I read an article found on Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5932586/make-work-feel-less-like-work-with-the-8020-rule) that resonates with me.
The funny thing is, most of us are already doing this anyway, albeit not in the way we think. The majority of the american workforce steals time for themselves every day. In fact, certain working methodologies allow for this and assume that the “ideal” workday is somewhere between 75% and 81%. True indeed, some of that “extra” time is given to meetings and what not, but on average at least a full hour is viewed as non-productive, every day.
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking to a group of folks today at Orlando Code Camp. The topic? Cortana Skills. Not to be confused with Alexa Skills (though you can easily import Alexa Skills that you’ve already created!)
Here is the slide deck that we covered.
Thanks for attending folks!
So, apparently I was just banned by Quora.com’s moderation crew. I have no idea if that was automated or by a real person.
I’ll keep you posted with the play-by-play on what the heck is going on.
Me? I’m going to take a breather from the “need” to help an organization that obviously doesn’t pay enough attention to its own policies OR has a very heavy-handed way of dealing with “disputes” (of which I have none but one or more folks might be pissed at me from pointing out their obvious commercials on Quora’s site).
And I’m going to seriously reflect on whether or not I should devote so much time to a community site that devotes absolutely nothing to me, one of its “top contributors”.
This will be the case even if they’ve been hacked and I’m just an unfortunate casualty.
(For what I feel is the first time in a long time…) My talk crashed and burned.
The projector setup in my assigned room had a VERY bad VGA cable that my Surface Book refused to work with… at all. So the participants at my talk sat and waited for nearly 25 minutes (out of a total of 50 allocated minutes!) until a couple of MacGyver-types figured out how to get things working again (thanks you two!). We raced though the content of the talk but I felt bad that they had to drink from the firehose on what was already a LOT to ingest in under an hour.
So, good people, I apologize that things weren’t right for you while we were there. Hopefully you’ll be able to easily figure things out based on the comments in the code. If you’re coming to the Tallahassee Code Camp on 4/16/2016 please consider giving me another chance. 🙂
Here’s the URL of the repository: https://github.com/azarc3/CortanaDeepDive
— Happy Coding!
So I’ve been wondering why I’ve been getting fatter even though my food choices have gotten MUCH better. Other than the obvious lack of exercise, this article — if true — sheds a whole lot of light on the subject.
25 Salads That Have More Calories Than a Big Mac
My point? Just because it’s got green in it don’t mean you should eat it… and now I’ve got to start reading the labels on EVERYTHING. 😉
I had a great time sharing “my thing for Cortana” with the good folks in Atlanta. Great crowd, great participation. Hopefully I didn’t confuse the heck out of them. 😉
As promised, here’s the stuff I presented — minus the new “How many steps did I walk today” example. The link: http://1drv.ms/1MLpmH6
Now, it’s time to have some fun at the after party! 😀
— Happy Coding!