Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen
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657 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
Let's try to keep it civil, because I am actually interested in the answer.
I personally don't use Win 10 for much. But when I do I am always surprised be how ugly Windows has become.
Now this is my opinion, and I am interested in what you think. It used to be that Linux desktop environments were pretty ugly, and Windows (after 95) were inoffensive, and pretty clean.
But when I look at Win 10 I find it hideously ugly, inconsistent, and poorly designed.
Tabs that don't look like tabs.
Cluttered start menu.
Ads in an OS I (My employer) paid for.
While my Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop seems fairly consistent and clean by comparison. (I freely admit it is not perfect.)
All my grandparents, and my mother have unfortunately passed. As for my father I am counting the days until I can collect on his life insurance.
However I do help out with my girlfriends elderly aunt who simply can not understand why the new windows is worse than the old, can't understand why the new mail program is worse than outlook express, and why they had to change everything. (I can't say I disagree with her.)
Thank dog for teamviewer.
Honestly I doubt it would have been any more painful to just move her to Linux.
FYI, I did move my, non-technical, mother to Linux a few years before her passing, and it was mostly painless, after the first week or so questions of "What program do I use now instead of Internet Explorer?"
I have been pleasantly surprised how many companies are being socially responsible. Places closing their doors. A local drug store that has made the first hour of every day seniors time. With only seniors allowed in the store, and the (Normally one day a week) seniors discount applied as well.
People will remember.
"Register journalists are probably working from home, beside their beer fridge, and are doing their best in difficult circumstances"
But for how long.... For... How... Long...
Based on the journalists I know those beer fridges have to be seriously depleted already. What happens to journalism them all the journalists are sober?
I shudder at the thought.
When you fix something, especially anything out of normal working hours, make sure everyone knows it. Email the whole damn company if you have to. Let them know what the problem was and a bit about what extraordinary steps you took to fix the issue. Helps a lot with getting your hard/late/early work recognized.
Obviously use judgement when choosing to email the entire company. :)
I worked with a guy years ago who was damn near religious in his refusal to use magnetized screwdrivers when working on PCs. Mostly towers at that time, and you could lose a lot of blood working on them if you weren't very careful. I finally took apart a defective HDD and showed him the 2 rare earth magnets inside the drive, about 1cm away from the HDD platters.
It was fun watching the light go on over his head when he realized that his fear was totally unfounded.
It was a common belief at the time. (Some still believe it today.) I use an old HDD magnet to magnetize my screwdrivers. :)
What about simple self interest?
How would reporting my boss' boss' boss' ... boss help me?
If it is some kind of BS test, My answer is I didn't see them, I don't look at things that are none of my business. We all can see what happens when you report C level people.
Best answer is keep it to yourself, and have a little chuckle about it to yourself from time to time. I am NOT the morality police, and I do not want the job.
This was poorly dealt with all around.
Out of all the jobs I have have I have seen a lot of porn on computers. What have I done about it? Nothing. I copied the files over, that was my job at the time, On one occasion I had a quiet word with the person later that it was a bit much.
When I worked at a PC retailer on the, not infrequent, times where I repaired a computer and found porn/nudes as the background I would change the background back to the windows default, without comment.
What you have on your computer is none of my business.
People are telling RBC or TD are the best bet at the moment.
TD tried to charge me an account closing fee when I decided to leave them after they refused to help me with a company I could not stop from removing money from my account. Much profanity was heard by everyone in the bank, near the bank, or within about 0.5Km of the bank. I then went home transfered my remaining funds onto a third party credit card, and never used them again. When they sent me mail, I wrote "Deceased" on it and stuffed it back in the mailbox.<BR>
For whatever it bight be worth, I am now with RBC for many years, and have been very happy with them.
'Another legal loophole to the "Do Not Call" are the ones politicians put for themselves: There are "exemptions" such as calls from political parties are allowed.'
I got a text message from a political party today asking if they could count on my support... Not now you can't!
"...there is the government addressing things that lead to mass shootings (like mental health) while minding their own business about guns."
The US government is not doing anything about mental health either. Besides, this time they are blaming video games. As if video games only exist in the USA.
"Our attempts to follow up the project with the mighty rocket-powered Vulture 2 in the form of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) remain mired in red tape for the time being."
Pack the whole thing off to some country with less red tape. Some place with an aversion to western interfearance. Perhaps somewhere with a penchant for burning of highly combustable flag shaped objects.
"Could you imagine the spectacular hissy-fit they'd chuck if he got elected a second time?"
Imaging the EPIC HISSY-FIT he will throw if he doesn't get reelected.
For the record I don't like him, and would be very happy if he didn't get a second term, but so far I do not see a viable opponent.
Also electronic voting is a STUPID idea.
I don't agree with Trumpy about much.
But in this case, I have to say that setting up the procurement to exclude anyone who could not provide the entire contract is a bit suspect. Also single vendor lock-in is ALWAYS a bad idea. Infrastructure of this magnitude seems like something you might want to spread around.
Let the flames commence.
Quick, everyone quit speaking English and use Mandarin instead. That's what we're going to settle on (since it is the most spoken language in the world) thanks to Craig 2's brilliant insight!
Think of all the time smart meter vendors would save having to program in only one language instead of the dozens it must support today! We could sell it as a boost to economic growth, so it is patriotic for all those gun-toting rednecks in the US south to learn Mandarin.
It would be worth it to hear deep south Americans speaking Mandarin with their accent. :)
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