Want to add tasks on Eclipse Mylyn at offline situation

Since the beginning of 2008, I started to use svk. It’s great even when I’m writing some code at offline starbucks.

But there is one thing I want to change to be better.

I want to open tickets of Trac on Eclipse whenever I’m offline.

It’s ok while I’m using Emacs, but I hope Eclipse + Mylyn can do it. It helps me more productive.

Some of articles said it’s of course able to do it. Really? I still can’t. Yes I can edit opened tickets and save it on my local machine but can’t open new one.

OK. Return to the starting line, I’ll watch a webinar of Mylyn and then read an official document. Maybe I’ll do it next week because it’s too busy weekend now.

If I found something, I’ll post it.

2008 5th week / 52 weeks

It’s too late to post my last feedback, but I’ll. Jan 28st (Mon) to Feb 3rd (Sun).

Actual worked hours

Date Hours
28 Mon 14.25
29 Tue 19
30 Wed 6
31 Thu 14
1 Fri 15.5
2 Sat 9
3 Sun 5.25

Problems

1. Less review time – Too much tasks made me forget to review by myself for each tasks. It’s really important to correct my course.

2. Lack awareness of priorities – Just the same as last week. Work as a team for rush tasks and I need to have a long term view.

Solutions

1. Creative tasks first – I do just I posted at this entry, Wake up without caffeine. In concrete terms, write some code first.

Good points

1. Found my problems – Last week I had enough time to review by myself. I’ll sum up it.

Conclusion

Do more reivew and get good rhythm – Do not run without look over.

Imagine the future of Microsoft and Yahoo!

I just thought about it.

1. Microsoft offers Yahoo! (Start) – Acquisition goes into operation. Jerry Yang feels complexity.

2. Some companies enter – All of them want Yahoo!. AOL thinks they wanna acquired.

3. No one can’t compete against Microsoft – No enought money except Microsoft. And others decide to go off.

4. Microsoft gets Yahoo! – Steve Ballmer shouts at the public interview.

5. Saddle with tons of problems – Culture of these two companies are different. Ex-Microsoft bloggers said like links below.

Life is beautiful: Microsoft/Yahoo:買収はたぶん成功するだろうけど、問題はそれからだ

MicrosoftにとってもYahooにとっても、戦略面・ビジネス面で言えばとても納得できるのが今回の買収のオファー。しかし、実際に買収した後に、Yahooの既存の社員たちが一生懸命にMicrosoftのために働く様になるか、という点に関しては大きなクエスチョンマーク、というのが私の感想。

古川 享 ブログ: マイクロソフトがヤフーを買収するかもしれない、という話

現在のマイクロソフトがヤフーを敵対的買収までして、検索市場で闘うという”力と金で押し切る”論理は,如何なものかな…ゼロからモノを創りに専念し、自由な競争の中でお客さまの選択と支持を得て、市場をみんなで活性化するというマイクロソフトの原点であったはずの姿勢とは違うような気がするなぁ

6. Microsoft focuses on hardwares dept and OS dept – Yahoo! will be a separated dept though Microsoft send in executives. Microsoft’s core business divisions keep fine.

7. Lot’s of startups get out from Yahoo! – And some of it will become successful.

8. Yahoo! falls off – Then Jerry Yang may act like Steve Jobs, or Yahoo! Japan’s Masayoshi Son may do something.

9. Microsoft sells Yahoo! then acquires Sony – To focuses on hardware dept and OS dept more. Vaio & Walkman + Windows VS Apple, PS + X Box VS Nintendo.

Good luck Microsoft and Yahoo! 😛

Wait for a next bus

Sounds foolish but I think it’s great for all of us.

バスが遅れたら待つべきか歩くべきか? 米数学者が立証 国際ニュース : AFPBB News

Just take note for myself.

計算の結果、「最初のバス停で待つのが良い」との結論が得られた。歩いた場合、次のバス停に着く前にバスに追い越される可能性が比較的高くなる。

「直観的に分かることだが、最善策はのんびり待つことだ」と数学者らは指摘する。

ただし、目的地までの距離が1キロ以内で、バスの運行間隔が1時間以上ある場合は、歩く方が賢明だという。

Abobe says,
if (WayToTheGoal <= 1km && TimeToWaitForANextBus >= 1hour) { WALK! }
in Japanese.

There’re some mathematical expression on that original report I think.

2008 4th week / 52 weeks

This is my own feedback. Jan 21st (Mon) to 27th (Sun).

Actual worked hours

Date Hours
21 Mon 11.5
22 Tue 11.5
23 Wed 20
24 Thu 14.5
25 Fri 12
26 Sat 8
27 Sun 8

Problems

1. Less actual working time at week days – Seems it was good result, but there’re 4 days less than 12hours.

2. Lack awareness of priorities – Couldn’t write some code enought. Had to research new technology these days.

Solutions

1. Reduce moving time to 80% – iPod + Podcast and W-zero3[es] + Fastladder can meke it 0%. Keep it and do it more.

2. Write some code first – Rush tasks made me apart from writing some code. Re build my working flow to write some code first.

