Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef --)

2001-01-21 Thread Kieran Barry
On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Chris Benson wrote: On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 09:04:24PM +, Robin Houston wrote: On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 08:01:51PM +, Chris Benson wrote: Another link is http://www.arsdigita.com/careers/ They seem to be a very good model for a consultancy

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Roger Burton West
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: Yup. There isn't enough talent around, so people get promoted beyond their competence. If you train your people they'll only leave. The only way out of that cycle is to train in-house, and treat people so well that they stay. Which

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: Yup. There isn't enough talent around, so people get promoted beyond their competence. If you train your people they'll only leave. The only way out of that cycle is to train in-house, and treat people so well that they stay.

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Michael Stevens
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: TCL is used because its multithreaded. Perl 6 is going to be multithreaded. It should be able to wipe TCL out. I've never actually understood the appeal of threads. Why do people like them? Michael

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef --)

2001-01-21 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Michael Stevens wrote: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: TCL is used because its multithreaded. Perl 6 is going to be multithreaded. It should be able to wipe TCL out. I've never actually understood the appeal of threads. Why do people

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Greg McCarroll
y* Michael Stevens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 09:05:43PM +, Michael Stevens wrote: Ok, it's trolling a bit, but their main use seems to be where you don't want to bother to do proper nonblocking IO... quick web search They're apparently faster. And make it

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Michael Stevens
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 10:58:54PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: y* Michael Stevens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 09:05:43PM +, Michael Stevens wrote: Ok, it's trolling a bit, but their main use seems to be where you don't want to bother to do proper nonblocking

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Michael Stevens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: we really want standardisation of technology interfaces in the industry, and threads go a little towards that - oh and a law that alows be to go around and shooting people who work in IT and i deep unworthy[1]. I do agree with this part. the

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Michael Stevens
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 11:24:03PM +, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Michael Stevens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: we really want standardisation of technology interfaces in the industry, and threads go a little towards that - oh and a law that alows be to go around and shooting people who

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef --)

2001-01-21 Thread Kieran Barry
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Michael Stevens wrote: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 08:37:02PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: TCL is used because its multithreaded. Perl 6 is going to be multithreaded. It should be able to wipe TCL out. I've never actually understood the appeal of threads. Why do people

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef --)

2001-01-21 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: y* Michael Stevens ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 09:05:43PM +, Michael Stevens wrote: Ok, it's trolling a bit, but their main use seems to be where you don't want to bother to do proper nonblocking IO... quick web

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Michael Stevens
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 10:34:54PM +, Kieran Barry wrote: The concept of execution threads within a process makes it easy to share resources like database connections. As I understand it, that's it. The pre-forked model that Apache uses has a problem because it's tough to share resources.

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, you wrote: Keeping employees 101: Show respect, recognise them, care for them and provide opportunity for growth. It's all about the love; that's all anyone really wants. and money ... lots and lots of money ... -- Robin Szemeti The box said "requires windows 95 or

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-21 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 11:32:19PM +, Robin Szemeti wrote: On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, you wrote: [Could you configure your editor/mailer to attribute correctly?] Keeping employees 101: Show respect, recognise them, care for them and provide opportunity for growth. It's all about the love;

Re: ArsDigita working practices (was: Big Macs v The Naked Chef -- )

2001-01-20 Thread Chris Benson
On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 09:04:24PM +, Robin Houston wrote: On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 08:01:51PM +, Chris Benson wrote: Another link is http://www.arsdigita.com/careers/ They seem to be a very good model for a consultancy business Personally I wouldn't like to work