* Posts by romulusnr

12 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2015

University of Washington's Workday woes leave research grants in limbo


Testing? What's that?

Typical QA-less implementation and deployment, no doubt. Not that this doesn't fall on deaf ears. But there is literally a field of people who specialize in making sure software works as advertised, as well as who can make sure software integrates with a heterogeneous system. And nobody is hiring us because they say we're not worth the money.

Tesla owners in deep freeze discover the cold, hard truth about EVs


Not for nothing, but I am old enough to remember good old gas vehicles having trouble starting in subzero temperatures all the time. I don't recall mass panic articles about it, though.

Microsoft pulls the plug on WordPad, the world's least favorite text editor


Re: the application will be removed on upgrade

What no Wordpad 365 subscription option?


It wasn't exactly the bees knees, but it was really handy when you had to deal with a .doc file on a system with no Word on it. I feel bad for the system installers and vendor maintenance techs who have to work on a fresh install who are given a .doc file for instructions and now have to download MSO365 just to read it.

Renormalize lightweight tools!

How to deorbit the Chromebook... and repurpose it for innovators


Re: Re-purposing Already Happening

well, yes


"the near-universal failure of every attempt in the past to sell kit as "future-proof" by making components replaceable and upgradeable"

My good man, have you never owned a PC?

HP exec says quiet part out loud when it comes to locking in print customers


Aren't there literally laws against this? I suppose it will take a lawsuit to make them apply.

World+dog share in collective panic attack as Google slides off the face of the internet


Services that depended on Google Authentication were unusable. Youtube worked fine if you were not logged in. This affected Docs, GMail, Youtube, Photos, etc. Also Nest. Any open documents or data was okay, but new docs were not possible, and opening existing docs after the outage would fail or show old versions.

Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue


Re: Staying on the safe side

You wouldn't want to link to them with your eyes now would you!


Re: Okay... let me be the first to do this here...

What happens in Toronto stays in Toronto... because nobody can find a link to the site!


central america is kind of a myth, like if you think of middle east as neither africa nor asia. Mexico is North America but it is also Latin America (as is all of Central and South America). The former is a geographic designation and the latter is a demographic (well, really just linguistic) designation. Geographically North America includes all of Central America -- but don't tell USA folks that, especially not a certain Mr. Trump...


FIFA, IOC, major sports leagues, now these guys... they ought to all be eradicated from the face of the earth. Let's not forget they set nigh-impossibly body image and expectations for youth, feed gluttonously from public troughs, demand concessions from governments and then leave them a shambles, like a swarm of locusts in for a holiday... Call me mad, but shouldn't sports be about people having fun and getting exercise, instead of filling up stuffed shirts with billions in cash?