Friday, December 28, 2012


#Business #JustThinking

Why in the hell, managers and corporations wait for the start of the New Year to begin implementing some changes, either minor or major…

Is there any special value in delaying changes for this “special” date or the … do it, do it now, start today, change it today is not enough???

In the meanwhile…. (ehhehehe)
How to Keep New Year's Resolutions: Make Them in August

Friday, November 23, 2012

yeaahhh!!! We really made it in NY .... !

"“We’re in a situation of such austerity that many prisoners don’t even apply for prison leave because at least their meals are paid inside,” Mr. Rebelo said. “It’s the first time I’ve seen this, but it seems families just don’t have the means to welcome prisoners back at home.”"

#mobile #blackberry

The BlackBerry as Black Sheep
“BlackBerry users are like Myspace users” ehehehe

#mobile #blackberry

Dual-sim BB ????
BBM with skype, messenger,facebook, twitter integration??? why not? keep it simple :)!!!

why isn't any dual sim bb available? :(
isn't bb a niche product nowadays? :)
isn't the bb the perfect typewriting machine? :)

dual sim, qwerty keyboard, 8 MP fast shutter camera and 3,5 inches display, 199 Euros price tag and will get a top contender in the this niche market.

More people are getting two phones, one for business and another for personal reasons, worldwide, iPredict :) that the tendency will be a significant growth in this the dual-sim market!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

6 Good Reasons To Fire An Employee
(or 5 Reasons that will make indispensable)

"Every manager that needs to fire someone first needs to be able to give concrete examples of how the person didn’t live up to at least one of these five qualities:
1. High Performing: Yesware is not a family, it’s a high-performing team. We have to deliver results at a world-class level. People who don’t, in the words of Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings, should “Quickly get a generous severance package.”

2. Motivated: Everyone who gets through our interview process is excited for the opportunities ahead. But we all need to maintain, and even increase, our motivation in the months ahead. Bravery is required. We won’t all feel motivated and brave all the time. But we value people who are passionate about our work and motivated to lean in further.

3. Growing: Change is inevitable, especially at a fast-moving company. We need to be comfortable with change and eager to improve our abilities. We need to keep our skills growing at pace with the company. As fast as Yesware is growing these days, this is the quality that I personally have the biggest risk of getting fired for not exhibiting.

4. Honest and Clear: This quality encapsulates both the legal and ethical requirements of honesty. Clear means an absence of political agendas, duplicity, talking behind others’ back and so on. We are who we represent ourselves to be.

5. Kind: There is a lot of pressure at Yesware, and tensions can run high. We all have a lot at stake and our customers are demanding. We need to be kind to ourselves, to each other, and to our customers—even when the pressure is on. We do not tolerate racism, sexism or other types of inhumane and baseless discrimination."

#crisis #business
How to become a CEO: first learn how to fire people and close things

"Managers must be able to maximize productivity from lean staffs and diminished resources. They must be able to grow big but keep costs small. Ultimately, CEOs are on just as short a leash as everyone else."

" There’s a lot more hiring people with management consulting backgrounds, and fewer from banking backgrounds. Companies are a lot more gun-shy than before on executing mergers and acquisitions. Companies are focusing instead on how to grow, they want someone who can do some percolating, someone who can control costs. They are less interested in buying other companies."

#Cloud #Privacy #Security

People are sharing personal and business files on the "Cloud" alike but what about securing those precious things?

In Dropbox, Skydrive, Google drive, box, Wuala we trust???
Time to start using one of these free products and yes they also support mobile devices....

VIIVO (from pkware)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Your emails are not nearly as private as you think.

"The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other investigating agencies routinely gain access to electronic inboxes and information about email accounts offered by Google, Yahoo and other Internet providers.

“The government can’t just wander through your emails just because they’d like to know what you’re thinking or doing,” said Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary at the Homeland Security Department who’s now in private law practice. “But if the government is investigating a crime, it has a lot of authority to review people’s emails.” ...."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teatro: ora então um actor português vai para o Brasil e volta com uma peça a falar... Brasileiro? fora isso não é definitivamente o meu tipo de humor (???)

