* Posts by Rudy

18 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Dec 2009

Dell reneges on remote work promise, tells staff to wear pants at least 3 days a week


Re: I was happy today...

God yes!

The best part about having my own office is not having to listen to Foghorn Leghorn bellowing away!

UK tax authority nudges net 'influencers': You may owe us for those OnlyFans feet pics


I think you'll find...

" Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)" Nope. Not anymore.

World Cup apps pose a data security and privacy nightmare


Re: Nokia rules!

The article is wrong, at least as far as the Ehteraz app is concerned. The requirement to have that installed was removed last month (except if you are visiting a healthcare facility).

RISC-V keeps its head down amid global chip war


Re: The important question

According to the spec (linked in the article), it is RISC 5.

Terminal trickery, or how to improve a novel immeasurably


Re: Black magic

VMS's DCL command line had a built-in utility to remove older versions of files: PURGE/KEEP=n, where n was the number of previous versions you wanted to retain. If I recall correctly, that is: it was a looong time ago!

UK bus and rail giant FirstGroup looks to replace decade-old Cyborg system in £8m HR and payroll contract


Re: Gulp!

Same here! I still get flashbacks to P2EDIT.EXE, P4CALC.EXE (and its evil sibling, O4CALC.EXE) and P5PRINT.EXE!

All on a VAX 11/750.

For every disastrous rebrand, there is an IT person trying to steer away from the precipice


A former Wanger here too. For the launch of Wang Cares, Wang Ireland took delivery of a brochure and some baseball caps, to be sent to all customers during the launch week. I still have my "Wang Cares" cap somewhere.

And the title of the launch week? Why, "Wang Cares Awareness Week", of course!

'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'


Reminds me of Dory Previn "Twenty Mile Zone::


EMC/Dell deal respectfully caps the minicomputer age


Another connection

Joe Tucci also headed up Wang, after Fred Wang's glorious reign.

Steve Jobs, MS Office, Israel, and a basic feature Microsoft took 13 years to install



Even bigger news: this version of Outlook actually works on El Capitan!

Email reply-all cat-nado drenches Cisco inboxes with pics, memes


Many years ago, I caused one of these storms!

I was working at the time for the Irish branch (small) of an extremely large US company (tens of thousands of employees). The boss of the Irish branch asked me to send all the Irish employees a notification that he was leaving the company.

I, being an idiot, sent it to everyone in the US parent company too.

I was still getting replies when I left two years later.


No Santa, no Irish boozers and no regrets: life in Qatar


That's interesting - I wasn't aware of that. I'm looking forward to seeing how that works!

Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar


Closing Windows Store apps

The easiest way (in my arthritic experience) to close a Windows Store app is the old-school ALT+F4.

Apple to ditch Intel – report


Re: There are no 'killer' Windows applications any more

Oh God. We use Virtual Box extensively here in the Sands of Araby. There's no decent Arabic WP package for the Mac (Word for Mac doesn't support Arabic script properly) so we've no choice but to use Office for Windows on VB.

Squirrelled away: seeds survive 30,000-year winter


That's some squirrel

What kind of a squirrel can bury his nuts 38 meters underground??

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards


And what about the successor to LSL? Passionate Patty in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals. Great title but I never got to finish it.

Ireland gives Google traditional pogue mahone greeting


Dun Laoghaire is near Ballinteer Drive?

It is in its arse.

German electropulse energy drill bitchslaps lasers

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New RUM??

We have a new Register Unit of Measure - Cars per Fingernail. Top stuff, chaps!