Wednesday, September 27, 2006

how to work with us

Preparation for the training “How to work with US” started with the flags and maps. Interesting that initially I understood with US as “with us”, not with USA. Interesting to see the world map with US in the center. US EEs are driven by schedule, context driven in Asia and in Ru. Work and fun are separate, time is money, only dumb question is that you never asked. For me it is always strange to see how they use word Culture. For us this is about reading certain writers and listening to certain kind of music. For them this is being on time. Low and high context, small talk, how are you is not about how you are. Silence in communication, for example, on the bridge, is very uncomfortable.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

An application is useless if cannot be debugged

A manager of the Core team said reporting the problems with building libraries for macosx at the staff meeting that the compiler creates a debug section with wrong data format, and any application linked with the libraries cannot work under debugger, meaning that the application is “absolutely useless because cannot be debugged”. That was not about the low quality of software that could need debugging. This is a developer view worked out with years. Looks like we run even MS Word under debugger. Do we learn the life from the debugger?

Monday, September 11, 2006


Hardwired. Зашитый. интересно ощущать опухлость, узелок внутри несколько лет, катать его пальцем и думать, что это, наверное, делает меня похожим на "зашитого". когда-то этот узелок развяжется, освободит свою силу и убьет или покалечит. с последним хлопот больше

Reading Bronnikov

Смерть, идущую к тебе, надо останавливать на дальных подступах. Бесполезно, если она в 2-х шагах от тебя.

PC to the family room

I cannot live in one room with Mac G4, it is too noisy. It is a good news that Apple switched to Intel arch. The content a PC is working with creates the difference, so the similar device can be put on desk (MSVS2005 and Komodo) and can be set in the living room (Media player and Office). But people prefer TV set, remember "the last thing I think of returning home is PC". Maybe removing keyboard can help, no obligation to press

Sunday, September 10, 2006

On line with Google

Google office online, currently calendar, gadgets, blogger, is great idea. you don't need to be in one place or with one nbook for writing diary or setting/checking appointment. Calendar and blog are accessible at work place and at home, with thinkpad and mac. in the calendar it would be nice to have work week numbers. keeping several calendars as several different rows in one is good. of course apple ical is better, better looking and better organized (and even synced), but google gives real online system. i think how it would be nice if my daughter (or other dear colleague) shared calendar with me to plan co-working. Adding blog via email, meaning even from your cell, seems to be also great.
Another point amazing me is the desktop with Google with gadgets (mac is beautiful in this) and rss. a lot of things are reduced into a couple of messages, exactly what busy person needs. interesting how many things are concentrating around just searching. did you try searching "sense of life" (смысл жизни), what does google say?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Making decision

They all say that making decision in the company is a big problem. Cannot believe that execution of a decision is not a problem. One of the projects fails. I see several reasons for that: management - no success criteria; environment - no a real device to test; customer chain - the team > ISV > end user; and complexity.

Please start

Why not to continue writing diary as I have been doing many years just in MS Word? Probably because I see additional possibility in writing anywhere and any time even without my notebook. Maybe because Google is so much amazing me by its office online, why do you need to drag (не знаю, как 'таскать с собой') your files with you? Even more interesting, just send an email with your notes to blogger using your smartphone. What language to use Ru or En? Don't know En well enough, means should write in En more. And only jokes and difficult expression to write in Ru, если блоггер знает его, например, "очарование первых похвал".