woensdag, mei 31, 2006

Using XPath to Extract Data From XML...

At http://www.dotnetjohn.com/ I found a very usefull article about Xpath:

Using XPath to Extract Data From XML

Check it out

donderdag, mei 18, 2006

Bullshit Bingo - How to stay awake in meetings

From Guy Bursteins blog, seen on JopX blog

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that. 1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square. I find that 5" x 5" is a good size. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks. 2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

strategic fit
core competences
best practice
bottom line
to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
out of the loop
think outside the box
fast track
empower (or empowerment)
knowledge base
at the end of the day
touch base
client focus(ed)
game plan

Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases. 4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!" Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players: "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." - Adam, Atlanta "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." - David, Florida "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." - Dan, New York City "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." - Ben, Denver "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours." - Paul, Cleveland

Enjoy your meetings!