of Java and other business developers.&#xA0;

I make this claim because everyone seems to think they're doing OO, but a concrete example of OOD using Microsoft technologies is few and far between.&#xA0; Those who try seem to be more concerned with building in framework services (e.g., change tracking, data binding, serialization, localization, and data access & persistence) than actually modeling a domain.&#xA0; Not that these framework services are not important, but it seems to me that this approach is fundamentally flawed because the focus is on software framework services and details instead of on the problem domain--the business domain that the solutions are being built for.&#xA0;

The Data Divide
I seem to write about this a lot; it's on my mind a lot3.&#xA0; Those who try to do OOD with these technologies usually end up being forced into doing it in a way that misses the point of OOD.&#xA0; There is an unnatural focus on data and data access & persistence.&#xA0; Okay, maybe it is natural or it seems natural because it is ingrained, and truly a large part of business software deals with accessing and storing data, but even so, as I said in Purporting the Potence of Process4, "data is only important in as much as it supports the process that we&#x2019;re trying to automate."&#xA0;

In other words, it is indeed indispensable but, all the same, it should not be the end or focus of software development (unless you're writing, say, a database or ORM).&#xA0; It may sound like I am anti-data or being unrealistic, but I'm not--I just feel the need to correct for what seems to be an improper focus on data.&#xA0; When designing an application, think and speak in terms of the domain (and continue to think in terms of the domain throughout the software creation process), and when designing objects, think and speak in terms of behaviors, not data.&#xA0;

The data is there; the data will come, but your initial object models should not involve data as a first class citizen.&#xA0; You'll have to think about the data at some point, which will inevitably lead to specifying properties on your objects so you can take advantage of the many framework services that depend on strongly-typed properties, but resist the temptation to focus on properties.&#xA0; Force yourself to not add any properties except for those that create a relationship between objects; use the VS class designer and choose to show those properties as relationships (right-click on the properties and choose the right relationship type).&#xA0; Create inheritance not based on shared properties but on shared behaviors (this in itself is huge).&#xA0; If you do this, you're taking one step in the right direction, and I think in time you will find this a better way to design software solutions.

My intent here is certainly not to make anyone feel dumb, stupid, or like they've wasted their lives in building software using other approaches.&#xA0; My intent is to push us towards what seems to be a better way of designing software.&#xA0; Having been there myself, I know how easy it is to fall into that way of thinking and to imagine that simply by using these things called classes, inheritance, and properties that we're doing OOD the right way when we're really not.&#xA0; It's a tough habit to break, but the first step is acknowledging that there is (or at least might be) a problem; the second step is to give object thinking a chance.&#xA0; It seems to me that it is (still) the best way to do software and will continue to be in perpetuity (because the philosophical underpinnings are solid and not subject to change).

Notes
1. An object relationship, as I see it, is a special kind of behavior--that of using or being used.&#xA0; This is also sometimes represented as a having, e.g., this object has one or more of these objects.&#xA0; It is different from data because a datum is just a simple attribute (property) of an object; the attribute is not an object per se, at least not in the domain model because it has no behaviors of its own apart from the object it is attached to.&#xA0; It is just information about a domain object.

2. I go into this in some depth in the Story paper in the Infragistics Tangerine exemplar (see the "To OOD or Not to OOD" section).&#xA0; I use the exemplar itself to show one way of approaching domain modeling, and the Story paper describes the approach.

3. Most recently, I wrote about this in the Tangerine Story (see Note 2 above).&#xA0; I also wrote publicly about it back in late 2005, early 2006 in "I Object," published by CoDe Magazine.&#xA0; My thought has developed since writing that.&#xA0; Interestingly, in almost two years, we seem to have only gotten marginally better ways to deal with OOD in .NET.&#xA0;

4. In that article, I put a lot of focus on "process."&#xA0; I still think the emphasis is valid, but I'd temper it with the caveat that however business rules are implemented (such as in the proposed workflow-driven validation service), you still think of that as part of your domain model.&#xA0; The reason for separating them into a separate workflowed service is a compromise between pragmatism and idealism given the .NET platform as the implementation platform.&#xA0; I've also since learned that the WF rules engine can be used apart from an actual .NET workflow, so depending on your application needs, just embedding the rules engine into your domain model may be a better way to go than using the full WF engine.&#xA0; If your workflow is simple, this may be a better way to approach doing validation.


          Web Services Best Practices   

As I sit here on my deck, enjoying the cool autumn breeze1, I thought, what better thing to write about than Web services!  Well, no, actually I am just recalling some stuff that's happened lately.  On the MSDN Architecture forums and in some coding and design discussions we had this week, both of which involve the question of best practices for Web services.

Before we talk about Web services best practices, it seems to me that we need to distinguish between two kinds of application services.  First, there are the services that everyone has been talking about for the last several years--those that pertain to service-oriented architecture (SOA).  These are the services that fall into the application integration camp, so I like to call them inter-application services. 

Second, there are services that are in place to make a complete application, such as logging, exception handling, data access and persistence, etc.--pretty much anything that makes an application go and is not a behavior of a particular domain object.  Maybe thinking of them as domain object services would work, but I fear I may already be losing some, so let's get back to it.  The main concern within this post are those services using within an application, so I call them intra-application services.

It seems like these latter services, the intra-application ones, are being often confused with the former--the inter-application services.  It's certainly understandable because there has been so much hype around SOA in recent years that the term "service" has been taken over and has lost its more generic meaning.  What's worse is that there has been a lot of confusion around the interaction of the terms Web service and just plain service (in the context of SOA).  The result is that you have folks thinking that all Web services are SO services and sometimes that SO services are always Web services.

My hope here is to make some clarification as to the way I think we should be thinking about all this.  First off, Web services are, in my book at least, simply a way of saying HTTP-protocol-based services, usually involving XML as the message format.  There is no, nor should there be, any implicit connection between the term Web service and service-oriented service.  So when you think Web service, don't assume anything more than that you're dealing with a software service that uses HTTP and XML. 

The more important distinction comes in the intent of the service--the purpose the service is designed for.  Before you even start worrying about whether a service is a Web service or not, you need to figure out what the purpose of the service is.  This is where I get pragmatic (and those who know me know that I tend to be an idealist at heart).  You simply need to determine if the service in question will be consumed by a client that you do not control. 

The reason this question is important is that it dramatically affects how you design the service.  If the answer is yes, you automatically take on the burden of treating the service as an integration (inter-application) service, and you must concern yourself with following best practices for those kinds of services.  The core guideline is that you cannot assume anything about the way your service will be used.  These services are the SO-type services that are much harder to design correctly, and there is tons of guidance available on how to do them2.  I won't go in further depth on those here.

I do think, though, that the other kind of services--intra-application services--have been broadly overlooked or just lost amidst all the discussion of the other kind.  Intra-application services do not have the external burdens that inter-application services have.  They can and should be designed to serve the needs of your application or, in the case of cross-cutting services (concerns) to serve the needs of the applications within your enterprise.  The wonderful thing about this is that you do have influence over your consumers, so you can safely make assumptions about them to enable you to make compromises in favor of other architectural concerns like performance, ease of use, maintainability, etc.

Now let's bring this back to the concrete question of best practices for intra-application Web services.  For those who are using object-oriented design, designing a strong domain model, you may run into quite a bit of trouble when you need to distribute your application across physical (or at least process) tiers.  Often this is the case for smart client applications--you have a rich front end client that uses Web services to communicate (usually for data access and persistence).  The problem is that when you cross process boundaries, you end up needing to serialize, and with Web services, you usually serialize to XML.  That in itself can pose some challenges, mainly around identity of objects, but with .NET, you also have to deal with the quirks of the serialization mechanisms.

For example, the default XML serialization is such that you have to have properties be public and  read-write, and you must have a default constructor.  These can break encapsulation and make it harder to design an object model that you can count on to act the way you expect it to.  WCF makes this better by letting you use attributes to have better control over serialization.  The other commonly faced challenge is on the client.  By default, if you use the VS Add Web Reference, it takes care of the trouble of generating your service proxies, but it introduces a separate set of proxy objects that are of different types than your domain objects.

So you're left with the option of either using the proxy as-is and doing a conversion routine to convert the proxy objects to your domain objects, or you can modify the proxy to use your actual domain objects.  The first solution introduces both a performance (creating more objects and transferring more data) and a complexity (having conversion routines to maintain) hit; the second solution introduces just a complexity hit (you have to modify the generated proxy a bit).  Neither solution is perfectly elegant--we'd need the framework to change to support this scenario elegantly; as it is now, the Web services stuff is designed more with inter-application services in mind (hence the dumb proxies that encourage an anemic domain model) than the intra-application scenario we have where we intend to use the domain model itself on the client side.

If you take nothing else away from this discussion, I'd suggest the key take away is that when designing Web services, it is perfectly valid to do so within the scope of your application (or enterprise framework).  There is a class of services for which it is safe to make assumptions about the clients, and you shouldn't let all of the high-falutin talk about SOA, WS-*, interoperability, etc. concern you if your scenario does not involve integration with other systems that are out of your control.  If you find the need for such integration at a later point, you can design services (in a service layer) then to meet those needs, and you won't be shooting yourself in the foot trying to design one-size-fits-all services now that make so many compromises so as to make the app either impossible to use or very poorly performing.

My own preference that I'd recommend is to use the command-line tools that will generate proxies for you (you can even include a batch file in your project to do this) but then modify them to work with your domain model--you don't even need your clients to use the service proxies directly.  If you use a provider model (plugin pattern) for these services, you can design a set of providers that use the Web services and a set that talk directly to your database.  This enables you to use your domain model easily in both scenarios (both in a Web application that talks directly to the db as well as a smart client that uses Web services). 

It requires a little extra effort, but it means you can design and use a real domain model and make it easier easier to use by hiding the complexity of dealing with these framework deficiencies for consumers of the domain model.  This is especially helpful in situations where you have different sets of developers working on different layers of the application, but it is also ideal for use and reuse by future developers as well.

One of these days, I'll write some sample code to exemplify this approach, maybe as part of a future exemplar.

Notes
1. The weatherthing says it's 65 degrees Fahrenheit right now--at 1pm!
2. My observation is that it is safe to assume that when other people talk about services and Web services, these are the kind they're thinking of, even if they don't make the distinction I do in this post. 


          NSF-funded researchers demonstrate advanced network applications.   
(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting research that has formed the basis for smart and connected communities, pushing sensor and networking capabilities beyond today's Internet of Things (IoT) to next-generation technologies able to revolutionize our lives in smart communities across the nation.
          Want a Quick Mortgage Approval? Come Prepared With These 5 Key Items   

Whether you're finally prepared to get into the real estate market or you want to know how you can make a deal quick, there are a few necessary documents you'll need to prove your reliability to a mortgage lender. If you're wondering what will be involved in getting the application approval you're looking for, here are the documents you'll want to have on hand when the time comes.

The post Want a Quick Mortgage Approval? Come Prepared With These 5 Key Items appeared first on Ishakis Finance Report Mortgage Broker Brooklyn.


          Synching your enviroment around   
Ubuntu 9.10 has just came out & iv rushed to upgrade, upgrading my 9.04 to 9.10 via the upgrade manager is a working option but usually id rather do a clean install & get a fresh system to poke around.
The main issue that clean install brings is restoring your old environment which includes installed programs, settings files (.bashrc, .vimrc etc..), non packaged applications (usually the latest & greatest versions of Clojure, Groovy etc..).
Another issue is the need to restore these settings on multiple machines while keeping it all consistent between them, there must a better way than working it all manually!

Well the solution that iv come with involve two tools, Dropbox & AutomateIt, Dropbox is no more than a fancy folder to the cloud synchronizer which enables me to access all my settings file from any machine, lsym-ing my .bashrc, .vimrc & any other file that id like to share across machines into the Dropbox folder is all that is required.

The second part involves AutomateIt, which is a configuration management framework written in Ruby, an easy way of re-creating symlinks from my Dropbox folder onto a new system is using the following AutomateIt script:

HOME = ENV['HOME']
DROP = "#{HOME}/Private/Dropbox"

def link(src,dst)
ln_s("#{DROP}/#{src}","#{HOME}/#{dst}")
end

# Vim
link "vim/.vimrc",".vimrc"
link "vim/.vim",".vim"
link "vim/.vimclojure-2.1.2",".vimclojure"
# Bash
link "BashEnv/.bashrc",".bashrc"
link "BashEnv/.inputrc",".inputrc"
# Languages
link "prog-langs/.clojure",".clojure"
link "prog-langs/.groovy",".groovy"
link "prog-langs/.jruby",".jruby"

The nice thing about it is that it hides all the nitty gritty details that id have to figure out when using plain Ruby (or any other environment for that matter), AutomateIt wraps common tasks with a bash like DSL, unlike bash this DSL is portable across multiple unix systems & it hides many of the complexities that follow.
AutomateIt performs actions only when they are required, this solves annoying cases that rise when scripts run more than once on a system (e.g. appending text to files).

Another cool feature is package management, AutomateIt is capable of interacting with multiple packaging systems (yum, apt, gem etc..) in a transparent way, its easy to replicate installed packages onto multiple systems:

# bash
%w(terminator rlwrap).each{ |p| package_manager.install p}

# programming
%w(vim git-core).each{ |p| package_manager.install p}

# communication
%w(deluge openssh-server).each{ |p| package_manager.install p}

# misc
%w(gpodder gnome-do).each{ |p| package_manager.install p}

# installing dropbox
download_manager.download 'http://www.getdropbox.com/download?dl=packages/nautilus-dropbox_0.6.1_i386_ubuntu_9.10.deb' , :to => '/tmp/nautilus-dropbox_0.6.1_i386_ubuntu_9.10.deb'
package_manager.install ({'nautilus-dropbox' => '/tmp/nautilus-dropbox_0.6.1_i386_ubuntu_9.10.deb'} , :with => :dpkg)

Using these tools has made configuration nirvana a bit closer to me & hopefully to you :)
          Clojure on youtube   
Iv really enjoyed watching the Intro to Clojure series:



If your interested what the fuss is about check it out!
          Injecting Closures with Groovy BeanBuilder   
Programmatic Spring configuration has always appealed to me (can't wait for Spring JavaConfig to come out), the clarity and ability to cut down repetitive configuration meta data is the way to go.

Groovy eco system has got a lot of builders to configure any thing from build to you'v guessed it right Spring beans.
The BeanBuilder is a Groovy builder (google the pattern) class that enables us to define Spring beans in pure Groovy code, for example:

class AnyPojo {
def c
}

def builder=new BeanBuilder()
def value="yummy"
builder.anyPojo(AnyPojo){
c=value
}
def context = builder.createApplicationContext()
assert context.getBean("anyPojo").c.equals("yummy")

Note that an external value is injected into the bean (its not a spring bean), this might useful in cases that we want to pass behavior into our Spring beans like so:

def builder=new BeanBuilder()
def value={"yummy"}// returns "yummy"
builder.anyPojo(AnyPojo){
c=value
}
def context = builder.createApplicationContext()
assert context.getBean("anyPojo").c.call().equals("yummy")

This should work!, however upon running this code we get this exception:

.. Error creating bean with name '(inner bean)': Instantiation of bean failed; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalStateException: No bean class specified on bean definition

The builder thinks that we are trying to created a nested inner bean:

builder.anyPojo(AnyPojo){
c={ SomePojo p->
//..
}
}

No matter what as soon as the builder gets a closure as value for a property it fails.
The best solution that iv found (without altering the BeanBuilder code) is to wrap the closure in a delegating class like so:

class ClosureDelegate {
def c

ClosureDelegate(c){
this.c=c
}

def call(){
c.call()
}
}

def builder=new BeanBuilder()
def value=new ClosureDelegate({"yummy"})// the diff
builder.anyPojo(AnyPojo){
c=value
}
def context = builder.createApplicationContext()
assert context.getBean("anyPojo").c.call().equals("yummy")// this passes as well

This way we avoid the call to inner bean builder method (=(Closure c)).
This solution is partial (sometimes closures are applied without a call the the call method), but than again it should do it for most cases (oh and BTW you can get BeanBuilder without Grails from spring spring jar).
          Demystifying Spring wiring process   
Many Java applications these days make use of Spring IoC, taking the initialization management from the hand of the developer has many benefits but also has a couple of down sides like the lose of some control on the wiring process itself.

Most of the time its a none issue however there are times in which Spring fails to resolve a dependency and all that the developer is left with is a cryptic stack trace to follow.

Iv been thinking on how to make it possible to track down Spring weaving process and see at each stage what has been wired up, basically there are three approaches that iv considered:

  • The first is to hook into the injection process by some public API, iv decided to drop it since i didn't find any API which notifies me upon beans creation and wiring.

  • The second was to wire some Aspect into Spring injection process, iv started to read Spring source code and saw that pin point all the spots in code in which the wiring takes place is very tedious and error prone to start with.

  • The third option was to think on Spring as an isolated container that has to interact with the JVM in order to create and inject objects into each other, tracing this interaction sholud give us the log of the injection process itself!


A little more digging (see org.springframework.beans.BeanUtils) revealed that Spring uses Java reflection API (java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance, java.lang.reflect.Field.set) in order to build/wire beans, armed with this knowledge we are only left to devise a method for tracing the calls to these methods.

