January 30, 2012

NYC: oh the noise

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Last night was my first night in New York City, well since the last time I was here 6 years ago.  One thing that i had forgotten ( or maybe suppressed ) was the noise at night.  By choice, I bought my house in the suburbs of Montreal.  Close enough for travelling to and from […]

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January 12, 2012

PIPA/SOPA: Stopped they must be; on this all depends.

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Being Canadian, I have no senator, governor or anyone else to write to about stopping PIPA/SOPA.  All I have is my lonely blog and my free speech, so this is me showing my support.  SOPA/PIPA can and most likely mean the end for several of the “open” communities that we use around the web, including […]

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January 11, 2012

Layoffs: The execution

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Layoffs are unfortunately a part of most industries, and the technology sector ( or department ) is no different, in fact we are often some of the first to be hit. The execution of the layoffs ( pun intended ) is the actual delivery of the message, both to those being laid off, as well […]

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January 9, 2012

Layoffs: how to know where to cut

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The motivation behind this post is two recent series of layoffs I have been witness to.  One in my former employer’s ranks, and one in my current employer’s ranks.  These are not the first layoffs i’ve seen, I was witness back in 2000~2001 when the dot com bubble burst, and saw quite a few back […]

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