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(editorial note: This blog post first appeared on my personal blog, Kellypuffs, but it is relevant for this audience as well, with a few minor tweaks. So here you are!
I love this poster. There is a high-res PDF version available if you click through, and I recommend it. Lots of wisdom here. It particularly resonates with me as it pertains to knowledge.
Kids, remember back when….
If you are “of a certain age”, you know what I’m talking about, and we are probably the last generation that will.
If you aren’t, you have no freaking CLUE what I’m talking about because you are a Child of t’Internets and you are free to know and grow. (cue hippy music). The internet, if you are lucky enough to have access to it and a way to view it, provides 24/7 access to an unfathomable amount of knowledge, anytime, anywhere.
Let that sink in, people. Anytime. Anywhere.
Better yet, t’internets has led to the democratization of knowledge …. one person, one voice. Or rather, many more voices, many more people contributing to our collective knowledge.
Need the original schematic/wiring diagram for a 1940s desk phone? It’s out there. Need to know why your bilateral destabilizer keeps shutting down? Someone else has probably experienced it and shared on a forum.
And here’s where I start getting all hippy-dippy, waving daisies, love and sunshine, because to me, this is just the coolest thing EVER. Ever. You can’t put this genie back in the bottle. Knowledge is no longer in the hands of a privileged few to be doled out to the worthy. Knowledge is being openly shared and recorded, so that others may benefit.
Maybe THIS is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius?
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Inspired by the 1960's-era World's Fair exhibit, IBM has announced an iPad app, Minds of Modern Mathematics, available for free at the App Store.
The app is a vint
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Here's another great tip and trick from the IBM Electronic Support folks aimed at helping you make even better use of the IBM Support Portal features!
Using My inventories and my supported software to select products in Support Portal- This video discusses enhancements of the IBM Support Portal to make product selection easier for you based on knowing more about your inventory. Visit the IBM Support Portal at:
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Tips, Tricks, Performance Tuning and Best Practices for IBM Rational Requirements Composer
An enterprise Rational Quality Manager usage model with RequisitePro / ReqWeb and ClearQuest integrations and CLM / Insight reporting
Brianna M. Smith:
Moving from organized chaos to standard process and tooling Case Study: Disney's experience in deploying RRC and RTC
Ask the Experts: Rational Requirements Composer and RequisitePro
Define and Manage Requirements with IBM Rational Requirements Composer
Agile test management practices with Rational Quality Manager
The MSO2RQM Import Utility: The customizable solution for migrating MS Word and Excel Test Assets into Rational Quality Manager
Patrick O'Connor (aka @rationalwebguy):
Tips & Tricks for Getting the Most Out of IBM Support
Managing Cloud Resources Throughout the Lifecycle with IBM Rational Tools
Building your first custom report using IBM Rational Reporting for Development Intelligence (RRDI)
Rapid Lift: Manual Test Automation Best Practices from the Design Partner Program
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Over on the IBM Software blog, post author Mark Scapicchio has outlined some great reasons why you would want to subscribe to IBM Software Newsletter. But let's not stop there, you can even follow the IBM Software Newsletter on Twitter!
Here's Mark's top ten list, as gleaned from his blog post. While these ARE Mark's words, I find I agree with them and likely can't have framed it any better myself:
Top 10 reasons to subscribe to the IBM Software Newsletter:
For any System z users: Subscribe by Friday, June 8 – and check the ‘System z Software’ interest on the subscription form – to make sure you receive our next System z Edition!