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Our own version of the Berlin Wall

As I cruise down Rt. 128 every morning I see these ugly erections going up. I’m particularly annoyed by the fact they are putting them in front of the Meditech building which is a nice looking building with beautiful grounds. Why? It just sends the noise up to scatter over a fairly larger neighborhood.

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Why do women flush with their feet?

This action really bugs me and it is an example of the me generation run amuck.

By flushing with your foot, you are actually picking up germs from the floor (the actual dirtiest part of the bathroom) and depositing them on the handle so the next innocent person who is not germ phobic to pick up on their hands.

Please stop flushing with your foot and if you must take a few sheets of toilet paper and use your limb with the opposable thumb to flush the toilet.

And stop papering the seat and also just plain flush the damn toilet.

An article on germs in the bathroom: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1213831&page=1

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Anyone tired of the next big thing?

I have to say I’m getting tired of every dramatic new project management technique.  We’ve been through Agile, Lean, CMMI and just plain waterfall.  I think software is getting worse instead of better.

Is there really any better way to manage than to know your people, trust them, know what you’re building and how long it takes?

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Some quotes on teaching

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the “naturals,” the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Peter Drucker

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
Glenn Beck

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Why remake Hawii 5-0?

No offense to the many fine actors and production staff that are working on the remake but has Hollywood completely run out ideas?  When was the last time you watched  a movie that was made of a great book or that was really original?

Why remake Sherlock Holmes?  Mr. Downey and Mr. Law did a good job turning Holmes and Watson into action figures but did they add anything to the story?  I’d love to hear from Baker Street  group about what they thought of it.

Even PBS is doing Miss Marple to death.

And the original Ventures Hawaii 5-0 theme is more hard charging than this version.

Enough said…sigh