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Archive for 2014

Communication Skills

I have been in development and project management field for more than a decade now, and if you ask me what is the most important skill after problem solving in this field, I would probably say without any reservation that it’s “Written Communication Skills”.

While verbal communication is very effective in most of the fields, in the outsourcing business, it’s mostly the written communication which matters most. In fact, in the role of Project Manager, effective written communication is even more important than programming and other software development roles. Mostly, there is always some valid excuse for most of the development related issues. If nothing works or apply, you can save yourself by just saying “Human Error!”. However, I don’t think this applies to the communication field. One bad email, and there are great chances that you will loose the project and/or client forever…

I have IPTV connection at my home, and use it to watch TV (though not frequently). I have also an IPTV PC Application installed, and rarely use it to test the TV connection. I have Windows 8.1 and in the past it worked flawlessly on the both PC and my SmartTV.

However, last week when I tried to run the PC application, no channel was playing; even though it was streaming correctly on SmartTV, and other PC and OS-X machines at home fine. As it worked in past for the same PC and Windows installation, I knew it has to something with some recent software configuration changes…

Clover on EFI Partition

Once I had the Mountain Lion up and running on my HP Envy 15t-J001 machine, the next step was to setup a boot loader, so that I can boot it without the USB every time.

I was using Clover, and it has pretty good support for the EFI Motherboards. However, my only concern was I didn’t wanted to loose the HP Recovery partition by accident or incorrect configuration. Plus I wanted to keep the current boot loader, but still somehow boot to OS-X without using USB…