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    November 2011

    Going public

    One of the cool things with Octopress is that it has a built-in integration with GitHub. I’m not too familiar with distributed versioning systems, but this is cool. I used to do this with my other sites HTML templates using Subversion (I had a remote Gentoo server at one point). GitHub has a free account […]

    First post in a long time

    I spent about 30 minutes talking to my wife about how excited I was to do this. It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited to write online again. When I first started writing online, it was 2002. I was between jobs (what was the beginning of a 6-month hiatus from the employed world) […]

    In “The Dumbest Idea in the World: Maximizing Shareholder Value,” Steve Denning writes about Roger Martin’s new book “Fixing the Game“:

    “We must shift the focus of companies back to the customer and away from shareholder value,” says Martin. “The shift necessitates a fundamental change in our prevailing theory of the firm… The current theory holds that the singular goal of the corporation should be shareholder value maximization. Instead, companies should place customers at the center of the firm and focus on delighting them, while earning an acceptable return for shareholders.

    Emphasis added by me. Roger Martin is the Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

    Looks like I picked the right profession to be in. Fuck yeah.

    The migration begins

    How do I migrate posts dating back from 2002? Probably best to write a script, I guess. Most of these posts exist in a local textpattern install that I have working in VM, so I guess, the easiest thing for me would be to create an article template that mirrored the Octopress text format. It […]

    Pixels & Widgets

    A blog by Tai Toh