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  • Anthropological meaning of work | Informatech CR Blog
    facts which sustain the business model If you are not good for a job well you are not good for a job and that simple fact means you may not be suitable to work in that line of business But when you are suitable when you are a valuable contributor and when you are providing more that just earnings to a company if even when that is the case you are still replaceable and set apart mainly because of what you cost then something is really wrong with that company s concept of the value of work I think and it is me of course that a world driven by these capitalized human principles may lead people to believe that capital is more important than themselves and in such a scenario people are prevented form discovering the real foundation of what work is really all about people When I started to realize that people in any scenario an spite what any CEO may say people are what really matter in the end I started to think differently about the real meaning of having a job I started to understand what I should try to focus on when I chose where to work and more importantly not to work I think the real meaning of work from a human perspective hence the anthropological word in the title is to embrace an activity that will provide you with your human basic needs but also something that will dignify you as an individual and that can bring joy and meaning to your existence It doesn t come for free I have to say We still sometimes need to work on things we don t like just to make a living but again as I said before we always have the choice to change what we are doing and search for a place to work where we can have enough money dignity joy and satisfaction as human individuals who transcend the mere material things we can buy Just ask yourself if you see a guy on the street playing the harmonica for some coins would you think right away that he is a loser even if the guy is visibly happy I m not saying we all have to be poor or working pro bono to be happy I m just asking what will you think right away of someone else who is poor by choice or works pro bono At this point in my life I rather chose a place where I m eager to go to work everyday because of the great working environment somewhere where I will feel appreciated even if I m not a money making machine a place where I can be myself and at the same time do what I love even to the point of be willing to go the extra mile Just because And if I ever need to chose a fashion place just for the extra bucks which may happen out of multiple reasons life

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  • Poll: Favorite Vacation Spot in Costa Rica | Informatech CR Blog
    and valleys Then Regarding beaches 1 Guanacaste s and the best is Conchal 2 Limon s Punta Uva Manzanillo Cahuita beautiful places 3 Pacifico Central just because of Manuel Antonio 4 Pacifico Sur Bahía Ballena Regarding Mountains and valleys 1 Zona norte Fortuna Arenal 2 Monteverde Rio Celeste 3 Chirripo 4 Mountains Volcano s near central Valley Reply Ariel says October 29 2010 at 10 33 am It s a tough one Each one of those places has their own thing But I would have to choose Guanacaste Playa Minas is the best Reply pjpalm801 says October 29 2010 at 7 51 pm Sue and I have been to Arenal Guanacaste Conchal Manuel Antonio and I have been to Jaco As far as our favorite it s probably Guanacaste only because we re big fans of all inclusive resorts As far as relaxing Arenal was pretty great And as far as seeing monkeys and enjoying the views of the Pacific we really loved Manuel Antonio What should we do next time hint Sue loves white sandy beaches Reply Leave a Reply to Ariel Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your

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  • BackCountry Hackathon 2012: Informatech Wins API Category | Informatech CR Blog
    using the competition APIs to build a comment and review search engine and thus Community Mining was born The APIs gave us data in JSON so using a proxy webserver we queried the data and in JavaScript analyzed graphed and displayed the results Our tech stack included Tomcat 7 jQuery jQuery UI YUI Grids Raphaël Vector Library Lots of JavaScript code We completed the main feature set about an hour before the deadline and our app proudly ran in desktop smartphone and tablet browsers What does it look like Well here you go What was learned Speaking from a strictly personal perspective I have to say that after the rush of more than 36 hours of work and the pride of feeling I still got it wore off The main takeaway was you have to choose your team well Your teammates must be talented Sometimes less people is actually better as it allows easier coordination that was the case here And very importantly you have to trust the people next to you not to blow up when the stress is high Adriana and Johan certainly fit the bill All in all good fun Michael Holst 9 933333 84 083333 Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related October 29 2012 by pjpalm801 Categories Informatech Mobile Web 1 Comment Post navigation New Hackathon Challenge Desarrollando América 2012 Java Infinite Streams One thought on BackCountry Hackathon 2012 Informatech Wins API Category Phil Palmer says October 29 2012 at 9 16 pm Great stuff Mike Adriana and Johan Reply Leave a Reply to Phil Palmer Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log

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  • Win a brand-spanking-new iPod Nano for you and one of your friends | Informatech CR Blog
    wall the name of the Informatech employee that referred you type an before to tag them So if you re already an employee you have to get your friends to sign up if you re not you have to get one become their friend and tag them on our wall On Thu November 25th we ll be giving out one iPod to the Informatech employee that has the most referrals and amongst all his her group randomly choose a winner for the other Nano Super simple but remember you can t like and unlike the page in order to participate 9 933333 84 083333 Share this Email Facebook Twitter Like this Like Loading Related November 15 2010 by pjpalm801 Categories Informatech Tags contest ipod nano 1 Comment Post navigation PHP Web enable anything Zendcon 2010 iPod Poll What Colors Should Phil Get One thought on Win a brand spanking new iPod Nano for you and one of your friends Pingback 2010 in review Informatech CR Blog Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using

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  • iPod Poll: What Colors Should Phil Get? | Informatech CR Blog
    brand spanking new iPod Nano for you and one of your friends Celebrating Thanksgiving in Costa Rica Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are

