24 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Clear evidence of the need for the First Law.
Like any big company
Right hand.........................knowledge gap................................left hand
Would you rather have nothing?
If you weren't satisfied with today's story, I think I see one that is more entertaining. It's right there on the floor, next to that roll of carpet. Go on, pick it up. --KZEEEEEERT!--
Can someone help me get this carpet into the lift? It's heavy.
Thanks, Simon, for another installment! I've been missing my BOFH.
The newest iPhone app
Cisco is like many big companies recently
They were caught being not-t.
...seem to be gone! At least for the moment. I found myself speed reading the top of the articles just so that I could scroll the annoying and distracting Flash ads off the screen as quickly as possible. I was so intent on avoiding them that I can't even tell you which ads they were; so much for effective advertising!
Overall, I like the redesign better than the previous layout (although that was a *great* improvement from the one before, where the article titles weren't in fixed height cells -- shudder). Some people will always complain about change; to them, I say, "Good luck with that attitude in the IT industry."
amfM, make mine an Old Fashioned.
@18 minutes versus 2.8 months?
We're already resigned to Dubya being the "worst president ever". RMN has got nothing on him.
iTunes update? No, thanks
I didn't notice this problem with Safari. Every time iTunes tells me it has an update available, I tell it to f*** off.
Oops, wrong digit raised.
Please, it's Pr1me, not Prime. Well, was, I guess. :)
Ours had the drive with the replaceable 150MB disk pack (washing machine top load variety). We kept a spare on the shelf because we had about a 30% chance of a head crash whenever the drive had to powered down. As a matter of fact, I remember one time when-- KZEEEEEERT!!
It's a good thing I have my own PFYs around to keep me in line.
All those files will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Mostly, I keep my old hard drives. When I'm ready to recycle them, I take the platters out and use them as geek drink coasters. Ooh, shiny! A few passes from the bottom of a porcelain mug makes it economically unviable to recover the data.
The Microsoft Launch event is happening that day, here in Los Angeles. I'd love to attend the debate, but I'll be there instead.
USPS Business Reply Mail details
Here's the link to the relevant page at the USPS:
It does indeed say "Priority Mail". :)
That is an excellent choice of eBook, I must say.
Trust me, you don't want to work there. I did. Now I don't.
Never saw a bonus either.
I'm very very happy with the Eee PC (one week now), except for one thing -- the headphone volume. I took it on an airplane trip and could barely hear the movie I was watching, with all volume at max. My old Dell Latitude LS has no trouble pumping out sound on the same headphones. I haven't tried different headphones yet to see if it is some sort of compatibility problem with the pair I was using. A boosted pair of headphones may be the answer.
I showed it to many of my younger cousins, and they all liked the form factor quite a bit. Nobody complained about the keyboard except for me (47) and my mother (76). I expect that younger folks have no trouble adapting to the smaller size. I have largish hands, but I'm getting used to it.
I use and administer Windows daily, and I'm a long-time Linux hobbyist. I don't care what OS a system runs as long as it provides the needed functionality. Xandros and Asus have provided an environment that is instantly usable by novice Windows users (like my parents).
Violation of policy, AKA...
...he probably shagged the wrong person.
The IT Angle on that would be horizontal, of course.
Someone should tell Steve Ballmer about this. It would be the last chair he would ever need!
Re: The sun
"Actually, though they're not always right, they have been a number of times on Doctor Who stories (or partly right)."
(or a little bit right)
(or similar to being right)
(or knew someone who was right once)
(or... oh hell, it's b*llocks)
At least they spell Doctor and Who correctly.
Biggest roadblock to flying cars
I used to have an office with a window that looked out onto a parking lot. After watching people (trying) to park for six months, I concluded that we will never, ever, ever have flying cars.
Better as a middle name
They should call him "Superman 4real Wheaton". I can imagine what all his introductions will be like.
"Hi, I'm Superman."
"Yes, that's my middle name. How did you know?"
Re: Think different
Properly, it should be written "think differently", unless you walk around thinking, "Different, different, different...."
This Boss seems to be catching on... that can't be healthy.
Got the hell out
I gave CSC the heave-ho three years ago, and I've never looked back. Taking a pay cut was worth it to leave that evil company.
Consider it a good reason to go back and read the archives. You have a lot of very funny stuff to catch up on.
Or it could stand for Pimple Faced Youth, IIRC.
Math teachers needed urgently
The payout is over a four year period. That works out to $62,500 per year per teacher, which is not an unreasonable salary, especially for living in the S.F. Bay Area.
However, budgeting (or at least planning) for this should have started 14 years ago, as mentioned above.
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