I worked at Sybase for eight years under John Chen, the new CEO of BlackBerry. He was an interesting CEO – refreshingly (almost appallingly) frank. I remember he once came to the Waterloo office and told us that our market was shrinking, and that he felt like the captain of a leaky boat that was . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: Will/Should John Chen move BlackBerry to California?
Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/26/pol-backbench-mps-rebel-against-pmo-control.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/03/26/toronto-roll-up-the-rim.html
The Blackberry 10 has just been unveiled, and the question returns: Blackberry, iPhone or Google-based Android smart phone? Here are some thoughts, techno-weenie talk aside. We’re talking pure functionality and ethics here, not who has the best gizmo-gadgetry whiz-bang for the buck. Google is a partner in evil, willingly collaborating with the super-creepy NSA’s deeply . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: The New Blackberry 10 – Time to ditch Apple and Google both
This morning on short news piece about how RIM did better than expected, but is still losing sales in the US, the announcer pronounced ‘Silicone Valley’ referring to, we’ll, you get it…
Filed under: art, cartoon Tagged: CBC, RIM, Silicon, silicone
. . . → Read More: cartoon life: Hey, folks, let’s try to get this right…
If you go to Google News and type RIM layoffs and sort by date, you’ll see a whole bunch of articles about the recent layoffs in Halifax: exact number (95), how it was done (employees were called to a meeting and told by video conference), how employees feel about how it was done (angry), and . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: RIM Layoffs in Waterloo? Deafening Silence
I don’t have any argument today, just a report of some things I’ve read. I have been trying to find information on Waterloo’s vulnerability to the problems at RIM.
The Economic Times of India (link) says that nearly one third of the city of Waterloo’s office/plant space is owned or leased by RIM. That seems . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: RIM and Waterloo
Happy Canada Day edition! ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— About these “Harper Hates Me” buttons – I’m coming down on this issue on a side that you might not expect… Public servants who got in trouble for wearing “Stephen Harper Hates Me” buttons to work are fighting back. Several employees at the Canada Revenue Agency who were told to . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…
While I hope noone loses their job, it’s not looking good. Here are job hunting tips that worked for me. These might be of general interest but are aimed at technical writers in Waterloo.
Post your resume on monster.ca, workopolis.com, and linkedin.com. Keep in mind that employers and recruiters search these sites electronically, so make . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: Some tips for finding a job
It looks like my predictions about Blockbuster and RIM are coming true. In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I discuss what options are available to Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, in the shadow of a massive stock price drop. We talk about what this means for the . . . → Read More: djkelly.ca: CBC Radio column: RIM stock dives, what’s next for the BlackBerry maker?
Being an iPad user, this video caught my attention. Those who have tablet computers know browsing is, if not, then the most important element of owning one. In regard to the browser, I absolutely despise how the iPad does not have support for Adobe Flash. I understand the reason for this is the unstable history . . . → Read More: The Global Express: iPad vs Playbook: You’ll Be Surprised.