InfolificInfolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Sat, 28 May 2016 13:38:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 More Likely to Use Scrum http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/more-likely-to-use-scrum/ Sat, 28 May 2016 13:38:34 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/technology/project-management/more-likely-to-use-scrum/ I've been making my way through Agile Software Development Ecosystems by Jim Highsmith. This book provides an overview of agile software development methodologies and includes a brief description of the 7 most common methods. Of these 7, Extreme Programming (XP) was the most familiar too [...]

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Specialist Feeders: Some Freshwater Fish Have Found Food Niches http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/specialist-feeders/ Fri, 27 May 2016 13:19:27 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/specialist-feeders/ Whereas most fishes tend to choose their food from within the same broad range of invertebrates, small fish, and vegetable matter, a significant minority have rather more unusual tastes.This kind of diet specialization is most commonly seen in habitats where a large number of species [...]

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Johnstown Flood Museum, Pennsylvania: Memories of a Man-Made Disaster http://infolific.com/travel/usa/johnstown-flood-museum/ Fri, 27 May 2016 13:19:27 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/johnstown-flood-museum/ The Johnstown Flood Museum brings to life one of the worst man-made disasters in U.S. history — the tragic flood that devastated this industrial town on May 31, 1889. After the South Fork Dam 14 miles north of town failed during an intense rainstorm, a [...]

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The Killifish Life Cycle http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/killifish-life-cycle/ Thu, 26 May 2016 13:04:50 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/killifish-life-cycle/ Killifish, or pupfish, are quite possibly the most remarkable group of vertebrates living today, comprising around 100 species of small fish grouped into the family Cyprinodontidae. They have a wide distribution range, encompassing the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Among these is the only vertebrate [...]

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New Lessons of the Stock Market (Humor) http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/new-lessons-of-the-stock-market/ Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:01 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/money-management/investing/new-lessons-of-the-stock-market/ The following definitions are more useful than any stock market news you'll read anywhere else 🙂 CEO — Chief Embezzlement Officer. CFO — Corporate Fraud Officer. BULL MARKET — A random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial genius. BEAR MARKET [...]

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Scorpion Stings: Painful, But Not Usually Lethal http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/scorpion-stings/ Tue, 24 May 2016 12:49:27 +0000 Chris Needham http://infolific.com/leisure/wilderness-survival/scorpion-stings/ Aside from tarantulas, no other bug instills as much fear as the sting of a scorpion. Some of this fear is justified, of course, since it does inject venom. However, this venom is generally not seriously harmful to humans because only a small amount is [...]

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Recruiters Don't Work For the Job Seeker http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/recruiters-dont-work-for-you/ Mon, 23 May 2016 12:40:00 +0000 Stuart Ridder http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/recruiters-dont-work-for-you/ Remember that recruiters work WITH you. They don't work FOR you. To put the relationship you have with a recruiter in perspective think of it this way. As a consultant, you are likely to only generate one, relatively short-term stream of income for the recruiter. [...]

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Old Lackawanna Coal Mine, Pennsylvania: Head 300 Feet Underground http://infolific.com/travel/usa/old-lackawanna-coal-mine/ Sun, 22 May 2016 12:35:42 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/old-lackawanna-coal-mine/ Traveling 300 feet underground into a labyrinth of tunnels and shafts at the old Lackawanna Coal Mine in Scranton, Pennsylvania felt a bit like heading backward down a steep, dark and noisy roller coaster. During the fascinating hour-long walking tour, our guides–former miners and mining [...]

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How to Choose a Puppy http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/how-to-choose-a-puppy/ Sat, 21 May 2016 12:24:08 +0000 George Vinci http://infolific.com/pets/dogs/how-to-choose-a-puppy/ Now that you have decided which breed or type of dog is right for you, you are ready to go out and find a puppy. It's best to choose one from a reputable owner or breeder known to you, or one who comes highly recommended [...]

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Sense of Sight: A Quick Look http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/sight/ Fri, 20 May 2016 12:17:10 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/anatomy-and-physiology/sight/ The eye is a round object and is filled with fluid. At the back of the eye is the optic nerve which is responsible for sending the signals to the brain. The sclera is the outside layer of the eye and is responsible for its [...]

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Top Online Casinos http://infolific.com/travel/top-online-casinos/ Fri, 20 May 2016 06:35:32 +0000 Matthew Sloane http://infolific.com/travel/top-online-casinos/ When you are traveling, online casinos are your best friend. Living life on the go means countless hours stuck in traffic, hotels and in between meetings. In these lapses of dead time you need to fill the void. For this reason mobile gaming has become [...]

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Safe Exposure Limits For Different Substances in the Workplace http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/exposure-limits/ Thu, 19 May 2016 12:12:38 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/workplace-safety/exposure-limits/ There are some situations where workers are exposed to certain substances that are considered harmful, but it has been established that a certain amount of exposure is acceptable. The substance in question and the concentration of it will determine how long a worker can be [...]

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Birds of Prey Pictures http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/birds-of-prey-pictures/ Wed, 18 May 2016 12:08:52 +0000 Clayton Schug http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/birds-of-prey-pictures/ I like birds of prey more than any other class of birds. I think in large part that's because they're bigger than most other birds. And it doesn't hurt that they have that air of power that comes with having sharp beaks and long talons. [...]

