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  • The secrets to resounding and compelling speeches?

    BBC has written an interesting analysis on what makes US president John F Kennedy's inaugural speech such a memorable passage in history. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12215248 What are your own opinions? Do you agree? 
    Posted to Life perspective (Forum) by icelava on January 19, 2011
  • Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money

    I continue to find essays and assertions by others that the key to achieving high-quality work, especially in the realm of software development, does not spring from cash. Software development is a highly abstract activity, and thereby demands a great deal of thinking and managing a complex web of issues and parameters. When developers go about ...
    Posted to Professional (Forum) by icelava on April 13, 2007
  • If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    Phil Winstanley laments over the very true very real disatisfactory working conditions young people around the world go through as they work alongside colleagues much more senior in age. And presumably, possessing more experience. Which presumably, equates to valuable knowledge. What I want to highlight is that this ''ageism'' and ''experience'' ...
    Posted to Professional (Forum) by icelava on September 6, 2006
  • Good boy! Here's your meat!

    While reading one of Joel Spolsky's old entries about what strategies not to decide on when producing software, I came across another reference: For Best Results, Forget the Bonus Absolutely interesting. While I have never really placed a finger on this issue hard enough to give it considerable contemplation, it does ring various bells of ...
    Posted to Professional (Forum) by icelava on January 4, 2005
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