[OT] - Requesting Comments for Process Definition and Presentation

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

I ask here, as I have criticized those 2 groups publically - and would like to give the possibility to reverse the criticism - again publically.

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Please simply visit

http//:lazaridis.com

what do you like?

what do you dislike?

are there points that you do not understand?

do you have any suggestions for terminology changes?

do you have any other suggestion (marketing, presentation, etc.)?

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You can use private email, the anonymous contact-form on the website and of course this medium here (c.l.p / c.l.r).

Your feedback is _very_ important to me.

Greetings!

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Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

I ask here, as I have criticized those 2 groups publically - and would like to give the possibility to reverse the criticism - again publically.

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Please simply visit

http//:lazaridis.com

what do you like?

what do you dislike?

are there points that you do not understand?

What is the goal of your posting and the intended purpose of
http://lazaridis.com ???
I can't see anything at this site what would make sense to me.

Claudio

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do you have any suggestions for terminology changes?

do you have any other suggestion (marketing, presentation, etc.)?

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You can use private email, the anonymous contact-form on the website and of course this medium here (c.l.p / c.l.r).

Your feedback is _very_ important to me.

Greetings!

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Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

I ask here, as I have criticized those 2 groups publically - and would
like to give the possibility to reverse the criticism - again publically.

-

Please simply visit

http//:lazaridis.com

what do you like?

what do you dislike?

are there points that you do not understand?

do you have any suggestions for terminology changes?

do you have any other suggestion (marketing, presentation, etc.)?

-

You can use private email, the anonymous contact-form on the website and
  of course this medium here (c.l.p / c.l.r).

Your feedback is _very_ important to me.

Greetings!

Hi Ilias,

I like the overall style of your site - clean layout, good colour
scheme - but there are a number of spelling and grammar errors, (eg.
'diagrams' not 'diagramms', and the past participle of 'feed' is 'fed'
not 'feeded'), which stand out to a native English speaker.

Also, your Usenet posting style is quite terse, almost like bullet
points, and your site reflects this (IMHO). Flow-charts and bulleted
lists certainly have their place, but they're a bit impersonal - maybe
some more prose would help to present your ideas better?

Having said that, parts of the site maybe have too much information.
The people to whom you want to sell your service probably don't want to
know the implementation details of this service.

"Making IT efficient" is certainly a noble aspiration, I hope you can
make it a profitable one but it'll be a tough market!

All the best

Gerard

Gerard Flanagan wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

I ask here, as I have criticized those 2 groups publically - and would
like to give the possibility to reverse the criticism - again publically.

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Hi Ilias,

I like the overall style of your site - clean layout, good colour
scheme -

thanks.

but there are a number of spelling and grammar errors, (eg.
'diagrams' not 'diagramms', and the past participle of 'feed' is 'fed'
not 'feeded'), which stand out to a native English speaker.

I gues I have to apply a spell-check at minimum.

Also, your Usenet posting style is quite terse, almost like bullet
points, and your site reflects this (IMHO).

You are right.

This is my way of managing the complexity.

Flow-charts and bulleted
lists certainly have their place, but they're a bit impersonal - maybe
some more prose would help to present your ideas better?

Again you are right.

The bulleted lists are essentially used by myself to get clarity (the effort to rearrange a bulleted list is small)

The diagrams are used to display the same structures graphically. This way I get more clarity and rearrange the bulleted lists.

Textual descriptions (a few exist on the site) are used (_finally_ as the effort to reflect changes is very high)to describe things more thoroughly .

And that's where I fail mostly.

Essentially I need a native english "prose-writer" (to use your term).

Having said that, parts of the site maybe have too much information.
The people to whom you want to sell your service probably don't want to
know the implementation details of this service.

I understand your thought.

I don't know if you refere to the process definition, or to the research work.

I agree fully, that the research work (how the process has evolved) should be not presented in the "first front", as its not of intrest for a target customer.

So the main menue should be freed of the "cases" and the "project".

Instead, I should possibly add a "Sample" menue, where I publish some real-life examples.

I will apply those changes in the next hours.

