Monthly Archives: September 2010

忙 不忙

其实总是希望自己忙起来, 可是真正一忙起来就又觉得麻烦. 真是要命. 今天上午给Tencent投了简历, 于是我就纠结在那个学生干部和GPA上面, 还有奖学金, 我原来拿的那个到底算不算奖学金我也不知道, 应该不算吧, 可是还没准儿真就算. MD, 都TMD是浮云.

J2EE的课, 在机房艰难困苦的环境下, 终于拷来了上次去聚餐的照片, 一张竟然也是4M的, 看来我那个相机是真的不行了.

今天本来是不打算回家的, 不过一想我还是得赶紧把我的Dropbox同步好了我才能安心, 于是就赶忙回来了. 明天的那个外教又要一个人去啊… 真是好无聊.

10.1貌似从礼拜五开始放放到下礼拜五, 于是不知道礼拜六还有没有人上课, 这样一来岂不就是9天放假了, 不过估计放假了也闲不下来, 竞赛啊竞赛, 让暴风雨来的更毛一点吧!

军训合唱

晚上吃完饭没事干就和好几个人一块去看了今年军训的合唱比赛, 突然想到我军训时我根本没去看这个比赛. 要说理工学院唱的还是不错的, 想想也无数次在二教里听到外面传来他们唱的歌, 还有那令人毛骨悚然的发声练习. 不过成绩真是出乎我的意料… 本来我以为能拿个第一名什么的, 结果是第四名…好吧, 这种东西是没必要纠结的. 之后的事情不叙述了.

最近真是越写越少, 实在是不知道写什么, 不过我是想, 虽然没几个字, 还是比不写强… 于是就这么凑合着吧, 我不适合长篇大论什么的, 不过有人说过我我的确很能说, 可是我从来没在老多人面前说过什么.

聚会 + 27'' iMac

今天下午在二教呆了一下午, 把那个Web作业几乎做完了, 就差文件上传那个没做了. 然后就在纠结竞赛的事情, 真的是好费劲. 那个川贝枇杷露啊什么的还挺好喝, 就是太稠了.

晚上宋老师请了全班去金汉斯, 气氛很不错, 我还中了一个一等奖!! 其实就是金汉斯在我们来之前犯毛, 在每个桌子底下藏着写了几等奖的纸条, 结果被我一下发现! 其实就是一个破杯子, 现在已经不知去向. 然后就是去那个不要脸的麦田去唱歌. 具体经过我都懒得废话, 太TMD毛了!! 我再也不去那了!! 对! 再也不去了!! 我不想那样的, 可是我一纠结起来就一时半会顺不了… 对不起.

回到家我终于看到了我的iMac!! 27”的iMac!! 简直大到我难以想象 = =… 想当初那个22”的屏幕都会觉得很大, 不过现在就是见怪不怪了, 也许这个27”的以后也会那样… 不过就目前为止, 他还是太大了!! 于是我那台PC就算正式退居二线了. 什么都买了, 我该好好学习了!

中了个秋的

又是中秋, 外面的月亮果然又圆又亮, 其实那都是浮云. 昨天去上了那个外教课, 印度人的英语果然有些令我费解, 虽然我能听懂大部分内容吧, 不过还是很要命, 我发现我还是能用英语说的, 我都多少年没和外国人说过话了.

今天在家无所事事, 于是就决定晚上回宿舍. 于是我就在宿舍了现在.

月饼节快乐…

8 Management Lessons I Learned Working At Apple

Apple is a company that spawns both rabid fans and haters.

But there’s no denying that it’s been enormously successful, and it just keeps on winning.

Part of that success, as we’ve said before, comes from the fact that the company is really just a huge startup — with a corporate culture that is extremely engineer-focused, emphasizes minimal bureaucracy, and likes taking care of its people.

Sachin Agarwal learned a lot about Apple’s management style during his days as an engineer. He worked at the company for 6 years, before leaving to start the simple blogging platform Posterous.