«Um Sonho Para Dois», de Rafael Primot - com Ricardo Pereira e Fernanda Souza
Teatro Villaret

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Google Went Offline Today and a Bit about How the Internet Works

"November 6, 2012
Today, Google's services experienced a limited outage for about 27 minutes over some portions of the Internet. The reason this happened dives into the deep, dark corners of networking. I'm a network engineer at CloudFlare and I played a small part in helping ensure Google came back online. Here's a bit about what happened.
At around 6:24pm PST / 02:24 UTC (5 Nov. 2012 PST / 6 Nov. 2012 UTC), CloudFlare employees noticed that Google's services were offline. We use Google Apps for things like email so when we can't reach their servers the office notices quickly. I'm on the Network Engineering team so I jumped online to figure out if the problem was local to us or global.
I quickly realised that we were unable to resolve all of Googles services — or even reach, Googles public DNS server — so I started troubleshooting DNS.....

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Inquietação" Camané e Dead Combo
José Mário Branco

A contas com o bem que tu me fazes
A contas com o mal por que passei
Com tantas guerras que travei
Já não sei fazer as pazes

São flores aos milhões entre ruínas
Meu peito feito campo de batalha
Cada alvorada que me ensinas
Oiro em pó que o vento espalha

Cá dentro inquietação, inquietação
É só inquietação, inquietação
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei ainda

Há sempre qualquer coisa que está pra acontecer
Qualquer coisa que eu devia perceber
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei ainda

Ensinas-me fazer tantas perguntas
Na volta das respostas que eu trazia
Quantas promessas eu faria
Se as cumprisse todas juntas

Não largues esta mão no torvelinho
Pois falta sempre pouco para chegar
Eu não meti o barco ao mar
Pra ficar pelo caminho

Cá dentro inqueitação, inquietação
É só inquietação, inquietação
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei ainda

Há sempre qualquer coisa que está pra acontecer
Qualquer coisa que eu devia perceber
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei
Porquê, não sei ainda

Cá dentro inqueitação, inquietação
É só inquietação, inquietação
Porquê, não sei
Mas sei
É que não sei ainda

Há sempre qualquer coisa que eu tenho que fazer
Qualquer coisa que eu devia resolver
Porquê, não sei
Mas sei
Que essa coisa é que é linda

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

If you aim for perfection...
you'll miss every happiness arrival !!!

NYSE to Use Twitter, Facebook as Backstop to Spread Word of End-of-Day Trading Imbalance

who's running the show?

Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week

Thursday, August 16, 2012

#Management "We messed up" tout court!


Judge Koh in response to Apple court filing: ‘Are you smoking crack?’

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

windows phone?


Letter to wife if she happens to work on google eheheh
“Dear wife, I love you too much but ….. can you please... die?!!!”

Find Your Greatness

A Picture is worth a thousand words


Saturday, August 4, 2012

iShower is ready to get wet: water-resistant Bluetooth speaker now shipping for $100

iShower is ready to get wet: water-resistant Bluetooth speaker now shipping for $100:
iShower is ready to get wet waterresistant Bluetooth speaker is now shipping
Move over, Pantene, because you may need to make room for a new addition to showers across the globe. That's because the iShower, a water-resistant music system for use as you get squeaky clean, is now shipping for $100. Despite its name, the iShower should have no trouble playing the compatibility game, thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity with support for up to five paired devices. What's more, you won't need to bust out the tools to install the iShower, as the mounting system's built-in adhesive lets you pretend to be a handyman without doing any real work -- the unit can also be hung over the shower head if you're wary of sticky residue. The music system runs on three AA batteries and provides up to 15 hours of sudsy listening time, and there's even a built-in clock, for those unfortunate mornings when you need to cut the rock operas short. To see the system in action, just hop the break for a demonstration of the iShower from the company's CEO.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Duckrus: make the best of whatever situation you are in

