Stuff Yaron Finds Interesting

Technology, Politics, Food, Finance, etc.

Politics, religion and everything else you aren’t supposed to be able to talk about.

Jews in France

Time for Jews or anyone else who isn't seen as being pure white to get out of France. That anti-Semitism and general racism can be so widely supported lets us know that the cycle begins again. Numerous incidents demonstrate where France is. I just wonder how fast it will spread. Yes there is hope, but history councils caution.

Microsoft and GPL is a great article on what Microsoft is trying to do to stop GPL/LGPL. I wonder if Microsoft has finally become insane enough to want to enforce their patent portfolio. If they do I suspect it will be the final straw that forces the government to take drastic action against them. At least it will lead to massive changes to our loony patent law system.

Solid Resumes

When I read a resume I look for key attributes such as:

  1. Brevity. No more then 1 page (10 point font, liberal use of white space) per decade of experience. Publication/patent lists can be attached separately.
  2. Clarity. Resumes are your chance to demonstrate your communication skills.
  3. Modesty. Truly talented people can communicate their ability without arrogance or pretension.
  4. Focus. If it isn't relevant to your job performance please feel free to not share.

New Job

Today I started my new job at BEA as a "principal technologist". It looks like my main focus will be on work flow web standards.