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    Archive for January, 2007

    Project management software

    21st January 2007

    I decided to streamline my project management procedures with some kind of software, as the number of concurrent projects is increasing, and more and more time is lost both for switching tasks and trying to grasp a-new the global view of the project each time I turn to it.
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    Posted in Misc, Software, Web | 10 Comments »

    Decisions in 10 minutes or less

    21st January 2007

    Brian Valentine is said to be the author of the motto: “Decisions in 10 minutes or less, or the next one is free“.

    I came across this motto accidentally while surfing the web, and think it’s worth writing down.

    For more details you can see the story behind the Brian Valentine managing Windows 2000 release.

    There is also the “quotes” page at WarpedVisions, which has the one about decisions in 10 minutes, as well as many other quotes.


    Posted in Notepad | No Comments »

    Simple way to identify your life mission

    8th January 2007

    If you happen to have no idea what would be interesting for you to do in life, you may try the method described below.
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    Posted in Life, Misc | 1 Comment »

    SPA (Snap Preview Anywhere) WordPress Plugin

    3rd January 2007

    More and more often I came across “snap previews” appearing on the links in other blogs. So I decided to try it on my blog as well…

    The Snap Preview Anywhere is a WordPress Plugin to display those previews. The actual service, providing the previews, is They also offer the FireFox Snap search engine (top-right in FF), though I don’t quite get it’s intended purpose…

    The plugin page has all the necessary instructions (and even more), so won’t copy-paste here.

    The only unanswered question is “Does my blog really needs this?”.
    I’ll let it be for the time being… if it gets too annoying, will remove. Please comment if you think that snap previews do help somehow, and if you think that “useless” is not about snap previews.

    Update: snap preview anywhere is annoying, if used on all the links. So I decided to leave SPA on for external links only, and (thanks to the new version 1.2) now the preview appears only when hovering the tiny image to the right from the link itself. This is now much less annoying, but still allows to see the preview of the linked page, if you desire to do so.


    Posted in Web, WP PlugIns | No Comments »

    Pentium M vs Pentium 4 performance comparison using Super Pi

    2nd January 2007

    Recently I was asked to measure the performance of my LG LM70 Express notebook (configuration 32HR or something like this). As I like small programs, I grabbed Super Pi and ran it:

    Pentium-M 730 1.6GHz Super Pi results

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    Posted in Hardware | 1 Comment »