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  • Programmer Jokes | Informatech CR Blog
    when he died One day in the future he was unexpectedly resurrected When he asked why he was unfrozen he was told It s the year 9999 and you know Cobol A geologist and a Java programmer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY The geologist leans over to the programmer and asks if he would like to play a fun game The programmer just wants to take a nap so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks The geologist persists and explains that the game is real easy and a lotta fun He explains I ask you a question and if you don t know the answer you pay me 5 Then you ask me a question and if I don t know the answer I ll pay you 5 Again the programmer politely declines and tries to get to sleep The geologist now somewhat agitated says OK if you don t know the answer you pay me 5 and if I don t know the answer I ll pay you 50 This catches the programmer s attention and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays so he agrees to the game The geologist asks the first question What s the distance from the Earth to the moon The programmer doesn t say a word but reaches into his wallet pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the geologist Now it s the programmer s turn He asks the Geologist What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on four The geologist looks up at him with a puzzled look He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress Frustrated he sends e mail to his co workers all to no avail After about an hour he wakes the programmer and hands him 50 The programmer politely takes the 50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep The Geologist is more than a little miffed shakes the programmer and asks Well so what s the answer Without a word the programmer reaches into his wallet hands the geologist 5 and turns away to get back to sleep Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt The driver a man dressed in an Armani suit Cerutti shoes Ray Ban sunglasses TAG Heuer wrist watch and a Versace tie gets out and asks the Shepherd Man If I can tell you how many sheep you have will you give me one of them The shepherd looks at the young man and then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies Shepherd Okay The young man parks the car connects his laptop to the

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  • Programmer Jokes | Informatech CR Blog
    frozen when he died One day in the future he was unexpectedly resurrected When he asked why he was unfrozen he was told It s the year 9999 and you know Cobol A geologist and a Java programmer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY The geologist leans over to the programmer and asks if he would like to play a fun game The programmer just wants to take a nap so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks The geologist persists and explains that the game is real easy and a lotta fun He explains I ask you a question and if you don t know the answer you pay me 5 Then you ask me a question and if I don t know the answer I ll pay you 5 Again the programmer politely declines and tries to get to sleep The geologist now somewhat agitated says OK if you don t know the answer you pay me 5 and if I don t know the answer I ll pay you 50 This catches the programmer s attention and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays so he agrees to the game The geologist asks the first question What s the distance from the Earth to the moon The programmer doesn t say a word but reaches into his wallet pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the geologist Now it s the programmer s turn He asks the Geologist What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on four The geologist looks up at him with a puzzled look He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress Frustrated he sends e mail to his co workers all to no avail After about an hour he wakes the programmer and hands him 50 The programmer politely takes the 50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep The Geologist is more than a little miffed shakes the programmer and asks Well so what s the answer Without a word the programmer reaches into his wallet hands the geologist 5 and turns away to get back to sleep Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt The driver a man dressed in an Armani suit Cerutti shoes Ray Ban sunglasses TAG Heuer wrist watch and a Versace tie gets out and asks the Shepherd Man If I can tell you how many sheep you have will you give me one of them The shepherd looks at the young man and then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and replies Shepherd Okay The young man parks the car connects his laptop to

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  • Java Lambda Expressions vs Method References | Informatech CR Blog
    4 5 List Integer numbers map Integer new digits This conveys the same meaning take a string and make me an integer out of it It is the perfect task for our Integer String constructor Instance Method Reference to Arbitrary Objects Consider now the existence of a class named Jedi defined as follows public class Jedi private String name private int power public Jedi String name int power this name name this power power public String getName return name public int getPower return power equals hashCode toString Now consider that we had a list of jedis and we would like to use our previous function map to extract the name from every jedi and generate a list of names out of the list of jedis Somewhat like this using lambda expressions List Jedi jedis asList new Jedi Obi wan 80 new Jedi Anakin 25 new Jedi Yoda 500 List String names map jedi jedi getName jedis The interesting observation here is that the parameter jedi is the argument for the apply method in the Function reference And we use that reference to a jedi to invoke on it the method getName In other words we invoke a method on the reference we receive as argument So we could simplify this implementation by using an instance method reference as follows List Jedi jedi asList new Jedi Obi wan 80 new Jedi Anakin 25 new Jedi Yoda 500 List String names map Jedi getName jedi Again the interesting aspect of this type of method reference is that the method getName is an instance method Therefore the target of its invocation must be an instance which in this case is an arbitrary object being provided as the argument for the method apply in the Function interface definition Instance Method Reference to a Specific Object Let s consider the existence of functional interface named Consumer as follows public interface Consumer T public void accept T t And let s define a method capable of using a consumer to consume all the elements of a given list like this static void forEach Consumer T consumer List T source for T item source consumer accept item Imagine that now we would like to print all the elements contained in a list and for that purpose we could define a consumer using a lambda expressions List Integer numbers asList 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 forEach n System out println n numbers However we could also make the observation that the method println has the same signature that our Consumer has it receives an integer and does something with it in this case it prints it to the main output However we cannot specify that this is an arbitrary instance method reference by saying PrintStream println because in this case the Consumer interface method accept does not receive as one of its arguments the PrintStream object on which we may want to invoke the method println Conversely we already know which is the target

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