“I loved working there… [Choosing to leave] was a really hard decision,” he says.

But, when he left, he made sure to take a few important management lessons with him, which have helped make Posterous successful as well.

A tech company should be run by engineers, not managers

Agarwal tells us that Apple is completely run by its engineers. “They don’t have a lot of product management,” he says. “Most of the project teams are really small, and they’re all driven by the engineers.”

On top of that, Agarwal says that most managers are all engineers as well, “not product people or MBAs.” That means that the people overseeing projects understand the technology, what’s necessary for a project, and can really relate to their team.

Build a culture of respect between managers and employees

Agarwal says that, because most managers have strong engineering backgrounds, “there’s not a division between product manager and ‘code monkeys’.” There’s a great amount of respect between the two tiers.

“My manager was an engineer at apple for ten years before he was a manager… which made me want to work [even harder] to impress him,” Agarwal says.

That respect, along with small, close-knit project teams, is a key piece of the puzzle to Apple’s success.

Give employees the freedom to own and improve the products

At Apple, if an employee was using a product and found an issue that bothered them, they had the freedom to go in and fix it without having to deal with layers of bureaucracy to get approval.

All projects are driven by long-term goals, Agarwal says, but the best stuff comes from the engineers personally.

Challenge your employees to grow

Management would really challenge Agarwal by giving him harder tasks that were a little beyond his capabilities. “But I learned,” he says.

And on the management side, he was getting to manage projects within six months of starting employment.

Apple is really good at developing their employees, and giving them the skills they need to rise up within the company, he says.

Deadlines are crucial

Apple required absolute deadlines, and they never missed them, says Agarwal.

“In terms of quality, one of the things I learned was that you don’t ship things that aren’t of ‘Apple quality,’… [even if] that means cutting something that didn’t make it in time,” he says.
“Especially at a startup… it’s easy to keep building and keep building and never launch anything,” he adds. “The better thing to do is ship, stick to deadlines, [and then] iterate.”

Don’t play the “feature game” with your competition

“Apple doesn’t believe in playing the “feature game” with [its] product,” says Agarwal. As in, the company focuses more on its goals for its own products, rather than comparing itself to competitors’ and trying to outdo them on the same levels.

That mission is “deeply engrained in the culture,” he adds. Employees aren’t focusing on what the competition is doing — they’re driven to innovate and come up with products that challenge the status quo.

Hire people who are insanely passionate about your product

According to Agarwal, “The people who work at Apple really really want to be at Apple.”

“I, personally,… am an apple fanboy, and that’s OK. That’s not a bad thing!” he says. “I’m gonna work twice as hard [for this company] because I’ve believed in it my whole life.”

That enthusiasm is a key element of the hiring process — management looks for people who really passionate about the company, its products, and its overall style and mission.

Agarwal has taken that mindset with him to Posterous: “Everyone [we hire] says, ‘We love the product, this is what we want to work on.'”

It’s important to emphasize work/life balance

Agarwal tells us that Apple puts a huge emphasis on work/life balance. “You work hard, but they let you enjoy your time on your own,” he says.

From excellent healthcare to generous office holidays around Christmas and Thanksgiving, Agarwal says that people love the type of environment the company provides for its employees. “Apple nailed it — [their motto is that] we love working here, we work hard, but when all is said and done [you should] go enjoy your life.”

You should maintain that startup culture, even when you’re a big company

As we’ve said before, Apple keeps winning because it’s a giant startup.

From its lack of bureaucracy within projects, to its engineer-focused culture, to its emphasis on passionate and loyal employees, the huge company has maintained the corporate culture of its startup days.

