A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… And here is Stallman, an avid folk dancer, busting a move to Soulja Boy: Here is Stallman patiently enduring a stupid question from an insufferable nerd, and then (at about 1:56) quickly eating some gunk that he’s dug up from between his toes: Tomorrow, March 16, is Richard M. Stallman’s 60th birthday. Stallman, also known as “rms,” is the father of the Free Software movement and the creator of the GNU Project and the GNU General Public License, or GPL. Some of the GNU stuff ended up in Linux, which is why he insists that anyone who speaks to him must call the operating system “GNU/Linux.”Stallman was once a prolific coder and self-proclaimed hacker, but now is more of an activist who spends much of his time traveling, giving speeches, distributing his “pleasure card” (as opposed to “business card,” geddit?) and wooing ladies. He’s also famous for having one of the most demanding contract riders in all of the world, one that lists a long list of rules governing the temperature of his sleeping quarters, what kind of pets he likes (parrots are best, but don’t buy one just for his visit!), how to speak to him and a list of foods he will not eat: “I do not eat breakfast. Please do not ask me any questions about what I will do [sic] breakfast. Please just do not bring it up.”A few years ago, when Linux was the cool new thing, Stallman seemed to be everywhere, usually arguing with someone in the “open source” movement and explaining why “free software” is not the same as “open source.” Hard to believe, but the world grew tired of this important debate and lately we don’t hear much from Stallman.But in honor of his special day, I’ve compiled some of my favorite Stallman videos. (I’ve left out the ones where he goes nuts at some event and starts shouting at people, but you can find them on your own.)Here is Stallman showing off his incredibly good Spanish accent and then singing his Free Software Song: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts dan lyons Tags:#Free Software#GNU#GNU/Linux#Linux#Stallman And here are some of Stallman’s worshippers performing the Free Software Song. But I warn you – once you watch this video, you will never be able to unwatch it. Consider yourself warned. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Content Marketing is not prospecting. Even if there is a call to action, you are not asking your client for a meeting to explore change. This is the above the funnel work that helps you create awareness and capture mindshare, both of which are helpful to your prospecting efforts.Social Selling is also not prospecting. It can create an awareness, mindshare, and it can potentially make prospecting easier because of the familiarity it creates. Because it lacks the request for a meeting, it isn’t prospecting. It’s another above the funnel activity.Nurturing your dream clients with insights and ideas, something I believe to be critical to sales now, is also not prospecting. When you provide value without making an ask, you are not actually prospecting. You might be tilling the soil and planting seeds, but without the ask, it’s not prospecting.Because of all these things can—and sometimes do—create an inbound opportunity (an outcome worth pursuing) they are confused with prospecting. But because there is no ask for a meeting explore change, it’s not prospecting. If you call these things prospecting, then you must measure the results in the same way that you would measure them using traditional forms of prospecting.If you make twenty calls and schedule one appointment, you have a 5 percent effectiveness from this method of prospecting. If you publish a blog post with a call to action that is viewed 2,800 times and results in no new opportunities, you have a 0 percent effectiveness rating from that method. This is true even if you ask the person viewing the blog post to download a piece of content and they provide you with their phone number and email address without agreeing to a meeting to explore change. While the blog post might generate excellent leads, you still have to prospect to create an opportunity.Just like it’s not the first phone call that generates a meeting, it’s not the first blog post either. If what you are doing doesn’t have people beating a path to your door, it’s not enough for you to give up outbound prospecting.As you think about your approach to opportunity creation, it’s important to understand the goals and outcomes of the activities you engage in. Above the funnel, passive activities that can occasionally produce opportunities isn’t prospecting. Prospecting is the proactive outreach that moves prospects into your funnel. Believing that your content marketing is going to generate enough opportunities to fill your pipeline is foolish and expects too much of an above the funnel activity. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
UP NEXT:Timberwolves: Host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.Thunder: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrew Wiggins’ 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMinnesota led 61-54 at halftime behind 13 points from Towns and 10 from Wiggins.Adams scored 14 points before the break. MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Timberwolves fought off several bursts by the Thunder and led 88-75 at the end of the third quarter.The Thunder opened the fourth quarter with a five-point run that led to a Minnesota timeout. Oklahoma City continued the surge and got the crowd back into the game. A three-point play by Anthony cut Minnesota’s lead to 90-87 as Westbrook returned to the game from a rest.Adams converted a three-point play to cut Minnesota’s lead to 106-105 with 1:50 to go, and a 3-pointer by Westbrook tied the game at 110.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Taj Gibson, who started for the Thunder at the end of last season, had 11 points and 10 rebounds. He barely got the ball inbounds on the final play. … Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to lead 28-23. … Minnesota beat Utah at home on Friday. … Jeff Teague scored 19 points and Jimmy Butler added 15.Thunder: Adams had eight points on 4-for-5 shooting in the first quarter. … Six Thunder players scored in double figures. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winless Suns fire Earl Watson after 3 games this season Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
