Skipper!

So I skipped a week of bloging. Just recently I have co-founded a second company Tazzu Networking Ltd. , partnering with a good friend of mine Jeannette Duguay from JenTekk Web Solutions.

Now that would be one interesting project.

Tell you something I am so pleased to have Jen as my business partner, she is just the most wonderful person to work with.

This time of the year is very busy for us. Most clients want their projects ready by the end of March or April right before summer starts. To all the consultants out there, be careful with what you’re asking for when you flex some marketing muscels. You can get so overwhelmed by the results to the point that a trip to the dentist office may seem like a vacation. Ok I was just kidding!

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Bringing back the Zen to Programmers

Sometimes traditional Sales and Marketing companies try to grow their in-house software development team, having said that, what is considered a productive work environment for the more social sales and marketing folks, may not be as productive for the knowledge workers.

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The product of programming is intellectual property produced using hours of mental work. It is essential that programmers work in an interruption free environment.

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The Hackers & Painters book

Here I’ve got a really good book for you. Hackers & Painters is a collection of essays from Paul Graham. He is a Ph.D. Computer Scientist from Harvard University who has also studied painting at the RISD and the Accademia in Florence, Italy. Paul has created the new Arc language, and he has also created the first web-based application in 1996. Being a Web Application Architect and a Visual Artist myself, he could well be one of my idols. I think he is a living example of Leonardo Da Vinci.

The term Hacker is used here to describe skillful Computer Programmers, and Software Architects, and should not be mistaken with Computer Criminals.

Hackers & Painters - Photography By Rastin Mehr

I must say I bought this book only to find out that all the essays are available on Paul Graham’s website for free, so if you have no problem reading a book on the screen you’ve got yourself a deal. I sometimes like the feel of a book, because I can take it to a coffee shop, read it, and look smart to the ladies. A Book also has an index, so you can look up keywords such as Pointy-Haired boss!

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Introducing the book

I told you I won’t be posting here, becuase I ‘m on a short Vacation. But that doesn’t mean I can’t post funny movies.

Some people just have problem adopting any kind of new technologies. I think this youTube movie is brilliant!

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