FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  modeling linux java open technology software source confession aix rational decision 1,504 Visits
• 1. I'm satisfied with what I'm already using: if ain’t broke don’t fix it.
• 2. No one else is using it.: what came first chicken or egg
• 3. I don't think it can perform well enough.- trust
• 4. I don't know how to get started.- what do I do
• 5. It's hard to make it a habit.: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin
Isn't it all about decisions? From a software perspective that starts at the beginning
a better question is ...where does it end....
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  confession linux db2 lotus open developerworks jave blogs software xml source 5 Comments 1,866 Visits
Now that is a headline.....it actually is the name of book by Lisa Scottoline and it made me laugh as well as pick up the book.
It made me think about article titles of content on developerWorks. One of the reasons many of us come to developerWorks is the honest, straightforward and, dare I say, boring article titles.
Yet are they really boring?
Not boring....direct....to the point....and easily found when hunting for information. Fancy titles may catch your attention or not....what is most important is the content.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  pantone coding java interface linux confession pirates graphics code user color developer testing 1 Comment 2,040 Visits
First of all...it is a thrill to able to weave pirates into a blog. Graphic design and pirates
If only it was Sept 19th and Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Now ...for more on color...
Do you pay attention to color? I do .... and I am not alone. 2010 is the year of turquoise although personally I prefer the Lagoon. Color is part of web design and for users almost as important as stability and function for any software. Think about it...what is the first thing you see when you launch a piece of code, open an application, play a game, look at a computer.....the color. ... we feel it and we know what we like and what we don't.....it can make you or break you.
Take a look back : Graphics - it never goes out of style
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  windows technical db2 confession unix learn virtual linux briefing 1 Comment 1,969 Visits
Performance Management 101 for DB2 for Linux ,UNIX, and Windows
Have you attended a virtual briefing yet? Give it a try....start with this short one hour one.
Date: Tuesday, 8 December
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET - USA)
Duration: 1 hour
Note: Please sign up and attend the briefing 30 minutes before the start of the event to go through system check.
Better performance translates to greater revenue, greater customer satisfaction, and greater ability to meet SLAs. Tired of the finger pointing among staff when performance is an issue? Find out how you can create exception monitoring metrics, track and measure performance indicators, and quickly diagnose performance problems when they arise. Use IBM DB2 Performance Expert and Extended Insight Feature to make the process easier and more efficient.
What you will learn:
Hard to resist the idea of turning garbage into gold.....it can be done.....all a matter of recycling....
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  intel open source green linux google technology microsoft it confession ibm brand 3 Comments 2,003 Visits
The results are in for 2009:
The world's top 10 most valuable brands:
1. Coca-Cola, up 3 percent to $68.73 billion
2. IBM, up 2 percent to $60.21 billion
3. Microsoft, down 4 percent to $56.65 billion
4. GE, down 10 percent to $47.78 billion 5
5. Nokia, down 3 percent to $34.87 billion
6. McDonald's, up 4 percent to $32.28 billion
7. Google, up 25 percent to $31.98 billion
8. Toyota, down 8 percent to $31.33 billion
9. Intel, down 2 percent to $30.64 billion
10. Disney, down 3 percent to $28.45 billion
All makes sense to me...on a given day I could be drinking a Coke(1) Zero, reading about Linux efficiency on IBM(2) developerWorks while on my Microsoft (3) system with an Intel (9) processor under a GE(4) lightbulb with my Nokia(5) phone on the desk thinking about if I want to go to McDonald's(6) for lunch so I search Google (7) for directions, grab my Disney(10) Goofy keychain and head out passing lots of Toyota (8) cars on the road.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  application lamp solarnetone perl ajax sql linux php performance aix green gnu confession 1,781 Visits
Today I was pondering how long I wait....wait for screens to load...wait for applications to churn....wait for test cases to conclude...wait for response in e-mail....wait for updates on my social networks....wait for food to be prepared...wait in lines ..... wait at stop lights..... wait for meetings to start....wait for meetings to end.... etc etc etc.
But what about technology? How long am I willing to wait? 8- 10-20 or 30 seconds? I've read about the power of Ajax , lean green and Linux, AIX performance and LAMP. Still as I wait for the browser to refresh does it help that I understand the technology? Could it be my network, my browser, my processor, memory, the application, phase of the moon or the coder that I have to "blame" for my wait?
Blame? Should I not be looking at waiting as a blessing not a curse? After reading about SolarNetOne, I am going to look at ever refresh of the screen as a "moment of zen". Those few seconds (even if it seems like minutes) are to be treasured and not counted. ....I will do my best to remember that...what about you?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  it rational smarter_planet source android scala java optim linux eclipse open confession green 1 Comment 2,183 Visits
"On Spaceship Earth there are no passengers; everybody is a member of the crew. We have moved into an age in which everybody's activities affect everybody else." -Marshall McLuhan
Now that describes how each of us has an impact and can help make our world and work smarter and greener. developerWorks offers a plethora of resources to help techies gain skill and knowledge about technologies that, when used for the greater good, transform how we work, play, exchange information,manage and operate.
Techies really are the leaders today in changing how we all work and survive. Yes, bold statements...but why not? So what's available on developerWorks (and My developerWorks):
My developerWorks: search on the tags: green, smarter_planet, energy (to name a few) ... share and tag your bookmarks too.
developerWorks: where to start? easy - The GReen IT Report . The GReen IT Report (also called the GRIT Report - oh no...a FLA (see previous blog post)) is an aggregator of content, code and collaboration ideas. Recent additions include a number of no-charge trial downloads of Tivoli, Rational and Optim software as well as articles : Going Green and staying secure to Creating mobile apps with Scala, Android or Eclipse to Building virtual appliances with Open Virtualization to Solar powered networks for anyone: think Linux.
While visiting the GReen IT Report., do check out the People and Idea tab.......my fan favorite is the water based glasses under Earth Insights.
Want to expand your horizons: The GReen IT Report: Japan and Smarter Planet for developers, IT Professionals and students: Japan
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  confession smarter_planet power linux green virtualization green_it 1,229 Visits
Puppy linux ...how could you not love that face. Linux: lean, clean and green is a great article about the power of Linux and how it can change the world. e-waste is scary and taking steps to make where and how we live better via Linux....well who'd have thought? I haven't yet moved to Linux for my day to day work....but more and more I am trending in that direction. Anyone care to give me first steps, words of warning, helpful hints and tips, expectations, visions of the future I'll have once I have made the switch?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  optim smarter_planet confession developerworks linux blog cognos blogging 6 Comments 1,944 Visits
In a gross generalization, all software and hardware occasionally hiccups. My developerWorks had a few hiccups and I found I really missed visiting. I missed looking for the latest blog postings, latest bookmarks and latest additions to my groups. I was craving posting new bookmarks including this one GReen IT Report in Japanese as well as How to measure employee carbon footprints: Part 2: Putting the concept to the test: and Access Optim archive file data using Cognos and Linux: lean, clean and green and ...keep your eyes posted I am on a roll bookmarking
I am not sure it is appropriate to "miss" a software entity (is that what My developerWorks is?) but I did. I felt a little lonely without it.