A possible option is Btrace, Btrace is a Java agent modeled after DTrace which is capable of instrumenting running Java classes, using the following Btrace script would activate the tracing of the wiring process on all the classes under the com.jdftm package:

package jdftm;

import com.sun.btrace.annotations.*;
import com.sun.btrace.AnyType;
import static com.sun.btrace.BTraceUtils.*;
import java.lang.reflect.Constructor;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.lang.reflect.Field;


@BTrace public class ReflecTracer {
@OnMethod(
clazz="/java.lang.reflect.Constructor/",
method="/newInstance/"
)
public static void anyNewInstance(Constructor con,Object[] args) {
if(con!=null && matches("public\\scom\\.jdftm(\\.|\\w*)*\\(\\)",str(con))){
println(strcat(strcat("Object ",str(con))," got constructed"));
}
}

@OnMethod(
clazz="/java.lang.reflect.Field/",
method="/set/"
)
public static void anyFieldSet(Field field,Object obj,Object value) {
println(strcat("Set invoked on ",str(field)));
}
}


Using the script with Btrace involve two steps, compilation:
btracec ReflecTracer.java


Agent attaching (attach before context creation, debugging is an option):
btrace <process id, use jps> jdftm/ReflecTracer.class


The following beans wiring:

public class BeanA {
@Autowired
private BeanB b;
}

public class BeanB {
@Autowired
private BeanA a;
}


Produces the following traces:

Object public com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanA() got constructed
Object public com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanB() got constructed
Set invoked on private com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanA com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanB.a
Set invoked on private com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanB com.jdftm.spring.context.BeanA.b

An interesting idea that i had is to create a graph out of these traces and give the developer even better visualization on the process.
          Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change   

In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.

The hope is that by drawing from both indigenous knowledge and contemporary weather forecasting techniques, crop yields could be increased.

“We wanted to see if the two can complement or supplement each other,” Isaac Yonah, a senior officer coordinating community meetings employed by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), told IRIN by phone.

Using traditional indicators such as the movement of red ants, the flowering of mango and other trees, the migration of termites and patterns and colours in the sky, farmers in Sakala village of Ngorongoro District compare their two-weekly forecasts with those released by the TMA.

“This is done… to validate how accurate their forecast is and to come up with a consensus [forecast]. In the last three seasons, more than 80 percent accuracy in the findings has been witnessed,” said Yonah.

The project is a partnership between TMA, Hakikazi Catalyst (a non-profit organization), and the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

“Strengthening such practices could enhance the resilience of communities which are most vulnerable to climate change. Upscaling the projects will see the knowledge gap between traditional and scientific bridged,” said Yonah.

Research published in Uganda in 2013 detailed 23 different indicators used by traditional forecasters to predict weather.

“Farmers would profit from weather forecasts provided by governmental institutions. This [marriage of the old and new] will enable farmers to make sound decisions on how to fully exploit the seasonal distribution of rainfall to improve and stabilize crop yields,” said Joshua Okonyo, author of the study Indigenous Knowledge of Seasonal Weather Forecasting.

The indicators cited included wind direction, cuckoo calls, and the timing of winged termites’ departure from their nests.

Working with the Nganyi community in Kenya

For the past five years in Kenya, government meteorologists have worked with the Nganyi community in the west of the country in a project carried out in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC).

The Nganyi observe bird migrations and other animal behaviour in their forecasts.

“After thorough research, we have noticed that these traditional indicators have a high scientific value that could be integrated with the local climate information,” said Laban Ogallo, the project’s coordinator.

“Since predicting weather within the tropics is a challenge to scientists, we wanted to learn how the [Nganyi] community has been doing it over the years. Their knowledge will be helpful,” Abraham Changara, chief meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department, told IRIN.

As meteorologists are waking up to the value of traditional forecasting methods in adapting to climate change, it seems climate change itself poses a threat to the sustainability of these methods.

''There is rapid disappearance of plants and animals due to climate variability and human activities,” according to Weather Forecasting and Indigenous Knowledge Systems, published by Great Zimbabwe University.

“There are few elders aware of traditional methods of weather forecasting. This makes traditional weather forecast less reliable,'' the study added.

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          AMF serialization from Java to Flex and back   
There are some scenarios in which you want to pass objects to and from a Flex application to a Java back end, if your using an Adobe framework (LCDS or BlazeDS) than you get this functionality out of the box however there are some cases that you wish to escape Adobe's grip and uses some third party technology.
Some solutions that may come to mind are JSon or XML, the problem with these solutions is that they may require a lot of bandwidth and even lots of computing power for complex objects graphs, AMF to the rescue.
AMF is a binary protocol which is used natively by the flash player, with the release of BlazeDS it was made accessible to any Java client that wishes to use it, in order to use AMF we need to serialize an object into bytes and pass it as the payload of any protocol that we choose, the easiest way to do so is to encode the resulting AMF bytes into BASE64 encoding (a format that transforms byte arrays into a readable string form) and append it to the existing payload.
Ill start with the Java side first:


import com.google.inject.Inject;
import flex.messaging.endpoints.BaseHTTPEndpoint;
import flex.messaging.io.SerializationContext;
import flex.messaging.io.amf.Amf3Input;
import flex.messaging.io.amf.Amf3Output;
import java.io.ByteArrayInputStream;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import sun.misc.BASE64Decoder;
import sun.misc.BASE64Encoder;

/**
*
* @author ronen
*/
public class AmfSerializer {

@Inject
private SerializationContext context;

public <T> String toAmf(final T source) throws IOException {
final StringBuffer buffer = new StringBuffer();
final ByteArrayOutputStream bout = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
final Amf3Output amf3Output = new Amf3Output(context);
amf3Output.setOutputStream(bout);
amf3Output.writeObject(source);
amf3Output.flush();
amf3Output.close();
final BASE64Encoder encoder = new BASE64Encoder();
return encoder.encode(bout.toByteArray());
}

public <T> T fromAmf(final String amf) throws ClassNotFoundException, IOException {
final BASE64Decoder decoder = new BASE64Decoder();
byte[] input = decoder.decodeBuffer(amf);
InputStream bIn = new ByteArrayInputStream(input);
Amf3Input amf3Input = new Amf3Input(context);
amf3Input.setInputStream(bIn);
return (T) amf3Input.readObject();
}
}


This code uses BlazeDS API (the messaging-core, messaging-common and messaging-remoting jars) in order to serialize an object of type T into AMF byte array the bytes are encoded to a Base64 string, encoding result of an instance of the following VO:


package com.jdftm.vo;

import java.util.Date;

public class CurrentDayVO {

private Date now;

public CurrentDayVO() {
}

public void setNow(Date now) {
this.now = now;
}

public Date getNow() {
return now;
}
}


might look something like ChMzY29tLmpkZnRtLnZvLkN1cnJlbnREYXlWTwdub3cIAUJrjUw54AAA.

Now lets turn to the Flex side:


package com.jdftm.stomp.interop {
import flash.utils.ByteArray;
import mx.utils.Base64Encoder;
import mx.utils.Base64Decoder;

public class AMFSerializer {
public function serializeToString(value:Object):String{
if(value==null){
throw new Error("null isn't a legal serialization candidate");
}
var bytes:ByteArray = new ByteArray();
bytes.writeObject(value);
bytes.position = 0;
var be:Base64Encoder = new Base64Encoder();
be.encodeBytes(bytes);
var res:String = be.toString();
be.reset();
return res;
}

public function readObjectFromStringBytes(value:String):Object{
var dec:Base64Decoder=new Base64Decoder();
dec.decode(value);
var result:ByteArray=dec.drain();
result.position=0;
return result.readObject();
}
}
}


The logic is quite similar to the Java side code however when using the AMFSerializer we must register the serialized classes prior to serializing them:


registerClassAlias("com.jdftm.vo.CurrentDayVO", CurrentDayVO);


Failing to so will cause the de-serialization process (on both sides) to fail since it uses the alias in order to create the resulting instance object, its also required that the serialized classes on both ends to be in the same package as implemented in the CurrentDayVO Flex class:


package com.jdftm.vo{
[Bindable]
[RemoteClass(alias="com.jdftm.vo.CurrentDayVO")]
public class CurrentDayVO{
private var _now:Date;

public function get now():Date{
return _now;
}

public function set now(value:Date):void{
_now=value;
}
}
}


As youv seen AMF isn't to hard to use and may prove to be a powerful contender in the crowded integration protocols market.

Updated 2/09/08
Here is the SerializationContext implementation which is used in the Java serialization class


import com.google.inject.Provider;
import flex.messaging.io.SerializationContext;

public class SerializationContextProvider implements Provider<SerializationContext> {

@Override
public SerializationContext get() {
SerializationContext serializationContext = SerializationContext.getSerializationContext();// Threadlocal SerializationContent
serializationContext.enableSmallMessages = true;
serializationContext.instantiateTypes = true;
serializationContext.supportRemoteClass = true;// use _remoteClass field
serializationContext.legacyCollection = false;// false Legacy Flex 1.5 behavior was to return a java.util.Collection for Array, New Flex 2+ behavior is to return Object[] for AS3 Array
serializationContext.legacyMap = false;// false Legacy flash.xml.XMLDocument Type
serializationContext.legacyXMLDocument = false;// true New E4X XML Type
serializationContext.legacyXMLNamespaces = false;// determines whether the constructed Document is name-space aware
serializationContext.legacyThrowable = false;
serializationContext.legacyBigNumbers = false;
serializationContext.restoreReferences = false;
serializationContext.logPropertyErrors = false;
serializationContext.ignorePropertyErrors = true;
return serializationContext;

/*
serializationContext.enableSmallMessages = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(ENABLE_SMALL_MESSAGES, true);
serializationContext.instantiateTypes = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(INSTANTIATE_TYPES, true);
serializationContext.supportRemoteClass = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(SUPPORT_REMOTE_CLASS, false);
serializationContext.legacyCollection = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_COLLECTION, false);
serializationContext.legacyMap = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_MAP, false);
serializationContext.legacyXMLDocument = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_XML, false);
serializationContext.legacyXMLNamespaces = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_XML_NAMESPACES, false);
serializationContext.legacyThrowable = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_THROWABLE, false);
serializationContext.legacyBigNumbers = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LEGACY_BIG_NUMBERS, false);
boolean showStacktraces = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(SHOW_STACKTRACES, false);
if (showStacktraces && Log.isWarn())
log.warn("The " + SHOW_STACKTRACES + " configuration option is deprecated and non-functional. Please remove this from your configuration file.");
serializationContext.restoreReferences = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(RESTORE_REFERENCES, false);
serializationContext.logPropertyErrors = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(LOG_PROPERTY_ERRORS, false);
serializationContext.ignorePropertyErrors = serialization.getPropertyAsBoolean(IGNORE_PROPERTY_ERRORS, true);
*/
}
}



This is the guice provider which is used when creating such contexts.
          Microsoft İnternet Explorer 6’dan desteğini çekti   
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          Ubuntu...I love you, I hate you   

 I have been working on seeing if a .NET 3.5 application will port over to Linux, Ubuntu to be specific. I started with version 9.01, then 9.10 and now 10.04 as I find more and more that I need from Mono. I have a dual boot on a dev box, Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

An upgrade from Ubuntu 9.01 to 9.10 caused my mouse and keyboard to lock up. 

I was able to boot from a 9.10 cd. Then, I upgraded to 10.04 as I needed Mono 2,2. Upgrade worked, lost my windows boot though. it seems grub somehow jumped in and messed up the windows boot.

After Googlign liek crazy and trying this and that, these 2 links finally got me my windows boot back:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bootinfoscript/index.php?title=Boot_Problems:Boot_Sector

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

So, I am now thinking about trying SuSe instead as I hear\read it's more stable. I think a lot of my pains have been related to learning and getting use to Linux.  

 

 

 

 

 


          Porting .NET 3.5 app to Linux   

Started doing research on porting a .NET 3.5 Windows Service application to Linux last week and today.There is a WinForms maintenance\admin tool that needs to be ported too.

Looking at Mono and related friends. Need to come up with a way to support MSMQ and Windows Workflow Foundation. Looks like the support for this in Mono is in alpha and not stable yet. 

 

 


          Technical Interview Questions   
I have been on some recent technical interviews for Tech Lead and/or Architect Roles. I am keeping track of the questions asked and will post them here.  The answers you see are mostly copy/paste from a Google search, with a mix of my own thoughts.  Feel free to jump in with your own questions and/or answers. 

1.       define encapsulation

a.       Data /Information hiding, hiding; objects do not reveal their attributes  and behaviors.  All interaction with an object should be done thru it’s interface.  

b.      Storing data and functions in a single unit (class) is encapsulation. Data cannot be accessible to the outside world and only those functions which are stored in the class can access it.

c.       The purpose is to achieve potential for change: the internal mechanisms of the component can be improved without impact on other components, or the component can be replaced with a different one that supports the same public interface. Encapsulation also protects the integrity of the component, by preventing users from setting the internal data of the component into an invalid or inconsistent state. Another benefit of encapsulation is that it reduces system complexity and thus increases robustness, by limiting the interdependencies between software components.

2.       define abstraction

a.       the act of representing essential features without including the background details or explanations.

b.      reduce and factor out details so that one can focus on a few concepts at a time.

3.       define garbage collection and what is meant by generational GC

a.       The .NET Framework's garbage collector manages the allocation and release of memory for your application. Each time you use the new operator to create an object, the runtime allocates memory for the object from the managed heap. As long as address space is available in the managed heap, the runtime continues to allocate space for new objects. However, memory is not infinite. Eventually the garbage collector must perform a collection in order to free some memory. The garbage collector's optimizing engine determines the best time to perform a collection, based upon the allocations being made. When the garbage collector performs a collection, it checks for objects in the managed heap that are no longer being used by the application and performs the necessary operations to reclaim their memory.

b.      The garbage collector keeps track of objects that have Finalize methods, using an internal structure called the finalization queue. Each time your application creates an object that has a Finalize method, the garbage collector places an entry in the finalization queue that points to that object. The finalization queue contains entries for all the objects in the managed heap that need to have their finalization code called before the garbage collector can reclaim their memory.

c.       Generational collectors group objects by age and collect younger objects more often than older objects. When initialized, the managed heap contains no objects. All new objects added to the heap can be said to be in generation 0, until the heap gets filled up which invokes garbage collection. As most objects are short-lived, only a small percentage of young objects are likely to survive their first collection. Once an object survives the first garbage collection, it gets promoted to generation 1.Newer objects after GC can then be said to be in generation 0.The garbage collector gets invoked next only when the sub-heap of generation 0 gets filled up. All objects in generation 1 that survive get compacted and promoted to generation 2. All survivors in generation 0 also get compacted and promoted to generation 1. Generation 0 then contains no objects, but all newer objects after GC go into generation 0. Thus, as objects "mature" (survive multiple garbage collections) in their current generation, they are moved to the next older generation. Generation 2 is the maximum generation supported by the runtime's garbage collector. When future collections occur, any surviving objects currently in generation 2 simply stay in generation 2. Thus, dividing the heap into generations of objects and collecting and compacting younger generation objects improves the efficiency of the basic underlying garbage collection algorithm by reclaiming a significant amount of space from the heap and also being faster than if the collector had examined the objects in all generations.

                                                               i.      The GC maintains lists of managed objects arranged in "generations." A generation is a measure of the relative lifetime of the objects in memory. The generation number indicates to which generation an object belongs. Recently created objects are stored in lower generations compared to those created earlier in the application's life cycle. Longer-lived objects get promoted to higher generations. Because applications tend to create many short-lived objects compared to relatively few long-lived objects, the GC runs much more frequently to clean up objects in the lower generations than in the higher ones.

4.       define disposing in .NET

a.       Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources.

5.       Define the difference between finalize and dispose in .NET

a.       In general, the Dispose pattern is used to release unmanaged resources in a timely fashion. This allows you to do this in a deterministic fashion- in other words, you have control over when they are released. The Object.Finalize method is also used for the purpose of releasing resources - but it is non-deterministic. You have no control over when it will be called by the GC. Further, implementing a Finalize method can have an adverse affect on the performance of the GC because it takes two passes of the GC to collect objects that override Finalize.  So, in general, if you are using objects that manage unmanaged resources, such as database connections, you implement IDisposable AND override  Finalize. This way, your covered if the client fails to call Dispose - you know that your resources will then be released when the object is GC'd. Of course, one you call Dispose - you don't need the finalize method to be called by the GC and suffer an unnecessary performance hit.

6.       xml tags and attributes


 

  

7.       define soa

a.       Service Oriented Architecture: putting enterprise functionality that rarely or never changes in the enterprise into a service that all enterprise applications can call into; typically a web service

b.      SOA is the practice of sequestering the core business functions into independent services that don’t change frequently. These services are glorified functions that are called by one or more presentation programs. The presentation programs are volatile bits of software that present data to, and accept data from, various users.

c.       At the highest level, SOA is nothing more (and nothing less) than separating changeable elements from unchangeable elements

d.      SOA is not about any particular technology. Rather it is a design philosophy that decouples well heeled business functions from volatile processes and presentation

8.       define soap

 

9.       define serialization

a.       the process of converting the state of an object into a form that can be persisted or transported. The complement of serialization is deserialization, which converts a stream into an object. Together, these processes allow data to be easily stored and transferred.

b.      NET Framework features two serializing technologies:

                                                               i.      Binary serialization preserves type fidelity, which is useful for preserving the state of an object between different invocations of an application. For example, you can share an object between different applications by serializing it to the Clipboard. You can serialize an object to a stream, to a disk, to memory, over the network, and so forth. Remoting uses serialization to pass objects "by value" from one computer or application domain to another.

                                                             ii.      XML serialization serializes only public properties and fields and does not preserve type fidelity. This is useful when you want to provide or consume data without restricting the application that uses the data. Because XML is an open standard, it is an attractive choice for sharing data across the Web. SOAP is likewise an open standard, which makes it an attractive choice.

10.   define DTO

a.       Data Transfer Object; could be custom Business Objects, DataSets

11.   Define marshalling

a.       The process of gathering data and transforming it into a standard format before it is transmitted over a network so that the data can transcend network boundaries. In order for an object to be moved around a network, it must be converted into a data stream that corresponds with the packet structure of the network transfer protocol. This conversion is known as data marshalling. Data pieces are collected in a message buffer before they are marshaled. When the data is transmitted, the receiving computer converts the marshaled data back into an object.

b.      Data marshalling is required when passing the output parameters of a program written in one language as input to a program written in another language.

 

12.   Define interactions with business folks, selling your idea, coaching them, etc

 

13.   define design patterns, give an example of 2

 

14.   define Polymorphism

a.       “Many Forms”.   The ability of a derived class to perform its own implementation of a parents  method thus re-defining the method.  It’s the ability to hide alternative implementations behind a common interface.

