Monthly Archives: March 2009

Lost all my Outlook mail!

March 29, 2009

I was playing with firefox to set up some more profiles (I’m coding some more auto generation for my startpages directly from the firefox bookmarks)(e.g. http://populair.eu is fully auto-generated from my firefox bookmarks).

However when I accidently created a firefox profile directly in the root of my c:\edward directory, I decided to undo it, just "delete profile", "check", "next". *krrrrrrrrr* *realization* *stop, break,stop process*

But — it already was halfway deleting my complete c:\edward directory which obviously contains everything I want to backup and save. The bad thing is that my last manual backup was on the 1st of februari, meaning: I lost the last 2 months. Most of it, as far as I can see is recoverable (can’t really determine the exact listing in it) (probably some more will turn up)

But… the c:\edward\outlook directory is unrecovarable meaning… I lost the last 2 months of e-mails, which contained an AWFUL lot of todo e-mails, request for webpages, other directories full of needed saved attachments, additions and the latest agenda appointments.

*ARGH* *ARGH* *ARGH*

The not smart thing is that I have an auto-backup tool INSTALLED that auto copies this directory to my NAS. However… I didnt find the time yet in the past two months to manually hit that single button. It’s a good move anyway to make that one obligatory now (wise lesson again).

So…. IF you have sent my an e-mail lately and I haven’t replied (I also import all gmail ones) then … please send again. I also lost my agenda so if I miss an appointment thats why.

update: I found: Bug 302087 – Inadequate warning before Profile Manager deletes non-Mozilla files

22 tips for Project Managers

March 28, 2009

From here:

1. Projects with realistic budgets and timetables don’t get approved

2. Activity in the early stages should be dedicated to finding the correct questions

3. The more desperate the situation the more optimistic the progress report

4. A user is somebody who rejects the system because it’s what he asked for

5. The difference between project success and failure is a good PR company

6. Nothing is impossible for the person who doesn’t have to do it

7. Every failing, overly ambitious project, has at its heart a series of successful small ones trying to escape

8. A freeze on change melts whenever heat is applied

9. There’s never enough time to do it right first time

10. You understood what I said, not what I meant

11. If you don’t know where you’re going, just talk about specifics

12. If at first you don’t succeed, rename the project

13. Everyone wants a strong project manager – until they get him

14. Only idiots own up to what they really know (thank you to President Nixon)

15. The worst project managers sleep at night

16. A failing project has benefits which are always spoken of in the future tense

17. Projects don’t fail in the end; they fail at conception

18. Visions are usually treatable

19. Overly ambitious projects can never fail if they have a beginning, middle and no end

20. In government we never punish error, only its disclosure

21. The most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest

22. A realist is one who’s presciently disappointed in the future

Article 1

March 27, 2009

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In the real world however there is only a small set of people enjoying these rights. And what is the “or else….” consequence following out of it? So what happens to people who do not act towards  one another in a spirit of brotherhood?

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