Archive for December, 2007


December 31, 2007

Thank you Enzo, for what you have done.


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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit

December 29, 2007

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit by Seth Godin “The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win.

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point—really hard, and not much fun at all.

And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you’re in a Dip—a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

According to bestselling author Seth Godin, what really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts.

Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. In fact, winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can become number one in your niche, you’ll get more than your fair share of profits, glory, and long-term security.

Losers, on the other hand, fall into two basic traps. Either they fail to stick out the Dip—they get to the moment of truth and then give up—or they never even find the right Dip to conquer.

Whether you’re a graphic designer, a sales rep, an athlete, or an aspiring CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you’re in a Dip that’s worthy of your time, effort, and talents. If you are, The Dip will inspire you to hang tough. If not, it will help you find the courage to quit—so you can be number one at something else.

Seth Godin doesn’t claim to have all the answers. But he will teach you how to ask the right questions.”

Era un Natale difficile …

December 26, 2007

Le renne avevano la dissenteria e Babbo Natale aveva dovuto pulire tutta la stalla, metà degli Gnomi era a letto con l’influenza e gli Elfi erano in sciopero per solidarietà con i tacchini.
Poi si era rotta la slitta e Babbo Natale si era appena maciullato un dito per aggiustarla, quando entra un Angelo e dice: ‘Auguri! Dove metto l’abete?!‘ …

Fu così che nacque la tradizione dell’Angelo in cima all’albero di Natale!

XP and continuos aim

December 24, 2007

Regarding my last reading (Planning Extreme Programming) I found a usefull post: Rockets, Cars and Gardens: Visualizing waterfall, agile and stage gate .
You may find a good comparison of software development models, furthermore it helps you understand that “continuos aim” in XP model.
Good reading.

ps: thanks to XP-It mailing list.

Technorati tags: XP, Agile

Parallel Computing for .NET CTP Released

December 20, 2007

Lately I posted about parallel computing here Cell BE and PS3 bookmarks.

Noah’s Parallel Computing for .NET CTP Released let me see latest news about .Net Framework.

The Parallel Computing Platform team has launched a new Parallel Computing Dev Center along with our the first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of extensions to .NET for parallel computing.

Here are some links you’ll find in Noah’s post:

I’ll have a deeper look asap. 🙂

source: Parallel Computing for .NET CTP Released

Technorati tags: Parallel Computing