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Go For a Masters, Or Not?

gnosi Re:Work Experience (834 comments)

This is absolutely correct. The only way to truly make it is to run your own business.
If you work for some one you only have one boss. If they screw up you get hurt bad. If you have a hundred clients if you lose one of them it hurts but should not damage you that much.

A good stepping stone is to be a consultant a consultant is a business with one and only one employee. The consultant has to work on brand recognition of himself as well as the problem solving skills to solve companies problems. Marketing is networking. Observe and learn how businesses succeed and/or fail. Observe and learn how and why projects succeed and/or fail. Consultants with business and project management skills can demand a lot. Lear the art of politics. To make the top tier of consulting you have to be a master of politics within a company. Once you have mastered all of these components of being a consultant it is time to create your own business. Find or make a product then market and sell that product.

1. Learn all nessisary skills to running a business.
2. Find or make a product.
3. Market, sell and service your product.
4. Take the risk.
5. Work/think your butt off. Running the business is just more of the problem solving skills you learned as a consultant. Note: make this line ??? before publishing to Slashdot
5. Profit

more than 5 years ago

Neo's Last Name

gnosi Re:Why "Thomas Anderson"? (320 comments)

I have always wondered what was the apartment number of the Oracle?

more than 5 years ago

Neo's Last Name

gnosi Re:I would like to take this opportunity... (320 comments)

I believe that your are describing all established political machines. Left or right make no deference. They all benefit their friends speak one thing and do the other. I have yet so see a major initiative with backing that was beneficial to their countries long-term interests. It is a requirement for almost all politicians for the ends to justify the means.

How else would they get elected. A well informed electorate!!?

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Manage Seasoned Programmers?

gnosi First - Stay out of their way (551 comments)

The first and best thing you can do is to stay out of their way.

The second thing to do is to find out what is preventing them from getting their development done and to eliminate or reduce the interference.

Since they are seasoned they will have an understanding for the need of management updates they should be asked for these updates no more than once a week.

The one thing that you should be making decisions on is the business needs of the application. For this you should understand and communicated the business needs.

Show the team that you are interested in the crafting of their solution to the business need.

Avoid being a PHB at all costs.

Avoid being a PHB at all costs.


more than 5 years ago

USPS Server Meltdown

gnosi Re:USPS (238 comments)

I would say that the USPS pretends that that is their motto only in such away that they can claim "Look how dedicated we are!!" but deny an implied service level agreement to such standards.

There is but one Truth: there is no sig

more than 5 years ago

USPS Server Meltdown

gnosi USPS (238 comments)

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

But the computers will!!!

You do realize that this has never been the motto or creed of the USPS.

It is taken from the courier service of the Persian Empire. See Wikipedia.

This is not the sig you are looking for... Move along...

more than 5 years ago



Where to start : Web Programing

gnosi gnosi writes  |  about 6 years ago

gnosi (893875) writes "For years I have had no need to have any more than a cursory understanding of web applications and how they function. I have an extensive background in non web programing for business applications. Now that I see a maturing of the web programing model, I feel inclined to join the fray. I am lost in a world of programing frameworks, content management systems and related technologies. Where should one start. Being an avid Python advocate I have wanted to avoid Java but it seems the rest of the world has chosen Java/Java script as the language of choice for web development. Should I pick up JBOSS/Eclipse? Are these just the frameworks for data processing? How is the content of a web site managed if it is different from the back end application? So many questions. Where does one begin?"


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