 

15.   learn more about current web services, messaging, patterns, etc

 

16.   What does the finalize method do and when to use it

a.       allows an object to clean up its unmanaged resources properly when the garbage collector reclaims the memory used by the object

b.      By default, the Finalize method does nothing. If you want the garbage collector to perform cleanup operations on your object before it reclaims the object's memory, you must override the Finalize method in your class

c.       The unmanaged resources must be explicitly released once the application has finished using them. .Net Framework provides the Object.Finalize method: a method that the garbage collector must run on the object to clean up its unmanaged resources, prior to reclaiming the memory used up by the object. Since Finalize method does nothing, by default, this method must be overridden if explicit cleanup is required.

d.      Finalize provides a backup to prevent resources from permanently leaking if the programmer fails to call Dispose

17.   What is reflection and when would one use it

a.       The ability to discover the composition of a type (e.g., class, interface, structure, enumeration, or delegate) at runtime.

b.      The classes in the System.Reflection namespace, together with System.Type, allow you to obtain information about loaded assemblies and the types defined within them, such as classes, interfaces, and value types. You can also use reflection to create type instances at run time, and to invoke and access them.

18.   Define AppDomains

19.   Define Clustered Indexes in SQL Server

 


          Application Architecture Guide - 2nd Edition   

FYI

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http://blogs.msdn.com/dphill/archive/2009/01/15/application-architecture-guide-2nd-edition.aspx  |  Comments

The long awaited 2nd edition of the patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide has just reached content complete status. Congratulations to J.D. and the whole Application Architecture Guide team on a superb job! You can download the content complete version  of the guide from the CodePlex site here.

The Application Architecture Guide is one of our most important releases this year. Painting a coherent picture for an area as deep and wide as application architecture is very difficult, but judging by the download numbers (nearly 37000 in less than a day!) the community is clearly looking for this kind of guidance.

The guide itself is really the tip of the ice berg. J.D. and team have made much more content, including how-to's and videos, available at the Application Architecture Guide's Knowledge Base site here. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Next step for the guide is final editing, getting it published to MSDN and printing it in book form, so be sure to look for it in a book store near you soon!

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          Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex 1st GIG E16-20 BDRip 1080p Ita Jap x265-NAHOM [BDRiP] [Seed (1)/Leech (0)]   









Titolo: Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex 1st GIG
Anno: 2002
Genere: Fantascienza
Produzione: I.G. Production
Distribuzione: Panini Video 2006
Numero episodi: 26
Durata approssimativa episodi: 24'





Ambientato nel XXI secolo Ghost in the Shell è in superficie un thriller di spionaggio futuristico che segue le imprese del maggiore Motoko Kusanagi, membro della Nona Sezione, una squadra speciale di operazioni in incognito della Commissione nazionale di pubblica sicurezza giapponese specializzata nel combattere crimini legati alla tecnologia. Sebbene tecnicamente sia pari grado agli altri membri, Kusanagi ricopre il ruolo di leader della squadra e viene solitatamente chiamata maggiore a causa del suo passato rango nelle forze armate. È in gran parte robotizzata, un cervello umano in un corpo artificiale capace di imprese sovrumane e specializzata per il suo lavoro.

L'ambientazione di Ghost in the Shell è distintivamente cyberpunk o postcyberpunk, simile a quelle della Trilogia dello sprawl dello scrittore di fantascienza William Gibson, sebbene l'opera di Shirow sia maggiormente focalizzata sulle ramificazioni etiche e filosofiche della fusione tra l'umanità e la tecnologia. Gran parte degli uomini sono collegati alla rete, a cui possono accedere non soltanto mediante terminali fisici, ma soprattutto attraverso impianti situati nel loro stesso cervello. Diversi uomini sono diventati cyborg, ovvero esseri in parte organici in parte robotici. Quello che differenzia un cyborg integrale da un robot è la presenza di un cervello umano e del Ghost, ovvero dell'anima, qualcosa di intrinseco e inspiegabile che permette agli uomini di "sentire" sensazioni particolari. Il Ghost è l'istinto non mediato dai calcoli. Lo sviluppo dell'intelligenza artificiale ed un'onnipresente rete computerizzata sono il palcoscenico per la rivoluzione dell'identità umana e della unicità di sé stessi. In particolare il manga affronta direttamente queste problematiche: Kusanagi ed i suoi colleghi devono affrontare minacce esterne così come soffrire conflitti interni dovuti alle loro proprie nature.















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          Operation Fuel will begin offering energy assistance   

Operation Fuel’s statewide network of fuel banks will start taking energy assistance applications on Wednesday, July 5, from households that are in financial crisis and are in danger of having their utility services terminated.

The post Operation Fuel will begin offering energy assistance appeared first on Shelton Herald.


             
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          A Bacillus paralicheniformis iron-containing urease reduces urea concentrations in rice wine.   
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A Bacillus paralicheniformis iron-containing urease reduces urea concentrations in rice wine.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Jun 23;:

Authors: Liu Q, Chen Y, Yuan M, Du G, Chen J, Kang Z

Abstract
Urease, as a nickel-containing metalloenzyme, was the first enzyme to be crystallized, and it has a prominent position in the history of biochemistry. In the present study, we identified a nickel urease gene cluster, ureABCEFGDH, from Bacillus paralicheniformis ATCC 9945a and characterized it in Escherichia coli Enzymatic assays demonstrate that this oxygen-stable urease is also an iron-containing acid urease. UreH heterologous expression assays suggest that this accessory protein is involved in transmembrane transportation of nickel and iron ions. Moreover, this iron-containing acid urease also shows potential applications in degradation of urea in rice wine. The present study not only enhanced our understanding to the activation mechanism of urease, but also provided insights into the evolution of metalloenzyme.Importance A B. paralicheniformis ATCC 9945a iron-containing, oxygen-stable acid urease with good enzymatic properties was characterized. This acid urease shows activities toward both urea and ethylcarbamate. After digestion with 6 U/mL urease, approximately 92% urea was removed in rice wine, suggesting its great potential in food industry.

PMID: 28646111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Assistant Deli Manager - Federated Co-operatives Limited (33947) - Leduc, AB   
We are looking for an Assistant Deli Manager to join our deli department. Leduc Co-op invites applications for the position of Assistant Deli Manager....
From Federated Co-operatives Limited (33947) - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:18:18 GMT - View all Leduc, AB jobs
          High or Low: Keeping Track with National Average Credit Score   
High or Low: Keeping Track with National Average Credit Score
Credit is said to be a system of buying and selling without prompt installment or security. Credit might be as credit cards or advances.

Any person who wishes to prepare a credit card or advance application should maintain the standards and controls put forward by the loan specialist. An essential component for any credit application to be affirmed is your credit score.

A credit score is the determinant variable of loaning organizations regardless of whether you will be allowed credit. You exist credit status, and also your past credit standing compensates for a credit score.

Each country has a standard credit score to follow to decide the nation's financial condition. The United States has a national average credit score someplace from 580 to 650. You will in all probability be conceded with credit demands if you have a high credit score.

Since the credit score is exceedingly critical for you to get credits and also balance the national average credit score, there are things you should do.

Look for assistance from experts. 


Try not to be overpowered by deep interests or other alluring credit offers by loaning organizations. It is best to counsel an expert before you close a concurrence with a definite idea.

Financial experts will help you appropriately handle your accounts. He is mindful in demonstrating to you the status of your accounts. He may likewise be your wellspring of support on matters about getting credits. He will in all likelihood exhort you on the upsides and downsides of getting loans and the many necessities lending organizations require before they think of a choice.

Try not to neglect your due date. 


When you pay your bills on time or before its due date, you are setting up high credit standing. Another preferred standpoint when you are paying early is that you are additionally making your balances low.

Late installments of the bill won't just give loaning foundations terrible impressions of you however it can likewise be horrible to keeping up a high credit score. A strategic distance to maintain from late installments, it is best to monitor due dates. Invite yourself that it is "pay time," seven days before your credit's expected date.
In order for any event to be implemented properly, do not forget to make a shirt with a design that fits the event. Therefore, the success of an event can support either before or after the event takes place. If you want to create a t-shirt with a design in accordance with the wishes of you, please click the information here


Keep your interest low. 


Credit benefits build up how great or terrible your credit score is and also the national average credit score. With little credit benefits, you are probably going to keep up excellent credit standing.

It is prescribed that you thought on a survey among loaning organizations on the loan interest they give. After doing your survey, pick which ones can give you low interest yet will at present offer you great nature of administration.

Solidify.

To experience consolidation is typically fundamental to people who encounter inconvenience paying off unliquidated obligations to their loan specialists. Consolidation is prescribed for such individuals to unburden them of a lot of paying weight.


Assess and re-assess. 


Be your particular accountant. Try not to give financial problems a chance to heap up, rather than to sit tight for credit reports to be sent at the foot of your entryway, make your own. Like this, you are refreshed concerning your credit reports.

Self-assessment of your credit report will help you gauge how much credit scores despite everything you have. These days if you wish to have independent counsels on your credit reports, you can only go on the web and discover one.

Keeping yourself on the right credit score track won't just help you keep up a decent credit standing, it will likewise help your country keep up a decent average credit score. Having so will balance out the economy.
          Picking a Credit Card In the UK   

Credit card companies are everywhere throughout the world


Credit cards that you get in the UK are the same from whatever other credit cards. The credit card companies offer different motivators to get clients like 0% APR for a particular day and age, no yearly expenses, and you may even have the capacity to apply for the credit cards on the web. Many credit card companies situated in the UK don't give their cards to customers in different nations because of security reasons. In any case, if you live in the UK, then many companies are sure to give you a chance to round out an application to get their particular credit card.

Many companies urge you to apply on the web. They overpower you with advertisements, promising a 60-second endorsement.

Credit card use in the UK can bring about money related issues similarly as it does everywhere throughout the world. Individuals in the UK owe several billions of pounds in credit card obligation at a financing cost of more than 16%, and this figure continues getting ever more elevated. Obligations more than 2500 pounds are regular to 10% of the general population in the UK and consolidated with high loan fees, this figure is close difficult to get the chance to descend.

There are a few advantages to having a credit card that a considerable number of UK shoppers find engaging. A portion of the credit card companies offers cash back with purchases, air miles, travel protection, and protection for your purchases. A credit card looks great to many UK shoppers, particularly when you include the markdown vouchers.

When you choose to apply for a credit card, you ought to research the more major part of your decisions to locate the one that is best for you. When you get it, you should be cautious in utilizing it, or you could end up in money related wreckage. On the off chance that you use your credit card carefully, then you will find that it will make your life less demanding, regardless of what nation you live as are credit cards. A portion of the credit card companies just offers cards to a particular nation or locale that they are in. On the off chance that you live in the UK, then you may require some data about credit cards that are accessible to you.
          Tip drill   

          The Game "Change of Heart" tape   

          Lil Wayne "I got Raped"   


this dude....lol
the story made me laff
          Shafiq Husayn   

Shafiq Husayn - "Lil' Girl" (video) from gregthedude on Vimeo.



think i saw someone i kno?
          Bohemian Rhapsody (Muppet Style)   

          Music 2 Your Eyes: Ski x Mos !   

Ski feat. Mos Def-Taxi from Creative Control on Vimeo.




RC's mentor Ski is baaaack with a classic called Taxi
RC sent me this link and it was lovely
my question was why isnt this posted already???
ha
I am wondering whats dropping on Black Friday
hmmmmmm







-Def
          Shock Value 2   


Welp I've heard the album.....and well...if he was saying he had better stuff on here then he did on the blueprint 3 (not that that was a large leap) then well...its subpar...

Where is One in Amillion Timbo?? 100% ginuwine timbo? one minute man, SWV "can we" timbo?? what happened man..
          >>>Rich 4 A Reason<<<   
Get to know my bro Rich before the world does, i been working with Rich for a minute now...quote me on this "Rich is Nice" and I don't mean like he the type to pay for the tip, i mean he can spit...so here i post two songs that he's done, 1 of them is one of my favorite verses from him and the other is the song that led me to want to work with him.

I bring you I'm Cool & Shawty say I'm wrong,




          Beans   

Jay and the Beans Talk from jeff on Vimeo.


          Verbs   


Stripped Via Spliff

ma ninja Verbs
          "The Lightning Thief"   


Sorry, the kid in me loves shit like this lol..
          Weezer Snuggie Infomercial   

          Too Short X Nardwuar   

          MJ Forever   


Little boy appears to have stolen the show from big clown dancer....
Even the youngin's know Mike....
          Music 2 Your Eyes: LA ROUX "IN FOR THE KILL"   

La Roux - In For The Kill from Ekim on Vimeo.





Killer record puuuuuns intendo.



-Def
          John Mayer On BillBoard   




"Everytime you release a record its a follow up 2 the last novel and you have to put that hero in a new place."


-The Mayer
          Brooklyn's Finest   


What a cast!!
          Music 2 Your Eyes: St Vincent - "Actor Out Of Work"   



Leave it 2 a Saint 2 tell us about ourselves...
Truth hurts worse when heard from a straight face.




-Def
          Interesting Things 4 Gucci Mane 2 Do in Prison...   




See what 9 packs of cigs can get you.




-Def
          Music 2 Your Eyes: Basement Jaxx - My Turn   




This is visually magnificent.
This is why I love music.



-Def
          Music 2 Your Eyes:Jay Greedy & Criss Ruler- O.M.B   

Jay Greedy & Criss Ruler- O.M.B. from FLY KITE on Vimeo.




Really random... Never heard of these guys til i peeped them @ WeDoItRightmag.com
That Tribe sound will never die...
Line 4 line this cool iiiiight..Quite average
Still enjoyable unless your a model.
ha




-Def
          Music 2 Your Eyes: The Clipse - Doorman   

Clipse - Doorman Music Video - Til The Casket Drops Dec 8 from Malice of the Clipse on Vimeo.





I dont care 4 this video really.. due 2 the message
I post this because the bass (pun) is just 2 undeniable.
Dont forget the Neptunes horn section is face shattering lol
If you didnt know how 2 mix or cook coke let this be your users guide




-Def
          Bill   



I love this dude even when he is senile....





-Def
          "i want that purple stuff"   

          Dave Chappelle   


Old Footage......he is this generations Richard Pryor.....truthfully
          1907-06-03 Harry Harris W-DQ8 Harlem Tommy Murphy [National Sporting Club, Lyric Hall, Manhattan, NY, USA]   
1907-06-04 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) (page S2)
HARRIS WON FROM MURPHY.
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"Pride of Harlem" Ordered Out of Ring at National Sporting Club.

Harry Harris won over "Harlem" Tommy Murphy on a foul in the eighth round of a ten-round contest last night, at the National Sporting Club. Murphy had fought foul throughout and was allowed to proceed by Referee Johnnie White, who called Tommy's tactic unintentional, but in the eighth, when Murphy, in plain sight of everybody, deliberately butted Harris under the chin, he sent the "Pride of Harlem" from the ring.

Harris fought an excellent battle, considering the time he has been out of the ring; his left jabs were very effective and played havoc with Murphy's temper by repeatedly jarring Tommy's head; his footwork saved him many times when it seemed as if it only needed one more punch from Murphy to put him away. The body work weakened Harris, and Murphy would probably have stopped him before the limit, had he kept his head. Murphy's work was crude and did not tend to add to his popularity.

In the preliminaries, "Kid" Egan won over Harry Phillips; Willie Dorsey bested Joe Bedell, and Jack Robinson earned the decision over "Dutch" Zimmer.

Just before the main bout Terry McGovern, George Dixon and Young Corbett were introduced and received a rousing reception. Terry seemed in fine shape, but said there would be no more fighting for him.


1907-06-04 The Evening Telegram (New York, NY) (page 7)
1907-06-04 The New York Herald (New York, NY) (page 7)
Harry Harris Wins from Murphy on Foul
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In the first fight of real quality held in New York without police interference since the lapse of the Horton law, seven years ago, Harry Harris last night won on a foul from "Harlem Tommy" Murphy. The decision was received with enthusiastic approbation by the members of the National Sporting Club in Lyric Hall, fully a quarter of whom were in evening dress.

Although the battle was sensational from the tap of the gong that called the two boys to the centre of the ring until the referee, "Johnny" White, sent Murphy disqualified to his corner, the greatest interest perhaps lies in the fact that it marked a resumption of legitimate pugilism in New York.

All present were bona fide members of the club and more representative men have seldom attended a glove event. Seated around the ringside were Stock Exchange members, merchants, physicians, "men about town," politicians and owners of famous race horses. They generally approved of the referee's decision, giving the winner's share of the purse to Harris.

Murphy was rough throughout the battle, which had been scheduled to go ten rounds. At least three different times did he foul Harris before he was disqualified after fifty-five seconds of fighting in the eighth round. He was full of the fever of warfare and at all times attempted to tear his way through Harris, who remained cool, though frequently in danger of a knockout. As a fighting machine Murphy is made of the right material, but he lacks the proper gray matter under his hair.

It was an experienced boxer possessed of ring generalship surpassed by few against a fighter who was willing to accept two blows that he might land one. The boxer won simply because his opponent has more willingness than brains. Harris had permitted himself to be lured into the ring under rules that weakened him and strengthened Murphy. He was fortunate that the fight terminated in his favor.

In the opinion of many White might have proclaimed Harris the winner on two prior occasions without doing Murphy an injustice. One opportunity for action on the part of White developed in the third round, when Murphy fouled his opponent, and another in the fifth, when the Harlem lad again violated the rules.

On both occasions claims of foul were made to the referee. He, however, refused to allow them, believing they were accidental. He made it clear when he finally stopped the bout in the eighth round that he entertained no doubt on that point. Walking to the ropes on the south side of the ring, he said:--"Gentlemen, I am here to give satisfaction. I know when a foul is deliberately committed and when it is not. The foul I just passed was one of the most deliberate I ever saw."

