Month: August 2009

UNIX is fourty! Happy Birthday!

So, UNIX, love it or hate it has been around for a while.

It’s now 40 years old, it makes you wonder if computing is really that fast moving. I believe that the fundamentals remain the same. Techniques, ideas andΒ  usability (hopefully) improves with time, as more and more users use it and developers contribute to it.

It’s a never ending circle.

This also reminds me of the old saying which goes “Old software never dies” I’ve met some people who I have written a small piece of software for them while I was at school, I found out that they were still using it 8 years later!

For those who want to read more, a BBC article for you πŸ™‚

Prince2

I am doing Prince2 Course, while I like the way it thinks about projects, initiation, delivery and follow-up I can’t help thinking it’s the cause why MANY projects especially in the public sector cost so much.

I always think of projects having a life of their own (True) but Prince2 has the potential to create a monster where the requirements of internal customer (The project) can be larger and more time consuming than the actual product delivered by the project.

WHat should happen is to tailoring the method (Using the right tools etc), but from what I can see, it’s easy to get that wrong. Especially when you have external expectations that you will be using the book, the whole book and nothing but the book.

The book incidentally in 2009 version is 326 Pages (130 Pages shorter than the 2005 Edition).

It doesn’t make it any easier tho.

Time to get back to studying, I have my foundation exam this afternoon.

The flying sheep!

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So how do you get a sheep up a power line?

The answer is easy. Just look at the picture above πŸ™‚

From the little I managed to understand from google translation the story goes.

The sheep got stuck on the power line further up the hill, where the sheep graze andΒ  the wire is closer to the ground/fence. The sheep’s horns got tangled and it slid down the hill on the wire.

Some German tourists helped to get it down. The locals presumably got fed up of the sliding sheep πŸ™‚

Amusing stuff

(English Translation)

http://tinyurl.com/m53mpg

(Original article in Norwegian)

http://www.bt.no/nyheter/innenriks/Vaerfast-fem-meter-over-bakken-901687.html

Bird / Equine / Swine Flu

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Don’t know if this is just a sick coincidence ,Β  but….

2007 – Chinese year of the Chicken – Bird Flu Pandemic devastates parts of Asia
2008 – Chinese year of the Horse – Equine Influenza decimates Australian racing
2009 – Chinese year of the Pig – Swine Flu Pandemic kills hundreds of people around the globe.
It gets worse next year…   2010 – Chinese year of the Cock – what could possibly go wrong

Stolen from Dr WhiteCoats Blog πŸ™‚