Thursday, January 31, 2008


Links for 2008-01-31

  • Telecommuting at AT&T
    You would figure that a telephone company would be the first to appreciate the costs savings around telecommuting. a company that once was a poster child for telecommuting, is downsizing its long-running telework program and requiring thousands of employees who work from their homes and other virtual offices to return to traditional AT&T office environments. Doesn't this feel bass ackwards?

  • Open Source in India
    The Indian Institute of Science in Banglore is holding one of the world's largest open source events on the planet. Hopefully bloggers from Wipro, Infosys, HP and Oracle will be blogging that day. I sure wish I could attend.

  • Facebook employees know what profiles you look at
    They also see which profiles a user has viewed -- a major privacy violation. If you've been obsessed with a workmate or classmate, Facebook employees know. If Barack Obama's intern has been using the campaign account to troll for hotties, Facebook employees know. Within the company, it's considered a job perk, and employees check this data for fun.

  • The Enterprise Architect, a Leader in Enterprise Transformation
    The leader will have a vision, an ideal that inspires people and determines them to follow. He would be finding solutions where few can. A leader does the "right things" some say, but also should do the "things right", a good manager/administrator does.

  • Ruby on Rails
    Check out this code listing where the first statement is: require 'java'...

  • Using Technology to fight poverty
    I haven't had much interaction with practitioners of Enterprise Architecture in the non-profit world but look forward to having conversations in the future.

  • What did Oracle ever do for open source?
    Here is a great article by Matthew Aslett regarding some of the cool technologies Oracle has contributed. Oracle, could you please do a better job of promoting your contributions? I wonder if Matt or Raven Zachary have any insights into open source contributions by CA and BMC?

  • Oracle Open World
    The thought process of folks in the ECM domain is fascinating, especially when it comes to how ECM should converge with enterprise security concerns. At some level, many vendors in this space can get away with a lot in that most folks in this domain don't come from a software development background. If you aren't familar with Bex Huff, you need to read his blog as he never gets offended and genuinely wants to help others gain valuable insight. Everytime I jab him, I get jabbed back and learn something I didn't know before. Bex Huff is good people.

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