Good points

1. Meaningful chatting – We chatted about the history of the world and politics each other with my friend in India working as an engineer, was great time for both of us. And had a delightful chat with my frined in Rome.

2. Got some new ideas – Can’t write down here but yes I got it when I had a meeting with my old friend who is one of the great programmer I ever known. His project seems great and worth to do it. I don’t know what can I do for it but I’ll try to stand by him as a marketing guy. Hope we can do something in the end of February.

Conclusion

Shut the fuck up and write some code. – That’s all for me 😛

New year's resolutions

A happy new year, folks. Let me post my own new year’s resolutions of 2008.

New year’s resolutions

1. Post 1 entry per week – Too modestly? Hope I’ll blog every day.
Last year, I wrote down tons of drafts. Yes it was just drafts. Speed matters more than quality. Just do it like twitter posts.
And keep blogging in both English and Japanese at a time like Danny Choo san.

2. Release our services each 3 months – Researching about some technologies and managing business tasks were the most part of our work last year. In 2008, we’ll be more offensive.
Not only that, I’ll open anything I can do to get feedbacks and learn from outside.

3. Update messa.tv twice a week – Wanna pick up hottest topics.

4. Coding 6 hours every day – Fist of all, I have to write code much time.
In 2007, I had set 12 hours as actual worked hours, and almost done. Next step for me is to manage what I do while 12 hours.
It’s too easy to coding 6 hours. However I want, I can’t write code all the time. Get things done to write more code.

5. 5min review per task – I’m tracking by 15minutes, what I did and how long I spent time to do it. So I can check my power balance anytime. In addition, do more powerful 5min review in 2008.

Time Management Tool
Time tracking sheet.

6. 30min focusing time every morning – Very important time. Do it more. On my desktop, some of stickers trying to remind me what I need to keep in my mind.

Stickies on Desktop
My desktop stickers.

7. Chatting online once a week – Chatting with someone I’ve never known is an exciting experience for me.
Yes I’m already doing it, but I wanna do it more as a habit. Plus, wanna voice chatting more, and teach Japanese to someone who are interested in Japan.

8. Get to know 1 person every month – Online or offline, I’m looking forward to see someone who lives in another couontry, can communicate each other in English, working as an engineer.
Though I’ll get out here to see much more people.

9. Join some events each 3 months – Where engineers are. Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco.

10. 7:3 = English:Japanese – Figures mean percentage of my language environment. To see, hear, use English more.

11. Read 2 books per week – Now I’m little bit addicted to using a library. Visit more to learn from paper media.

12. Feed reading less than 90min – As I’m writing this, there’re 310 feeds I’m reading. Not too much I think but I had read it too carefully. Some time it takes 8 hours more. Time is money. Read it faster.
Now, I successfully switched Bloglines to Fastladder (Livedoor Reader). Fastladder’s fastest UI works well for me. Increase feeds to 1000 and keep 90min rule.

13. Public reivew on my Blog monthly – This is not a goal, just a start. Feedback is always important. I’ll post an entry about my process to the goals every month.
I don’t forget and don’t afraid to re-build my resolutions.

# 14. Appear on Diggnation more than 2sec – Seemed 14 is better than 13. 😛

Get back last session of Firefox

Firefox is going to down sometime when I open lot’s of tabs. And then I lose the session because too much tabs is the reason why Firefox can’t be stable.
But yes I don’t have to give up to get back last session. There is some file with a list of URLs.
I always salvage URLs by some short scripts, but it happens many times. So, I released a tiny web application to get it back.
How to use is really easy.

  1. Find your session.rdf
  2. Send it from the form

That’s it. Your session.rdf will send to a server once, but it’ll removed after get URLs.
Only date and amount of URLs are kept in the server.
# Why I do like that? Because I wanna research how many tabs make your Firefox unstable. In my last case, 211 tabs.
Please take full responsibility for your actions when you use this. I hope you like it.
Get Back Session
Location of the session.rdf is here.
Firefox Help: How To Manage Profiles
I didn’t research well, but you can use this if you use “Tab Mix Plus” to manage session. Perhaps you can use, if there is “session.rdf” in your nice machine.
# Yes I goofed off, sorry 😛
This one is almost only for myself. If you find something wrong about this, please notice me.
Enjoy!

Bill Gates' meal

Where did Bill Gates bring along camera crew? And how did he react to a panhandler?
See a video here.
Microsoft: Bill Gates eats $1.70 hamburgers, can’t spare change

Gates barely gets started explaining precisely how smart he is before a panhandler taps on the window of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant, the Seattle burger joint where Gates has just ordered a $1.70 “deluxe.” Can Gates spare some change? Nah. $36 billion, maybe, but not some change.

Many kind of opinions everyone may have, but I think it’s not too bad. That’s why he is a billionaire.