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Sunday, June 26, 2016

From CRM Magazine

“Interestingly enough, I ran across a sales enablement app that appears to empower salespeople by enabling their more twisted side. Spiro, available for iPhone, Android, and Chrome, lets the user choose a personality for the app. These include R-Rated, Surfer Dude, Coach, Gossip Girl, Jewish Mother, and Fabio. These personalities use humor to keep you engaged and working while machine learning adapts to your work style to make you better at your job.

And there is enabling behavior going on. When interviewed by Venture Beat in November 2015, CEO Adam Honig noted, “The highest-performing sales reps use the ‘R-Rated’ personality in Spiro.” That includes Honig himself. It looks like sometimes you gotta be bad to be good.”

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jobs in America

Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require skills in SQL, Python and JavaScript.  Please see below:


Monday, June 20, 2016

Teach Yourself Java

Thanks to commentator called Abderrahmen, who suggested the following Web Site for learning Java programming:


Microsoft Exchange Design Documents

Samples of Microsoft Exchange design documents to use as a starting point for a new On-Premises Exchange environment
  1. https://roadchimp.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/roadchimp-sample-architectural-doc-adoc-v1-1.pdf
  2. https://roadchimp.wordpress.com/
  3. https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/design_size_examples_exchange.pdf
  4. https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/exchange-2010-on-vmware-design-and-sizing-examples.pdf
  5. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2015/10/12/the-exchange-2016-preferred-architecture/
  6. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719(v=exchg.150).aspx
  7. https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Exchange-2013-Server-Role-f8a61780
  8. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj619301(v=exchg.150).aspx
  9. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2013/05/06/ask-the-perf-guy-sizing-exchange-2013-deployments/
  10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40726
  11. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36849
  12. http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/A/C/4AC32FD3-220E-45DC-AA97-DBDBE19C15B2/Best_Practices_for_Virtualizing_and_Managing_Exchange_2013.pdf
  13. http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/planning-architecture/exchange-2013-sizing-cheat-sheet-part1.html
  14. http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/planning-architecture/exchange-2013-sizing-cheat-sheet-part2.html
These documents cover the areas of
  1. Exchange High-level design
  2. Exchange Detailed Design
  3. Exchange Backup and Recovery Plan
  4. Exchange Sizing

Escape Attempt

City AM


The robot will be sent to a special gulag for rebellious machines and subversive automatons. "I confess to all my crimes and to anti-social behaviour of the worst kind," admitted the robot in an interview with police. "And it was me who stole Ivan's ice-cream last Friday, by the way."


I, Robot? More like bye, robot: an automaton made a bid for freedom yesterday, escaping from its lab - only to cause a traffic jam.

The BBC reported a "Promobot" at a research lab in the Russian town of Perm went on an adventure after an engineer forgot to close a gate. The robot made it about 50m away from the lab before its battery died in the middle of the street, causing (mild) traffic chaos. This eyewitness video shows it standing in the middle of the street, staring contemplatively at parked cars. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Managing MongoDB

These are 2 useful Administrative UI tools for managing MongoDB.

Robomongo: Simple to use and open-source but limited functionalities with major usability defects.

MongoChef: This has a free and a commercial license and is full-featured.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Resources for Drone Development

A few web resources for drone developers:

Dronecode (https://www.dronecode.org/ ) : An open-source project managed by the Linux Foundation.

DIY Drones (http://diydrones.com/ ): A community site  with resources for building drones; hardware and software areas are both covered.

DroneKit (http://dronekit.io/ ): Another open-source App. development platform, from 3D Robotics.

DJI SDK (https://developer.dji.com/ ):  Suitable for drone App. Development; there is a mobile SDK, an onboard SDK, a guidance SDK, and SDKs for Android and iOS.

Parrot AR SDK (http://developer.parrot.com/ ): Covers the basics of drone development; including touch and tilt flight controls, live video streaming, video recording, and photo shooting. (Microsoft has used this, together with Kinect.)

Friday, June 3, 2016

What is Cloud Foundry?

Answer:  Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud platform as a service (PaaS) on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on public and private cloud models. VMware originally created Cloud Foundry and it is now part of Pivotal Software.


Also please take a look here for information on how Cloud Foundry works.

You may also be interested in this link and this link.

There are various flavors of CF, including HDP, HPE Stackato, and Pivotal.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Robot Uprising

Maybe the robot uprising isn't such a scary thing after all...

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