Showing posts from March, 2007

Our Product Sun Grid Engine Demo

Tuesday March 27, 2007

Introduction to Grid Engine

This is an experiment with video as a medium for delivering Grid Engine content to the masses. The demo and interview features Fritz Ferstl, the Director of Grid Engineering in Sun Microsystems. This video is scripted, produced and directed by Sun's Java Ambassador Dan Templeton Tell him what you think on YouTube page for the video Did you learn something? Were you bored? Do you want to see more? Thanks!

A hard day for the Product Manager

One of the secrets for happiness is to read the horoscope and making it come true horoscope says for a pure Virgo like me, today

Issues involving the complex needs of others can distract you from your daily routines and disrupt your day. But burying your head in the sand isn't a good idea either, for you have much to learn by facing a messy situation now.
This is really my job description today. When days like that strike, it could be worth. The Horoscope continues:

Not only will you gain experience navigating without all the facts, but using your intuition can free you from the restraints of too much analysis.

The religion and ritual in product development

It is not easy being an atheist. Atheists face" an emotional and intellectual struggle to live without God in a non atheist world".

According to Scott Attran, born a believer and now an atheist scientist,

"...his passing thought about crossing his fingers during turbulence or knocking on wood just in case. It is like an atavistic theism erupting when his guard is down. The comforts and consolations of belief are alluring even to him, he says, and probably will become more so as he gets closer to the end of his life. He fights it because he is a scientist and holds the values of rationalism higher than the values of spiritualism" (New York Times, March 7, 2007, Darwin's God)"
One of the bullets in a job definition for a Product Line Manager is to bring emotion to marketing. People worship Harley Davisons, Rolex watches, Windows or Open Source.

My friend Shahin Kahn said one can not fight Linux, because they are a religion. Today, they lost the cult status …