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The UX Product Owner

almost 5 years ago | Amit Anand: UXcorner

Since I took up a new stride with a management consulting organization as a Product Owner, I have been thinking more on lines of what more can be done apart from conventional business as usual Agile practices such as managing backlogs, stakeholder expectations, ensuring user acceptance of the end product. How do I scale this […]

The UX Product Owner

almost 5 years ago | Amit Anand: UXcorner

Since I took up a new stride with a management consulting organization as a Product Owner, I have been thinking more on lines of what more can be done apart from conventional business as usual Agile practices such as managing backlogs, stakeholder expectations, ensuring user acceptance of the end product. How do I scale this […]

MAC OS X 10.8 VPN Connectivity Fix

almost 5 years ago | Shadab Ahmed: Shadab's Blog

I recently updated my MAC OS X version to 10.8.2. After this update, my VPN started having random issues. Sometimes while connecting it would show me authentication failure or no server response while at other times it would connect perfectly. On some networks it refused to let me connect at all. I have found a solution to this and now my VPN connects fine every time. Here's how: Step 1 Open terminal and type: # Create backup cp -r /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration ~ # Delete the SystemConfiguration sudo rm -rf /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration This will delete all your custom networks. Make sure you have the settings written down somewhere. Step 2 Reboot and recreate the VPN network connection Test your VPN now. Voila! It works !

Daily Gratitude

almost 5 years ago | Daniel Higginbotham: Flying Machine Studios

Around the beginning of the year I read about the benefits of cultivating a daily practice of gratitude. Making a point of being grateful trains you to think more positively and just makes you feel better. I've personally found it to be a rewarding, easy practice. Every morning I think about three things that I'm grateful for as soon as I wake up, and it's a fantastic way to start the day. And over the past six months, I've found myself feeling grateful for my life much more often. The fact is, I have a great life. I do what I love, I'm with the woman I love, and I'm financially secure. Now I appreciate my great situation much more than I did six months ago. And if there's something in my life I want to change, practicing gratitude has helped to give me the energy to change it. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and anxious, I feel like I ultimately have nothing to worry about. The best part about it is that it's freaking easy and only takes a few minutes, but the benefits are huge and accumulate over time. It's such a powerful practice that I truly think everyone should try it. Here are a couple suggestions for getting started: What you don't lack It's easy to take our everyday lives for granted. If you have a toothache, you are grateful when it's gone. But you quickly adjust to your new situation and forget that your tooth is better. But when you look closely, you can see that our everyday lives are full of small miracles like these. Do you have food? Do you have your vision? Your hearing? None of these are guaranteed to anyone. As Thich Nhat Hanh put it: For me, to be alive is a miracle. It is the greatest of all miracles. To feel that you are alive and are breathing in is to perform a miracle - one that you can perform at any time. Or think about this. There's a condition called "alien hand syndrome" where those who suffer from it can't control one of their hands. They try to button up their shirt with one hand, and the other hand unbuttons it. They move in to hug a loved one, only to have the alien hand punch the person. Not having alien hand syndrome is something to be grateful for. Your past Is there anyone in your past that helped you when you needed it? Did you have good friends? A family that loved you? Even if you are feeling a lack in your life now, you can be grateful for what you've had in the past. Even if it's difficult, trying feeling grateful for people or events in your past. These two sources - your past and what you don't lack - can be very fruitful sources of gratefulness.

ActiveRecord JDBC Teradata Driver

almost 5 years ago | Chris Parker: Quick bits from Chris

Quick update here. Just pushed out some code for an ActiveRecord JDBC Teradata driver.  I had been looking for a driver for a project I was working on, so if you have the same need feel free to play with … Continue reading →

ActiveRecord JDBC Teradata Driver

almost 5 years ago | Chris Parker: Quick bits from Chris

Quick update here. Just pushed out some code for an ActiveRecord JDBC Teradata driver.  I had been looking for a driver for a project I was working on, so if you have the same need feel free to play with … Continue reading →

Installing Sharepoint Server 2010 on Windows 8

almost 5 years ago | Akshaya Kumar Sharma: Akshaya's World

  Perfect guide to install sharepoint server 2010 on Windows 8 without AD and using full SQL Server. Check it out!  Filed under: Deployment/Installation, Sharepoint Tagged: Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint 2010, Windows 8

Chibi

almost 5 years ago | Eduard Moldovan: eduardmoldovan.com - tech

"Think it's OK to serve up 30KB of framework over 3G just to manipulate a couple of DOM elements? Of course you don't because that's an asshat move and you're no asshat. You'll probably instead use a couple of lines of vanilla JavaScript, perhaps a little CSS :active with transitions, all while riding a unicorn bareback through a double rainbow, no hands." This is the official introduction to Chibi.

My GoGaRuCo Presentation and Video

almost 5 years ago | Amit Kumar: toamitkumar's Code Blog

The presentation: And the video:

Xaml Spy usage problem

almost 5 years ago | Akshaya Kumar Sharma: Akshaya's World

XAML Spy (previously known as Silverlight Spy) is quite famous with Silverlight development groups to investigate into existing XAML based applications. It provides quite an insight to the developer if not the exact solution for a given scenario. I have used the older version ‘Silverlight Spy’ multiple times in the past to get the details of how […]

Drinking it in.

almost 5 years ago | Queenie Takes Manhattan: Queenie Takes Manhattan

The last couple of weekends, I've taken advantage of the near-perfect early autumn weather to enjoy a few laps around the Central Park Reservoir followed by a stroll down to Joe for a post-workout caffeine hit.These outings have only added to the love I've been feeling for the Upper East as of late.We're something of the red-headed stepchild up here, what with our reputation for stuffiness and terrible restaurants, but things have been improving like mad. Plus, we have most of the good museums. It's okay; your Metrocard will work up here, I promise. Come visit!