White's speech was loudly applauded, indicating that losers and winners alike recognized the fairness of his verdict.

The fight was full of ginger throughout, but the rules operated greatly to the disadvantage of Harris. The men fought with the understanding that each must protect himself on the break away. This helped Murphy's style of fighting considerably, as it enabled him to do fine execution at close range and in clinches with his famous short arm drives.

Harris, who shows to better advantage when sparring at long range, had few opportunities to extend himself to the limit of capabilities under the adverse conditions. Notwithstanding the handicap, he made a good showing, but Murphy had the better of the exchange, particularly during the early rounds, when he almost closed Harris' right eye and landed frequently with the left to the head and the right to the short ribs.

The fifth round was marked by terrific fighting. Harris scored heavily during the first minute and a half, using his straight left jabs effectively on his adversary's jaw and body. But he weakened under the pace and Murphy had him beaten to a state of collapse with short heart and body blows when the gong sounded. The minute's rest helped Harris wonderfully and he came out of his corner for the sixth round refreshed and aggressive.

He soon scored first blood with a stiff jab to the mouth, and also reached Murphy's jaw with the right. He also made a good impression in the seventh round with a terrific left hand hook over "Harlem Tommy's" right eye.

In the eighth and what proved to be the last round Harris was scoring vigorously on Murphy's damaged eye, when "Tommy," who was hard pressed, in danger of serious consequences, deliberately brought his left hand up in the final foul.


1907-06-04 The Evening World (New York, NY) (page 12)
MURPHY LOSES TO HARRIS AND CLAIMS A "JOB"
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Pride of Harlem Butted Opponent Viciously in Eighth Round--Referee White Says that Loser's Manager Is a Liar.
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Harry Harris got a decision over Tommy Murphy last night--got it when he was on the run, weak and staggering--when his mind was fighting off the Harlem demon rather than his fists. Murphy fouled him in the eighth round. The referee did the rest. It was a deliberate foul, as plain as the glove on Murphy's hand.

Nettled by the decision against Murphy, John Oliver, his manager, declared that the "Pride of Harlem" had been made the victim of a base and foul job. This is what Oliver said:

"A few days ago the Harris people sent a man to me, who offered me $3,000 to have Murphy lay down. I told them there wasn't enough money on Broadway to get Murphy to do it. And this is what they have done to us."

"Oliver's cry is that of a bad loser," said Tom O'Rourke, manager of the club. "The man he says offered him the money hasn't got a dollar. Everybody here saw the foul. It is ridiculous to say it was a job. All my friends lost money. They bet 2½ to 1 that Murphy would win."

Johnnie White, the referee, had this to say to-day about the fight:

"Having heard that Johnnie Oliver, Murphy's manager, has made the statement that he was offered $3,000 to have Murphy lose to Harris, I call upon Oliver to give the name of the person who made the proposition to him. If he refuses to make known this name, then all I have to say is that he is an unqualified liar.

"I desire to add that I have ample reason to believe that the yarn is false from beginning to end. I will give $500 to any charity selected by The Evening World if Oliver can come forward with evidence to show that his statement is true, or that I was in any way a party to such a plot."

All Saw the Foul.

If there was a job it was not apparent to the naked eye. Referee Johnny White had two chances to disqualify Murphy. Twice Harris stopped and dropped to his knees, claiming he had been hit low. And finally, when he did disqualify Murphy, even the men who had lost their wagers--and thousands were lost--took their medicine gracefully. They had witnessed the foul.

The National Sporting Club's quarters in Lyric Hall, Sixth avenue and Forty-second street, were crowded to the doors when the men entered the ring. It was a curious fight crowd. Only the elect were there. The pikers were nowhere. It was a crowd with parlor manners. The lusty-lunged hysterical fight fans of the olden days, when the Horton law was young, sat subdued and quiet. It is doubtful if at any stage the pedestrians on Sixth avenue knew, or had any reason to know, what was going on.

Three Champions There.

It was a convention of champions. Three of 'em sat in a row--wee dusky George Dixon, once invincible, now aged and withered; the quiet and well fed looking Young Corbett, and "Terrible" Terry McGovern. Surrounding them were lawyers and doctors--the highball coterie from the Waldorf-Astoria cafe, headliners from the Broadway shows, and the "also rans" of the sporting world, and last, but not least, John Philip Sousa.

Harris was the first in the ring. Norman Selby, once Kid McCoy, was his chief second. Then came Murphy, with Oliver at his ear. When they went to the centre of the ring it became known that they were to fight straight Queensberry rules. The Harris followers were chagrined. All hope of victory seemed gone. Murphy was known to be a furious and powerful combatant at that aggressive game.

Alongside of the stocky Murphy Harris's lithe, rangy body was accentuated. He spelled agility, Murphy power. When the bell sounded in the first of the ten rounds they were scheduled to go, Murphy was after Harris with a rush. Two lefts and then another crashed into the tall fighter's face, and then a vicious swing struck the body. The tall one doubled up, and they were at it in a rapid exchange of body blows. In a minute Harris's body was red from the pummeling he got. Then suddenly Harris's left shot out, and Murphy's head went back from the blow. But the Harlem boy came rushing back, and with a left to the jaw sent Harris staggering back. It was Murphy's round on aggressiveness.

Another for Murphy.

Murphy's left smashed into Harris's jaw at the beginning of the second. They came together and had a fair exchange. Then Murphy forced Harris to the ropes and shook his head back with a hard one on the jaw. Harris came out of the clinch with a jab to the face. It annoyed Murphy and was back again. But a short right uppercut stopped Harris. That round was Murphy's, too.

During the intermission the Harris followers became jubilant. The Harris of old seemed to be coming back. So far the sturdy Murphy, although his blows had landed hard, gave no sign of telling effect. Murphy's followers expressed surprise.

Murphy sent in a hard right to the body at the beginning of the third. Then out came Harris's jab again. Once, twice, three times it crashed against Murphy's face without return. Murphy, with head down and arms swinging, bored in to the tall one and suddenly Harris dropped to his knees and dragging himself to the ropes cried "foul." The crowd took up the cry, but the referee ordered Harris to continue. Murphy landed a terrific punch in the stomach. The bell parted a mix up. It was Murphy's round.

Murphy jumped from his chair with the gong at the beginning of the fourth and chased Harris around the ring. Harris kept him away with his annoying jabs, but when they clinched he suffered from Murphy's body blows. One fist after the other crashed against his heart and stomach and he began to grow weak. But suddenly his left found Murphy's jaw and then his right swing over for the first time. The round ended in a draw.

Another Cry of Foul.

The fifth started with a terrific exchange. Harris's wind was gone. He was getting wobbly and on the defensive. Murphy was fighting like a demon. Then Harris fell again, crying "Foul!"

Instantly two of his seconds were in the ring protesting to the referee. The house was in an uproar, "Give the decision to Murphy!" cried one crowd. "Give the decision to Harris!" cried the other faction. The referee shooed the seconds out of the ring and forced Harris to go on. That was Murphy's round.

Murphy leaped at Harris in the sixth. He seemed eager to finish it. He landed blow after blow and Harris clung to him in distress. At times he struck out, but all his steam was gone. All the way it was Murphy's round. Skill and pluck saved Harris.

In the seventh Harris came to life again. At the beginning he got the worst of the exchanges in the clinches, but he went after Murphy with his annoying jabs again. Murphy jarred him with a right to the head, but he came back with a terrific right to Murphy's stomach. Harris jabbed Murphy. When they came out of a clinch Murphy had a cut over the right eye. Harris's right eye was closed. It had been closing slowly for several seconds. The round was a draw.

The eighth round brought the thrilling climax. Murphy sent his left to the jaw and Harris landed two rights. They came together and clinched and fought around the ring. Then Murphy bored in again.

Murphy rushed in with his head down. As his gloves struck Harris he suddenly shot his head into Harris's face. Referee White promptly disqualified him, sending men to their corners.

Crowd Was Surprised.

The unexpected termination dazed the Murphy backers. It was some seconds before they recovered. They made a howl, but were quickly silenced. Referee White raised his hands and the noise subsided.

"Gentlemen, " said White, "I try to be fair, but I never saw a more deliberate foul, and my duty was plain."

Johnny Oliver jumped into the ring and protested to White, but his argument had no effect, and he finally led Murphy away. The crowd applauded both fighters. In his dressing-room Murphy made this explanation:

"He fouled me all through the fight. I never knew a fouler fighter. He gouged me, crushed my nose with his hand, and even bent back my fingers. And he butted me, too. That is how I got this cut over my eye."

The astute Kid McCoy made this characteristic explanation:

"Fouling may be all right if you can get away with it. Murphy got caught with the goods."

In the semi-windup Jack Robinson bested Dutch Zimmer. There were two other six round bouts. Bant Darcy defeated Joe Bedell, and Kid Eagan had a shade on Harry Phillips.


1907-06-04 The New York Times (New York, NY) (page 8)
1907-06-04 The Standard Union (Brooklyn, NY) (page 8)
MURPHY LOSES BOUT.
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Disqualified in Lively Contest with Harris for Fouling.

In a most unsatisfactory ten-round bout Harry Harris, the elongated boxer of Chicago, defeated Tommy Murphy, "the Pride of Harlem," in the eighth round on a foul before the National Sporting Club at Lyric Hall last night. Murphy was disqualified for using his head while in a clinch. Whether the foul was intentional or not the spectators could not decide, but Referee Johnny White declared that it was, and made the announcement from the ring. Up to this time Murphy had a commanding lead and looked as if he had the encounter well in hand. The fight was a vicious affair, in which many hard punches were exchanged. Murphy was the most prolific with his blows, ripping his man with telling effect in nearly every round save the seventh.

In this period Harris caught Murphy on the right eye with a left hook, inflicting a deep gash.

From the outset Murphy cut out the pace, slashing away at Harris' body and head. Murphy connected exceptionally well at close range, Harris being unable to avoid Murphy's jarring jolts to the jaw and chin. As they agreed to battle under straight Marquis of Queensbury rules, this was permissible under the code. In order to escape this punishment, Harris had to resort to clinching, and displayed some strength while in this position.

Murphy made a rushing scrap of it from the first round. He plied both hands with lightning-like rapidity. If the rules had been religiously observed, Harris should have been the loser in the fifth. In this round, after Murphy caught Harris a hard right in the wind which dropped Harry, the latter's seconds raised a cry of foul and rushed pellmell into the ring. The referee pushed them back. The combat was also delayed in the third, when Harris claimed that Murphy had caught him below the belt. The blow was a sort of glancing one, and Harris dropped into his chair, to all appearances in agony.

There is no question regarding Harris's gameness. He withstood enough grueling during the fight to subdue five ordinary men, the beating about the body and face that Murphy administered being especially severe. Murphy's soporific left hooks played havoc with Harry's countenance, so much so that when Harris retired to his dressing room his lips were considerably puffed and his visage was marked and bruised.


1907-06-04 The Washington Times (Washington, DC) (page 8)
HARRY HARRIS WINS ON FOUL
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Tommy Murphy, However, Put Up Far the Best Fight.
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By TAD.

NEW YORK, June 4.--Tommy Murphy lost to Harry Harris on a foul in the eighth round last night at Tom O'Rourke's National Club, which holds forth at Lyric Hall.

The boys were to have boxed ten rounds, but after a very shameful exhibition on the side of both men the Harlem boy lost for butting his opponent with his head in a clinch.

For the real, active merits in the boxing line Murphy proved himself far the better man, but after being butted himself and choked with the elbow, he tried to even things up--and he lost out. Referee Johnny White, after the fight, announced that it was the most deliberate foul he had ever seen and as he was there to see fair play, he gave the fight to Harris.

Mr. White may mean well, but he didn't give Tommy a square deal on the rules or else we read the rules wrong.

In the fifth round Murphy hit Harris a bit low, and the latter claimed a foul. Mr. White decided that there was no foul, and then two of Harris' seconds jumped into the ring, ran across to their man and yelled wildly at the referee for allowing such a thing to pass his notice. Mr. White told them to get out, and ordered the boys to fight.

Tom Sharkey won over Jim Corbett the night Jim's seconds entered the arena after Jim was pretty well mussed up, but then they might have changed the rules since. Mr. White will have to enlighten us a bit on that affair.

Just before that in the third round, when Harris had one of his eyes closed, Murphy missed a low punch and Harry, seeing a chance to cop, walked to his corner with an expression of pain on his face. The referee let him rest half a minute or so and then ordered him to fight amid loud protests from the Harris men.

If Murphy fouled him Harris should have won. If Murphy did not foul him, why was Harris allowed a rest?

It is only fair to ask such questions, for the rules were stretched so far last night. Mr. White was right in ordering Harris to fight, however, as he was not hurt in the least and no punch landed on him. Quite a number of foxy fighters have won bouts this way, but then those at the ringside are not all blind, even though some up there last night were crazy enough to bet two and one-half to one that Murphy would win.


1907-06-05 The Denver Post (Denver, CO) (page 11)
Explains Alleged Fake Go
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McDonald Wanted Murphy to Lay Down-Offered Him $3,000.
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(By Tad.)

New York, June 5.--The suspicious circumstances surrounding the fight between Tommy Murphy and Harry Harris, in which the Harlem boy lost on a foul, before the National Sporting club, were explained today by Johnny Oliver, the manager of Murphy, who said: "last Friday a man known as McDonald, and a former newspaper man, came to me at the New Polo Athletic club and said: 'Oliver, will you take $3,000 to have Murphy lay down in his fight with Harris? Just let him put a bandage around his bad leg and when the time comes he can go down for the count.'

"I told him that we were not in that kind of business. McDonald did not explain to me anything about the details of the matter."


1907-06-05 The Evening World (New York, NY) (page 12)
FIGHT FANS ARE WORKED UP OVER CLAIMS OF FOUL
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To the safe and sane these things rise from the Harris-Murphy aftermath:

Tommy Murphy fouled Harry Harris, and was caught with the goods.

Harry Harris's seconds jumped into the ring and so disqualified Harris, according to the technical interpretation of the rules.

But---

Any reasonable fight fan knows that all rules, all laws, are flexible to the application of common sense. Johnny White employed common sense. He knew that Harris's seconds were hysterical--he knew that the men who climbed into the ring were merely bottle-holders, and that Kid McCoy--the real second, the chief handler--had not violated the rules. He knew that a literal interpretation of the rule would mean that a dishonest second could finish any fight at any stage.
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No matter how much Harris bruised Murphy in the clinches, no matter how foul Harris fought, the fact remains that Murphy's attempt at foul fighting was so flagrant the referee's duty was clear. Retaliation is no excuse for Murphy.

Oliver says he was offered $3,000 to lay down. He didn't take it. No man who saw the fight dare say that either man pulled. And no man of reason will condemn Johnny White for his part. It was a mighty fine thing that he was in the ring.

They are fighting around New York now. But if we have any more exhibitions of the Harris-Murphy sort it is likely that our fighting interests will once more take a train for Philadelphia.
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  H. B.


1907-06-05 The Standard Union (Brooklyn, NY) (page 8)
SCANDAL FOLLOWS MURPHY-HARRIS FIGHT
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Johnny Oliver, manager of Tommy Murphy, the "Pride of Harlem," who lost to Harry Harris on a foul at Tom O'Rourke's National Club Monday night, stated immediately after the bout that a man, whose name he gave, came up and offered him $3,000 if he would have Murphy lose to Harris.

There is heavy betting on all the bouts at the National Sporting Club.

Monday night Murphy was held favorite at 2½ and even 3 to 1. As fast as this price was offered by the admirers of the Harlem fighter it was taken in fifties and hundreds. Several of those near the ring held hundreds of dollars in cash, besides the thousands that were bet all over the hall, either in cash or "finger betting."

It was remarked that there never seemed to be a lack of Harris money, though the fight experts present gave him only an outside chance.

In the judgment of most of those present this opinion was vindicated, for Harris was badly beaten when Referee Johnny White gave the battle to Harris on a foul in the eighth round. Murphy was disqualified for butting Harris under the chin after Harris had butted him over the eye, opening a gash an inch long, from which the blood flowed down and blinded the Harlem man.


1907-06-05 The Washington Times (Washington, DC) (page 8)
SPORTS DISGUSTED WITH REFEREE
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Murphy-Harris Fight Has a Decidedly Bad Look.
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By TAD.

NEW YORK, June 5.--Up and down Broadway yesterday there was nothing but talk of the Murphy-Harris fight. Some were for Harris straight, place, and show, while others took the Murphy end with its queer angles.

Just why the referee allowed Harris to butt Murphy and let it go on is still unanswered. Just why the referee allowed Harris' seconds to scamper about the ring in the fifth round and then chase them out without giving the fight to Murphy is still among the unanswered.

Johnny Oliver was the sorest man in town last night.

"I don't want to say that Murphy was double crossed," says Oliver, "but it certainly looks funny. When I refused the $3,000 offer which was made to me to have Tommy lay down, I thought we would get an even break, and the best man would win. Tommy did win by a mile, but he lost anyway. We should have won the fight twice on a foul, but when I made a kick to the referee, he wouldn't even listen to me."

One of the Harris' brokers last night at the Cadillac said that Murphy did everything but pull a knife on Harry in that fight. He said that Harris was getting better from the sixth on and Murphy, seeing no chance to knock him out, tried every dirty trick he knew.

To be fair to both sides, it was a very dirty exhibition after the sixth round. Harris used his elbow and tried to break Murphy's back over the ropes, butted him, and then got the same thing himself. If two professional pugilists can't engage in a bout without such tactics they should retire. There are plenty of clean fighters.
          Dropbox Screen Grabber 2.0   
Dropbox Screen Grabber is a simple application which sits in the system tray and allows you to capture the screenshot of the whole desktop or the currently active window and save it to the Dropbox public folder.
          Una Historia de Mierda   

Cortometraje realizado a mediados del 2010 junto con un grupo de amigos.
          Bioshock: Infinite Gameplay Video (HD)   

Check out the most amazing steam-punk continental gameplay you will ever see. This game will not come out soon enough!


