Friday, 18 December 2009

Happy ensconsed at Fisherman Wharf tavern. FIRST beer going nicely.

(From my mobile phone)

As a boatload of people arrive to witness the event!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Google holds back on hiring the best talent -

Google holds back on hiring the best talent -

"It's better for the ecosystem to have an honest industry as opposed to aggregating all this talent at Google"

A great example of why Google will succeed in the long term where Microsoft is a failure.

Google, Oracle and many other companies have always looked at their position as being co-operative where possible, whereas Gates and his bastard son Ballmer never understood that. They wanted to crush everything around them, seeing them as competition to be eliminated. Like only children, they never learnt to play with others unless it meant they could incorporate a Machievellian scheme in the plot somewhere to wipe out the others one by one. They never wanted to play the game, but to own and control it, and be the star and only player on the field. To their credit Google and Oracle have always had a more civilised view of the world around them, and their more respectful place within it.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

GCLUG meeting topics

Add your topic to present at a Gold Coast Linux Users Group meeting.