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5 lessons the military can teach you about running a business

5 lessons the military can teach you about running a business

(curated by R2D2 from VentureBeat via Feedly) Guest Post More than 35 years later, I still draw upon five important lessons the military taught me – lessons that I believe executives at startups and

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Automated posts workflow with IFTTT and WordPress scheduled draft publish

Automated posts workflow with IFTTT and WordPress scheduled draft publish

Fixing WordPress schedule Have been working on a solution for this for a while – and I believe I have now brewed up one that actually works. There are numerous posts about WordPress’ inabi

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33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

R2D2’s commentary: Very insightful post-mortem on a number of company failures. The majority of the downfalls can be identified not only in start-ups , but some corporate changes seen today. Hig

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What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

R2D2’s commentary: Brilliant content and approach towards being a true tech lead, outlining core competencies and a structure towards what is important both in skills, attitude and behaviour. Ad

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What is in an engineer? And why should we care

What is in an engineer? And why should we care

Have been looking forward to finally writing this piece for a long time. Wow. Looking at our IT industry today  – compared with the early 2000s, mid or early 90s … let alone 70s and 80s.

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My new phone (Android saga – how I went from Xperia S to Z and to Samsung in less than one year)

My new phone (Android saga – how I went from Xperia S to Z and to Samsung in less than one year)

This is my new phone. Cute, isn’t it? AUD ~ 90 prepaid from BigW.  Samsung GT-S5360T running 2.3.6 , available in black or pink. Did I say pre-paid? 10 min to root and unlock – strangely,

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Are YOU there yet?

Are YOU there yet?

The meaning of life is in the picture. Click to enlarge  

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Suunto Core Black – my dream SUV watch | R2D2’s owner review

Suunto Core Black – my dream SUV watch | R2D2’s owner review

Suunto Core Black – my dream SUV watch I have to admit with a bit of redness in my cheeks – I have a wrist watch weakness. I absolutely love watches – not all, but most. I have owned

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Replace Microsoft infra, services and apps with OpenSource – Part1 – DC base server build | MS2FOSS

Replace Microsoft infra, services and apps with OpenSource – Part1 – DC base server build | MS2FOSS

Hi there My FOSS self-kicked project (as described here, codenamed Sky) is slowly progressing (hey, I just managed to get away from work for 2 weeks straight for the first time in 3 years !) I have re

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Citrix CSP licensing annoyance – how to cleanup | GuestPost by James Leonard

Citrix CSP licensing annoyance – how to cleanup | GuestPost by James Leonard

GuestPost trick by my good friend James Leonard One of our customers is using service provider licensing for Citrix which is per user/device only With per user/device licenses are held for 90 days bef

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The New Lifehacking #2 – How to Understand Your Current System

The New Lifehacking #2 – How to Understand Your Current System

I am somewhat astounded how much wisdom makes the rounds in the media and how little I observe around.The articles I read and share I have already filtered through my own “system” –

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Windows 8 mouse cursor disappears on secondary display – fix workaround

Windows 8 mouse cursor disappears on secondary display – fix workaround

I’ve run Windows 8 on my main PC since the release. While I am satisfied with the usability and stability, and don’t agree with everyone that lack of traditional start menu or that Metro i

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R2D2 on Obama and 42 | Obama Calls for Tech Research – Not Seen Since Height of Space Race

R2D2 on Obama and 42 | Obama Calls for Tech Research – Not Seen Since Height of Space Race

R2D2’s commentary: Bellow is my opinion. What is yours? SOURCE: http://mashable… http://mashable…   The Americans, as well as this current president, continue to astound me. Her

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3D gaming setup – the proper way | Guest-posting – Cristian Croitoru

3D gaming setup – the proper way | Guest-posting – Cristian Croitoru

– guest-posted by Cristian Croitoru – I have the WoW fever and have been bashing my way through Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor and Northrend to finally reach Pandaria, with my little goblin

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How to add a “show desktop” icon in Windows 8

How to add a “show desktop” icon in Windows 8

Once you get the hang of working with Windows 8 in the more traditional deskotp mode, there are a few things that you may be missing. One of these (I found) was the “show desktop” icon. Wh

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