Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Jira: best software to manage issues


2 years ago I was looking for a bug and issue tracking software. Excel simply did not have enough cells. There were few options and we chose Jira (www.jira.com) Atlassian Software from -- something in their web site looked good. We installed the software, it looked good, paid the very low fee (I think it was around $2000 or s0) and started to work.

Well, my life as a manager were transformed. !!! I'm very happy. The software simply work and work and work. In 24 months we turn to Jira to manage all that we do. From mnagaging install for new computers, to manageing partners, clients, and our own internal team. There are endless options to modify the Jira to your needs.

You will need to invest 2-3 hrs learning the software -- but once you get it -- you will have a friend for life. I love it.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Packman Gadget for Google


Good old packman as a google home page. Fast response almost like the real thing. Especailly good for borring conference calls. Have fun.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Glimpse Inside a Metaverse: The Virtual World of Second Life

Google TechTalks
March 1, 2006

Philip Rosedale and Cory Ondrejka

ABSTRACT
Linden Lab is the producer of Second Life, an online world with a growing population of subscribers (or "residents"); currently, the community has well over 140,000 residents from 91 countries. By providing residents with robust building and scripting tools, Linden Lab enables them to create a vast array of in-world objects, installations and programs. Since its early stages, Linden Lab has allowed its residents to retain full IP rights over their own creations, thereby insuring that their contributions to the community remain truly their own.

DrYesha: cool stuff; am not clear why yet. --Yesha

Google Factory Tour

Google Factory Tour event on 5/19/05 at Google's Mountain View headquarters. A bit old -- but gives you the gist of the google culture. This is long (5+hrs). I liked the 70%, 20%, 10% rule (70% core, 20% near core, 10% cool/new ideas).

Search on your desktop: X1

X1 serach (www.x1.com) is one of those things you get hooked to very quickly. It is simply, clear, and WORKs.

Key benefits:
* Free (OK, you can pay for support).
* Search parts of words (for example "yes" will also show "yesha")
* works on files, emails, shared drives.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

OK. This is my first entry for this blog.
Looks cool and simple.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Building Reality Video: Intro to SL and Mono

This is a 90 min video that has two parts
- very quick over view of second life (usage and Technology)
- a quick discussion about the Mono compiler.

This was presented in Augest 2, 2006.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/4/1/94138e2a-d9dc-435a-9240-bcd985bf5bd7/Jim-Cory-SecondLife.wmv