"Making IT efficient" is certainly a noble aspiration, I hope you can
make it a profitable one but it'll be a tough market!

Yes, there are many companies out there.

The customer list of this one is impressive:

http://www.hammerandco.com/about-customers.asp

But I don't think that they could reengineer e.g. an open source project or the structures of the lisp community.

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I have specialized myself on public systems, like e.g. open source projects, whilst applying a method which works exclusively via internet (written conversation).

All the best

Thanks a lot!

I've gained many things through your feedback!

Gerard

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Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

[...]

Your feedback is _very_ important to me.

Based on the summary of the feedback so far, I've focused on one page - the main page:

Although it needs a review from a native english speaker, I think that this should give now a clear summary, without forcing the reader to think very much:

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"
Lazaridis ReEngineering is specialized on System Evaluation and Reengineering

We can assist you to find your strenghts & weaknesses, your opportunities & threats.

We can assist you to find the neccessary changes and the simplest ways to implement those changes with minimal effort.

Suggested changes are mostly demonstrated with comparisons or samples. Theory involvement is avoided whenever possible. This way you can verify change suggestion with a minimal time investment.

We apply a method which works via internet. This method is based exclusively on written conversation and is very pragmatic.

Our services are specialized on software-companies. The services use a top-down approach which starts from the website, goes to the product, the support, the project and can reach the source codes, especially within open source projects. The prices for our services start at 250,- €.

We offer a no-cost / no-obligation review of your website. This is the simplest way to introduce yourself to our services and to verify our skills.

Just try it - you have nothing to loose!

     Request it via e-mail or via contact form.
"

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Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

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Claudio Grondi wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

comp.lang.python / comp.lang.ruby

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I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.

I ask here, as I have criticized those 2 groups publically - and would like to give the possibility to reverse the criticism - again publically.

-

Please simply visit

http//:lazaridis.com

what do you like?

what do you dislike?

are there points that you do not understand?

What is the goal of your posting

a) to retrieve feedback subjecting the website in general

b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

http://lazaridis.com/efficiency/graph/index.html

and the intended purpose of http://lazaridis.com ???

The purpose of the website is:

a) to present the company
b) to present the reengineering services
c) to present the process which is used to reengineer systems.
d) to present some of the results (e.g. public evaluations, evaluation cases etc.)
e) to present the research work (how the process has been developed)
f) to attract inital customers (no reference customers available yet)

I can't see anything at this site what would make sense to me.

you mean, you don't understand _anything_?

so, we have no starting point.

And it seems I've many work to do.

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Claudio

do you have any suggestions for terminology changes?

do you have any other suggestion (marketing, presentation, etc.)?

-

You can use private email, the anonymous contact-form on the website and of course this medium here (c.l.p / c.l.r).

Your feedback is _very_ important to me.

Greetings!

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http://lazaridis.com

i too am none the wiser after looking at your site:

"Status

The services are available for initial Reference Customers.
Preferred Domains: Software-Development-Systems.
Preferred Projects: Open Source.

Profile

Lazaridis ReEngineering is a lightweight startup which has developed a
System Reengineering Method, based on the pragmatically defined
Independent Efficiency Management Process.

The provided services apply the Method remotely to different Systems,
with a specialization on Software Production Systems like e.g. Large
Scale Open-Source Projects or Software Companies".

The flowchart reveals nothing either.

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll. You've built something that you consider the only "object model" worth using within your mind and proceed to try bashing OO languages such as Py or Ruby because they don't fit your own object model and terminology.

No one in either c.l.p or c.l.r need you, no one wants your object model, no one wants your so-called evaluations (especially about the community leaders, your various comments about both Guido van Rossum and Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto are insulting and disrespectful), please do everyone a favor: create your damn own language, or head over to comp.lang.lisp and implement your object model in this language, Lisp is a meta-language and _nothing_ stops you from heading over and creating a new object model from scratch (that's been done countless times anyway, and the CLOS probably wouldn't fit your personal object model, so go ahead).

The fact is that you don't live in reality, you generate more buzzwords and empty acronyms than a well-trained marketroid, but guess what? that doesn't matter, unless you can prove that what you advocate _works_.

And you can't.

