Mittwoch, Mai 30, 2007
Schön und knapp erklärt von Larry Osterman:
http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2004/04/28/122240.aspx "What are these "Threading Models" and why do I care?"
Samstag, Mai 26, 2007
Montag, Mai 21, 2007
Sonntag, Mai 20, 2007
Samstag, Mai 19, 2007
Beeindruckend: Farbfotos 1905-1915 von russischem Fotografen
namens Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), der mit einer selbstentwickelten Technik Farbfotos von beeindruckender Qualität gemacht hat. Wow.
(via: The Online Photographer - In Praise of Prokudin-Gorskii)
"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
(Alfred D Souza)
Freitag, Mai 18, 2007
Sonntag, Mai 13, 2007
Freitag, Mai 11, 2007
Montag, Mai 07, 2007
Freitag, Mai 04, 2007
A death march project is one for which an unbiased, objective risk assessment (which includes an assessment of technical risks, personnel risks, legal risks, political risks, etc.) determines that the likelihood of failure is >= 50 percent.
The risks are high but so are the rewards
[...] Ultimately, this is a personal choice, based on personal values; I'm no position to tell to anyone else what's right or wrong. I should emphasize, though, that I'm not as negative as one might think from the comments above. Though I'm much less naive than I was when I entered the computer world in the mid-1960s, I'm still attracted by entrepreneurial opportunities. Show me a sufficiently exciting risk/reward formula, and I'll sing up for yet another death march ...
The "Mt. Everest" syndrome
Why do people climb dangerous peaks like Mt. Everest, despite the pain and the risk? Why do people run a marathon and drive themselves to the point of physical collapse? Because of the challenge. [...]