One of the topics we touched on is about work spaces and environments. I want to zoom in slightly on the desk / workspace itself. Here follows a bit of a history on my desk experience. I started off at 2 different companies with enclosed offices. In many ways I loved it. I could spend […]

Yesterday we spoke about the 5 9’s of server availability. The record must be held by Ericsson. They claim to have a system, written in Erlang, that delivers 99.9999999% (roughly 1 second down time in 30 years) availability. This beats most Enterprise applications by a few 9’s.

Dunnit of the day has been replace by Say it daily The Holy Grail of server availability is the so called 5 9’s. This translates into a 99.999% availability per year. Here follows a table of how much every nine is worth… Availability Associated Downtime per Year 99% 87 hours and 36 minutes 99.5% 43 […]

Crowdsourcing…. (wikipedia) = Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of people or community (a crowd), through an open call.For a web based system it should be as easy as designing a fancy suggestions page – where the users might be able to tell […]

More and more people are storing their “stuff” online. For online bookmarks go to Delicious. To do your backups online go to DropBox.

It is surprising that the BIOS lived to be as old as it is; not surprising that it’s finally gonna be replaced! The new bootloader is called UEFI – short for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is long overdue. The BBC claims PCs will be commercially available by next year: I googled for currently […]

I’m talking to Otto about back pain and I’m thinking about how many people suffer from it and this leads me to thinking about being comfortable at work… Check out this a review of some office chairs.

VisualWorks announced last year the availability of a Monticello import parcel for Visual Works: but even better – Smalltalk code from any dialect can be browsed if loaded into Soek!! See a demo here: Soek has been developed by Ernest Micklei – check his blog self halt

We’ve started a book club at FINWorks. Our first book to be read and discussed is The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton. While checking it out on Amazon I came across another of his books: The Pleasures and Sorrows of work. Looks like an interesting read…