Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Principle 70-20-10

As I listen to the Google Quarterly Earning webcast, I noticed Google CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned about principle 70-20-10. What is principle 70-20-10?
Spend 70 percent of your time on the core business, 20 percent on related projects, and 10 percent on unrelated new businesses.

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Android Passes iPhone Web Traffic in the U.S.

Yeah! Go Google! I just wonder when Android pass iPhone in number of users and applications, this year or next year?

As we noted earlier, mobile ad network AdMob has released its monthly mobile metrics report for March, which takes a close look at Android OS traffic. One interesting stat that was hidden in the report was that Android ad traffic overtook iPhone traffic in the U.S. for the month of March.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Teacher on strike

I'm not happy with California Teacher Association. When teacher at Capistrano Unified School District on strike, they are no longer get support from parent like me. Teacher is a teacher, not a normal worker. If they're not happy with the compensation, go get another job from other district or change career. Many people doing like that. They jump the job whenever they have better opportunity. We don't need the union like 30, 40 years ago when we have HR department, EDD, lawyers and newspapers. With current economy and shortage budget, the Trustee Board of Education doing good job in manage budget.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sell on the news

After Google reported first quarter earning on Thursday, April 15, their stock went down 5%. Google beat estimate but stock down. Why? I guest investors or traders took profit. It is sell on the news.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ubuntu Grub Error

After I tried all three methods suggested at, I decided to delete the partition for Ubuntu 10.04 and put Karmic Koala 9.10 on my hard drive. This time, a little bit better, I got a grub menu and booted in Windows XP. For Ubuntu 9.10, I got this error "No Such Device 1466abf9-419b-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX".

I clicked e to edit the command list. After several attempts to delete the command, I found delete command "search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 1466abf9-419b-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" fixed the problem.

After I got into Ubuntu 9.10, I modified grub.cfg to not run the grub search command and upgraded to Lucid Lynx Beta 2. I guessed somehow grub and my hard drive did not get along. This work around fixed grub error out of disk and no such device.