Marcel Wentink

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Recent posts by Marcel Wentink

Maneesh Godbole wrote:Ummm Marc.
I hope you do realize that posts on the ranch do show up as search results. Maybe you want to edit your post?



Well why did you think I wrote 'something like a wanker', which does not mean I call my boss a wanker, just something simular but more diplomatic. I diplomatically call, my ex boss, not the present one, a not so nice person, sometimes in private.

No really I already díd edit the post that way it could do not thát much harm, knowing it can be read!!
12 years ago

Bear Bibeault wrote:Sorry, get a room.



Pffff, basically yes. These things should not be allowed in the office 'normally' but getting fired is too severe. One can get caught in the passion of the moment. And then loosing your job, your income? Don't you think that is just too much? This guy in the ambulance did not really bother anyone with his action. I presume there was not another call of a cardiac arrest somewhere else in town while he got lucky. (or unlucky in this occacion)!
12 years ago

Marty Fried wrote:Are you saying you bike 2 hours/day, plus weight and cardio? If so, you absolutely missed my point about overdoing it.



No, no. That's just my way to travel from home to work and back, it's not really 'exercise' pace. The weight and cardio is to exercise. The biking is just slow to burn some calories, but not over 120 beat/minute heart rate. I don't call that real exercise. It's so that doing that I can drink a beer now and then, and watch my diet a little less rigid. Estimated it would burn I think 300-500Kcal, so I can take a loose cut in my diet for days I use the bike to get to work.

Marty Fried wrote:If you've done any research at all, and you don't believe moderate exercise is beneficial



I agree on that, but moderate would be two times half an hour per week. No more. That is if you only goal is to get more energy for other things, to get healthy.
12 years ago
Are there any alternatives for developing an iPhone application apart from getting the one from Apple self? The only thing I have to do is develop a mini-app that in reality is only a button that will point to a website. As far as I can see now, I have to buy an IDE with a full API for 300 $. We have Mac's as O.S., so that is a plus. But buying this whole API for just making this little 'button to website' application, seems like shooting with a canon on a mosquito.
12 years ago
iOS

Marty Fried wrote:I think exercise is always (99.99%) good, but you can overdo anything....Being fanatical about exercise should mean educating yourself a little about what exercise you need and how to do it, then setting a goal/schedule, and sticking to it, not doing it as much as possible; and especially not trying to squeeze it all in on one day a week.



No I think I would have a lot more time and energy to make progress in my career if I would do less sport. No, no, no. What I do is: home-work-home biking, which costs me 2 hours a day, 2 times a week weight exercises, one time cardio like stuff. After a training, my muscles are building up, and my energy goes to building up my endurance. If I would not do that, I would be able to study at least an hour a day computer science more, I would have more energy during my daytime job going to my brain, instead of going to my sore muscles. Look, I strongly encourage sports and discipline, but not, absolutely not to get more health energy to do your job.

The only thing I can imagine is that doing a little movement a day, is better then doing nothing, but after that, the 'do it since it's good for your job energy' curve rapidly goes down (at least to me personal experience). I think it's cultural, that if you do sport, you must get more energy. I would like to see any hard proof that your achievements in your thinking day job still go up, if you do more then 1 hours sports a week. I just do not believe that.
12 years ago
There is this 'making JME VM' plan of Sun

http://www.pmptoday.com/2008/03/09/java-virtual-machine-for-iphone-20/

But for as far as I know, Apple tries to block it, and since april last year there is not much news about it.

12 years ago
iOS

Arvind Mahendra wrote:

Originally posted by Marcel Wentink:

Sports is not always healthy.



THANKYOU! 100% percent agreed on that one.



Well to continue on that, it is been said that sports helps to lower the non-attendance caused by illness. I've overstretched my ankle and cannot walk at the moment, so there goes that argument too.

Ok, I might be not really an average example on this, but the almost presumed fact that sports increases your productivity can be taken with a large grain of salt in my opinion. May-be doing a little compared to doing absolutely nothing helps, but few people do a little. They either do no sports, or are quite fanatic about it.
12 years ago
Well, you can do your own survey on jobsites and find out? But actually I think Web Components is the most used technology still, while EJB and Webservices look very fancy on your CV, JSP is still the most work. But, very much doing a guts gamble here.
12 years ago

jibs parap wrote:What do you think about the career progression of a Java guy in IB?



I've worked for a bank and you are always 'just a technical guy'. If you want progress in your career, you must try to get to do software analyst kind of stuff and learn about banking. A pure technical career would not get you far.
12 years ago
Vishal:

It's a bit of a question how to translate it in English. My (Indian) friend and collegue Nattarayan said it would be curd, otherwise formage blanc, hence French white cheese. Or in Dutch: kwark, but you probably do not know any Dutch do you?

12 years ago

Tim Holloway wrote:Actually, too many certifications is a red flag itself..



Why that, and how many is too many? I could imagine people thinking that he's put to get certs by former employers because he was not good enough to get hands on experience in projects. That's what you're aiming at?

12 years ago
One strange thing is that I am reading that the recession is deeper and longer in Europe then in the USA. I do not understand that since I think the start of all troubles was the overrated house market in the USA? Why should the crisis in Europe be deeper??
12 years ago
No names off course! I just want the reasons why.

I will start. A software company I used to work for. about 50 people working there. I disliked it because

1. bad salary
2. obliged company outings
3. a manager/owner who really loved his own baby

I had more things to do at home as a single father. So my personal situation was deciding for the reasons why I disliked this job. Also I do not like it when a manager constantly is reclaiming his company is so much more special then others. I know they all do that a bit, but this one really believed himself. For this the 'number 3' reason. But really this was the worst and most irritating position I ever had!
12 years ago
According to what I just read it's going to end, more or less, next year in the US, and after two years in Europe. Since this probably is optimistic again, more realistic would be: In two years the US will recover and in four years Europe.
12 years ago

Andrew Monkhouse wrote:While I agree that washing hands is going to keep you generally healthier



I do not! You must have something too clean in your body, just to keep your anti bodies in shape. Otherwise you will get auto imume diseases since your anti bodies have nothing to do. We live that over and over hygienic these present days, that it leads to all kind of allergic diseases. Give it to me that flu! Just try it!
12 years ago