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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cars and Coffee - Sep 27, 2014

The link for the album: Cars and Coffee - Sep 27, 2014

1st Place:   Porsche 356




2nd Place:  BMW 2002



3rd Place:  Swag Van




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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reaching the milestone of 6,000+ views / month on my YouTube channel (almirx101)



Another milestone is reached on my YouTube channel http://www.YouTube.com/almirx101

Thank you for watching.





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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Comment your code, or NOT?

There is a saying: "Real programmers say to not comment your code. They say if it is hard to code, then it is hard to read". 

However, the problem is when bad/average programmers follow this directions believing they are real/great programmers; then you end up with unmaintainable code that does NOT have comments




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#programming #coding #code #codereview #codecomments #softwaredevelopment #softwareengineering #tech #almirsCorner 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Doing technical things right and not for the sake of process. Right?

Doing technical things for the sake of process is wrong, but doing technical things right that enables trace-ability in your process is awesome. This saves money, time and your end customers win.

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#tech #SDLC #PDLC #softwaredevelopment #softwareengineering #almirsCorner



Asking questions at work??

A lot of employees are afraid to ask questions because they are worried that their skills are being judged by the quality of the questions they ask.

Some employees ask questions trying to impress somebody and it does not add value to their overall effort.

Some do it just right.

As long as you have the right intention that will be felt and noticed in the way you convey that message/question. Also, if the question is really you asking for help, then doing the right preparation for the question will save you and the other person a lot of time. Do your homework. Check the items A, B, and C that are typically checked for that type of question prior to approaching somebody for a favor.

At the end of the day, you and the person answering your question are most likely on the same team and you have the same end goals and those goals are to keep the end customers happy.

Keep in mind that it is always better to over-communicate than to under-communicate. 


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#tech #work #teamwork #coworkers #almirsCorner

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some people get motivated by being criticized and some people by being praised .....

Some people get motivated by being criticized and some people by being praised. Being praised definitely does not demotivate you. Therefore, to motivate people in a group environment and make a change, one should not criticize! Right? Or not?






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dilemma about making your presence felt - which way to do it?

There are two schools of thought on how to make your presence noticed:

  • Strive hard to make your presence noticed with an explicit plan for it. 
  • Work hard, work smart and let your actions speak for themselves and rely on your management team (as your spokesperson) to recognize it and to convey it upwards.
I don't think anybody is 100% one or the other. We probably follow some combination of the two.

Which one do you believe in?




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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dumb Terminals and The Cloud - Is this the future?

If cloud computing continues at this pace, I predict that in 5 years most of us will be walking around with laptops/devices that are dumb terminals and that all the major processing will be done in the cloud. Wouldn't corporations want this so that their employees don't anymore walk around with laptops and a lot of confidential data on them. If you keep it in the cloud then it can be governed better as long as your cloud is secure. All the corporations already require you to VPN into their network if you want to do your work; so taking it one step further and your laptops being dumb terminals is where this is heading.


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#cloud #cloudcomputing #dumbterminals #software #tech #almirsCorner