Client: My previous Flash developer, who lives in the States, can’t be contacted. We got an email saying he was admitted to hospital. I’ve got a .swf of what he’d done for us.
Me: But you don’t have the source files?
I look at the .swf. The site is enormous, but it looks good. However,…
" He might be dead " sounds like the guy is warning you lol….
Google Glass Partners With Maker Of Ray-Ban -
Google has teamed up with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica to turn its internet-connected Glass spectacles into a widely-available, stylish consumer product as its “biggest step yet into the emerging smart eyewear market.”“Up until now, Google Glass really has been a device for nerds,” said Carmi Levy, an independent technology analyst. “Style is often the last thing on a manufacturer’s mind but, obviously, if it’s going to become a mainstream success it needs to sport less of a ‘techy’ look and look more ‘normal.’ ”The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015, the head of the Italian eyewear group said Tuesday.“You’re not going to see Glass on your favorite Oakleys or Ray-Bans tomorrow, but today marks the start of a new chapter in Glass’s design,” the company said, calling Glass the “next chapter” in the long history of eyewear.
This is a step in the right direction because right now…nobody will want to wear it, ever
SATYA NADELLA RESHUFFLING MICROSOFT -
Satya Nadella, the new Chief Executive of Microsoft Corp on Monday made his first major management shuffle and named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions.The very first in the list is Scott Guthrie who has been promoted to head the $20 billion division of cloud and enterprise group that was earlier headed by Satya Nadella himself before replacing Steve Ballmer as CEO, according to a public mail.After the acquisition of Finnish device manufacturer Nokia by Microsoft for a whopping $7.2 billion Stephen Elop, the former Nokia chief executive, will be serving Microsoft as executive vice president of the devices group. Elop was once considered as a strong name to replace Ballmer now will report directly to Satya Nadella.
I wonder if Satya really can change things around for the better, It’s a tall order…but he does seemed to be clued into the current global demands
Lauren and I were having lunch the other day and as usual, I was bitching about one of my favorite bitching topics: the fact that, as an independent journalist, I have no coworkers, and that even if I were to get hired somewhere and obtain said coworker environment, there would be little…
I know that feeling…
How To Be A Happy Freelancer
Ultimately, despite the downsides, job satisfaction is very strongly associated with mental health, and self-employment has often been associated with higher job satisfaction. So if freelancing is a good fit for you and your chosen career, it will probably tend to make you happier as well, especially if you follow these steps:
1. Draw strong lines between work and home.
This is probably the hardest and also the most important step that freelancers can take to safeguard their mental health. What is technically called “work-home interference” has been shown to lead to a “spiral” of emotional that negatively affects both sides, the work and the home.
2. Be free.
Researchers agree that psychologically, the way that self-employment contributes to higher job satisfaction is through greater autonomy, freedom, and independence.
But in order to make this work for you, you have to exercise that right. Which of the projects you are working on right now are the ones you would do even if you weren’t getting paid? Is it possible to shift toward spending more time on those? On the flip side of autonomy, when was the last time you left work early to have lunch with a friend or go to the movies?
3. Be social.
Conferences, barcamps, panels, happy hours, meetups, Tweetups, book clubs, MOOCs—there is no shortage of ways to connect meaningfully with people in your field, feed your curiosity and to give back by mentoring newcomers. Social networks help "buffer stress".Helping others is good for mental health. And making connections with people will expose you to new ideas, which makes your work more interesting, which is a key dimension of job and life satisfaction.
4. Provide your own health care.
Of course you should purchase a health insurance plan to get care if you need it. But providing your own health care also means exercising, eating right, sleeping enough and all of the other basics of the mind-body connection. And it can save you money, too.
And here is Why Freelancers Are So Depressed
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