Both Ruby's object model and Py's object models work. They have flaws, they evolve, they grow and change, but they work, they are used in real world situations and they fit the needs of their respective communities. "Ilias Lazaridis Majic Object Model" doesn't. Period.

Just stop posting altogether, implement your damn blasted object model (or try to) in an existing language or create a new language to implement it and just leave us.

And stop spamming your damn worthless website too. Thank you very much.

I can't see anything at this site what would make sense to me.

you mean, you don't understand _anything_?

No, he means that your website just doesn't make sense. There is no purpose, no consistency, no way to understand what the website is supposed to hold, no way to find *informations* (and your colorful graphs with an informative level of somewhere below 0 do not count as information BTW).

I'll add that the color/style schemes are awfully misleading (why the hell are random words in bold-ocre, please go read a few books on interfaces and websites creation because you obviously don't have a clue there, Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think" would be a much required start), that the various categories are unclear, fuzzy and *never explained anywhere* and that you claiming that you can *review websites* (for a fee on top of that) is insulting to people with actual skills in the field.

simonh wrote:

i too am none the wiser after looking at your site:

I've documented everything very clear...

But as it looks just for myself.

Seems to become a huge problem, as I fail to rephrase this:

"Status

The services are available for initial Reference Customers.

services available = I'm not busy with a task.

There are currently no Reference Customers available (showcase for the work I've done)

Preferred Domains: Software-Development-Systems.
Preferred Projects: Open Source.

I would preferred to apply the services to software-development tools which are produced with open-source projects.

Profile

Lazaridis ReEngineering is a lightweight startup which has developed a
System Reengineering Method, based on the pragmatically defined
Independent Efficiency Management Process.

reading this here... it sounds somehow strange.

The provided services apply the Method remotely to different Systems,
with a specialization on Software Production Systems like e.g. Large
Scale Open-Source Projects or Software Companies".

and this sounds strange, too.

The flowchart reveals nothing either.

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http://lazaridis.com

Take it easy. The man asked for feedback on his website, not a critique of his
personality or honesty.

SteveT

Steve Litt
http://www.troubleshooters.com
slitt@troubleshooters.com

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On Friday 06 January 2006 10:04 am, Xavier Morel wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll.

Ilias is as famous in the Lisp community as he is in ours:

http://www.tfeb.org/lisp/mad-people.html

James Edward Gray II

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On Jan 6, 2006, at 9:04 AM, Xavier Morel wrote:

or head over to comp.lang.lisp and implement your object model in this language

<Harsh critique snipped>

Ok, I never thought I'd be defending Ilias, but I must respond to this.

Many on ruby-talk will remember our previous encounters with Ilias. I
sure do. When I saw another post from Ilias pop up a few weeks ago,
I'll admit I was "frightened". I was tempted to put out a warning for
all the new members that weren't aware of Ilias' reputation. But I
refrained, deciding people would ignore him and/or he might be
reformed.

You know what? In the last two weeks, he's not instigated any
controversy. He's posted a request for feedback, and unlike last time,
he's *listening* to that feedback (so far). Is this community the
appropriate forum for his request? Maybe not, but we can point that
out in a much nicer manner. And if you do want to give feedback on his
website, which may be inaccurate and/or horribly designed, the
criticism (for which he has asked!) shouldn't be soaked in vitriol.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe as soon as we touch on the technical
inaccuracies of his site, we'll degenerate into the same situtation as
before. But maybe not. Let's just not throw stones, even if the target
might be a dog, ok?

Jacob Fugal

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On 1/6/06, Xavier Morel <xavier.morel@masklinn.net> wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)
>
This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll.

Xavier Morel wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)
>
This is a lie, and you know it.

I've said it before, i'll say it again; medical insurance premiums
should be lower for people who know how to use killfiles.

Xavier Morel wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

You are merely some kind of strange troll. You've built something that

[...] - (off topic comments)

note to readers: most of the comments are answered within those sections:

http://lazaridis.com/core/index.html

http://lazaridis.com/core/eval/index.html

I can't see anything at this site what would make sense to me.

you mean, you don't understand _anything_?

