Submitted by lev_lafayette on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 00:22
Systems Administration in the Fourth World: The first year of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in East Timor"
By Lev Lafayette. Presented to the System Administrators Guild of Australia Annual Conference, Brisbane 2004, Published in Conference Proceedings
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 05:11
Management involves long hours, multiple responsibilities, dealing with conflict and constant stress. There are no general principles which can be applied to all situations in management. There are several contrasting approaches that can be used and will work successfully [sounds like Perl]. The rewards include the excersise of power, good pay and the opportunity to contribute to the organisation.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/21/2009 - 00:58
Notes from the textbook; Michael Hitt, Stewart Black, Lyman Porter, Dallas Hanson, Management, Pearson Education Australia, 2007 and from the Study Guide (written by Neil Hardie, et al, published by Chifley Business School, APESMA and La Trobe University)
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 10:15
Google have announced Google Chrome OS. This is interesting on several fronts.
Firstly, and most obviously, this is an open statement of war on Microsoft. It is written in the text of the announcement "We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear — computers need to get better." This device will have no MS APIs on it. None. Nada. The end of the MS lock in.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 08:08
Notes from the textbook Michael E. Bazley, Contemporary Accounting (6th edition), Cengage Learning Australia, 2004 and the study guide.
- Topic One: Financial Management - An Overview
- Topic Two: Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts
- Topic Three: Financial Statements
- Topic Four: Funding and Corporate Governance Issues
- Topic Five: Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 02:06
A core problem exists in the assumption that what is profitable for an individual entity is profitable for an economy as a whole. This is raised on a divisional/entity level in the Contemporary Accounting textbook: ".. the maximisation of a division's profit may not always ensure the maximisation of the profit of the entity" (p13).
Two articles by the LVRG come to mind on this matter, one is a long-term index of real-estate prices to GDP and the other is a recent empirical study on the correlation of speculative investment to financial collapse.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 02:04
By raising the question "Global Financial Crisis or Opportunity?" in the first order requires a proper analysis of what sort of global financial crisis this is in order to discern whether there are any opportunities that can arise from it.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 06/22/2009 - 02:02
Which bank gets confused about some fairly trivial technical and security issues on their own helpdesk system?
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 07:21
OpenFOAM (Open Field Operationa and Manipulation) is a computational fluid dynamics toolbox which simulates "anything from complex fluid flows involving chemical reactions, turbulence and heat transfer, to solid dynamics, electromagnetics and the pricing of financial options." All this and free and open source as well.
Submitted by lev_lafayette on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 06:24
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of e-mail to support various extended formats. However with older versions of Mailman there is a serious bug which affects the archives.
MIME allows the following:
- Text in character sets other than ASCII
- Non-text attachments
- Message bodies with multiple parts
- Header information in non-ASCII character sets