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The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code.

by Joel Spolsky,

Have you ever heard of SEMA? It’s a fairly esoteric system for measuring how good a software team is. No, wait! Don’t follow that link! It will take you about six years just to understand that stuff. So I’ve come up with my own, highly irresponsible, sloppy test to rate the quality of a software team. The great part about it is that it takes about 3 minutes. With all the time you save, you can go to medical school.

To read more, click the link below:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html

Laws of Attraction

The Optimist’s Creed

written by Christian D. Larson almost 100 years ago.

The Optimist Creed was authored in 1912 by Chistian D. Larson, appearing in his book Your Forces and How to Use Them. It was adopted as Optimist International’s creed in 1922. Many have found inspiration in The Optimist Creed. In hospitals, the creed has been used to help patients recover from illness. In locker rooms, coaches have used it to motivate their players.

http://www.thesecret.tv/optimists-creed/

IBM, Cray lead Top 500 supercomputer

 

The world’s two most powerful computers have not been surpassed in 2009, but the latest edition of the Top 500 supercomputer list shows a new entry in third place and continued dominance from the likes of IBM, Cray, HP and Intel.

Announced Tuesday, the Top 500 Supercomputer Sites list ranks the world’s fastest machines twice a year. The total combined performance of the 500 machines has reached 22.6 petaflops, nearly twice what was achieved only one year ago. Each petaflop represents one thousand trillion calculations per second.

Read more at:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/062309-supercomputer-list.html