Re: Technical management tips
6) The Manager blocks the door so no-one can get in to upset the troubleshooters. Enforcing it with a blunt instrument of 'I told you so' when needed.
67 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
One of my mayor grievances with "modern" "computing" is that every bleeding developer believes his app, application, popup, message, process, fart-of-the-day is THE Most Important Thing That Happens To You the lUser.
So, when you try to be produktive with, say, typing in text in someone else's application, mr. fickdarts program decides it is time to remind you of something and pops up a window with the 'acknowledge', yes, ok, fine, take-my-soul-and-sell-it button in focus by default *AND* that popup *instantly* grabs control of the inputcontrols, like the keyboard.
Then, as you type in reasonable grammar a sentence concentrating on hitting the right keys -not everyone can touch-type you know, and after that said popup discards some invalid input, like normal letters, and when you hit the spacebar -as you would in a sequence of words to form a sentence- which *incidentally* translates to left-click on the active screen-element called the button ...
And then the popup registers the keystroke of the spacebar to mean you've clicked on the default active button, gets the 'okay', yes, fsck-me message and proceeds to do whatever the malfarious crafter of incompetent software design wants to do. In this case mickeyslurp decides you have egreed to an instant reboot.
Let's have a revolution and put the arsehats in Richmond in front of a wall ... eh ?
It must have been in 1987 or 1988 ... Back in the days there was a computer hardware company that had it's own stores (the one with the initials in a blue striped logo). I went there to get a replacement part and upon entering the store the salesman was so engrossed in typing on his computer it took a few minutes for him to notice me despite the bell ringing when I opened the door and a jolly "Good Morning!" from me.
The computer, needless to say, was from the same brand as the store. It was big, heavy, took up almost all of the space on the desk and last but not least the screen was ... GREEN. As in Nukular Radiant Green.
I asked the salesman about the part and he said he would check and see if it was in stock in the back. I asked him "Why not look it up on your computer?". Remember: This was the age of everything going digital and the 'Paperless Office is Coming Soon'.
The words he spoke then have been indeletably printed into my memory :
"Sir, we SELL computers. We do not USE them!".
Colour me baffled.
... find “zero energy pathways”, which are points between universes that are frictionless and supposedly require no energy to transit. If true, these passages would give us the ability to live in a different universe and commute back to this one for work and shopping.
Reminds me of the 'Long Earth' books, eh?
Errr... Not having been challenged does not mean she has forgotten or -indeed- forgiven... The CRAZY is awake, hungry and waiting to jump on you at a suitable time. And a suitable time will for instance be when you are in the pub with your mates and preferrably your manager around, THEN the CRAZY will pounce.
Just you wait and see.
So, how surprised am I that they can penetrate a SAProuter that allows the world+dog through a certain well-known port ?
Go on, take a guess ....
Oh and for demonstration purposes they also did not limit access through a Firewall.... hmmmm....
Al this stuff is mitigated (although not entirely prevented!) with a Network Admin 101 course and implementation of sensible rules.
Oh well... Another report to scare up some new projects.
1. Pen-test an open system
2. Write damning report
3. Scare the customers
And, hey! no "3. ..." for this business model ;-)
The caption on that pic should read something abrasive including words like "Heil" and "Me".
I hope the walkouts from the "keynote" show their appreciation of his "I could not care less" attitude with a "I will not pay for your shit" purchasing decision.
You know... the Planet. Mars.
What if they miss? What will they hit next? Beetlejuice ?
I guess firing a LAzer at the trafficlights on the roundabout at Bernards Star is going to bugger the traffic in a spectecular way! Imagine all them starcruisers and heavy haulers slamming on the retrorockets.
We'll have to wait some time but what a fireworks show that'll be !
I got my finger on the button -->>
My daughter likes to listen to "crap music" on he phone.... It sounds even crappier to me coming from the phone than from de radio, and she kind of agrees wirh me.
One day I told her there is a way to vastly improve the quality of the sound of the phone ...
"You have to put it on the floor with the display facing down."
"And then stomp on it really hard with your foot !"
On the other side of the pond we have the same problem with ISPs. They advertise the skies and deliver the first floor.
Why not charge analogous to the gas bill? The bill is specified to show how much you pay for your connection (infrastructure), the rent of the meter (transport) and for the amount you use. Oh, and the one you pay for the usage is often not the same that you pay for the connection. Same for electricity. That's how the competition started and prices have been dropping since the inception.
I would be happy to do the same with my internet connection.
Flat fee to get connected and a certain bandwith (like with electricity you can opt for single-phase or 3-phase hookup and a certain amount of Amps (up-to!) ).
And pay for the usage in relation to the bandwith so if i download 100MB@1Mbps the bill would be less than when I download 100MB@20Mbps, or even pre-paid usage like on a smartphone.
just my €0,02.
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