Not a windows user^H^H^H^H victim
Thanks for reminding me I made the right decision very many years ago.
4842 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007
The way I deal with pulse audio is to delete the server, but leave the client alone. That way all the desktop stuff that thinks it is essential and that you want to hear random notify sounds in the middle of your fave music still talk to the client, which then has nowhere to send it :)
Electricians? Over the years I've come across an alarming number of them that have no idea what they are doing, both in industry and domestic environments. It seems they memorise just enough of the current regs. to get though their exams then forget everything.
Oh, including one who was muttering about the three phase motor he had to fit, as it was going in the wrong direction. When I said offhand "You've probably swapped two of the phases", his dismissive reply was "What difference does that make?"
Yet I'm not considered capable of adding a spur to a domestic ring main.
Manger wanted me to interrupt a quite complex bit of fault finding to post a letter, even after I informed him I was going that way for lunch later, and the morning post had already gone. Was told to get out, so I did, and contacted head office. The guy there said while he agreed it was over the top, it was not company policy to reverse a mangers decisions (or something like that). Off the record I was then given the contact details of a similar company with vacancies - dramatically better environment and pay.
No. The problem with floppies was brake dust. It gets in everywhere through the tiniest gaps.
The interim work round was to leave a sacrificial disk in the drive. Install, and run from a hard drive, then eject the floppy before doing software/timetable updates from a fresh one. At that time there was virtually no network availability, modems were quite unreliable in that environment, and they'd just started doing remote customer information via... pager messages!
Write a school timetabling suite and hand it over to the teachers. Make sure it has an accurate detailed user guide, as well as in-program help.
They'll still find a way to screw up - the most common one, finding multiple unique spellings for the same pupil's name!
TECHNET X705 dunno if it's still available.
It has colour backlights for the keys you can play about with if that's your 'thing' but I have it static, medium brightness and each row a different colour. I seem to find I hit the right row more often (not necessarily the right key on that row).
I liked it so much I almost immediately bought a second one!
I got a nice backlit, clicky, and reasonably configurable keyboard for about 40 squids. Has a nice solid metal chassis, removable keycaps - even has a keycap removal tool clipped underneath. Does one job and does it well... and has done for about 3 years now.
I don't use a thumb for the space bar - whatever finger is nearest.
Don't bet on it. I wouldn't put it past them to poison the well by sending back broken-by-design patches.
Besides they're not concerned about the bulk of the FLOSS community, only wanting to suck away as many businesses as they can - ideally enough to weaken the big distros.
Funny how these things can trigger ancient memories.
Unfortunately this bit reminded me of when I was a kid and the family were on a camping holiday in Scotland. On the second day mum had an accident and ended up with a foot in plaster and arm in a sling.
While still in the hospital, when we were visiting her an unexpected visitor turned up. This was in the mid 1950s. You know when some is pretty important when the arrive in full highland regalia and the staff are all giving discrete little bows and curtsies. The gentleman expressed sadness at the events and offered us time in his home as recompense. Dad declined. After the guy left, the staff told us who he was - a very big noise indeed, and his home was of course a castle. Us boys were devastated, and I think this is the only time I heard mum criticise dad in front of us, and boy did she let rip!
This is because the discworld became Turing complete, along with the fact so many people wanted to believe in it that it spontaneously came into existence at which point the unseen university folk were able to reach across to Terry's computer and add details they thought were lacking.
A print firm my old employer did some work for had a very heavy union presence. Most of the machinery was really ancient, and required an extremely high workforce to run. It was only kept running and not replaced with modern kit because of the union action to protect the members jobs.
We made several attempts to suggest quite small modifications, that would improve the quality of the output as well as taking some of the strain off the machines. All were of course blocked by the union. In a sense we benefited directly from this, as our company did all their machine repairs (including dealing with the sabotage, when some guy fancied a lazy night shift).
It will come as no surprise that the printers eventually went bust as the quality of their work fell further behind current standards, along with turnaround times - so not many jobs protected there.
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