And that culture is a huge part of what makes it so successful — and, not surprisingly, a good place to work.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/management-lessons-i-learned-working-at-apple-2010-7#ixzz0zqtMpJNc

又快熄灯

又快熄灯了, 准备熄灯之后看会儿PHP, 希望半夜不要冷, 因为我只准备盖毛巾被了, 希望明天早上不要死. 最好梦里能想出来个竞赛要做的题目, 现在手头上已经有N的”项目”在刺激我了. 我又想暂时不买IP4了. 真的是意义不大. 我TMD再次陷入了纠结之中.

毕设做什么?! 竞赛做什么?!!!

Inception + Leehom Concert

这个周末, 可算是过得太丰富了. 昨天晚上和根号2, 4, 8去万达看了大半夜最后一场10:50的Inception. 感觉不错, 除了开头和结局有点乱, 其他地方都还好懂. 不过看着的确费脑子, 幸好那场没什么人, 于是我们一边看还一边分析 = =… 看完都1点半了, 直接奔去KFC, 然后冒雨走了很久到了津汇打车回学校了. 结果我们都进了宿舍门, 最终还是决定去网吧通宵了. 我再也不玩NFS了!! CS都比那强…

结果今天早上回到学校我就一直睡到了11点, 其实也没睡几个小时, 醒来后巨困无比, 不过还是跑去二教做那个Web的作业了. 然后晚上Leehom演唱会, 这个是必须要去的! 真是没想到, 简直太震撼了, HIGH到翻啊. 我是7点到那的, 结果8点才开始. 听说外面黄牛的都炒到200的票卖300了… 竟然在最后Encore的时候唱了爱错, 还有, 可惜的是, 新专辑只唱了你不知道的事和伯牙绝弦, 还有那个Encore时的茶米油盐酱醋茶, 想听的美木有唱! 不过Encore了差不多10首歌! 水滴还真是大, 弄得差点迷路, 晚上回家时, 完全找不到出租车, 还好我不用出租. 据说这场是这几场里最好的.

软件工程什么的都是浮云, 我到家都12点了, 实在懒得看, 于是竟然随便一搜找到了课后答案, 这不能赖我… 我明儿肯定带着答案去的~

冷冷冷冷冷

今天天津的天气简直太要命了. 5月1号是直接把天津从冬天送入了夏天, 9月17号绝对是把天津从夏天送到了冬天! 太冷了, 早晨出去还行感觉, 然后上完第一节课感觉就有点冷, 还有毛毛雨, 军训那帮都躲我们K座那去了. 下完第二单元的课就彻底不能行了, 我坐车回家本来是想回家拿点钱然后就回来的, 结果我在等车的时候就被冻得直哆嗦, 于是到家后又有一些毛在添油加醋, 于是我就没回去. 不过我明儿还是要去上课的! 这军训也太不公平了, 这天气不能这么凉快, 要不就寒风刺骨点呗, 要不就骄阳似火, 总之令人舒服的天气是万万不能的, 是不是?!

我在听关淑怡的制造迷梦, 我想起来第一次听这首歌是在香港的某个演唱会上, 最后还唱了明天会更好, 可是我搜了半天也没搜出来这到底是哪个演唱会, 原来家里有那演唱会的磁带, 总听, 可是后来那堆磁带貌似都被扔了, 我就再也不知道这都是哪对哪的.

今天联通的客服告诉我必须要换号才能第一批预定IP4. 我艹了就. 有病啊, 没见过这么SB的运营商, 不照顾老客户, 光想着发展新客户, 要不是因为WCDMA, 我还真不乐意用了! 真是要命! 我实在是不想换手机号, 去年就是9月份我换的号, 可是到很久之后还有人给我打那个138的号码, 令我非常震惊. 还有就是我现在这个号码绑定了学校的那个校园直通车上网, 还有我年初时办了一个交话费送超市卡的东西, 所以就是说这个号码不能注销现在! 这不要了命了么. 我要那么多卡干毛用?! 而且还需要确定到底支不支持MobileMe, 如果不支持那里面的照片上传, 那就无所谓了, 要是完全不能用, 那坚决也不能签的.