          Lego Starcraft II   

I would buy this lego set in a heart beat.


          Vídeo emocionante    
Este vídeo mostra a emoção de uma moça que ouve a própria voz pela primeira vez.


          Crecimiento de las redes sociales   

          Participa en el 1° Congreso: Gobierno Electrónico y Social   
El Observatorio de Gobierno Electrónico en Venezuela y la red e-gob social, trabajan en conjunto para nuevas miradas desde lo social sobre la relación entre las TIC y el ejercicio del poder en nuestras sociedades
          Computerized plant community classification: an application of fuzzy logic   
Decisions for classifying a vegetation plot are based on expertise and can thus be subjective, with users having to judge the relative importance of overlapping biotic and abiotic components. Fuzzy logic can be used to incorporate experts' knowledge of ecosystems into computer programs. A classification of the forested portion of the Montane subregion of west-central Alberta by plant community type (a level more detailed than ecosite) was translated into a simple fuzzy logic program. The program was tested, by means of a fuzzy logic software package, FuzzyTECH, on 147 Ecological Site Information System plots compiled by Alberta Environment. The computer classification was identical with the experts' classification for 80% of the plots, and where differences occurred it was easy to identify the reasons for the discrepancies. Anyone who can identify plant species could be sent to the field to obtain the information needed for this type of computer analysis and classification.
          Effects of soil compaction and chipped aspen residue on aspen regeneration and soil nutrients   
The effects of soil compaction and depth of chipped aspen residue on aspen regeneration, plant community development, decomposition, and nutrient cycling were tested on an Orthic Gray Luvisol in the Lower Foothills of Alberta. Twenty-seven 100-m ´ 15-m plots were established in 1992. Three depths of chipped aspen residue (0, 1–5 cm and >10 cm) and three levels of compaction (no compaction, 6 and 16 skidder passes) were applied following whole-tree harvesting in 1993. Sixteen skidder passes and chip residue depths >10 cm resulted in reduced plant cover and aspen sucker densities for at least 2 yr following treatment. Nutrient concentrations of the chip residue and surface organic horizon (LFH) were similar for the three compaction treatments. The initial total nitrogen (N) concentration of the chipped aspen residue was 3.6 g kg–1. Ammonium (NH4 +-N) concentrations in the LFH of the chip residue treatments, particularly at the >10-cm residue depth, were lower compared with the no-residue treatment. However, adequate N apparently was available to the aspen suckers and understory vegetation as the NH4 +-N concentration remained higher than in the LFH before harvesting. Compaction and woody residue applications had only short-term (3 yr) effects on soil properties, plant community development and aspen suckering at this site when clear-cut harvesting was done in the fall with low soil moisture content.
          70-534 – Azure Datacentres   

70-534 – Azure Datacentres The second post of many more to come to help you understand and pass the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam and gain that sort after certification. Well first things first, lets cover off the Microsoft Azure Datacentres. The datacentres may be known as Azure GFS datacentres (Global Foundation Services) or they were newly renamed to Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO). Microsoft’s Azure datacentres are in all 17 different regions throughout the world all networked together with access available to these datacentres from 140 different countries. They are operate in 10 different languages and 24 different currencies. Not only can you run your servers and applications in these datacentres, they also are used by Microsoft to deliver their own services, like Office 365 services, Bing search, Xbox live as well as the Azure platform. These datacentres are huge (some as big as three large cruise ships placed end to...

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          Automate Azure Shutdown   

Automate Azure Shutdown To save time and money, especially with virtual machines that are not required to operate outside regular business hours (for example, development and test vms), having the ability to shutdown, deallocate and then power back these virtual machines on all within a schedule. As you are billed by the minute for running virtual machines on Microsoft’s Azure, automating a scheduled shutdown then power back on of your virtual machines will save you both time and money. Azure Overview Microsoft’s Azure cloud is one of the leading providers of Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) as well as Software as a Service (SAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS) and Disaster Recovery As a Service (DRAAS) cloud provider. It is flexible, supports a huge selection of operating systems,and programming languages. You can run Windows or Linux servers or even now Windows and Linux containers with Docker integration. Azure also allows you to build applications...

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          Ecological inventories and applications for wildlife habitat   
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          Ecological classification of Alberta forests and its application in forest managment   
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          Ecological classification of Alberta forests and its application for forest management   
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          Lodgepole pine and white spruce establishment after glyphosate and fertilizer treatments of grassy cutover forest land   
Perennial herbaceous vegetation, mainly marsh reed grass, (Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx) Beauv.), was sprayed with glyphosate on the day before planting one-year-old plugs of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. var. latifolia Engelm.) and white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) on cutover forest land north of Edson, Alberta. Spraying at 4.5 kg ai/ha, included spot and strip applications in June 1976, compared with unsprayed scalps and controls. At the same time, all treatments were repeated plus a 9 g, 22-8-2 fertilizer tablet for each seedling. Another experiment at the same site, begun on August 1, 1976, compared scalp, unfertilized control and glyphosate strip treatments, followed by planting of pine seedlings the day after spraying 4.5 kg ai/ha glyphosate. An adjacent experiment, also commenced on August 1, included dosages of 1.1 to 5.6 kg ai/ha with planting of pine seedlings in 4.5 kg/ha and in control plots in May 1977. August application of 2.2 kg/ha provided excellent initial vegetation control, as effective as the larger amounts applied at that time, and was superior during the first 12 months to 4.5 kg/ha applied in June. Twenty-six months after the spring planting new shoot growth of fertilized pine in the glyphosate strips was statistically significantly greater than that for all other treatments and growth in fertilized scalps was also very good. At the same time leader growth of spruce in fertilized scalps was significantly greater than that for other treatments but growth in glyphosate strips did not exceed that of unfertilized controls. Contrary to results of spring planting, there was marked injury and mortality of pine planted in August in glyphosate plots which had been sprayed on the preceding day. Seedlings planted in glyphosate-treated strips nine months after the August spraying exceeded the growth of control plants but not until the year after they were planted.
           The application of ordinal regression models in quality of life scales used in gerontology    
Lall, Ranjit (2004) The application of ordinal regression models in quality of life scales used in gerontology. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.
          Flying Los Alamos to Albuquerque   
Pacific Airways operating as New Mexico Air introduced a commercial flight (reintroduced really, maybe third iteration of commercial flights out of Los Alamos) back and forth to Albuquerque airport. I took the flight in late May amid light rain and cloud cover. Flights are $50 and 30 minutes each way, which beats the hell out of the 100 mile 1 hour 45 minute drive. The schedule is still getting dialed in but if it works for your connections, it is a fun little trip. Flight seats 9. Pretty much takes off and from Los Alamos and follows the Rio Grande down to Albuquerque, banks around a bit and you are there. See all the photos here If you like little planes and flying photos, check out a post about the last flight I took out of here
Update! Sharp memoried former Los Alamoosan Chad recalled the following incident related to Los Alamos airport history: airplane fornication

Handsome little Cessna 208 Grand Caravan
Los Alamos Municipal to Albuquerque commercial flights.

Taking off from Los Alamos County Airport (LAM)

Looking back over the town,lab and ski hill
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White Rock Canyon and the Rio Grande
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Jumbly Badlands in Cochiti
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More Rio Grande in Cochiti Pueblo
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Planned Sprawl North West of Albuquerque
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Rio Grande Closer to Albuquerque
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Nuclear Museum in Albuquerque
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Landing at the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Anyhow, I will take it again. I urge you to as well if it makes sense for your trip. The flight was pretty smooth, certainly smoother than the times I have flown from Santa Fe to Denver. The air service is heavily subsidized, likely at numerous levels, and I am not super confident that this will last in the long run at this price, but it probably makes some financial sense at some weird level for all of us to use it as we probably paid for the subsidies through our taxes as we do for all our transportation. So don't worry about it and enjoy the flight...

          PSPS: The Work Cycle of Theming   


Deliverance, DVNG, pagetypes, themesets, compiled themesets, debugability...so many words, so many details.  Let's step back and look at how an ecosystem (gag) of theming might work.

This proposal describes a system where themers make themeset packages and share them at themeset sites.  Site managers can then browse, install, and update these themeset packages with a friendly user interface.

Big Goals

We want to make it easy for a themer to:

  • Make a theme
  • Share the theme with others

We want to make it easy for a site manager to:

  • Find and use themes

It's easy to get mired in tons of details:

  • Who is this "themer"?
  • What is and isn't a "sitetheme"?
  • What are the benefits of this approach to sitetheming?

For now, let's focus just on how we could reinvent the process of making themes, providing something substantially easier from end-to-end.

How It Could Work

Let's break the world of theming into 3 parts:

  • Make.  The work to produce and package a "theme".

  • Distribute.  Put the theme in an organized place where people can find it.  This place is specifically designed to maximize convenience.
  • Use.  Find available themes, use them, and get updates.

What are some crazy things we could do to really change the game on"easy"?  How might we make this a significantly competitive part of our story?

Make

Deliverance helps themers avoid learning a framework's architecture and APIs.  What if they could develop and test a theme without installing any unusual software?

For example, imagine the first, simplest way to develop a theme:

1) Create an HTML file for the theme, some CSS and images, and make sure they look alright.  This just HTML as files, so "alright" means"Open File" in a browser.

2) Next, make the Deliverance "themeset" file and some sample content pages.

3) Run "zip" to package it all up.

4) Use "curl" to POST the zip file to a web service URL.  This webservice returns a packaged, compiled themeset as a zip file.

5) Unpack the resulting zip file and view the sample content, themed as appropriate under the themeset rules.

We could foolproof this step by providing a zip file that had a sample themeset, ready to go.  You just run a "run.sh" or "run.bat" in the zip file's unpacked directory.  We could even include the curl and wget binaries for Windows.

This approach is a nice, small-step for the not-yet-committed.  How could we, though, make this process more productive for people that regularly theme?

We could write a Firefox extension that put a GUI on the operations and options, hiding the upload/download as background tasks.  This extension could start small: point at a themeset, a button to view the results, and links to the themed sample content.

Over time, the extension could do more: show log messages about rule matches, provide a GUI to edit and validate the themeset file, make thumbnails, and upload to distribution servers.

Finally, those who are committed to Deliverance could use easy_installto grab the Deliverance themeset "compiler" itself, and not rely on a web service.  This would be a command-line tool that used lxml/libxml2 to generate the compiled themeset and package it up for distribution.We could also include a Paste-based local HTTP server that did theming on-the-fly.

Distribute

A "compiled themeset" is a very, very simple package that can apply one or more look-and-feels to content based on some criteria.  It uses technology that is completely safe to distribute: no programming language, APIs, access to the filesystem, access to the web application, etc.

Because they are safe and commodity, it makes sense to share them and pass them around.  We can have sites that provide hosting of themes,using a somewhat-smart themset server providing the following:

1) List packages.

2) Compile themesets.  This serves the purpose above, allowing themers to make themes without local software.  It also, though, provides some security check: rather than trust the themer's compiled result, make it on the server.

3) Host versioned URLs to static theme resources.  Google recentlyannounced that they would provide stable URLs for important JavaScript resources.  Themeset servers could do the same for the images and CSS that go with a particular version of a theme.

With this, using a theme becomes even easier, as the static resources point to a stable, versioned URL that sets very long expires headers. In fact, we could leverage a free CDN such as Coral, without themers really having to understand it.  (And if the site manager didn't like it, they could run local versions.)

By doing so by default, we make such things easy.

It would be tempting to have themeset servers that are just dumb static-file sites.  However, we should preserve the idea that the themeset server generates the compiled themeset, rather than trusting the theme makers.  Note that, rather than a full web application, you could still use Subversion with hooks that execute scripts.

In the workflow for a consulting project, you really don't think of putting the artifacts on a public site.  Thus, it should be easy and normal to run a private themeset server for a consulting project. (Alternatively, produce the themes and just put them in the buildout for the project, if the customer will never want to select new themes.)

Why zip files that aren't eggs?  Foremost, a themeset package isn't "executable".  The process of installing a themeset shouldn't accidentally run some Python code.  We could leverage eggs, but that inherits quite a few contracts that might be stifling for the goal of"easy".

Use

We now have lots of themeset packages available at various public and private themeset servers.  How can we radically improve how site managers leverage all this?

First and foremost, make sure this part of the equation is dirt-simpleand reliable.  We can do so by moving most of the software complexity to the "Make" step: a compiled themeset is just an XSLT file plus some static resources and packaging artifacts.  All the work for parsing the theme(s) and the rules was already done in the compilation process.

Next, we provide a web GUI for configuration.  This allows operations such as:

  • Browse themeset servers to find and install new/updated themeset packages
  • List the currently installed themeset packages
  • Change the active themeset to a different one
  • Remove an installed themeset

Where should this GUI be located?  It's natural for Plone to put thisin the 'site setup" as a configlet.  There are reasons, though, thatthis might not be the only place to consider:

  • Deliverance is about corporate identity across multiple sites and multiple systems.  It makes sense to centrally manage your themes from outside a particular Plone site.  (OTOH, the people doing this might not want a GUI.)
  • It is possible to have themeset configuration on a subsite basis.

There are tons of opportunities here for fresh thinking about theme configuration, and most will prove easy to implement.  We should be open to new ideas on this aspect.

Summary

Making, distributing, and using "themes" is an important cycle to look at for Plone's strategic planning.  Doing a superlative job at this part would make a deep impact on Plone's initial perception.  Doing this job in a strategic way, where we think more about how Plone fits into the larger world for themers, integrators, and site managers, is worth discussion.


          Plone-the-product vs. Plone-the-platform, Joel-on-software edition   
This week Plone has a summit to discuss strategy. For me, "strategy" means high-level kinds of questions like: - What should Plone do well (vs. not worry about doing well) - Who is it for (vs. not necessarily for) - What makes it unique (vs. what things are commodity) - Who are your natural competitors Using summit time to assess features for future releases is a good idea. But there should also be time to tackle strategy decisions that inform feature planning. I believe Jon is helping make that happen. In trying to help sort out such strategy questions, it's useful to make a distinction between "Plone-the-product" and "Plone-the-platform" (aka the framework). The former is an out-of-the-box application with specific functionality for certain users. That is, a specific user experience. The latter is UI-less set of capabilities from which you can go in various directions to make your own products. And each has a totally different set of answers to the questions above. Stated differently, a totally different "strategy". In trying to bring this up, I get either strong support or strong pushback. The latter goes along the line of "we're both", "why limit ourselves", and foremost, "why does it matter". In this case, Joel Spolsky does a very admirable job discussing platforms.

It's really, really important to figure out if your product is a platform or not, because platforms need to be marketed in a very different way to be successful. That's because a platform needs to appeal to developers first and foremost, not end users.

I just had the good fortune to read an advance copy of Rick Chapman's excellent new book on stupidity in the software industry...One of the biggest themes in software industry failures is a platform vendor that didn't understand that they were a platform vendor, so they alienated their key constituency: the developers.

Over the course of Zope's history, I've watched this issue go through several permutations. The original Zope was a product that tried to hide, of all things, Python. It then grew an extension concept (Products) for developers. The extension part was so popular that Python developers became the core constituency. Zope 3 mostly-abandoned the "product" side, while still sorta implying it would come up with backwards-compatibility to keep those interests in the fold. Instead, Zope 3 was a self-contained application server and platform. And now, having failed to get traction as a self-contained universe, there is a final push to make it assume its most natural place as a system of awesome, high-quality Python components. (See Jens's response on "The Zope Confusion".) I also think Mozilla is an example of not knowing if you're a product or a tool. Three years ago, Mozilla was trying to make the best browser on the planet. Oh, and a great mail client. And a great calendar. And (of all freaking things) chat client. Oh, and it was also a platform of technologies (XUL, etc.) to write extensions for said suite of stuff that went along with said browser. In fact, forget our products entirely...Mozilla is a platform for building *anything*. People got woefully confused. What exactly was Mozilla trying to succeed at? And so Mozilla re-branded: the browser became Firefox, the suite was sent to Siberia, the mail client was spun out, and the chat client was "set free". The word "Mozilla" meant platform. And that still wasn't enough focus. The Mozilla Foundation finally, FINALLY made it clear whether their raison d'etre was to make a killer browser or a generic internet technology. They say that in the ham-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is interested but the pig is committed. MoFoCo said the browser *would* be excellent and the plaform *should* be excellent. Big distinction. Using the word "Plone" to mean both the product and the platform is, IMO, the least attractive way forward. It will never be clear to people what, exactly, Plone is and isn't for. What is it committed to excellence on. Who is its primary audience. And finally, the reason for not choosing product-or-platform will become the ultimate "house divided against itself" outcome: people will think Plone components developed for the Plone framework will only run in Plone. The good news is that Plone already runs on a framework. In fact, several frameworks (Zope 2, CMF, Archetypes, Zope 3.) Anoint one (or help invent one) as that which people should pay attention to, then invest our activities under that flag, and make Plone a gorgeous assembly atop that other framework's genius.
          Talking about Deliverance next week in DC   
Next week I'm giving a talk in Washington DC on Tuesday, Dec 4 to the Zope/Python Users Group (ZPUG) DC. I'll be talking about Repoze from a middleware perspective. Specifically, I'll talk about using Deliverance to apply a single corporate identity to all Python web applications. I'll also try to give a beginner's guide to using Paste as a quick way to get a sandbox going. If you're interested in Python web technologies, but aren't a guru, this would probably be a decent meeting to attend. Hopefully we can talk a little bit about the people that put user interfaces, navigation, and other non-core-development value into a project, and find out more about how to fit their needs.
          Application Engineer - Signal Processing and FPGA Design - UURMI SYSTEMS PVT LTD - Hyderabad, Telangana   
3-7 years of relevant industry experience preferably in the Communications, Electronics, Semiconductors, or Aerospace (Avionics) industries....
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          Repoze at ZPUG last night   
Last night Chris McDonough gave a presentation to the Zope/Python User Group of Washington, D.C.  I went along for the festivities and quite enjoyed myself.  Pretty good turnout.

