When done becomes Done

A friend pointed me to a really cool blog post called The Larry Test. It basically talks about when done is Done. I.e. an engineer will keep working stuff until it's perfect, likely because it's in our nature (I can't tell you how many times I've rewritten code just …

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Time for a change

Decided to change the theme of the site as I upgraded to the latest WordPress. Also stuck a picture of my kitties on there (Tika, who's 16 (and grey), and Pepper, who's about 1.5 (and black, obviously)).

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Bon Voyage, Mandriva!

Well, I received some horrid news today.

As of December 31st, my contract with Mandriva will be terminated and I will no longer be working for Mandriva. We've got a new CEO now, and he's determined there is to be no remote contractors, and as a result I've been booted …

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Moved to a new provider

This one may be a bit long, because I'm going to use it to vent. =) I won't make it all "front page news", tho.

On Monday I signed up with a new provider, WiredTree. I still have a few accounts with my old provider, WebHostingBuzz, but they are being slowly …

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Canadian do not call list

The Canadian national do not call list is up which basically prevents telemarketers from phoning you, by registering your phone number(s) in the registry. All I can say is "about damn time".

Anyways, if you're Canadian and as annoyed by those yahoo telemarketers as me, you may want to …

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On the road to Getting Things Done

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behaviour. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behaviour." -- Dee Hock

I'm reading David Allen's Getting Things Done book and this quote really stuck out at me. Totally true. I know a few people to whom …

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Acceptable web hosting practices?

Hey, just a question for you guys out there. Don't know how many of you are with a hosting outfit rather than running your own server (be it at home, work, or at a colocation), but I have a bit of an issue here when I reported a problem with …

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