Jornais, primeiro queixam-se que nao vendem mas depois nao se consegue partilhar conteudo dos jornais que se comprou, nem que seja um mes depois...
seja como for...
Henrique Raposo no Expresso ha duas semanas atras

The Gillmor Gang

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Urban landscapes
bzzzzz I

BBC News, how to freeze the Mexico's presidential debate eheheh
laughing from beginning to end!, very well written :)
Mexico! Mexico!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Car or toy?
travelling to europe? bring along some toys ehehehe

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Não, eu não sou pequeno, a fatia de pão é que é gigantesca!!! :)

cinema: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
very nice (borat style)

cinema: shame
"Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us."...
 but nevertheless it's a f...cked up movie
Melhor padaria do mundo, a continuação ...
dia do trabalhador! (estivador?, soldador? ... :O) )

as duas mosqueteiras habituais (camy e svetlana)com a nova contratação, so falta a zita d'Artagnan eheheh — with Camy Fernandes.

ai jasus!!!!

a prova!!!

depois da rita guerra...
jose cid @casa da cultura da quimiparque no barreiro
a seguir o noddy?
let the show begin ehehee

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ganda Onda!!!
Surf no rio Tejo ??!!!

Barreiro rulez!!!
@Ricardo Carrajola

"o barco da 8.20 dá uma boa onda" e outro requintes de pura malvadez eheheh.

Monday, April 2, 2012

hummm pão quente enrolado no "saco" do padeiro!!!!
first breakfast of the day... :)

Cinema:Amigos Improváveis Título original: Untouchable :)
Great movie

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

iphone vs android vs nokia windows phone
i had one iphone 3gs for about 2 years, sell it  after the end of warranty ( 150 euros), so after some consideration, i decided to get one of the best phone's regarding price/specs ratio available, in my opinion, Lg p990 optimus 2x (almost half price of samsung galaxy II for similar performance)
my thoughts...

iphone 3gs - fluid, error free, all around nice phone/app experience. 

Android lg p990 optimus 2x, supposedly a dual core should be faster and at least dialing should work 101% of the times...
what i end up getting….
a clumsy, sometimes slow, not fluid, error prone experience and apps that have a consistency of.. bugs!?
someone might tempted to  say " iphone is optimized for the hardware and android is not, that’s why it able supports multiple hardware specs" 

well that is just fine but when you buy a new product you at least hope that’s polished, finished!, my hardware is spec wise much superior to the old iphone 3gs (in theory only)
on the day to day  use it’s not so rare the desire to  encrust it into the wall
what google should do?
Deploy some kind of software engineering task force to manufactures, give them some metrics of how long a process should take performing a task in a given single/dual/quad processor architecture, help them  improve general quality and user experience of android device’s that they sell (and bet their future)
Make basic smartphone features and feeling at least as good as iphone’s and go from there and please whenever a new “candy ” os version is released one should get some real improvements and real live  noticeable changes for end users.

What manufactures should do? 
Hire better developers, good user experience = good feedback = good rep = better sales = bigger profits!
Improve general quality and end user experience, at least the top phones of a given manufacture shouldn’t choke…..!!!! and please stop pushing extra “special” brand apps and launchers that only slow down the phone and delay new os version implementations.
Speed up the os version updates or at least give some timetable regarding new releases without being so vague that users read “someday” in the sentence… 

Side note:
Windows phones
nokia lumia 800 
surprisingly good, snappy,  super-fast, too bad that didn’t get much (any?) developer love, when (and if) that change, goodbye android…
nokia didn’t make Symbian work so well for so long on device’s little faster than calculators without having some good developers!

Pensamento católico do dia:
- Quando Jesus fala....
(deviam trazer de volta o telegrama,stop)
Pensamento católico do dia:
- Quando Jesus fala....
(deviam colocar legendas!!!)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bem que já comia uns caracois agora... Será que alguém já os informou da mudança do tempo???

Privacy and data protection

Privacy and data protection #privacy #liberty #freedom In the digital age, data plays ...