As preparation, Chris wrote a detailed article about getting started with Repoze:

We've just created and released Developing With repoze.zope2 which is a short 10-page PDF that explains the benefits of and differences between developing Zope 2 applications using Repoze and "stock" Zope 2. It might be helpful to folks developing under Plone and CMF.

I believe we're slated to give another talk at the next ZPUG meeting in December.  I might give a walkthrough on using Deliverance to theme your Plone site.  I'll probably just play my screencast and claim I put effort into preparation. [wink]

We're also interested in getting Repoze more out and into the wild.  First, we're talking with Plone/Zope/Python user groups on the east coast, seeing if we can get our travel covered to come give more talks on WSGI and Repoze.  If you're interested and can cover our travel, drop us a line.

We also want to get more folks into Repoze, so it's bigger than us.  Both people that want to contribute, but also, people that want to start using it for real.  Drop by #repoze on irc.freenode.net and hang out with us.


          Might we be returning to a One True Zope?   
When you say Zope to someone, they may or may not hear the same thing you said.  There's Zope 2.  There's a completely different thing called Zope 3.  There's also a company, but that's a different topic.

It's thus with great relief this morning to read Baiju's At last Zope 3 releases coming to an end ! post.  It's somewhat startling, and exciting, to hear this said in public:

I won't be surprised if the term "Zope 3" itself vanish in the future.

I realize there is a small contingent that wants their Zope 3 isolated from Zope 2, never to even touch each other.  Honestly, if that was the outcome you wanted, why even call the rewrite Zope in the first place?

Next discussion, hopefully, will be whether that one Zope is an application server or a framework, or some other jargon that doesn't mean "closed world platform". [wink]

          Design Engineering Manager 1 - Xilinx - Hyderabad, Telangana   
The applications span a number of markets such as high end consumer, automotive, industrial, medical, and aerospace &amp; defense....
From Xilinx - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:42:06 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          v0.8 BETA released   

Eventually JAud will be a Multimedia application with the following capabilities :

1) Play mp3, wav, ogg and cds.
2) Record audio from a microphone and record and playback multiple tracks - essentially I am creating a 4 track with an infinite number of tracks (an n track if you will).
3) Ripping mp3/ogg from audio cd - JAud will be a Wrapper for LAME.
4) LAN Broadcast - Setup a port on your machine for others to listen to what you are listening to. JAud will also be able to scan you LAN to find people running such LAN Broadcasts.

This is the current set of features which will be in the final version of the product. Currently JAud does the following :

1) Plays mp3, wav and audio cds

As you can see, the features for V1.0 are minimal, I am following the sourceforge policy of release early, release often.There are no known bugs in this release, however there are a number of Known issues.

KNOWN ISSUES:

1) No Volume or Pan control when playing cds.
2) CDDB support has not yet been integrated.
3) Items in the playlist cannot be reordered.
4) The player and playlist do not pop-up together if hidden behind another window.

These issues along with any bugs found will be resolved in the 0.9 BETA release.


          Who's Talking About Making Spaces?   
If you follow us on Twitter or are a Facebook fan then you’d know we’ve had a little media coverage lately – most exciting. If you've not already seen the Made It interview published last week be sure to take a look. Thank you for your wonderful support!

But that's not all - this week, look out for an interview with Kirrily and Kirsten in The Parramatta Advertiser! It will be in print and online from tomorrow. 

Remember, you can help promote Making Spaces too. If you're a featured designer, be sure to let your customers know they can buy your wares in store by using the blog button and code to your right -->

We're two weeks into our creative venture and having a ball. The response from customers and designers has been overwhelmingly positive - we love that you love what we're doing! We are heading towards our second month now and looking forward to more of the same. If you are a current designer we will be contacting you shortly regarding your cluster space and securing you for another month. If you've been thinking about applying to join Making Spaces now is a great time to get your application in as we'll be allocating retail spaces and market showcases for August/Sept very soon!

          We get by with a little help from our friends   
{man of the moment finishing the application of our logo in the shop window}

Today was all about the muscle.
We called on our nearest and dearest to shift large furniture, climb ladders, solve problems, and generally help us power through the insanely large To Do List that is our lives at present. Many thanks to all who gave us their time today - it is so very much appreciated.

A very special thank you to our friend Jenna for her assistance with our signage preparation - she's saved us countless hours! You can view Jenna's amazing studio jewellery here and in Making Spaces from 20th July.

We continue to eat, sleep and breathe Making Spaces.
As you could imagine, life is frantic at the moment, but in the most wonderful of ways!

          We open on Wednesday 20th July!   
It's all systems go at Making Spaces HQ. We're painting furniture and fielding enquiries and making plans and many more things besides. Exciting times!

What we need to make this new creative project take off is you! We want you to help us fill Making Spaces with your beautiful handmade wares. You can find out more about the concept here and how to get involved, what options are available and apply if you think Making Spaces is for you. All your queries should be answered in the above links, but if not please ask us.

The enthusiasm is strong and we already have some amazing indie business owners and designers on board - we'd love for you to join us too!



          Warehouse Selector - Summit Food Service, a Division of Colabor - London, ON   
Pick orders using vocollect. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the HR team member... $15.75 an hour
From Summit Food Service, A Division of Colabor - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:24:59 GMT - View all London, ON jobs
          Clerk 7 - Portering Dispatch (2 positions) - Victoria Hospital - London, ON   
LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.... $21.55 - $23.10 an hour
From London Health Sciences Centre - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:35:34 GMT - View all London, ON jobs
          General Posting (Non-Nursing) - London Health Sciences Centre - London, ON   
Please visit our website for more information. LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon...
From London Health Sciences Centre - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:55:50 GMT - View all London, ON jobs
          Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation Can Enhance Motor Learning in Children   
<span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle">Abstract</div>This study aims to determine the effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) on motor learning in healthy school-aged children. Safety, tolerability, and translation of effects to untrained tasks were also explored. We recruited 24 right-handed children for a randomized, sham-controlled, double-blinded trial to receive: right primary motor cortex (M1) 1 mA anodal (1A-tDCS), left M1 1 mA cathodal (1C-tDCS), left M1 2 mA cathodal tDCS (2C-tDCS), or sham tDCS over 3 consecutive days of motor task practice. Participants trained their left hand to perform the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) during tDCS application. Right hand and bimanual PPT, the Jebsen–Taylor Test (JTT), and the Serial Reaction Time Task (SRTT) were tested at baseline and post-training. All measures were retested 6 weeks later. Active tDCS montages enhanced motor learning compared with sham (all <span style="font-style:italic;">P</span> < 0.002). Effects were sustained at 6 weeks. Effect sizes were large and comparable across montages: contralateral 1A-tDCS (Cohen's <span style="font-style:italic;">d</span> = 2.58) and ipsilateral 1C-tDCS (3.44) and 2C-tDCS (2.76). Performance in the untrained hand PPT, bilateral JTT, and SRTT often improved with tDCS. tDCS was well-tolerated and safe with no adverse events. These first principles will advance the pairing of tDCS with therapy to enhance rehabilitation for disabled children such as those with cerebral palsy.</span>
          หน่วยที่ 2 เครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์   

บทเรียนออนไลน์ เทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ ระดับชั้นมัธมศึกษาปีที่ 2

http://technowimut.siam2web.com/

สามารถเรียนก่อนทดสอบทำแบบฝึกหัด


1. เครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์หมายถึงข้อใด
ก.การรับส่งข้อมูลข่าวสารได้อย่างรวดเร็วผ่านเครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์
ข.การนำอุปกรณ์ที่ใช้ในการสื่อสารมาต่อกันมากกว่า 2 เครื่องขึ้นไป
ค.การติดต่อสื่อสาร แลกเปลี่ยนข้อมูลระหว่างผู้ใช้งานในระบบเครือข่าย
ง.การนำเครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ตั้งแต่2เครื่องขึ้นไปเชื่อมต่อผ่านสื่อในการสื่อสารข้อมูล

2. ข้อใดคือประโยชน์ของเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์
ก.ใช้ในการติดต่อสื่อสารระหว่างบุคคล
ข.ช่วยในการประมวลผลข้อมูลที่แม่นยำ
ค.ลดการใช้ทรัพยากรคอมพิวเตอร์ที่สิ้นเปลือง
ง.ถูกทุกข้อ


3. อุปกรณ์อิเล็กทรอนิกส์ข้อใดที่ไม่สามารถใช้ร่วมกันในเครือข่ายได้
ก.แป้นพิมพ์
ข.ฮาร์ดดิสก์
ค.เครื่องพิมพ์
ง.สแกนเนอร์

4. นักเรียนใช้ประโยชน์จากเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์ในการติดต่อสื่อสารอย่างไร

ก.พิมพ์รายงาน
ข.ช่วยทำการบ้าน
ค.ส่งจดหมายอิเล็กทรอนิกส์
ง.เขียนโปรมแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์


5. เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ประเภทใดที่ทำหน้าที่ร้องขอบริการต่างๆไปยังเครื่องแม่ข่าย
ก.เครื่องฮับ
ข.เครื่องแม่ข่าย
ค.เครื่องไคลเอนต์
ง.เครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์


6. เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ในข้อใดที่ให้บริการเครื่องพิมพ์หรือบริการเมล
ก.เครื่องเทอร์มินัล
ข.เครื่องไคลเอนต์
ค.เครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ง.เครื่องเวิร์กสเตชัน


7. เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ใดที่ทำหน้าที่รับและแสดงผลข้อมูลเท่านั้น
ก.เครื่องเทอร์มินัล
ข.เครื่องไคลเอนต์
ค.เครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ง.เครื่องเวิร์กสเตชัน


8. เครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ลักษณะใดที่สามารถประมวลผลข้อมูลได้โดยไม่ต้องรอรับผลจากเครื่องแม่ข่าย
ก.เครื่องเทอร์มินัล
ข.เครื่องไคลเอนต์
ค.เครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ง.เครื่องเวิร์กสเตชัน


9. ข้อดีของโครงสร้างเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบบัสคือข้อใด
ก.ส่งข้อมูลได้รวดเร็ว
ข.ใช้สายส่งข้อมูลน้อย
ค.ไม่มีสัญญาณรบกวน
ง.สายส่งข้อมูลมีขนาดเล็ก


10. ข้อใดจัดเป็นข้อเสียของโครงสร้างเครือข่ายแบบวงแหวน
ก.ค่าใช้จ่ายของสายเคเบิลสูงทำการติดตั้งยาก
ข.ถ้าฮับไม่ทำงานคอมพิวเตอร์ในเครือข่ายจะไมทำงานด้วย
ค.ถ้าคอมพิวเตอร์เครื่องใดไม่ทำงานจะส่งให้มีปัญหาทั้งระบบ
ง.ถ้าคอมพิวเตอร์ในเครือข่ายมีมาก การตรวจสอบปัญหาจะทำได้ยาก


11. โครงสร้างเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบใดที่ต้องใช้สายเคเบิลในการเชื่อมต่อมาก
ก.แบบบัส
ข.แบบดาว
ค.แบบตาข่าย
ง.แบบวงแหวน


12. โครงสร้างเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบใดที่ส่งข้อมูลได้รวดเร็วและข้อมูลไม่ชนกัน
ก.แบบบัส
ข.แบบดาว
ค.แบบตาข่าย
ง.แบบวงแหวน


13. ข้อใดเป็นลักษณะการประมวลผลข้อมูลแบบไคลเอนต์/เซิร์ฟเวอร์
ก.การนำเครื่องไคลเอนต์ที่มีประสิทธิภาพมาใช้แทนเครื่องเทอร์มินัล
ข.การนำเครื่องไคลเอนต์ที่มีประสิทธิภาพมาใช้แทนเครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ค.การแบ่งหน้าที่การประมวลผลระหว่างเครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์กับเครื่องไคลเอนต์
ง.การแบ่งหน้าที่การประมวลผลระหว่างเครื่องเทอร์มินัลกับเครื่องไคลเอนต์


14. ในปัจจุบันนิยมใช้การประมวลผลข้อมูลในเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบใด
ก.แบบรวม
ข.แบบกระจาย
ค.แบบวงแหวน
ง.แบบต่อเนื่อง


15. ฮับ มีความสำคัญต่อโครงสร้างเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบดาวอย่างไร
ก.ถ้าไม่มีฮับจะเกิดการชนกันของข้อมูล
ข.ถ้าไม่มีฮับเครือข่ายจะส่งข้อมูลถึงกันไม่ได้
ค.ถ้าไม่มีฮับจะไม่สามรถกระจายข้อมูลไปยังเครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์ได้
ง.ถูกทุกข้อ


16. ข้อใดเป็นเครื่องลูกข่ายของเครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ก.เครื่องเทอร์มินัล
ข.เครื่องไคลเอนต์
ค.เครื่องเซิร์ฟเวอร์
ง.เครื่องเวิร์กสเตชัน


17. ชนิดของเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์ต่างกันอย่างไร
ก.จำนวนเครื่องที่เชื่อมต่อ
ข.ระยะทางของการเชื่อมต่อ
ค.ลักษณะการใช้งานเครื่องคอมพิวเตอร์
ง.ถูกทุกข้อ


18. ข้อใดควรใช้การเชื่อมต่อเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบท้องถิ่น
ก.ภายในตัวอาคารเดียวกัน
ข.ภายในห้องปฏิบัติการคอมพิวเตอร์เดียวกัน
ค.พื้นที่ใกล้เคียงมีระยะเชื่อมต่อประมาณ 10 กิโลเมตร
ง.ถูกทุกข้อ


19. การเชื่อมโยงเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์แบบท้องถิ่นที่ใช้อากาศเป็นสื่อ ใช้อะไรเป็นตัวกระจายสัญญาณ
ก.ฮับ
ข.บลูทูธ
ค.แอกเซสพอสท์
ง.การ์ดเครือข่ายแบบไร้สาย


20. ข้อใดกล่าวถูกต้องเกี่ยวกับเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์ระยะทางไกล
ก.มีชื่อเรียกว่า แวน (WAN)
ข.เป็นเครื่องข่ายขนาดใหญ่มาก
ค.เชื่อมโยงเครือข่ายครอบคลุมทั่วโลก
ง.ถูกทุกข้อ



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          RSS vs email   
There has been a lot of attention being given to blog to email applications this week. While the new apps are solid, and a potential for increased readership is plain to see, I can't get excited about the technology.
          New post on The Process: Power for AM57x Sitara™ Processors   
The AM57x family of Sitara™ processors was announced recently and is being used across many industrial and consumer embedded applications. After the processor is selected, people often turn to look at the power solution. For AM57x processors, the integrated power management IC TPS659037 is recommended. Read more on The Process.
          SMTP problem with spiceworks   

Error on outgoing settings: Sending email from SMTP server failed: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

Any clue on how to get around this error?  I am using a Lotus Notes Domino smtp server.  I am able to telnet to the server using port 25 without an issue.  My other helpdesk uses this smtp server and I have it configured so that relay is working from the specific ip address ranges.  I have at least three other applications that are not Domino that is using this smtp server and they are all setup the same.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

This topic first appeared in the Spiceworks Community
          Safety Agency Applies Federal Law To Bar Employer Safety Violation Citation - Agency’s Application of 5th Circuit Appeals Court Precedent Will Benefit Employers   
The federal agency that reviews OSHA safety violation cases, also known as the OSH Review Commission, recently adopted the decision of one of its Administrative Law Judges who applied 5th Circuit precedent to reject a safety violation citation...
By: Fisher Phillips
          Staffing Leader - Trenton, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Staffing Leader - Cincinnati, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Staffing Leader - West Chester, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Staffing Leader - Fairfield, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Staffing Leader - Cincinnati, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Staffing Leader - Cincinnati, OH   
High School diploma/some college preferable. Proficient level of capability with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word applications. Candidates must have strong communication and organization skills. Must be willing to train at the store for the first week to...
          Gaylord, the 1950's canine automaton with "a bone of his own"   

You think you get over things. You think you forget. But the first four seconds of this commercial for Gaylord — a terrifying canine automaton from the 1950's ("He comes with a bone of his own," the announcer informs us. …


          Vendor Applications   
Vendor applications for upcoming events that Indie Reno Members will be participating in: Buy Nevada First Store Grand Opening July 2014 Vendor Inventory Submittal Form:  http://www.indiereno.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Buy-Nevada-First-Inventory.xlsx Biggest Little Steampunk Expo July 19, 2014 Vendor form and additional info available on their site: http://www.highdesertsteam.org/p/2014.html Great Reno Balloon Race : Indie Reno’s Crafters Lane at Rancho San Rafael […]
          Php Developers   
India - A Software Engineer (PHP) at Rubico will be an integral part of our team as we work towards developing and maintaining web applications... and offering suggestions for improvement Consult with PC (Project Coordinator) about the project challenge/concern. Web development using PHP...
          PHP Developer   
Talent Aqua Hunts - Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra - Thane, Maharashtra - Education Graduation Experience Web Application development using PHP Experience in My SQL and Core PHP Mandatory Min 4 yrs...
          Wifi WPS Unlocker v2.1.5 [Unlocked] APK   

Download Wifi WPS Unlocker v2.1.5 [Unlocked] APK from HabeEvil.com with direct download links,  This application recover the default WPS PIN. You can connect to wireless networks which have enable the protocol WPS. The application was developed for educational purposes. In this application you can check if your router is vulnerable or not. if you realize […]

The post Wifi WPS Unlocker v2.1.5 [Unlocked] APK appeared first on HabeEvil.


          West Virginia Supreme Court Requires Application of Ohio Law When Litigants Are Closely Connected to Ohio, Not West Virginia   

In some cases, it may not be completely clear which forum (or state) is the best place to bring a lawsuit. Parties may be residents of different states, and the action that forms the basis of the lawsuit may have occurred in an entirely different state. In such situations, plaintiffs may have options for deciding where […]

The post West Virginia Supreme Court Requires Application of Ohio Law When Litigants Are Closely Connected to Ohio, Not West Virginia appeared first on West Virginia Injury Lawyer Blog.


