If you know your enemies and know yourself - Sun Tzu alvin June 3, 2018 - 5:49am

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”

~ Sun Tzu

Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy

This photo is from an interesting article titled, Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy.

From the beginning of the article: “Microsoft could learn much from Sun Tzu. Over the past fifteen to twenty years, Microsoft has engaged in the very worst kind of generalship. Microsoft has allowed their competitors to join forces and successfully scheme against them. Microsoft has responded to the successes of their competitors by forswearing their strongest weapons, abandoning their strongest defensive positions and rushing to attack their competitors wherever they may be, even if those battlefields were located where Microsoft was at its weakest and their competitors were are at their strongest. When these attacks inevitably failed, Microsoft resorted to wars of attrition. Yet in these wars of attrition, it was Microsoft, not their opponents, who suffered most, taking disproportionally greater losses than they inflicted.”

Ant WAR task - A sample Ant build script that builds a WAR file

You'll probably have to know a little bit about Java, Ant, and build files for this sample build.xml file to be any use to you, but if you're looking for a sample Ant build script that can be used to create a war file, or one that simple uses a war task, this example might work for you.

I'm not going to provide any explanation of any of this right now, but if I have time in the future I'll come back here and add a few comments about how this build script works.

Sat, Oct. 9, 2004 (Bumper sticker from the 1960's)

While digging through an old book this morning, I ran across this bumper sticker message from the 1960's:

"An atomic war could ruin your day"

I was born in '63 and don't remember most things like this, but it must have been an interesting time.