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24 May 2013 10 Things Really Amazing Employees Do [31644]
Inc., June 24th, 2013

"As a longtime employer of dozens, I was always grateful to have good employees. It takes a lot to recruit and maintain top talent. Every once in a while special employees come along that just really seem to get it. They drive the entire company forward in ways that were unimaginable. Advancement and reward is never an issue for these rock stars because they understand the power of cause and effect, and only a worthy company can retain them and afford them.

Here are 10 things amazing employees seem to do effortlessly. Here's how to help your great employees be even more amazing..."

  • Enthusiastically Learn All Aspects of Business
  • Steward the Company
  • Generate Viable Opportunities
  • Resolve Issues Before They Are Issues
  • Tell It Like It Is
  • Demonstrate High Standards, With Low Maintenance
  • Grow Themselves, and Others
  • Research, Apply, and Refine
  • Stimulate Happiness
  • Facilitate Amazing Bosses

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29 Apr 2013 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate International Star Wars Day [30880]
IT World, April 29th, 2013

"May has come, so it's time for some 'Star Wars' fun. If you're not familiar, May 4 of each year is celebrated as International Star Wars Day (Get it: 'May the fourth be with you'?) With 'Star Wars' enthusiasts excited about the upcoming release of more 'Star Wars' movies, there are more ways than ever to celebrate this holiday.

  • Get ready for more "Star Wars" movies
  • "Vader" someone
  • Follow your favorite "Star Wars" characters on Twitter
  • Arts & crafts: Make lightsabers or a Death Star piñata
  • Trick your phone out with "Star Wars" stuff
  • Rock a "Star Wars" bow tie
  • Get your loved one some "Star Wars" jewelry or clothing
  • "Star Wars" decals
  • Get down to Disney World
  • Book your trip to Star Wars Celebration Europe

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22 Apr 2013 Going Underground: Will Data Centers Become Data Bunkers? [30500]
GCN, April 1st, 2013

"Hong Kong is one of the most vertical cities in the world. Like many cities, when it ran out of space, it simply built up instead of out. But Hong Kong has almost reached its upper-limit for going skyward. And as a financial capital of the world with an incredibly dense population, space is at a premium. That means that large dedicated computing areas, like data centers, have to compete for space with everything else, even though they are in great demand.

The solution for Hong Kong might be to stop building skyward and to start looking under its feet. Data Center Knowledge recently reported that Hong Kong may dig out rock caves under the city and build new data centers down there. Apparently putting a data center in a deep cave isn't such a bad idea because the naturally cooler below-ground air could help maintain temperatures..."
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18 Mar 2013 7 Paths to Spotting and Spurring Hidden IT Talent [30296]
InfoWorld, March 18th, 2013

"Everyone knows the secret to business success is to hire great talent. But some of the most talented employees around might already be working for you -- and you may not even know it.

'Not enough time is spent identifying talent within companies, let alone grooming them for senior-level positions,' says Iman Jalali, president of TrainSignal, an online IT training platform. 'Looking inside doesn't just build morale, but is good for business, too. Sometimes you'll identify individuals that are emerging talent that need to be coached, trained, and groomed for future senior positions.' ..."

  • Host hackathons
  • Create showcase projects
  • Resurrect the suggestion box
  • Chew the tech fat
  • Do the employee shuffle
  • Bring out your rock stars
  • Push your best employees out of the nest

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30 Jan 2013 Java Spotlight Episode 118: Stephen Colebourne on JSR-310 [29587]
Co-spec Leader Colebourne Has Long History of Involvement with Java

Stephen Colebourne is the guest and JSR 310 the subject under discussion with host Roger Brinkley in Episode 118 of Java Spotlight. Colebourne is a Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star speaker, according to Brinkley, who has been working with Java since version 1.0 and contributing to open source software since 2000. Colebourne has made major contributions to Apache Commons and created the Joda open source projects including Joda-Time. He blogs on Java topics and is a frequent speaker, including Devoxx and the JavaOne conferences. He is currently co-spec lead on JSR-310 and a contributor to discussions on language change such as Project Coin and Lambda.
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