Skimming Notes: Two articles are relevant to my experience so far. One is about practical application of philosophy in research which is closely relate...moreSkimming Notes: Two articles are relevant to my experience so far. One is about practical application of philosophy in research which is closely related to methodology such as Positivism, Interpretivism, etc. Feeling a little nostalgic about this: my days when struggling with my master thesis.
Two, the article about Outsourcing and Insourcing of IT related Business: the Impact on the organization. Still singing the old song: pro and contra about it. Something worth noted: Indonesia is (still) not even mentioned as candidates for outsourcing destination (sigh!). It is clear that the author is pro.
Less relevant but rather interesting is an article about Gender Discrimination in IT Salary. Another about Using Reflective Learning in an Introductory Programming Course where the students are asked to write a weekly journal detailing the learning challenges and triumphs. Eventhough resisted, it benefits them. Another article also about this Reflective Learning Journal. I begin to be interested in this notion.
About Decision Making process in IT Outsourcing. I think I have read this article back then.
One article discussing a problem in Human Interfaces in the Digital Age: Being and Appearing. Notions of identity. "Being is usually thought of as a way of finding some stability in the flux of appearances, a cognitive device to structure a chaotic world, a philosophical postulate of grounding (e.g. the Milesian arche, or Plato's ideas). Alternatively, one may think of appearance as averaging out fluctuations (or even discontinuities) in being, as helping to hold together an existential chaos, or to cover an unbearable, incomprehensible or non-existent reality (e.g. Heraclites, Hume and Nietzsche may be interpreted along those lines)."
An article about E-Learning system in Bergen, Norway. (less)
Interesting and technical book. Not really my cup of tea as I am not an AI practitioner or a manager deciding to use any intelligent sys...moreSkimming note:
Interesting and technical book. Not really my cup of tea as I am not an AI practitioner or a manager deciding to use any intelligent system. But I noted a little: - H2ML a new proposed language: Human To Markup Language. - A system to implement Ant Colony System with Communication Strategies to solve Travelling Salesman Problem and Clustering. - Intelligent Text Mining: Combining Evolutionary Method and Language Technologies. - A system that can track and recognize faces in real-time using neural networks and genetic algorithms - A collaborative product development among designers, manufacturers, suppliers, vendors, and other stakeholders with regard to the occurence of outsourcing practices. (less)
This books contains many useful practices to be a good programmers. A little too verbose for my taste. I moved fast through the main points to get the...moreThis books contains many useful practices to be a good programmers. A little too verbose for my taste. I moved fast through the main points to get the general ideas. Probably useful as a reference when you write code. (less)
Took this book out of pure curiousity. Why does the software vendor use such a non distiguished name like SAS? It can be anything: SAS Hotel, SAS the...moreTook this book out of pure curiousity. Why does the software vendor use such a non distiguished name like SAS? It can be anything: SAS Hotel, SAS the scandivian airline, or the British elite soldier (?). A friend and former colleague in Accenture is starting his new job in SAS. I remember everytime people asked he had to say, "I am working in SAS now, no..not the airline"..
Note 16/08 The book is too basic. I have one unanswered question, so I should find another less dummy book for that. (less)
This book contains many techniques for trainers. It can be useful for specific trainings or it can also be adaptable general training or group learnin...moreThis book contains many techniques for trainers. It can be useful for specific trainings or it can also be adaptable general training or group learning situations.
Remind me of the days where I was a language teacher/instructor. This book would have been more useful for me then.
Here is an example technique from the book: "Attention-Grabbing Tactic Reduces Prolonged ‘Settling-In’ Time
Participants can waste valuable training time at the start of a program chatting and settling in, so Alicia Pulaski uses this effective attention-getter.
Using a greaseboard or chalkboard, she begins drawing a very small circle, gradually expanding it circle by circle until it comes close to filling up the board—much like the concentric circles of a tree trunk that determine age. She draws the circles slowly and quietly until she hears the class settle down and focus on what she is doing. Pulaski then turns around and asks, “Does anyone know what I just drew?” The answer… “Your attention.”
Indonesia is mentioned here along with some other south east asian countries under the heading "dealing with asians" or something like that. The Indon...moreIndonesia is mentioned here along with some other south east asian countries under the heading "dealing with asians" or something like that. The Indonesian part is actually the least flattering. It is mentioned that despite its huge population and natural resources it is surprising that Indonesia is not a major power. Some factors are mentioned with poor education and corruption among others. Foreign investment is not encouraged except for some major natural resources. As an Indonesian, it is quite sad to read it.
Pre reading notes: Including detailed discussions on some of the hottest topics in licensing, this definitive guide provides a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for professionals in licensing and technology management
Chapter 7 seems interesting: Licensing in Scandinavia—Home of Entrepreneurial Inventors, Industrialists, and Philanthropists.
And this chapter as well: Experience in Norway with Strategic Alliances as a Work Form When Commercializing Technology(less)
It is a good summary for those who don't follow up the IT news especially from open sources website such as sourceforge etc. Otherwise, there is not m...moreIt is a good summary for those who don't follow up the IT news especially from open sources website such as sourceforge etc. Otherwise, there is not much new in the book.
The collection of OS projects in the books are the applications that you need for your web development project. This can be a good start before you delve deeper in each application. Plus, it gives you the big picture. (less)
I remember that many of my former college mates in Indonesia were (are) catering the need for IT systems in the provincial, city, or local government...moreI remember that many of my former college mates in Indonesia were (are) catering the need for IT systems in the provincial, city, or local government institutions. Especially in the early 2000s when decentralization and local autonomy were the political issues in fashion. I imagine that it would be interesting as a study and worth documenting.
This book presents similar cases which, so far in the reading, are quite successful. Even though faced with different circumstances, I suppose this book can be an inspiration for both IT consultants and decision makers in the government sectors.
The gap between the IT industry and the government in term of practice in using IT system seems to be a prevalent themes across the cases. I guess government institutions everywhere suffer the same "illness" :-)(less)
Indonesian words has been used quite many times as names of software projects. Probably it started with Java (the programming language). I am quite lu...moreIndonesian words has been used quite many times as names of software projects. Probably it started with Java (the programming language). I am quite lucky, as a Java programmer, to be able to say that I am not only trained to program Java, but I was even born in Java :-)
Well, this is another project called Jakarta (Indonesian Capital). I am curious about it. Will get back with a comment afterwards. (less)