After a disappointing loss in their opening match, Kings XI Punjab will have to get their act together pretty quickly to bring their campaign on tract when they take on in-form Chennai Super Kings in their second match of the Indian Premier League in Mohali on Wednesday.Having lost to debutantes Pune Warriors by seven wickets in their last game in Mumbai, Adam Gilchrist-led Kings XI Punjab start as underdogs and will require a huge effort to bounce back into the tournament.Describing the defeat at the hands of Pune Warriors as a poor all-round performance, Gilchrist had said that the team would take a little time to settle down.Barring their semi-final appearance in the first edition of the IPL in 2008, the KXIP could not do much despite having big stars including Yuvraj Singh, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who are now leading different IPL sides, in the later editions and they will be desperate to prove a point with a new-look team this time.KXIP crumbled to nine for four against Pune to eventually get bundled out for a 112 in their last outing and if they want to have any chance against Chennai, they would definitely need Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, Paul Valthaty, Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar and Sunny Singh to fire with their bat.Bowlers in leg spinner Piyush Chawla, medium pacers Praveen Kumar and Nathan Rimmington, who could do little while defending a small total, would look to play to their potential.Defending champions Chennai, led by the World-Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, made a good start to their campaign prevailing over Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in the tournament opener and they would look to carry the momentum.advertisementDhoni and his trusted lieutenant Suresh Raina would be key in the batting department while young Anirudha Srikkanth, riding high on confidence after his 64-run knock against the Knight Riders, would also look to carry on with his rhythm.South African allrounder Albie Morkel and 35-year-old Kiwi veteran all-rounder Scott Styris, lend strength to the side.The bowling department also looks solid with Morkel, off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, Styris, Kiwi pacer Tim Southee and Sri Lankan Suraj Randiv. In fact, Chennai would like to see Morkel and Southee exploit the bouncy track at Mohali.- With PTI inputs
Mauro Icardi always intended to remain at Inter over the summer, claims the striker’s agent, with there a desire on his part to follow in the footsteps of club icon Javier Zanetti.Having shown himself to be one of the most fearsome frontmen in Serie A, the Argentina international has seen his future called into question on a regular basis.Icardi is Inter’s most prized asset, as their leading marksman and club captain, and they have regularly had to fend off talk of interest in his services from afar. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A switch to Real Madrid was mooted again during the last transfer window, while it has also been revealed that Juventus saw the 25-year-old as a possible alternative to Cristiano Ronaldo.Wanda Nara, Icardi’s wife and representative, has, however, declared that a move was never seriously considered by a man who has already spent five years at San Siro.She told Canale 5: “Staying at one club for a long time is an added value.“His choice has always been to stay at Inter, and the fans recognise that.“Having examples like [Javier] Zanetti at Inter and [Francesco] Totti at Roma is an added value, and good for anyone who comes to the club.”Inter are currently working on fresh terms for a player whose current deal includes a €110 million (£98m/$129m) release clause.Putting an extension in place should help to end the exit talk and allow Icardi to focus on the present and future.Nara believes there are good times ahead for club and country, with Argentina expected to pair last season’s joint-top scorer in Serie A with Juve star Paulo Dybala as they seek to recover from a disappointing showing at the 2018 World Cup.“In Argentina, Dybala is seen as a champion,” she added.“He played a few minutes with Mauro in the last match for the Argentine national team and they did well.“He and Icardi will be the starting pair in the future.”Icardi, who netted 29 times across all competitions in 2017-18, is already up and running in the current campaign, with two efforts in six outings taking him to 109 goals in just 188 appearances for Inter.
A walk-on quarterback recently added to LSU’s roster is probably the most-appropriately named player in the history of the program. Meet Tiger Scheyd, a 6-foot, 179-pound redshirt freshman QB who became a member of Les Miles’ program this spring. Scheyd is surely deserving of his spot on the roster, but even if he’s not, his first name alone is reason enough to become a member of the Tigers. Momma we made it! pic.twitter.com/5qDcCtmPgy— Tiger Scheyd (@TigerScheyd) February 19, 2015Scheyd is from Miramar Beach, Fla.. He played his high school football at Fort Walton Beach. LSU opens its season Sept. 5 against McNeese State.
Story Highlights Motorists and pedestrians in Montego Bay, St. James, say the presence of members of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) has brought greater security and public order to the streets of the Second City. Motorists and pedestrians in Montego Bay, St. James, say the presence of members of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) has brought greater security and public order to the streets of the Second City.In a vox pop conducted by JIS News on October 3, members of the public welcomed the PSTEB police officers, noting that they have made a significant difference in the flow of traffic, especially at peak hours.However, some citizens argue that the policemen and policewomen, decked in their neon yellow vests, need to place greater focus along some roadways, including Megabyte Drive in the vicinity of Vista Print; Sam Sharpe Square and along Orange Street.Following are the responses of persons who spoke with JIS News:(1) “This is what Montego Bay needed a long time. I see them cover almost everywhere already. I saw them on St. James Street; I saw them on Howard Cooke Boulevard; I saw them out at Gloucester Avenue and Barnett Street. I think they are doing a wonderful job.”JUTA Tour Operator, Sydney Bennett(2) “The initiative has been a really brilliant one. It has made a difference in terms of additional security, in terms of visibility and in terms of traffic control, which I believe we were desperately in need of. The whole initiative has been really impactful.”Motorist, Hillary Clarke (3) “I have seen them one time along Union Street. When I am coming from Paradise on Albion Road to come around Cornwall College and straight down to Orange Street, we would like to see more police around that side, even two of the new ones. I am telling you, if we see the uniformed personnel around there, then people will abide by the rules. As long as there is no police around there, there will be chaos.”Clive Blackwood, Taxi operator who plies the Paradise, Norwood to Montego Bay route(4) “The traffic in the peak hours is a little bit difficult, so when you have the police around it’s a little easier. Right at Vista Print, I was thinking about a stoplight there, but this morning (Wednesday, October 3), I saw one of the officers there and it was little easier,” he said.Taxi Operator, Derrick James, who plies the Irwin Meadows to Montego Bay route(5) “Mi feel good ‘bout dem. Since dem deh ‘round, the traffic get fi more clear, and because more time you used to stop in the traffic fi long time, when dem come ‘round, the traffic always clear up.”Pedestrian and vendor who gives his name as Roger (6) “It’s pretty good… because you can see the police officers from far. They are working well. I love it,” he said.Jermaine, Pedestrian