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November 16, 2010

Management 3.0

Filed under: life — Tags: , , , — zproxy @ 10:36 am

This is a summary of a great presentation by Jurgen AppeloAgile Management: Leading Teams with a Complex Mind.

View #1: Energize People

People are the most important parts of an organization and managers must do all they can to keep people active, creative and motivated.

View #2: Empower Teams

Teams can self-organize and this requires empowerment, authorization and trust from management.

View #3: Align Constraints

Self-organization can lead to anything and it’s therefore necessary to protect people and shared resources and to give people a clear purpose and defined goals.

Conway’s Game Of Life

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan

View #4: Develop Competence

Teams cannot achieve these goals if team members aren’t capable enough and managers must therefore contribute to the development of competence.

View #5: Grow Structure

Many teams operate within the context of a complex organization and thus it is important to consider structures that enhance communication.

View #6: Improve Everything

People, teams and organizations need to improve continuously to defer failure for as long as possible.

  • Adaption
  • Exploration
  • Anticipation

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November 11, 2010

Turn off your WAP on Android

Filed under: tech — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 6:52 am

1. First, open phone dialer,
2. Press *#*#4636#*#* to bring up Testing screen,
3. Tap on Phone Information on the menu,
4. Press menu button on the phone,
5. Choose More,
6. Tap on Disable data connection.

* Unless you have a forgiving data plan that does not try steal your money.

** Still waiting for Froyo and Flash 10.1 for this device. (See press release)


Check locks: *#7465625#

Check your region: *#272*HHMM# where HH is hours and MM is minutes. (see also)

So where is it?


Update: AdHoc WiFi? You could try to configure it.

*#1234# :SW Version




*2767*4387264636#: ProductCode


See also: Update guide

Update: Android 2.3 was just announced. Can I get it on my Samsung Galaxy S? Mid december?

Note: Flash Player 10.1 is only for Android 2.2 (I9000XXJPC) on Samsung Galaxy S.

Update: Local Samsung rep told me to wait until December 24. Will wait then… 🙂

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November 9, 2010

Outlander Online

Filed under: tech — Tags: , , — zproxy @ 8:25 am

Gavin you are doing good work. Arm your vehicle with dashcams rear front and sideways including microphone. The way I see it there needs to be a system for immediate automatic constitution violation detection, which would automatically allow to sue the agent and take class action at any such encounter.

Consider this. You stop your car and your car loudspeaker will identify itself to the agent, allow the agent to identify himself. Read the agent his rights and wait for further actions. As soon there is a violation the agent will be notified by the car, fined and sued. All done by the robotic voice overlay. Robocop comes to mind.

Lets keep the good fight.

Guys, I just logged into a car, remotely. I drove it for 1 minute and 30 seconds. I used my keyboard to do that. The car was on the other side of the earth. Think of the implications.

When can I log into my car? I want to drive it remotely, too. We know that cars with all their electronics will be fully capable in doing that in near future.

This is me, logged in as alias Kevin Sutherland, driving around on my Dell Latitude XT with an Outlander!

We already knew there were drones patrolling around desert Nevada . Exactly how long will it take to have remote controlled taxi service or public transport in general? We know that some trains already rely on automation.


Update: Without the code, can you trust them?

2013-09-28: surgical kinetic air strikes has a whole new meaning

Air Force to End the Need for Pilots In 6th Generation Fighters

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November 2, 2010

Engage the brain

Filed under: games — Tags: , , , — zproxy @ 7:20 am
Dopamine is commonly associated with the reward system of the brain, providing feelings of enjoyment and reinforcement to motivate a person proactively to perform certain activities. – Wikipedia
  1. Experience bars measuring progress.
  2. Multiple long and short-term tasks.
  3. Rewards for effort.
  4. Rapid, frequent, clear feedback.
  5. The element of uncertainty.
  6. Windows of enhanced attention.
  7. Other people.
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