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American Scientist Online - Where's the Real Bottleneck in Scientific Computing? : Computational illiteracy. Even some developers don't use version control (shiver). The marginal benefit of a single lesson in best practices is huge.

Hayes Mansion notes:

If source code is indexed, make sure to prohibit searching on expletives.
why only source code?
"Poised to reap the sweet winter fruits of MICCO"
"...and friends"
PT's strengths are also its Achilles heel
"shapeless grab-bag"
"you sait toolkit"
I blame you.
You are holding out for two burritos/month?
Borland Turbo C: Awesome product, direct sales  McAffee Netscape
Innovative tech, good sales/marketing
Apache propagation model
Another innovative company is this other one we fund.
brought to the party 
software developments is growing but ripe for innovation
ASPs: pay as you receive value vs SAP
ASP company uses more cash at first but gets recurring recenue stream
you don't live & die by every quarter - hard for luan (?) co to be highly calued
"Do you stow your money under a mattress?" "A V. has to ake a word mimn" (???)
Be customer centric

Another job well done!

If you were a portlet, what would you be?
caches not machine-scalable
SWAG == ? Stupid Wild-Ass Guess
True? Yes.
Dutch or Russian? Russian
Guess or Fact? Guess
"Non-scalable caching system" == "Non-J2EE caching system"
In the car, elaborate on where these terms come from, or else
Why extreme? Because it sounds cool  

Appropriate Technologies for Enterprise Creation: eg. 'Hay baling technologies'

Problems w/Beautiful Soup: "it completely ignores encoding issues and it passes broken entity references (e.g. bare & in URLs) along literally. Furthermore its support for DTD aware HTML parsing is not complete (e.g. is not handled as an empty tag)." The basest slander! Except he's probably right.

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