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Common Consulting Mistakes http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/common-consulting-mistakes/ Tue, 17 May 2016 12:02:24 +0000 Stuart Ridder http://infolific.com/technology/it-consulting/common-consulting-mistakes/ At the beginning stages of a consulting engagement, there are ample opportunities to make mistakes. Unfortunately, mistakes at such an early stage in a project can often become magnified later in the process and can lead to disastrous results. Here's a list from Brown & [...]

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The Cost of Scuba Diving (Beginner) http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/cost-of-scuba-diving-beginner/ Mon, 16 May 2016 11:57:38 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/cost-of-scuba-diving-beginner/ If you haven't bought any scuba gear yet, you may be in for a surprise. And if you have bought gear, you've likely already realized that it is an expensive sport. In fact, I don't know any other popular activity that costs as much. And [...]

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Horse Pictures http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/horse-pictures/ Sun, 15 May 2016 11:45:10 +0000 Clayton Schug http://infolific.com/leisure/nature-photography/horse-pictures/ In North Carolina there are some areas where wild horses roam freely. However, because they are free, they're also hard to spot and even harder to take a picture of. During my trip, I saw only one true wild horse and that was while I [...]

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Duba Plains Safari Camp Review http://infolific.com/travel/africa/duba-plains-safari-camp-review/ Sat, 14 May 2016 11:42:39 +0000 Marios Alexandrou http://infolific.com/travel/africa/duba-plains-safari-camp-review/ View Inside Tent at Duba Plains Duba Plains is a safari camp in Botswana. It's accessible only by chartered plane. Located in the Okavango Delta, you're be smack in the middle of a wilderness full of more types of animals than you're likely to see [...]

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Specific Recognition: Freshwater Fish Can Distinguish Individual Identities http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/specific-recognition/ Fri, 13 May 2016 11:40:25 +0000 Max Lepley http://infolific.com/pets/fish-in-the-wild/specific-recognition/ Some of the most remarkable discoveries about fish in recent years have centered on their clear ability to recognize particular individual fish. Incredible as this may seem, this capacity to distinguish specific individual identities has now been demonstrated in a huge variety of fish. Can [...]

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Pruning a Cotoneaster Bonsai http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/pruning-a-cotoneaster-bonsai/ Thu, 12 May 2016 11:21:53 +0000 Darcy Degroat http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/pruning-a-cotoneaster-bonsai/ A fine choice for a first bonsai is Cotoneaster horizontatis, the rockspray cotoneaster, which often makes an interesting trunk without any training. It grows vigorously, producing many branches which take readily to pruning. New buds form on old wood. The branches of a young plant [...]

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Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp in Kentucky: A Coal Mine Worth the Side Trip http://infolific.com/travel/usa/blue-heron-coal-mining-camp/ Wed, 11 May 2016 11:01:10 +0000 Allyson Haymaker http://infolific.com/travel/usa/blue-heron-coal-mining-camp/ A coal mine may not sound like it's worth a side trip, but Kentucky's Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp certainly is. You can get there via the Big South Fork Scenic Railway, an open-air train based in the small town of Stearns. At its peak, [...]

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Tics (Habit Spasms; Tourette's Syndrome): Not Life Threatening, But Certainly Life Impacting http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/tics/ Tue, 10 May 2016 10:56:27 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/tics/ Tics are rapid, involuntary movements that are usually jerky and repetitive. They commonly involve muscles of the face, shoulders, or arms, producing such motions as eye blinking, mouth twitching, forehead wrinkling, head shaking, and shoulder shrugging. Sometimes tics are accompanied by grunts or other involuntary [...]

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The Reasons Behind Why You Trail Other Cyclists http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/biking/why-you-trail-other-cyclists/ Tue, 10 May 2016 06:42:57 +0000 Peter Alexandrou http://infolific.com/health-and-fitness/biking/why-you-trail-other-cyclists/ Have you ever wondered why the cyclist in front of you is in front of you? What makes him bike faster than you? Why is he able to ride longer than you? Let's examine a few of the reasons, some of which you can change, [...]

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Planktivore Feeding Habits http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/planktivores/ Tue, 10 May 2016 02:11:19 +0000 Travis Burke http://infolific.com/pets/coral-reef-life/planktivores/ Tides and ocean currents deliver a continuous supply of microscopic plants and animals past coral reefs. This abundance of food supports a huge number of sea creatures, from the corals all the way up to enormous animals such as manta rays and the biggest of [...]

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Surface Signaling Devices http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/surface-signaling-devices/ Mon, 09 May 2016 21:51:22 +0000 Douglas Bigler http://infolific.com/leisure/scuba-diving/surface-signaling-devices/ Divers have at their disposal a broad spectrum of tools for signaling at the surface. In some cases, when a diver is not too far from the dive boat, a simple arm wave or waving a fin in the air can be sufficient to draw [...]

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Basic Bonsai Methods http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/basic-bonsai-methods/ Mon, 09 May 2016 17:37:03 +0000 Darcy Degroat http://infolific.com/leisure/bonsai/basic-bonsai-methods/ The two main methods of creating a bonsai could be described as the “subtraction” and the “addition” methods. Subtraction shapes the tree by pruning away unnecessary branches and twigs. In the addition method, you start the plant from seed or a cutting, and gradually encourage [...]

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