          Randa sprint wrap-up and considerations on packaging complex applications with AppImage   
On Sunday, this year’s KDE sprint in Randa, Switzerland came to an end and I am now back home. It was a productive and fun week, as always when meeting the other KDE folks. I spent a lot of time on polishing things and fixing small issues mostly in KDevelop, such as: reduce flickering of the completion widget in kdevelop fix various cases where KDevelop’s navigation widget (see above) would […]
          KDevelop 5.0 standalone executable for Linux   
I am currently at the KDE sprint in Randa, Switzerland. There are about 40 nice people here, working on making KDE software awesome. This year’s focus is on deploying our software more nicely — on Windows and OS X, but on Linux as well. Especially for user-faced applications like KDevelop, it really makes a big difference whether you use today’s version, or the one from two years ago. Many people […]
          Avon Lake Giant Eagle Accepting Applications - Giant Eagle, Inc. - Avon Lake, OH   
Large Photo Printer. A &quot;now hiring application&quot; is for a variety of entry-level positions that Giant Eagle frequently hires ....
From Giant Eagle, Inc. - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:35:51 GMT - View all Avon Lake, OH jobs
          Assistant State's Attorney - North Dakota Supreme Court - North Dakota   
Ward County, Minot, ND. Ward County Application Form (available on the WC web page). N.D....
From North Dakota Supreme Court - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:09:36 GMT - View all North Dakota jobs
          Gene Simmons Abandons Attempt to Trademark ‘Devil Horns’   
Gene Simmons has withdrawn his application to trademark the hand gesture commonly known as the “devil horns” or “metal horns,” less than two weeks after he filed it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to Forbes. The version of the hand gesture that Simmons attempted to trademark actually means “I love you” in American Sign Language, with the thumb extended. The version with the thumb holding two middle fingers close ...
          (IT) Senior Business Analyst - Marketing   

Location: Melbourne, Victoria   

FinXL are an innovative Australian owned company providing our clients with technology enabled business solutions and consulting services. As the 'go-to' mid-tier Service Provider for many Australian and International clients, FinXL enjoys a diverse client portfolio. We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst who has experience working within the marketing and digital space. The role will sit on the business side and the project will involve data migration from a Legacy system to a new product. Experience within all of the above is essential to be considered for this positon. Working within an agile environment is also beneficial. Role Description: Lead the feature and requirement elicitation across ley marketing transformation program. Lead workshops to identify key features for the business requirements Engage stakeholders across the business and IT to understand solution impacts Lead and own the requirements documentation process ensuring clarity and scope control Preform the role of the key business requirement owner through the solution design and delivery process to deliver a marketing solution to meet the present and future needs Manage internal and external stakeholders with regular meetings and workshops Skills required: Demonstrated experience in a similar role preferably within the telecommunication industry Must have experience in delivering marketing technology projects Must have experience in data migration projects Experience operating across large complex organisations Experience and knowledge with regulatory requirements for software implementation, documentation, validation, and controls Demonstrated ability to understand and conceptually map business processes and to translate them into functional requirements and IT solutions. Strong analytical and problem solving skills Must have strong stakeholder management skills, internal and external Clear concise requirements documentation experience Demonstrated ability to work with tight deadlines in a fast paced, evolving business environment. Excellent communication and presentation skills: verbal and written If you believe you are the right candidate for this role please do not hesitate to apply. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Job Code: M17
 
Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Country: Australia
Contact: Stephanie D'aloia
Advertiser: FinXL Professional Services
Email: Stephanie.Daloia.03D1E.C67EE@apps.jobserve.com
Reference: JS(MK)22321

          (IT) Automation Tester - M5   

Rate: $65/hour   Location: Melbourne, Victoria   

Our client, a leading software development company and employer of choice, is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and dedicated Automation Tester for a minimum 12 month contract within their Melbourne IT team. Ideally they are looking to employ a tester with solid experience working with both Development and Operations teams in the production of quality and robust software applications. To be considered for this opportunity you will have: Extensive experience in automation testing, ideally with PHP applications A minimum of 5 years testing experience Solid knowledge and experience in Cucumber automation testing Experience with Behat and/or Protractor is highly desirable A background of close collaboration with IT team members Excellent attention to detail A sound work ethic, initiative and independent thinking The ability to respond positively to meeting project time frames Very good verbal and written communication skills If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, and you are looking to experience a great work environment, please apply through the links below or call David Taylor and quote M5 Your application will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
 
Rate: $65/hour
Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Country: Australia
Contact: David Taylor
Advertiser: Finite IT Recruitment Solutions
Email: David.Taylor.C1A96.4511C@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS(DT)22284

          (IT) Project Manager - Marketing   

Location: Melbourne, Victoria   

FinXL are an innovative Australian owned company providing our clients with technology enabled business solutions and consulting services. As the 'go-to' mid-tier Service Provider for many Australian and International clients, FinXL enjoys a diverse client portfolio. We are looking for a Project Manager who has experience working within the marketing and digital space. The role will sit on the business side and the project will involve data migration from a Legacy system to a new product. Experience within all of the above is essential to be considered for this positon. Working within an agile environment is also beneficial. The key deliverables of this role include: Experience as a project manager on complex projects, primarily in IT systems development and preferably in the digital and marketing space Lead the day to day project management across multiple initiatives and workstreams Utilise your demonstrated experience in planning and organising tasks, as well as co-ordinating day to day project activities Manage technical dependencies across projects Ensure the project delivers the product, system or processes that are required to realise the identified benefits Manage the scope and change control Manage the project budget Comprehensive experience in project management tools, methodologies, principles and practices as well as experience working within an agile environment Ensure stakeholder engagement across business and constructors. Manage the removal of project delivery blockers Demonstrated ability in solving difficult and challenging problems. Must be a strong communicator and ownership values Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to work across all levels of a large organisation Skills & Experience: Experience in delivering marketing technology projects is a must Project Management qualification and experience, ideally in agile/scrum Experience managing projects across large complex organisations If you believe you are the right candidate for this role please do not hesitate to apply. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Job Code: M17
 
Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Country: Australia
Contact: Stephanie D'Aloia
Advertiser: FinXL Professional Services
Email: Stephanie.DAloia.F4517.8A231@apps.jobserve.com
Reference: JS(MK)22326

          (IT) Windows Server Engineer (M31)   

Location: Melbourne   

FinXL IT Professional Services is an innovative Australian owned company providing our clients with technology enabled business solutions and consulting services. As the 'go-to' mid-tier Service Provider for many Australian and International clients, FinXL enjoys a diverse client portfolio, boasting some of the industry's leading: Telecommunication, Banking and Finance and Commercial Corporations, along with many State and Federal Government Departments. Our client within the Energy sector is seeking two suitably qualified and experienced Windows Server Engineers to commence ASAP for initial four month contracts based in Melbourne CBD. Working under the direction of the Infrastructure Manager they will be responsible for an email separation and migration project into the Azure platform. What you will need to be considered: You will need experience with the following; (MANDATORY) Azure Office 365 Windows VMware In addition; Experience of data warehouse concepts and reporting, experience integrating large volumes of data Exceptional attention to detail Minimum 5+ years' experience in a similar environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills, client relation skills, and ability to work effectively in a technical team environment Change management processes Planning, configuration and deployment of Servers. Server provisioning, patching and upgrades. Server migration/refresh Above all, our client needs someone that can demonstrate experience in working with complex data that may change regularly, an ability to adapt within a time sensitive project. If you feel that you tick every box' above, then please develop a cover letter outlining your reason(s) for consideration, along with an up to date catered C.V and Apply Now'.Please note that due to the volume of expected applications, only shortlisted individuals will be contacted.
 
Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Contact: Megan Maguire
Advertiser: FinXL Professional Services
Email: Megan.Maguire.6AB90.8E04F@apps.jobserve.com
Reference: JS(PL)22526

          Comment on Getting the Drift: Methyl Bromide Application and Adverse Birth Outcomes in an Agricultural Area by Web Admin   
In the June 2013 News article “Getting the Drift: Methyl Bromide Application and Adverse Birth Outcomes in an Agricultural Area” [<em>Environ Health Perspect</em> 121:A198 (2013)], Lygia Budnik was identified as an assistant professor when she is, in fact, a full professor. <em>EHP</em> regrets the error.
          Tabla De Retenciones Islr 2010 U.T. Bs. F. 65,00.   
A continuación encontrará Tabla contentiva de porcentajes de Retención de Impuesto sobre la Renta, aplicables a los pagos efectuados a las
Personas Naturales Residentes y a las Personas Jurídicas Domiciliadas en el país por conceptos distintos a Sueldos y Salarios, establecida en el
Decreto Nº 1.808 de fecha 12-05-97 en Gaceta Oficial Nº 36.203:
          Java Developer - Suncore Microsystem - India   
In the major metros of the country. As Java Application intern, your role will be to work on live projects under the guidance of our technical experts so that...
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          Los Monty Python sobre el 15-M   
He meditado mucho como afrontar una anotación en el blog sobre el Movimiento 15-M, pero tampoco quería entrar en profundas disquisiciones doctrinales para las que no tengo tiempo. Es así que leyendo la ultima entrada de ELENTIR recordé como los cómicos ingleses "Monthy Phyton" ya parodiaron de manera muy acertada a este tipo de movimientos de extrema izquierda. Estos atraen con proclamas anti-sistema de aparente vigencia universal, a incautos pequeño-burgueses deseosos de ser reconocidos como la vanguardia de la lucha del proletariado. Por suerte o por desgracia, frente a la teorizado por Marx, al proletariado le interesa mas negociar con el empresariado que acabar con él, es decir, la realidad mejor que  la revolución.

En fin, aquí les dejo unos cuantos vídeos de la fantástica La Vida de Brian, y si después de visionarlos no salen vacunados (con humor) contra el 15-M, es que su sitio, no cabe duda, está con los "acampados".

Asamblea del Frente Popular de Judea (que bien podría ser una de la acampada de Sol)....  



.... Y así acabarán entre ellos.


¿Qué que defienden?: el inalienable derecho de los hombres a parir (o a como luchar contra la realidad).


Pero lo primero que tendría que saber un revolucionario es hablar bien el idioma.


Y como no, el mítico y muy recomendable discurso anti-imperialista (y las replicas al mismo) ¿Que han hecho los romanos por nosotros?


          8 Emmys para "The Pacific"   



Con 8 Emmys (lástima que no este entre ellos su magnifica banda sonora) ha sido premiada la magnífica miniserie bélica producida por Steven Spielberg y Tom Hanks. Los 10 episodios de The Pacific continuan la narración de los grandes episodios de la Segunda Guerra Mundial iniciada en 2001 con la también miniserie Band o f Brothers (en español titulada Hermanos de Sangre, fue emitida por Telecinco a las tantas de la madrugada de los viernes) solo que ahora le toca el turno a las operaciones en el Pacifico contra le Imperio del Japón. Fue emitida esta primavera por Canal + casi al mismo tiempo que en los USA, y solo puedo decir que ha sido para mi una experiencia impresionante a varios niveles.

Técnicamente impecable, han pasado 9 años de la anterior serie, ya de gran calidad, pero los medios con los que cuenta -un presupuesto de más de 200 millones de dolares- en nada tienen que envidiar a los de muchas películas comerciales (el resultado puede verse en los vídeos que acompañan este texto). Banda sonora y efectos de sonido y sobre todo la fotografía te meten de lleno en el axfixiante escenario bélico de las Islas del Pacífico. En el plano de las interpretaciones estas rozan un alto nivel en todos sus actores tanto principales como secundarios, destacando el carisma de John Seda en su papel del héroe de guerra, John Basilone.

Conceptual y temáticamente se trata de una obra arriesgada, recibiendo algunas criticas menores acusándola de racista y por su exceso de violencia explicita en pantalla, en la linea realista de filmes como Salvar al Soldado Ryan (del propio Spielberg) y posteriores. Basada en la experiencia de tres marines de la 1º División de este cuerpo: Robert Leckie, Eugene B. Sledge y ya mencionado héroe en las batallas de Guadalcanal e Iwo Jima, John Basilone, presenta con toda crudeza la campaña del pacífico por parte de los marines de los EEUU, luchando isla por isla y cuerpo a cuerpo con los soldados japoneses.

La anterior serie, Band of Brothers respondía a la necesidad de recuperar la memoria de la "Guerra en Europa" y su "Generación Perdida" en una época en la que está empezaba a menguar por la muerte de sus últimos supervivientes y la llamada al "Fin de la historia" que fueron los 90 del siglo pasado -con sus guerras televisadas y de ejecución aséptica desde el aire. The Pacific, a parte de continuar dicho memorial con los Marines, -cuerpo cuya supresión se considera hoy por lo caro de su mantenimiento y la ausencia de operaciones militares anfibias- tiene una segunda lectura a nivel más profundo y en clave moderna. Si la de Band of Brothers podía ser una crítica al clásico "aislacionismo" republicano, el de la Old Rigth previo a la era del "consenso liberal", con el que se iniciaba la era Bush -y rápidamente roto por los atentados del 11-S-, la de The Pacific me lleva a relacionar la cruenta lucha a muerte contra el Imperio del Japón con la actual Guerra contra el Terrorismo islámico. La convicción de que la Guerra del Pacífico solo pudo ganarse con un máximo de sufrimiento y manchándose las manos de sangre, puede servir de inspiración ante las dudas que despiertan hoy los teatros de operaciones en Afganistan e Irak.

Los estadounidenses solo pudieron dejar Japón cuando dicha nación fue derrotada militarmente, aceptando sus responsabilidades y siendo asimilada en lo político a los regímenes democráticos coocidentales. No es arriesgado ver en los soldados japones, dispuestos a morir matando y negándose a rendirse al enemigo, a los actuales guerrilleros talibanes, terroristas de Al Qaida o ex-miembros de la Guardia Republicana de Sadam. Como dejo escrito en sus memorias el soldado Sledge:

"There is no 'mellowing' for me - that would be to forgive all the atrocities the Japanese committed against millions of Asians and thousands of Americans. To 'mellow' is to forget."
Sustituyan donde pone "japoneses" por las palabras terroristas y regímenes islámicos radicales. Y donde "asiaticos" y "americanos" pongan musulmanes, estadounidenses, europeos, etc.

En resumen, The Pacific es una serie dramática y bélica de primera categoría, que encierra ciertas lecciones históricas de gran interés, y que seguro no deja indiferente a nadie, por eso recomiendo a todos mis lectores su visionado.

Trailer extendido.

Gran diseño el de los títulos de apertura de cada capitulo, acompañados del emotivo y épico tema central de su BSO.

Making of.

          "Hayá" te quedes!   
"El CGPJ autoriza a Garzón a trasladarse a la Haya a pesar de estar suspendido"



          Chiste del día (de la mujer trabajadora)   
- Pregunta: ¿Qué hacen un cristiano, un ateo y un fornicador en la misma habitación?...
- Respuesta: ...dar de hostias a un clérigo saudita.

Recordemos otro vídeo, de hace un tiempo, donde otro iluminado nos cuenta como el buen musulmán debe golpear a su mujer (a ser posible, sin dejar marcas).



PD: En el Día de la mujer trabajadora expresar mi solidaridad para con ese 50% de parados eespañoles que son mujeres ¿Paro paritario dirá Bibiana Aido? El socialismo tiene el particular efecto de igualarnos a todos... en la miseria. No, no es otro maldito chiste.

PPD: Hoy debería celebrase de forma paralela el Día de las gilipolleces: una asociación feminista que atiende al didáctico nombre de Óle mi Koño dice que las mujeres tiene que dejar de ser "meros culos". Supongo que a partir de ahora, para ser "meros koños" (permítanme el uso de la gramática de la que hace gala la citada asociación, y que seguro pronto será homologada por el Ministerio de Igual-da y la RAE). Ante esta manifestación de orgullo koñil creo que va siendo hora de la creación de una asociación que se haga eco de otro sentir popular y que bien podríamos llamar Hasta la Polla, (seguimos con tan ilustrativo lenguaje) que es como estamos algunos ante semejantes majaderías protagonizadas por el feminismo de subvención y cuota.

          Cataluña y el reino de Oregón   

Por lo visto no ha gustado a los nacionalistas catalanes. Pero que poco sentido del "humor histórico" tienen.

PD: Un saludo a mi amiga Pili, oregonense de pura cepa.

          Keynes vs. Hayek (a ritmo de rap)   
Sencillamente, sublime.


Actualización: una entrevista con uno de los creadores del vídeo musical aquí.

          Felices Fiestas!!!!!!!   
Pues eso, os deseo a mis lectores y compañeros blogueros una felices Fiestas. Y como propósito para el año 2010: recuperar la publicación regular de anotaciones en el blog.

Un fuerte abrazo.

PD: Aún tratándose de una canción bastante triste y melancólica (un común denominador en los temas de los Counting Crows), tiene un pequeño toque de esperanza, que nunca viene mal, "AND THERE´S REASON TO BELIEVE MAYBE THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER THAN THE LAST", verso que siempre me ha encantado. Os dejo con la que desde la adolescencia es mi canción favorita de esta época del año: "A LONG DECEMBER", porque realmente se hace un mes largo.


          El viento es él   



          Hoy, Barcepundit,....   
... me ha tocado en el corazón.


