25 posts • joined Tuesday 2nd September 2008 18:06 GMT
No User Manual, no software.
When I was deputy CTO in a large international IT company, my mantra was "No Manual, No Software". Now I'm retired. I am trying to learn how to build websites using things like Laravel and Yii, but even buying the books recommended hasn't helped, so I am giving up. It was what made me give up on Joomla% and all the other wonderkind software goodies. No way IN. OK, if you know how to use them you can refer to reference stuff that helps with detail, but there is no damned overview way IN. I'm sorry folks, a YouTube Video doesn't hack it either.
Now, it's true that I am seriously old now, 64, so you can't expect me to call you U. But U have not written ANY software if you have not written the USER Manual.
Do real people still use Internet Exploder? I can't think of a single reason to.
You use Bombay Terrorcom?
I can never understand people, and businesses, who think that, just because the GPO used to be a nice quiet friendly reliable technically competent organisation, it's successors must be too.
Hey Ho, the Witch is Dead!!
Cheap Cloud storage for legit uses then?
Does this news mean that US cloud storage will get cheaper. If there is less demand, then there should be a price drop. This is good news.
As a confirmed Americophobe, I hate everything that comes from the USA. I'd never noticed Limbaugh before today, but will happily add him to the list: Macdonald's, Burger King, IBM, Microsoft, Dubya, Apple, Limbaugh.
I like XP apps, they run under wine just fine.
I can happily report that I have not used a Microsoft Operating System since 2002, and at home since 1997. Linux just works, and besides it's free. It takes a bit of ingenuity to avoid vendors putting Wonkydoos on their boxes, but it can be done.
I'm pleased to read this. It shows that the authorities are, in fact, taking things seriously, as they should. The guys boss is also to be congratulated for his vigilance. OK, these two were innocent, and all they got was an interview by the Men in Black. The regular American way, if we are to believe the press, is to drag them to Guantanamo and then interrogate them for 25 years without trial with the waterboard, or ship them to Saudi and get their friendly cops to get a confession under torture. It's good to know their budget doesn't run to that for everyone.
They can have mine.
I only talk about taking over the world on my blogs, never on email, so I'm probably safe.
GCHQ are the Govmint IT experts.
If you want a govmint IT project to work, get GCHQ to do it. They seem to have no problem managing vastly vast amounts of data in all sorts of complex patterns, predicting who has WMD and stuff accurately and without any manual (or mental) input at all.
Oh it's windows, I don't know anything about that.
My answer to everything, Substitute OSX, Android, whatever. I then offer to install Linux instead - they usually run away.
This is exactly why I use Linux, and recommend it to everyone. Not that it's any better, but there are far more ways for it to be entertaining. I am still looking for the 'random' plugin for Grub, so that I can't predict which of the several versions of Linux on my disks it will load - once I find it I will install it on all my client's machines. No one wants computers to become as predictable as journalists, after all.
Hot Helium anyone
You can get much more lift from helium, and use less of it if you heat it up. No one ever seems to follow this idea up. BTW you can make helium in a fusion reaction, the only problem is the radioactivity....
Good ol' Google
I like free stuff. I'm quite happy if someone else pays for it. That our lords and masters are not clever enough to write tax laws that don't have legal loopholes is quite OK with me. All strength to your arm Google (and thanks for the free search, free docs, free email, free calendar, etc.,etc..)
I was relying on that!
Damn, now I have to visit folk and do all that bonhomie stuff at xmas.
But the musak is driving me knutts
Together with this new 'feature', and I use therm with big double-scoop sarcasm, there is an annoying - can't be turned off - bug. The gmail page now plays honky-tonk musak if you use The Grone browser!
But it's only for Yanks!
At the moment only Yanks can get an I-Card. Perhaps they have more trouble with their identity than the rest of us.
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