A couple of weeks ago I picked up a HP Mini 1000 netbook. I had a couple of intentions for this netbook. Firstly, I wanted to use it for any personal network use wherever I went. Rather than using my work PC for checking account balances, personal e-mail, and other non-work related network uses, I would use the netbook instead. Second, I wanted a portable machine that I could do some light development on. Nothing complicated mind you, but just the ability to open up a small project, hack some code, and check that it compiles.
News media only makes money if your eyes are on their media. As such, it is in the best interest of the news outlet to sensationalize their story in order to get the most eyes. This can be tricky though, especially when it comes to blurring the line between causation and correlation.
Posted by Adam Jones at 9:58 PM
On January 30th of this year I heard the words dreaded by many during these tough financial times: mass layoff. Our employer had called an all hands meeting for our office, which was not wholly unexpected as we were in the habit of holding all hands meetings on the last Friday of the month for company updates. This was different though, and it was obvious something was up because folks from the home office had flown in. The message was clear, direct, and immediate: the Indianapolis office was to be closed, and the meeting served as our mandatory sixty day notice.
- Act quickly, and decisively
- Don't make different conditions for different groups
- Close quickly
- Expect nothing
- Don't burn bridges
Posted by Adam Jones at 11:30 AM