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I can now add marketing/pimp to my CV :-) Please spread this to anybody you think might be interested in hiring +Marianna Vassallo — a top-notch sales manager that will work 120% on meeting any targets you set. She is an expert in sales and marketing and will add structure to any organization!
Dear recruiters and head hunters, you should talk to my girlfriend, Marianna Vassallo! As the result of a reorganization, she is actively looking for a new job.Marianna is the Sales Manager of Saxo Bank Switzerland, managing a team of ten. Before becoming a manager in 2010, she was the top performer in the sales team, consistently meeting her sales targets. Now, her team delivers the best results in the group and shows increased revenue despite t...
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You could drop one of the "as a result" (or use a similar but not same construction) ;)
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So, I changed my password today after the old one expired... The system then sent me a mail saying: You have changed your password. If you have changed your password, then no action is required.

Who writes that kind of nonsense? Also, why do we require users to change passwords at regular intervals? It seems we do that to protect against hypothetical attacks — attacks that imply that you've got other (more serious) problems with your IT security.
Where I work I'm forced to change my password every 90 days. This security measure has been in place in many organizations for as long as I can remember. Is there a specific security vulnerabilit...
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Hehe, so very true... :-)
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Cool network engineering at Google!
 
Yesterday we published more details on the past decade of our cluster networking work, with lots of pictures (see article below).  For the technical details see this blog post: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/08/pulling-back-curtain-on-googles-network.html and for the gory details this SIGCOMM paper: http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/43837.pdf.
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How to squeeze the last drop of performance out of your website...
Nutshell Handbook, the Nutshell Handbook logo, and the O'Reilly logo are registered trademarks of O'Reilly Media, Inc. High-Performance Browser Networking, the image of a Madagascar harrier, and related trade dress are trademarks of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Many of the designations used by ...
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I'm mentoring a college in our UK office and today we started covering hash tables and thus the dict type in +Python. That reminded me of this brilliant talk by +Brandon Rhodes: The Mighty Dictionary.
The Mighty Dictionary. Presented by Brandon Craig Rhodes. Both newcomers and experienced developers alike love Python's built-in data types — especially dictionaries! But how do dictionaries work? What do they do better than other container types, and where, on the other hand, ...
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If you're looking to get a OnePlus 2, then feel free to use my invite link below :-) At #EuroPython , I heard about the OnePlus 1 and tried it out — it looked and felt great! A phone with great specs and without the OS customizations you find on phones from Samsung, HTC, etc.

The company behind it has just announced the next model in the series and I want one. However, I need to get an invite first. I'm currently in spot 24k out of about 2 million. Invites will be sent out in a week or so... I'll cross my finger and hope I get one sooner rather than later since my Nexus 5 is falling apart :-(
OnePlus creates beautifully designed products with premium build quality & brings the best technology to users around the world. No tradeoffs, we #NeverSettle.
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If you ever need to use sudo with rsync to copy files from a remote host, this is how:

$ rsync -e 'ssh -tt' --rsync-path 'sudo rsync' remote:path .

First, --rsync 'sudo rsync' tells rsync to use sudo on the remote host. That alone not enough since sudo requires a TTY. With -e 'ssh -tt', we can have rsync ask SSH to create a pseudo-terminal. You need two -t since SSH has no pseudo-terminal when invoked by rsync — the second -t asks SSH to force the creation.

As far as I'm aware, this only works if sudo does not ask for a password: when I use it with a host where sudo asks for a password, I see a "protocol version mismatch -- is your shell clean?" error from rsync.
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If you know JavaScript and AngularJS plus know or want to learn .Net and C#, then talk with these guys! +softfactors AG
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The +Mercurial project is planning the next global sprint, this time somewhere in Europe. If you have room to host around 20 geeks for a weekend, please let the mailing list know.
Subscribe to this page so you don't miss updates! 1. Date and location. The sprint should be around October in Europe as the last one was in North America and the one after it will likely be in North America again. It may end up in North America if it is a blocker for recent father highly ...
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The ZeroVM project has been spinning down for some time now and people have moved to other projects. However, there's one part that's still there and useful: some guidelines I wrote for making good commits :-) They're written for Git since that's what ZeroVM used, but they apply to +Mercurial too.
Contributing to ZeroVM¶. We love contributors! We want to make ZeroVM a successful platform with a great community. For this to happen, we want to hear how you use ZeroVM and work with you to make it better for your use cases! To make contributing easy, we've documented the process we follow ...
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+Benoit Boissinot People are moving to other projects internally. The open source page and code will stay up, I guess, but it's not being very actively maintained.
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+Mercurial 3.5 was released last week with lots of new features, including the bundle2 wire protocol being enabled, the progress extension being made a core feature, and faster hg status. Read all about them in the excellent blog post by +Gregory Szorc. #mercurial #hg #dvcs  
Mercurial 3.5 was released today (following Mercurial's time-based schedule of releasing a new version every 3 months). There were roughly 1000 commits between 3.4 and 3.5, making this a busy version. Although, 1000 commits per release has become the new norm, as development on Mercurial has ...
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This is a tiny restaurant that looks more like a take-away joint. It's a self-service place where you get your drink from the fridge yourself and don't get a glass unless you ask for it. The decoration is bland and uninspiring. The portions are small, but the food tasted good.
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Tasty burgers at a great price! A menu with a drink cost less than 20 CHF. The Elvis Blue Cheese is great!
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Great burgers! Their "animal fries" are good too: it is a plate of fries with molten cheese and thousand island dressing on top. The place is always packed in the evening, so don't bother showing up without a reservation.
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This club is tiny, dark, and very expensive, even by Zurich standards. You pay 35 CHF to get in (no drinks are included in that price) and 5 CHF for each item you put in the cloak room. The drinks are elegant, but ultimately juicy and over priced. The staff was friendly.
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