The culture of 15 minutes

The culture of 15 minutes

Some businesses try to be very efficient. All the problems should be solved in 15 minutes or less, but instead of being efficient they've become incompetent. Last year was a  living nightmare. I've had some health related problems and some other technical problems...
Somewhere between bored and frustrated

Somewhere between bored and frustrated

Last week I've spent almost 18 hours listening to "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. I've read two others books from the same author "The Da Vinci Code" and "Inferno". The first book was ok, nothing amazing but entertaining. The second book was very good, not for the...
The biography of Benjamin Franklin

The biography of Benjamin Franklin

The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin Narrator Richard Ferrone Duration : 13:48:44 Parts : 11 Link on OverDrive: https://www.overdrive.com/media/92914/the-compleated-autobiography-by-benjamin-franklin The biography of Benjamin Franklin...
Hadoop 101 Course

Hadoop 101 Course

This is an online course from the Cognitive Class Web site, this site is the new version of Big Data University's site. This site is promoted by IBM. Like others courses, I started over two o three times, before I've finished it. Sometimes, I do too many things at the...
Reusable notebooks

Reusable notebooks

I purchased two reusable notebooks last year which are supposed to be « the last notebook you'll ever have to purchase in your life ». The content is erasable and can be uploaded to a variety of applications which will store or distribute the information. We can reuse...
Web Application Security

Web Application Security

Author : Mike Shermer Book : Web Application Security FOR DUMMIES I found this book interesting. This is a short book, only 68 pages of concise material about security. The book explains how to make a plan to build a more secure Web Application and how to use the...
Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese

I was curiouos about this language. I don't have any pretentions about it. I don't think that I'll become fluent next year or so. Many people ask: « Why you are going to learn that language? It's not useful for you! ». I think that is the most ignorant and stupid...
WWII books that you should read

WWII books that you should read

World War II is a complex subject. Last year, I began to read books and listen to audiobooks about this war. Before that, I had just seen some movies about the conflict. I think it is important to understand why some horrible things happened in the world in past and...
Vocabulary problems

Vocabulary problems

In my job, vocabulary is an important issue. The meaning of certain words can lead to problems. Some people want to say something and the others understand something else. Even trivial conversations between colleagues could result in a big issue and in every person...
Delivery problems

Delivery problems

I am a blogger for good or bad, and I think it's my duty to talk about bad services in order to prevent other people from having the same problem. Last week I bought a camera on Amazon.ca, the sellers looks honest, but that's not the problem. The problem is his choice...
Managing for results – Todd Dewett

Managing for results – Todd Dewett

This course is part of the learning path "Become a manager". In this course the instructor gives some guidelines on how to manage a team in order to obtain results. There a two types of managers: the managers by tasks and the managers by people. Nobody is better than...
Managing for results – Todd Dewett

Onboarding New Hires – Todd Dewett

This course is part of the learning path "Become a manager". In this course, the instructor gives some guidelines to welcome aboard the new employees to the company. There are many practices that are common to all enterprises, like having the equipment ready for new...
Surrender to HL7

Surrender to HL7

Since last December, I've been working on a project that implies the standard HL7 v3. HL7 means Health Level 7. It`s the maximum level of interoperability between systems. In this case the interoperability between applications. Searching for information about HL7 is a...
Managing for results – Todd Dewett

Rewarding employees – Todd Dewett – Lynda

This is a short course (40 minutes or less). This course is part of the learning path "Become a manager" by Lynda.com. This site has a new way to organize courses by subject and after that you can have a new certificate to show in your linkedin profile. I'm not...
Hiring Your Team – Cindy Mayer

Hiring Your Team – Cindy Mayer

This a very good course about the process of hiring a new member of a team. The information in this course reveals the lack of preparation that some companies have to conduct interviews. There are many bias that people ignore and that prevent the enterprises from...
Introduction to Bitcoin – Big Data University

Introduction to Bitcoin – Big Data University

This is a course about Bitcoin at Big Data University. It's a very informative course about the history and the functioning of Bitcoin. All courses at Big Data University are free, registration is required and you can have a certificate of completion after passing the...
Take Command – Kelly Perdew

Take Command – Kelly Perdew

Last February, I finished to listen to the audio book of Kelly Perdew, the winner of the second series of Donald Trump's reality show, "The Apprentice". The book, "Take Command", is a kind of guide to inspire business people to hire people that were in the army for...
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