Racetrack is a paper and pencil game that simulates a car race, played by two or more players. The game is played on a squared sheet of paper, with a pencil line tracking each car's movement. The rules for moving represent a car with a certain inertia and physical limits on traction, and the resulting line is reminiscent of how real racing cars move. The game requires players to slow down before bends in the track, and requires some foresight and planning for successful play. The game is popular as an educational tool teaching vectors.
It was one of my favourite games when I was young.
Il sistema Bedaux era un sistema di lavoro creato, durante la prima metà del Novecento, per aumentare al massimo la produzione industriale eliminando i tempi morti. Prende il nome da Charles Eugène Bedaux, ingegnere parigino morto negli Stati Uniti d'America, che caratterizzò con questo metodo la disciplina del cottimo.
Esso consisteva sostanzialmente in una campionatura del lavoro e, precisamente, nel cronometrare il tempo impiegato dall'operaio per ogni singola operazione; in seguito veniva fissata la quantità di lavoro che poteva essere effettuata in quella porzione di tempo e veniva stabilito un tempo standard che determinava la paga base.
An anti-pattern is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive.
The term was popularized three years later by the book AntiPatterns, which extended its use beyond the field of software design to refer informally to any commonly reinvented but bad solution to a problem. Examples include analysis paralysis, cargo cult programming, death march, groupthink and vendor lock-in.
Google's motto is to do no evil. Fair enough. Yet, they are getting an alarmingly large amount of the pie at the moment, and we don't want to fall into a Minitel2.0 world. So let's see how the world looks like without Google, and with a sprinkle of self-hosting (on distant-sun or a NAS-to-come), and double serving of open source and free software.
Replacing other non-Google proprietary services for open protocols is also the extended scope of this.
Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.
Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a method of estimating technology maturity of Critical Technology Elements (CTE) of a program during the acquisition process. They are determine during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRL are based on a scale from 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology. The use of TRLs enables consistent, uniform, discussions of technical maturity across different types of technologies.