Donald? Is that you?
111 posts • joined 21 Dec 2010
S/he should be fielding the execs and stakeholders, leaving the techies to, you know, fix the problem.
Every time a developer answers a phone call from some suit asking for a resolution time, the resolution time has slipped by the length of the phone call plus the time taken to refocus after the phone call.
But I've been using the Edgeium Dev channel for a few months and it's looking really good.
Faster page rendering than Chrome, wide support for website functionality, and very few issues encountered along the way (the only major-ish issue I've encountered in daily working use was that it took a while to get debugging compatibility with Visual Studio, and there's some incompatibility with the way RealTimeTrains manage the display of their cookie acceptance dialog which means the message appears on every page refresh).
Because continuing with a flawed, incomplete, or post-release compromised API is infinitely preferable to working with one that maintains 100% backwards compatibility whilst issuing fixes, patches and updated versions.
How are you getting on building everything with v1.0 of every tool and interface you use?
What should DXC be known for?
- their ability to delay any project by a factor of years
- their ability to buy a product, sack everyone who knows anything about that product, and then continue to charge exorbitant maintenance fees for technical support by people who know nothing about the product they are supporting
- over-promising and under-delivering
- their ability to project manage anything to death
- did I mention incompetence?
The sooner DXC goes belly up the better.
I'm a huge NFL fan and have been known to describe it as a combination of all-in wrestling and chess.
Show me a better spectacle in the world of sport than Montana to Rice, or Mahomes to Hill, and then maybe let's have a conversation about whether the time the ball spends moving is the key indicator; I've seen lots of (Association) football where the ball was in constant motion and there was precisely zero excitement on offer.
Blimey is ClassicShell still around? The market for that hacky POS disappeared the moment W10 appeared and fixed the nastiness of W8.
Presumably you're also still using a 14 inch CRT television, your telephone has a rotary dialler on it and a wire attaching it to the house, and your car has none of those new-fangled parking sensors and seatbelts and airbags ...
I got a new job and my start date ended up being Tuesday 4th January 2000.
So I spent the last few months of my old job coordinating getting the Novell Netware upgraded to a Y2K compliant version and all the other hardware & systems patched and upgraded.
It being a local Council office the place was shut to the public on Monday 03/01, so my manager and I went in early on the Monday, ran through our checklist and testing to ensure everything was OK, and were in the pub by 12 noon for a final Millennium Bug project sign-off and a farewell drink or several.
Tuesday 04/01, I turn up to my new job at another council ... and the email system wasn't up for nearly a fortnight because of a Y2K issue.
I should have known then; the place never did improve technologically and I moved on as soon as was decent ...
> "The VS IDE isn't perfect, but for software requiring a visual interface"
> Which is a minority of software development in business enviroments.
Maybe in a business environment where every end user is comfortable setting parameters via the command line, or alternatively is engaged in such a menial process that the software does it all for them and they're just turning the handle.
Everyone else, including the healthcare staff I write software for, much prefers a UI thanks.
New zero day flaw: 'It can be exploited by a malicious logged-in user or malware on an already infected computer' ...
Last December's RID hijacking: 'The technique requires a hacker to obtain administrative rights on a box, and can be used to assign admin rights to other users and guests.'
So to summarise both of these techniques rely on the attacker *already being an admin on the machine.* So the game is already up, the Visigoths are already inside the gates, and the attacker could install what they like and wreak all sorts of havoc without going to the trouble of mucking about with reg keys etc.
The 1809 update; that's a monumental cockup and MS deserve all the heat they're getting for that. This, not so much.
God I wish I could upvote that more than once. The only people who think that the simulacra are as good as the originals are people who don't actua;l;y have to do any meaningful work on the applications.
Just remind me about the latest OS market share scores again?
Good luck trying 'continuous experimentation' in software that actually *matters* like healthcare.
"That update you put out last week has directly contributed to three patients being mis-diagnosed, and one of them has died as a result!"
"Ah well, chill, man, we were just experimenting, I'll bang out another release with a fix in it later today."
Can I be a speaker at next year's event? I've got a scheme to remove the G from gullible and I need £200 mill in venture capital to get started; I should raise that from that shower in about 10 minutes, and sell them three London Bridges while I'm at it ...
Try any of that Internet browsing nonsense on the Buxton-Manchester line!
Mind you we're lucky on BUX-MAN if the train that turns up has got all its wheels on; at least some of the rolling stock give you free showers in some seats when its raining.
But on the bright side, we're looking out the window at the Peak District, not London ...
What kind of 'sport' determines its winners and losers according to algorithmic calculations about how long it takes to get to the garage and back?
Calling F1 a 'sport' and the individual episode a 'race' should be done by the Trades Description Act.
Make the tracks wider so that the drivers can actually overtake, reduce all the in-race telemetry to the absolute minimum required for driver & crowd safety (by all means analyse the heck out of the gathered data afterwards), and cut the rule book down by 700 pages throwing out all the nonsense that means the start order is rarely actually determined by the qualifying laps, and then maybe you'd have something that was actually getting somewhere within a chance of being called a *sport*.
"It's not polite to treat Wikipedia like an endlessly renewable resource with infinite free labor."
Says a spokesdroid for the organisation that is built on people giving their expertise/fanaticism for free then regularly asks for money to support the 'Foundation'.
I'd put my response but that also wouldn't be polite.
You're missing the point. The whole point of DevOps is to shift blame and workload entirely onto the developers.
No specification? Tough, just keep guessing and shoving out updates until your guess equates to the requirement.
No oversight? Well that's your fault, that suddenly was the developers' baby as well.
Blame? Oh that goes squarely into the developers' lap, because if the solids hit the ventilation, management didn't know what the naughty developers were up to.
DevOps is an utter abrogation of management responsibility, and is deliberately engineered so that the developer gets the blame if it goes wrong whilst the management gets the credit if it goes right.
It is a fraud built on a Ponzi scheme anchored in a software South Sea Bubble.
In what kind of parallel universe is it *sensible* for the average person to fly these things out of line of sight?
What kind of dunderheaded mouth-breathing cretin *cannot* see the potential dangers presented by them being in charge of, but not able to see, a flying object with the impact equivalent of several house bricks?
This is not an assault on people's liberties. This is society attempting to protect the majority against the actions of the brainless.
And whilst you're at it ...
Those of us who get the daily email digest (well, me, anyway) would greatly appreciate it if 'On Call' and 'Who, Me?' could be included in the digest articles titles, for much the same reasons as @Shadow Systems highlights ...
Well if the sloppy phrasing and occasional homophone in their press release is any indication of the quality of their work, good luck to them.
This is healthcare you're mucking about with, people's lives depend on this stuff.Going in with the typical FOSSflake 'M$' attitude, failing to recognise the difference between 'addition' and 'addiction', and using professional language like 'bullshit' all point to the mindset of this operation, and it's one I wouldn't want within a million miles of any computer running any bit of software in any hospital I was connected with.
Good riddance, go back to arguing about which distro has the best splash screen.
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