发现好久没有碰Objective-C了, 我需要再写一个App了! 不能光指着那两个App活着. 不过我还是先学PHP的~ 我一定要搞出来Push Notification.

想. 矛盾. 乱. 你.

这几天军训太给力了, 不是大太阳就是闷热的天气, 弄得我那天在那围观的时候都差点给热死. 哈哈哈, 不由得让我想起我那会儿军训也是这样, 每天军训之后都俨然不能行了. 不过我只希望白天热点就好了, 晚上还是凉快点吧, 我不想半夜再醒20回了.

在礼拜一在宿舍一晚上醒了20多次之后我就直接天天回家了. 不过我看过几天的天气应该是不错, 所以明天晚上还是要回宿舍住的, 而且明天晚上据说会有一些不明真相的群众来我家聚众比试牌艺, 于是我不得不走. 这几天心情总是不确定, 多数情况下还是极其烦躁. 今天上午的那节Web老师去开会, 让我们自己做东西. 结果我竟然什么都不会做了. 连个数据库都连不上, 不知道我当时是不是傻了. 还是那个地方太闷热的原因, 总之这直接导致下午上软件工程那节课的时候老师当众问我做的怎么样, 我只好说我没交, 其实我就是没交, 不过还是丢人丢大了. 下午第四单元的图像处理简直不可理喻, K106的投影仪坏了, 那教室还没法广播, 于是只能坐在最后一排听他干讲, 于是他讲了半小时之后也没词了, 就下课了. K104那边在上Java, 要不是最后一排没有椅子, 我就过去了, 虽然我依然不喜欢Java. 这就是我最后一学期去K104和K106了大概, 我始终对我大四了这一事实表示不能接受, 时间过的太TMD的快了.

昨天去打印我从网上找的暑假社会实践报告, 结果都打印出来我才发现上面有一句话是写着”虽然我是工商管理专业的”, 于是只好无奈的撕掉扔进垃圾桶. 想想我的文笔真是差到可以了, 连一篇1500字的文章1个月都憋不出来, 又想起3个礼拜前信誓旦旦的说我要自己写出来实践报告, 因为我确实实践了, 可见实践了和能写出实践报告没有什么必然的联系.

刚才没事去iTunes Connect里看了一眼, 打开Payments & Financial Reports竟然惊讶的看到Last Payment 382.84 USD Paid on September 2的字样. 于是赶紧去我的工行的网银查了一下, 9月3号果然有一笔钱过来, 我竟然过了这么久才知道. 当初不想买iPhone4的主要阻力就是我不想再让我妈花钱买了, 这下的确豁然开朗, 加上暑假去实习的工资, 正好够一个不签合同的. 而且我也不能签合同, 除非我换号, 否则我学校就上不了网了, 脑残的联通不知道想的是什么只有66的套餐才能绑那个15块钱的上网包. 不过这个消息确实让我在最近的2个小时内比较亢奋, 虽然一年只挣了$400.

在那之前, 我大概是去注销了校内, 还有我在QQ签名上留了一段自己看着也不舒服的话, 然后就关掉了QQ. 不过后来我还是又上了. 影响心情的事情太多现在, 都不知道哪个是主要矛盾, 想捋顺了, 太困难. 该怎么办?

一周结束

这一周就这么就结束了. 今天下午毕业设计分组, 虽然已经差不多定了, 但是还是不知道要做什么, 有的老师有题目, 结果我们那个是题目自选  = = 我确实是不知道做啥… 看吧 过些日子再说好了. 现在无所事事在二教, 无聊之际去verycd上, 用二教神奇的网速, 在10分钟之内, 下了800M的Lynda PHP w/ MySQL的教程, 正式准备开始PHP. 学个大概之后我就可以去研究那个Push Notification了!!

今天查了成绩, 网络原理竟然惊人的考了80+分, 简直出乎意料…

刚才在这拍了两张照片, 感觉不错, 发上来.