Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's up? Innovation to fortification, that's what's up!

It's been a long time since my last blog, for you blog lovers out there. There's been allot of action in the innovation arena, and I've been busy keep on top of it all and giving what I have to the development of it. A privilege, no doubt, but hard work, and price to pay (from time to personal relationships and time).

A few questions that Engineers and Entrepreneurs have, that I'd like to clarify and demystify with a few mouthful of words. From keeping my nose in the grindstone, people (engineers,developers,innovators) are all wondering what's the best way to go forward with it all. There are so many programming paradigms to choose from (object oriented programming, functional, procedural), and so many Engineering models (agile, waterfall, etc). What's the best one engineering model? Which is the best programming paradigm to choose from? Which will ensure a start up companies success in a innovative, ever changing climate? How do you hit a moving target? Which will ensure a company who's no longer in innovation mode however in the process of battling the ever growing competition?

For innovative companies out there that are chasing a new idea, the best way to hit the moving target is to keep it simple, keep it usable, and keep it testable. The best method to go forward with their development is a choose a language with development speed, competitive market value for skills involved in implementation, and purely functional programming. What this does is give you speed (speed over power always wins, according to martial arts discipline), low volume in labor, and frugal budgeting for your fast running out investment almighty dollars/yen/pounds/currency.

For companies out there who have already hit the moving target, got to the market first, it's time to think scalability. What does scalabality mean in the context that it is used here? (In electronics (including hardware, communication and software) scalability is the ability of a system, network, or process, to handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth from This means fortification of the business, and switching from functional programming paradigm by re-factoring the existing code into re-useable classes, unit tests that cover the rigorous documented test cases, and in turn allow for a well layered application. This scalability can be reached at several layers: software, hardware, architecture.

I look forward in getting your views from business/academia on what your thoughts on bridging the two.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bloggin with Integrity. That's what's up!

For all the marketing blogs out there, here's a site that is a intermediate step on differentiating authentic genuine blogs vs bloggers who are getting sponsored and having their subjective opinions emotionally persuaded in order to dismay the honesty of their blogs.

The name of the site is and their mission is to express a code of conduct for blogger. For all the authentic non-corporate sponsored blogger out there you can sign the pledge here get the cool badge to stick on your blogs and view the list of the pledge here

I'm now following Blog With Integrity on Twitter

Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 - the year I became Facebook friends with Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf on Facebook, that's what's up! I've always been a fan of Vint Cerf (if you already don't know all about him read here and watched youtube videos covering interviews with the man. But only a few sleepless nights ago, I wondered to myself if Vint Cerf is on Facebook. I searched, and poof! There he was. I sent a request to become his Facebook friend and magically here is my new Facebook friend - Vint Cerf.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"OMG" ! That's what's up!

So the other day I was taking lunch with my girlfriend on Beverly Drive off of Charleville in Beverly Hills and she pointed out to me the conversation these two approximately 6 year old kids were having. The older sister was telling the younger brother "Maybe instead of 'o my god' we should use 'OMG'". Now I know we are the home growers of trend setters here in Los Angeles, but this goes to show the impact of the Internet (social networking / dating / entertainment) on us. Vint Cert (founder of the Internet's TCP/IP) who holds the position of Internet Evangelist at Google pointed out during his conference on Tracking the Internet into the 21st Century that the next generation of Internet users will be introduced to the Internet via mobile devices. While Googooling around "the future of social networking" I eventually got led to Danah Boyd's blog and found this interesting article on Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites:
The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage
Social Life
where she points out a quote on teenagers not existing for their friends if they don't have a Myspace.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cisco On-Stage Telepresence Holographic Video Conferencing

I was reading up on Kehles' blog about Cisco's TelePresence product. The Cisco TelePresence product is a collaboration between Musion and Cisco. Watch the demo on their site here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bardia Afshin Facebook is up. Add me and hit me up.

If you want to add me to your Facebook friends list, you can by clicking here Bardia Afshin

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Check yourself before you wreck yourself! is up!

Eureka from Planet Euraka is up! I just read this article on Planet Eureka. What is it about? It's about connecting INNOVATORS of all ages and education backgrounds with Corporations/Businesses of small to large sizes in plain English (no confusing jargon). I've signed up for their news updates, I'll keep you updated with what the word is on the street. In the meantime, if you're interested for more information you can read about on and Tuscal news or better yet Google it for yourself