No, he means that your website just doesn't make sense.

I have understood this. that's why I wrote:

"And it seems I've many work to do. "

There is no purpose, no consistency, no way to understand what the website is supposed to hold, no way to find *informations* (and your colorful graphs with an informative level of somewhere below 0 do not count as information BTW).

=> missing purpose and consistency
=> missing way to understand main scope of website.
=> missing way to find informations
=> graphs have no information value

I'll add that the color/style schemes are awfully misleading (why the hell are random words in bold-ocre, please go read a few books on

=> avoid bold-ocre

interfaces and websites creation because you obviously don't have a clue there, Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think" would be a much required

=> Book suggestion "Steve Krug's - Don't Make Me Think"

I operate based on public available resources.

start), that the various categories are unclear, fuzzy and *never explained anywhere*

=> categories are unclear & fuzzy
=> missing explanations for categories

and that you claiming that you can *review websites* (for a fee on top of that) is insulting to people with actual skills in the field.

from the inital message:
"
I would like to ask for feedback on the Process Definition and Presentation.

Essentially this is exactly what I've myself specialized to do.

But I cannot apply the process to my own system.
"

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Thank you for your feedback.

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TAG.evolution.criticism.harsh

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James Edward Gray II wrote:

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On Jan 6, 2006, at 9:04 AM, Xavier Morel wrote:

or head over to comp.lang.lisp and implement your object model in this language

Ilias is as famous in the Lisp community as he is in ours:

http://www.tfeb.org/lisp/mad-people.html

My spam/bozo filters have apparently been exposed to Kryptonite; I had hoped Mr. L had finally gone away, or that folks would stop encouraging him.

It seems, though, that there are always new people to entertain him.

James

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http://www.ruby-doc.org - Ruby Help & Documentation
http://www.artima.com/rubycs/ - Ruby Code & Style: Writers wanted
http://www.rubystuff.com - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff
http://www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys
http://www.30secondrule.com - Building Better Tools

I wasn't going to from say anything, but I have to admit that the site in question does come across as a carefully-crafted attempt to say nothing in as many words as possible.

Also, I don't know, the way it talks about 're-engineering' open source projects is faintly worrying to me...

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On Fri, 06 Jan 2006 15:28:50 -0000, Steve Litt <slitt@earthlink.net> wrote:

On Friday 06 January 2006 10:04 am, Xavier Morel wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll.

Take it easy. The man asked for feedback on his website, not a critique of his
personality or honesty.

--
Ross Bamford - rosco@roscopeco.remove.co.uk

Steve Litt <slitt@earthlink.net> writes:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll.

Take it easy. The man asked for feedback on his website, not a critique of his
personality or honesty.

[ ] You know I***s.

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On Friday 06 January 2006 10:04 am, Xavier Morel wrote:

SteveT

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The first thing I thought when I read a couple of his emails was "Is
this spam?" I'm still not sure.

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On Sat, Jan 07, 2006 at 12:28:50AM +0900, Steve Litt wrote:

On Friday 06 January 2006 10:04 am, Xavier Morel wrote:
> Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> > b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
> > (content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)
>
> This is a lie, and you know it.
>
> You are merely some kind of strange troll.

Take it easy. The man asked for feedback on his website, not a critique of his
personality or honesty.

--
Chad Perrin [ CCD CopyWrite | http://ccd.apotheon.org ]

"A script is what you give the actors. A program
is what you give the audience." - Larry Wall

Jacob Fugal wrote:

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On 1/6/06, Xavier Morel <xavier.morel@masklinn.net> wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
(content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

You are merely some kind of strange troll.

<Harsh critique snipped>

Ok, I never thought I'd be defending Ilias, but I must respond to this.

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thank you for your message.

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Gene Tani wrote:

Xavier Morel wrote:

Ilias Lazaridis wrote:

b) to retrieve feedback subjecting the Process Definition itself
(content of diagramms, clarity, terminology etc.)

This is a lie, and you know it.

I've said it before, i'll say it again; medical insurance premiums
should be lower for people who know how to use killfiles.

http://lazaridis.com/core/eval/filter.html

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