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Sunday, February 26, 2006

ADSL Modem – USB Vs Ethernet (RJ45)

From the time ADSL has been introduced to Sri Lanka, one of the main question people ask when buying a modem is, should I buy a USB Modem or a Ethernet Modem (the one with RJ45 connectors). US Robotics tries to answer that question for you in this white paper.

Choose USB if:

Choose Ethernet if:

There are other limitations with the USB Modems,

The last two observations are just from the experiences I have had with couple of USB Modems (Prolink, Planet) and couple of Ethernet Modems (Netgear, Aztech). Both USB modems lacked the ability to reconnect automatically after a disconnection and ability to manage connection themselves rather than having to dial in with the user name and password every time.

My advise, always go for a Ethernet Modem.

posted by 88Pro / Sunday, February 26, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006


In a technology company, specially a software development outfit,

1. Company has a free lunch policy for all it's employees.
2. The executives gets to eat buffet from five star menu.
3. Developers/Engineers are served with pretty much normal food from some unknown caterers.

Is it fair? I am sure all of you will answer that it isn't fair.

1. Company decides get medical insurance policy for all the staff members.
2. The executives get more financial coverage.
3. The Developers/Engineers are covered less, a lesser coverage than executives.

Is it fair? Are the juniors less prone to illness? I am not sure about the answer either. If you have an opinion share it here.

Let me end it with an extract from Joel's compensation Article,

“Benefits are given equally to all full-time employees. (We may end up with categories like intern and temp with more limited benefits). Some employees may get more "value" out of their benefits than others (e.g., if they use the health clubs).” [Source]

posted by 88Pro / Friday, February 03, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Art of Recruiting

"Frankly, you should recruit every employee every day because when they go home at night, you might never see them again if you don't keep the lovin' going."[source]

posted by 88Pro / Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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