Posts Tagged ‘time’
I’ve been voting in “Who Will Be TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year?” The way it’s set up I need to remember that I gave certain people certain points; Mark Zuckerberg 78; Hamid Karzai – 15; Julian Assange – 90; Glenn Beck – 77; etc. Wouldn’t it be better to rate them in order?
It’s quite simple really: drag and drop the names and/or images or names of the candidates in the order of the ranking and based on that TIME can actually rank all the people correctly. When you believe Karzai is more influential than Jobs, put him first; less influential than Assange put him after. It’s really not much harder than that.
Please enter this century TIME, it’s not so scary here.
Michiel Mol, known for his Spyker Formula One team, is creating a new service called Flogs. Flogs is an iCal service, which integrates into Google Calendar, Apple’s iCal and can even send updates to the CrackBerry. The service is similar to iCal World, although the former includes exclusive data which is tailored to the user.
I’m wondering what the business model is, possibly advertising.
The blue is all Internet, the brown Utilities and the purple is Office. It’s funny to see the last 6 weeks reduced to a simple graph, yet it is quite accurate in the depiction of my time. Most of my work does consist of using Internet for research and Utilities such as putty for my development work. The Pareto principle holds for this graph too, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
As I was writing this I had a look at the Time Management presentation I put online last week and I saw that this data could also be used to assure yourself that you are meeting your targets. However this is all after the fact, where as with most of the Time Management techniques it is important to be able to change your actions while you are in the flow.
In my experience, and that of many others, evaluating the Time Management Journal takes some time to master. And in all honesty that is not where most can be won. The Time Management Success Journal is the place where most can be won, it should produce a graph similar to the one above. Obviously this would be tailored to the specific categories that were chosen.
SO how are you getting
I’ve always been spending time on Time Management, I developed my own techniques and have borrowed some from Randy Pausch. I’ve been developing my own presentation for a lecture to be given to a group of beginning developers and systems administrators, and have adapted it for my blog.
You can find it on Blogger: Time to work on my dreams?
For more information have a look at Randy Pausch’s lectures:
I’ve been travelling professionally for a couple of years, I’m no expert like my friend Remco Hesper. He’s starting a blog on cultural differences when working in other cultures and how to mitigate the risks involved. (Something like that, right Remco.)
Inspired by his idea I put together a series of slides to help the first time and seasoned business travelers to prepare for their trip. Again a case of not being able to post this on WordPress, so find it on my Blogger. The Essential Business Traveler. Enjoy!
I was setting up a NTP server in my home network and tried to sync my Windows XP machine with it and received this message.
An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com. The time sample was rejected because: The peer's stratum is less than the host's stratum.
Naturally I didn’t find the solution without looking through a stack of NTP documentation. So I though I should post the actually problem here in layman’s terms.
Your timeserver isn’t updating or it’s updating from a unreliable server. The stratum is the authority meter for NTP. It’s numbered from 1 (attached to an atomic clock) to 15 (some guy I met in a bar).
If your stratum is more than 3 then a Windows machine won’t trust your machine is reliable enough. And if it’s 16 it probably means it’s not updating at all, in my experience it might take as much as an hour for it to change from 16 to another number. (Although it shouldn’t if it’s configured correctly.)
You can find out your stratum by running the command:
/usr/bin/ntpq -c rv | grep stratum
- Gentoo’s HOWTO NTP
- The Network Time Protocol (NTP) Distribution
- W32tm A tool used to diagnose problems occurring with Windows Time