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refugees, terrorism and the US

An article on the situation of refugees and how the new "security measures" put in place after Sept. 11 have impacted on their lives (basically making them much worse, and slowing down the rate at which the US accepts refugees).

Funny. One would think that the US should be actually increasing its speed to make refugees feel better, and so avoid turning them to desperation and terrorism. But I guess that's just me.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on August 18, 2002 at 10:01 PM

microsoft eats the dog food

An article in Fast Company that talks about how the Microsoft Project team improved its software by using it. Example:

Microsoft Project included as a regular feature a time-sheet tool that helped project managers stay on top of their team's hours. Particularly for teams working a regular 9-to-5 shift, it was a useful feature -- or at least the Project team always assumed that it was.
Until, that is, Capossela's own software engineers learned that they were going to have to start filling in time sheets.

Now, this article has to be MS-spoon-fed drivel. No mention of the fact that Microsoft changed this in the latest revision of the product. That means that they didn't use the software up to that point. How is that supposed to be "cool" as the article implies? Microsoft is eating its own dog food, great.

But maybe they should have started eating it a long time ago.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 18, 2002 at 9:44 PM

ozzie thinks twice

Yesterday I commented on an entry in Ray Ozzie's weblog. I was reading his weblog today and I realized that the entry had changed; his "innovation is the vehicle, drivers wanted" phrase, and the whole argument about how developers should be innovating instead of working on StarOffice and Linux (things that he more or less said were a waste of time) was not there anymore.

All gone, silently, like it never existed.

Second thoughts, Ray? Maybe you should explain why you backtracked on it?

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on August 18, 2002 at 3:36 PM

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