          4 de Julio de 1776   
"Sostenemos como evidentes por sí mismas dichas verdades: que todos los hombres son creados iguales; que son dotados por su Creador de ciertos derechos inalienables; que entre éstos están la Vida, la Libertad y la búsqueda de la Felicidad. Que para garantizar estos derechos se instituyen entre los hombres, los gobiernos derivan sus poderes legítimos del consentimiento de los gobernados; que cuando quiera que una forma de gobierno se haga destructora de estos principios, el pueblo tiene el derecho a reformarla, o abolirla, e instituir un nuevo gobierno que se funde en dichos principios, y a organizar sus poderes en la forma que a su juicio ofrecerá las mayores probabilidades de alcanzar su seguridad y felicidad. La prudencia, claro está, aconsejará que no se cambie por motivos leves y transitorios gobiernos de antiguo establecidos; y, en efecto, toda la experiencia ha demostrado que la humanidad está más dispuesta a padecer, mientras los males sean tolerables, que a hacerse justicia aboliendo las formas a que está acostumbrada. Pero cuando una larga serie de abusos y usurpaciones, dirigida invariablemente al mismo objetivo, evidencia el designio de someter al pueblo a un despotismo absoluto, es su derecho, es su deber, derrocar ese gobierno y proveer de nuevas salvaguardas para su futura seguridad y su felicidad."


          Project Manager, NEPA - Stantec - Salt Lake City, UT   
Please contact our Helpline at (855) 917-7440 or email access@stantec.com if you need an accommodation to complete the application process....
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          Senior Project Manager - Stantec - Salt Lake City, UT   
Please contact our Helpline at (855) 917-7440 or email access@stantec.com if you need an accommodation to complete the application process....
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          Examining ASP.NET 2.0's Site Navigation - Part 4   
A Multipart Series on ASP.NET 2.0's Site Navigation
This article is one in a series of articles on ASP.NET 2.0's site navigation functionality.

  • Part 1 - shows how to create a simple site map using the default XML-based site map provider and how to display a TreeView and SiteMapPath (breadcrumb) based on the site map data.
  • Part 2 - explores programmatically accessing site map data through the SiteMap class; includes a thorough discussion of the SiteMapPath (breadcrumb) control.
  • Part 3 - examines how to use base the site map's contents on the currently logged in user and the authorization rules defined for the pages in the site map.
  • Part 4 - delves into creating a custom site map provider, specifically one that bases the site map on the website's physical, file system structure.
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    The goal of ASP.NET's site navigation feature is to allow a developer to specify a site map that describes his website's logical structure. A site map is constructed of an arbitrary number of hierarchically-related site map nodes, which typical contain a name and URL. The site navigation API, which is available in the .NET Framework via the SiteMap class, has properties for accessing the root node in the site map as well as the "current" node (where the "current" node is the node whose URL matches the URL the visitor is currently on). As discussed in Part 2 of this article series, the data from the site map can be accessed programmatically or through the navigation Web controls (the SiteMapPath, TreeView, and Menu controls).

    The site navigation features are implemented using the provider model, which provides a standard API (the SiteMap class) but allows developers to plug in their own implementation of the API at runtime. ASP.NET 2.0 ships with a single default implementation, XmlSiteMapProvider, with which the developer can define the site map through an XML file (Web.sitemap); Part 1 of this article series looked at defining this XML file. However, our site's structure might already be specified by existing database data, or perhaps by the folders and files that makeup our website. Rather than having to mirror the database or file system structure in a Web.sitemap file, we can create a custom provider that exposes the database or file system information as a site map.

    Thanks to the provider model we can provide a custom implementation of the site navigation subsystem, but one that still is accessible through the SiteMap class. In essence, with a custom provider the SiteMap class and navigation Web controls will work exactly as they did with the XmlSiteMapProvider. The only difference will be that the site map information will be culled from our own custom logic, be it from a database, a Web service, the file system, or from whatever data store our application may require. In this article we'll look at how to create a custom site navigation provider and build a file system-based custom provider from the ground-up. Read on to learn more!
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              Årets verktøy 2016   
    Teaser Årets VILLESTE verktøy

    2016 har vist frem lekkert verktøy og flere trender. I årets verktøykavalkade retter vi søkelyset mot fire sterke trender, som er kommet for å bli.

    Årets verktøy 2016
    Årets verktøy: 4 STERKE tendenser

    Året som har gått, har bydd på mange lekre verktøynyheter, og flere trender: “Intelligent” verktøy, supersterke batteri og lekkert arbeidstøy, er blant det vi har sett i 2016.


    Ledning er ut!

    1. Batterier til ALT

    Trenden med å kutte ut ledningen for å drive alt på batteri har lenge vært underveis. Iblant har noen produsenter riktig nok lansert maskiner som var drevet av et batteri, men som i realiteten bare så vidt kunne klare de enkleste oppgaver.

    Men i år ble batteriene så sterke, at det kom ganske imponerende batterimaskiner på markedet. Også typer vi ikke har sett på batteri før nå.

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              Test av avstandsmålere   
    Teaser TEST: Populære laseravstandsmålere

    En avstandsmåler er rask, og ofte mer nøyaktig enn målebånd og tommestokk. Vi har testet åtte populære modeller. Se hvilken som ble best i test!

    Test av avstandsmålere
    Test av avstandsmålere 2016

    En laseravstandsmåler er mye raskere, og i mange tilfeller mer nøyaktig enn et målebånd eller en tommestokk. Du får avstanden øyeblikkelig, og noen målere kan til og med regne ut areal og omkrets for deg. Vi har testet åtte målere, for å se hvordan de fungerer i praksis.

    afstandsmålerVi gjorde adskillige målinger under forskjellige forhold, både avstandsmålinger og indirekte målinger.

    Måler du opp med målebånd eller tommestokk, må du krabbe rundt på gulvet og flytte målet flere ganger. Det ikke bra for verken rygg eller presisjon. Slik er det ikke med en laseravstandsmåler.

    Avstandsmålere er lynraske!

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              Laseravstandsmåler: Test av Bosch PLR 50 C laseravstandsmåler    
    Teaser Praktisk laseravstandsmåler

    Med laseravstandsmåleren fra Bosch, får du et praktisk planleggingsverktøy som snakker med telefonen din. Se hva du kan bruke den til.

    Lynrask digital byggetegning

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    PLR 50 C byr på mange avanserte målefunksjoner. Prisen er cirka 1500 kroner.

    Carporten min er 2,173 meter høy. Fra gulvet til taket i stuen er det 2,652 meter og jeg er nøyaktig 2,578 meter fra TV-en når jeg sitter i sofaen.

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              Fiestas patronales 2010   
    Procesión del Sagrado Corazón




              Seminario Catequístico Diocesano   
    El sábado 10 de Abril, comenzó el nuevo año del Seminario Catequístico Diocesano. Reina de los Apóstoles, en la Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.





              Sábado de Gloria   

              Celebración Viernes Santo y Vía Crucis   
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              Sábado 27/03 y Domingo de Ramos   

              Posesión Padre Hernán   

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    Thermal transfer printing has exhibited explosive growth in the industrial marking world since the early 80’s. However, as the market has matured, the applications have become increasingly more difficult. Submitted by Polyonics.
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    With shades of the T-1000 transforming robot in Terminator 2 who could change shape and morph into whatever weapon he needed, scientists in China have announced the discovery of a liquid metal alloy that has shape shifting and self-propulsion properties. This discovery offers good research paper topics for your mechanical engineering or biotechnology class. Discovery, […]
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    When I am dead, my dearest,
    Sing no sad songs for me:

    Plant thou no roses at my head,
    Nor shady cypress tree:

    Be the green grass above me
    With showers and dewdrops wet;

    And if thou wilt, remember,
    And if thou wilt, forget.
     

    I shall not see the shadows,
    I shall not feel the rain;

    I shall not hear the nightingale
    Sing on, as if in pain;

    And dreaming through the twilight
    That doth not rise nor set,

    Haply I may remember,
    And haply may forget.
     
    - Christina Rossetti









              Web Application Developer - 1412 - Zymeworks Inc - Vancouver, BC   
    Zymeworks is a fast growing, clinical-stage biotechnology company developing protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer using computational technologies....
    From Zymeworks Inc - Tue, 02 May 2017 15:00:45 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
              Disney Dream 2011    
    finally got a slide show put together from our cruise in 2011. why did it take me so long? no idea!


              Friends on the zipline   
    had the honor of being a camp counselor with our kids from church this week. Brooke had several friends there, and I was able to get a video of her buddies Tanner and Devon doing the zipline!


              Medicine Wheel   
    Ich war am Wochenende auf den http://www.institut-ethnomed.de/ Messe für Etnotherapien um meinen Heilungsweg auch in spiritueller Sicht weiter zu öffnen. Dort war es für mich die beste Möglichkeit verschiedene Ethnotherapie-Formen und Heiler persönlich kennen zu lernen und ich hatte die Möglichkeit auch mit kritischem Blick nach den Bauchgefühl einen Weg für mich zu finden.

    Dort habe ich gestern http://www.pablorussell.com/ kennen in einem Workshop kennen gelernt. Und er hat mich gleich intuitiv sehr angesprochen und beeindruckt. Außerdem haben seine Ausführungen über das Medizinrad für mich Sinn gemacht. Ich werde nun als erstes Ahnenforschung betreiben, meine Mutter bitten, mir eine Ersatzmutter zu schicken und Ersatzgroßeltern adoptieren. Dann will ich noch versuchen eine shamanische Trommelgruppe zu finden.

    Hier ein Auszug, was ich dazu noch gefunden habe:



              Rebif Injektion   
    Hier sieht man sehr schön, was eine Rebif-Injektion dreimal die Woche bedeutet. Ich benutze allerdings keinen Injektor, da eine so schnelle Injektion des Rebifs in die Haut mehr wehtut. Ich bevorzuge die langsame Injektion.



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              Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering   
    MA-Springfield, Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, beginning in August 2017. Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.Candidates should have an interest and expertise in any of the following areas: applic
              Internal Investigator 2   
    NY-Westchester, Applications Due: 07/12/2017 Agency: New York State Justice Center Agency: for the Protection of People with Special Needs Title: Internal Investigator 2 Justice Center Occupational Category: Enforcement or Protective Services Salary Grade: 23 Bargaining Unit: M/C Salary Range $71,211 to $88,971 Salary Reported Annually Employment Type: Full-Time Appointment Type: Permanent Accept 55b/c candidates
              Porter - THE LITTLE SHUSWAP LAKE INDIAN BAND - Chase, BC   
    Interacting in a friendly way with many new people every day. Application Close Date:....
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              Millwrights (Red Seals) - Tata Steel Canada - Menihek, NL   
    Tata Steel Canada is currently inviting applications for the positions of Millwrights (Red Seal) to join their highly skilled team on a 2 week rotational
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              FLIGHT ATTENDANT - Allegiant Travel Company - North Carolina   
    Must have a valid driver’s license to meet minimum application requirements. All required forms of identification presented, i.e., passport, driver’s license,...
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              Excel · lents còctels amb ginebra per a l'estiu   

    L'estiu és una època amb molta calor, però també és una època de l'any on cal relaxar-se, prendre alguna cosa refrescant i gaudir dels raigs del sol (sempre amb protector solar). Per això, i seguint una mica la nostra tast de ginebres del passat dijous 27 de juny, et presentem 2 begudes refrescants que ens faran passar l'estiu més amè:

    Tom Collins

    És un còctel a base de ginebra, soda i suc de llimona que va ser escrita per primera vegada per un bartender en 1876 anomenat Jerry Thomas. La història explica que es diu Tom Collins perquè les persones que promocionaven als bars de la ciutat, anaven pels carrers preguntant a la gent si coneixien Tom Collins. Davant les reaccions negatives de la gent, aquests senyors els deien que podien trobar al bar americà més proper.

    Ingredients:

    - Cubs de gel
    - 2 oz de ginebra
    - 2 oz de suc de llimona
    - 1 culleradeta de sucre
    - Soda
    - 1 llesca de llimona (per decorar)
    - 1 cirera (per decorar)

    Preparació:

    Es barreja la ginebra, el suc de llimona, el sucre i el gel en un mesclador o coctelera. Després s'aboca tot barrejat (fins als gels) en un got alt, omplir amb soda i adornar amb la llesca de llimona i la cirera. Es pot prendre directament des del got o amb una palleta.

    Aquí els deixem un vídeo de Liquor.com (àudio en anglès)



    Gimlet

    El Gimlet és una beguda simple a base de ginebra o vodka i suc de llima endolcit. El suc de llima endolcit és fet amb una porció de suc de llima acabat d'esprémer, una porció d'aigua i una porció de sucre (la mida de la porció és al gust). Als Estats Units i el Regne Unit es fa una variació d'aquesta beguda, substituint el suc de llima endolcit amb un producte comercialitzat en aquests països anomenada "Rose s Lime Juice".

    Ingredients:

    - Cubs de gel.
    - 2 oz de ginebra.
    - 1 3/4 oz de suc de llima endolcit.
    - 1 llesca de llima (per decorar)

    Preparació:

    Es barreja el gel, amb la ginebra i el suc de llima endolcit en un mesclador o coctelera. Es filtra el contingut en un vas de còctel i s'orna amb la llesca de llima.

    Aquí els deixem un altre vídeo de Liquor.com (àudio en anglès)



    Comprar ginebres és molt senzill. Entren aquí, seleccionin "COMPRAR" a la ginebra del seu gust i després punxen en "Finalitzar Compra" a la part superior de la pàgina. Gaudeix d'aquests còctels refrescants aquest estiu!!

    Foto en tamaño grande de algunas ginebras que se venden en Idyllica - Tus vinos online


    Vine i cátanos a Idyllica!!
    (http://www.idyllica.es)


              Federal Judge Orders IRS to Refund Tax Preparers for PTIN Fees   
    In 2014, tax return preparers brought a federal class action lawsuit challenging the legality of fees charged by the IRS for PTINs (Preparer Tax Identification Number). Regulations promulgated in 2010 and 2011 imposed requirements on tax return preparers including obtaining a specific PTIN and paying a fee associated with obtaining such PTIN. Currently, the application … Continue reading Federal Judge Orders IRS to Refund Tax Preparers for PTIN Fees
              IRS Issues Tax and Reporting Relief for Proposed Fiduciary Standard Consistent with Department of Labor Regulations   
    By Monte Schatz There have been a significant series of regulatory announcements and rulings related to the fiduciary duty and its application to employee benefit plans.  The final fiduciary duty rule became effective on June 7, 2016, and has an applicability date of April 10, 2017. The President by Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor … Continue reading IRS Issues Tax and Reporting Relief for Proposed Fiduciary Standard Consistent with Department of Labor Regulations
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              Une caserne pour les musulmans du XVIIIe arrondissement de Paris?    

    RTXVTND_Comp C’est un immense hangar, près de la porte des Poissonniers, à la frontière nord du XVIII arrondissement de Paris, entre le boulevard Ney et le périphérique, à l'angle de la rue Jean-Cocteau et de l’avenue de la porte des Poissonniers.

    D’après des informations recueillies par Libération, la préfecture de police (PP) de Paris envisage d’y loger les musulmans qui prient, chaque vendredi, rue Myrha et rue Polonceau.

    Hier, Hamza Salah, le recteur de la mosquée de la rue Myrha, a visité les lieux en compagnie de représentants de la PP et du ministère de l’Intérieur.

    Moussa Diakité, recteur de la mosquée de la rue Polonceau a fait de même, il y a quelques jours. «Depuis plusieurs mois, la préfecture cherche des locaux permettant de résoudre le problème des prières de rue», affirme Daniel Vaillant, le maire PS du XVIIIe arrondissement.

    Marine Le Pen en ayant fait un argument de campagne, le gouvernement veut y apporter une solution. Il y a un mois environ, la préfecture de Paris a découvert l’existence de ce site, propriété du ministère de la Défense. Une partie des bâtiments est utilisée par l’association Adoma pour loger des sans-abri.

    L’autre, d’une surface de près de 1 500 m, est inoccupée depuis deux ans et sans affectation, pour l’instant. D’où l’idée d’y faire cohabiter les musulmans maghrébins de la mosquée de la rue Myrha et subsahariens de la rue Polonceau.

    Dans quelles conditions ? «Il semblerait que les autorités se soient mises d’accord pour pour ouvrir des lieux de culte provisoires afin d’éviter prière dans la rue. Mais est-ce que cela va se faire sur les deniers publics?» interroge Daniel Vaillant.

    La loi de 1905 interdisant à l’Etat de financer les cultes, il ne peut mettre les lieux gracieusement à la disposition des fidèles de l’islam. Une convention d’occupation précaire devrait être signée entre les deux parties, les associations musulmanes payant un loyer. Sur quelle base sera-t-il calculé, sachant que ces locaux ne seraient utilisés que quelques heures par semaine ? Les services fiscaux feraient chauffer les calculettes.

    Les travaux de mise aux normes de sécurité (électricité, chauffage) seraient effectués par l’Etat et répercutés sous forme de loyer complémentaire.

    Autre question : qui paiera les frais de fonctionnement (gardiennage ou chauffage) ?

    Enfin, les musulmans sont-ils prêts à financer les travaux nécessaires pour transformer un hangar en lieu de culte ? D’après un spécialiste du dossier, le coût de ces aménagements – dont des salles d’ablutions – pourrait se monter à près de 180 000 euros. Trop cher ? La question se pose d’autant plus que l’utilisation de ces locaux serait provisoire. Ces lieux sont destinés, en effet, à être vendus.

    La mairie de Paris construit dans le quartier de la Goutte d’or, où se trouvent les rues Myrha et Polonceau, un Institut des cultures d’islam comprenant deux salles de prière d’une capacité de 1000 personnes environ chacune selon Daniel Vaillant. Pas beaucoup plus que les capacités d’accueil actuelles des locaux existants.

    Ces deux salles seraient revendues aux associations musulmanes. Montant de la facture : »de l’ordre de 6 à 7 millions d’euros«, précise le maire du XVIIIe. »Il n’est pas question que la ville en fasse cadeau«, ajoute-t-il.

    Daniel Vaillant veut croire que ce dernier projet résoudra définitivement le problème des prières de rue. Pas sûr, puisque certains musulmans, dont  Hamza Salah, le recteur de la mosquée de la rue Myrha, refusent de s’y associer, par crainte de perdre leur indépendance en passant sous les fourches caudines de la mairie de Paris.


              Fast Buggies XB35- 250cc Dirt Bike fastbuggies.co.uk   
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