* Posts by Old_Polish_Proverb

16 posts • joined 30 Mar 2012

PC sales to fall and fall and fall and fall and fall for the next five years


A lesson from Y2K?

When the Y2K panic hit it was because many companies were still using old Cobal and Fortran programs from 20 years ago to run their businesses. Why go to the expense of upgrading something that was working? Change only came because economic panic forced them to review, repair and upgrade their infrastructure. I expect a steady transition away from old hardware onto the newest platform, only if the newest platform is not radically different from the old.

BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY


Re: and now the battery life is about 93 days.

Binatone makes a model they call "The Brick"


BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...


Staff Credits

At the website for CarTalk.com there is an ever increasing list of questionable staff members.

Here are a few:

Director of Computer Diagnostics Gus O'Genn

Director of Computer Services Dot Matrix

Director of Deep Sea Research Marianna Trench

Director of Delicate Electronics Repair Anita Hammer

Director of Desert Food Supplies Sandy Berger

Director of E-mail Responses Peggy Flaming

Statistician Marge Innovera

Shop Foreman Luke Bizzy

Shop Foreman II Constance Ubervision

Chief Information Officer Otto Delupe

Chief Justice Harry Mental, aka Judge Mental

Creative Director Drew A. Blank

Credit Counselor Max Stout

Criminal Justice Expert Lauren Order

BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS


Re: Access

I'm not a programmer. but I sit next to one at work.

Does this count? http://xkcd.com/327/

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014: Progress and pain in the usual places


Rapid update is a problem for schools

I work in a college and having the software update quickly can be a problem. Software textbooks are usually written six to twelve months before the "official" release of a program. Teachers design classes based on the texts. I hate the thought of a major revision being pushed out in the middle of a semester.

Adobe just announced its academic licensing program in May. There are new tools that I am now going to need to implement in order filter what software will be installed, where it will go and how it will be updated.

There is a dual structured licensing in place now with different price points and capabilities. A per individual licensing schema and a per seat licensing schema. The individual licensing is what the standard user gets. A personalized account, cloud storage and access to Adobe tech support. The per seat license gets the software and allows for multiple users to use the same software. In order to do this you cannot have individualized cloud storage or any of the cloud collaboration tools. It is also cheaper.

BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept


My wife received a t-shirt when she participated in a charity run for her hospital. Turns out she was assigned to the Urinary Track Team.

Dell exec: HP's 'Machine OS' is a 'laughable' idea

IT Angle

Race Cars

I see development of "The Machine" to be the equivalent of an automobile manufacturer's race car division. The engineers get to experiment with the exotic while the managers see if any of it can be exported to standard production vehicles. In the meantime, HP as a company, gets a huge boost of employee morale and lots of media attention for its cutting edge innovation

BOFH: Attractive person is attractive. Um, why are your eyes bulging?


He said, She said

I am reminded of an article by the columnist Dave Barry called "He Said; She Said" or it might have been called "Relationships" or maybe it was called ahhhh ...... Oh the game is on! No way was that a foul!


Wheee GDUNK! Panasonic's latest Toughpads ready to hit the streets


I would love to purchase some Toughbooks and Toughpads for my college's automotive repair students to use. Being able to take their PC's out to the workshop floor with them would be highly beneficial. With the full windows OS it would make running the software they have an easy install. But the cost is so prohibitive. I could get a half a dozen Chromebooks for the cost of one full sized Toughpad. When the software they run moves off the PC and starts running in a browser I'll look again, but if an Android tablet in a hardened case can do the same job I can't justify the cost of a Toughpad.

Boffins spot LONE PLANET roaming interstellar void


No. Not Nibiru - Tyche

You got Nibiru in my Tyche!


Holiday HELL: Pourquoi, monsieur, why is there no merdique Wi-Fi here?


Went on vacation to the lovely island of St. Marten last year. Hotel had the option of wireless in the room for only $15 per day. I said no, I was on vacation. I was surprised at how quickly the craving for a connection hit me. I quickly became very fidgety without my devices. Luckily some time in the sun on the beach cleared that up. Later I discovered free internet at the hotel/lounge and I limited myself to about an hour a night. When the cocktail glass was empty it was time to quit. Before the trip I never realized how much I was on line. It was a concerted effort to go on line.

Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster


Don't confuse popularity with coherence

Rush's dirty little secret as to how he became so popular. The company he works for pretty much bartered his radio show to hundreds of small stations for free in exchange for commercial time.


His talk has has proven to be so toxic that advertisers are refusing to be associated with his show. He is turning into a profit drain for his syndication company. Stations are required to broadcast his show as a part of a package deal, but are putting riders in their contracts with the syndication company that their commercials will not be broadcast during his show. No money is coming in for his bosses. The best guess among the analyst's is that his contract with his current bosses will not be renewed and he will lose the business he has now. Some are hoping that he will be dropped even sooner. Will he go away altogether, probably not. There are still lots of other smaller companies that would be glad to have him.

It looks like market place capitalism is making an adjustment.

BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer


Re: Dot Matrix Printers

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head as performed by the IBM 1403 chain printer. 1.8Mb


Vote now for the WORST movie EVER


Bad comedies are the worst

Done no one remember Eddy Murphy in "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" or Bill Cosby in "Leonard Part 6?"

Huge wastes of talent and money on these bombs.

Use the holy word of God to stay secure online, says bishop



Once again XKCD has provided a solution to this perennial problem.



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