A little bit risqué but IRC Can Be Funny The Packet Pushers IRC channel is a wealth of knowledge, advice and humour: Click for full size
I’m doing some work for the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the Computational Science team and they have this mounted on a board near the door where I work. I kept the chair in the image to give you a sense of the size of this thing Here is the printed sheet with the back […]
Lots of discussion lately about how SDN will change the future of networking and questions in my inbox from people who are early in their careers. They are facing decisions from the choices that are open to them that will impact their careers for the next few years and certifications are the best choice, will […]
I’ve been consciously working to reduce my email because Email is an interruption and mostly a nuisance.I’ve been unsubscribing from pointless emails, flyers. I just never use them.
I signed up for a Google Activity report which provides stats on my usage of email and stats are looking good.
Thought for my Day: Be replaceable
Thought for My Day: Truth in Life Is Not Whether We Can Remember What We Learned in School but Whether We Are Prepared for Change
We were less interested in whether students can simply reproduce what they have learned in school, but we wanted to test whether they can extrapolate from what they know and apply their knowledge in novel situations. Now, some people have criticized us for this. They say, you know, such a way of measuring outcomes is […]
With luck on your side, you can do without brains. Giordano Bruno
In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn’t budge a log, they didn’t try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn’t be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers. Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper Grace Hopper
I’m not the sort of person who sets myself goals because I believe that settings goals is practicing failure. I would prefer to think of my life as a work in progress or a continuous cycle of improvement. Just because I’m doing something well today doesn’t mean I can’t do it better tomorrow, or be ready for a new opportunity.
Your thinking & attitudes should never be limited by a milestone or goals. That sets a stage for u proposition nderachievement or limited horizons. If you are focussed on a goal, you could miss a better opportunity. Total focus might achieve short term goals like a certification or an exam result but life isn’t a short term.
For example, whatever goals I might have set for Packet Pushers Podcast, I could never have imagined that we would exceed a 1 million downloads in 2012. I mean, Packet Pushers podcasts are downloaded on average 2000 times a day! Hard to imagine or plan for that.
I aim to achieve excellence every day and at everything. There isn’t a single goal I could set to achieve that.
OK, that sounds like I’m a tosspot, but hey, that’s what I do so I’ll own it.
Here is a Mind Map that I put together to consider what my “resolutions” are for the new year. These are ‘things’ that I need to work on, attitudes I need to change, rules to judge life choices by, and create a good outlook on life.
One of the greater mistakes that people make in presentations is talking about “The Problem”. When your audience already knows the The Problem then all you can do is bore them and lose their attention.