22 posts • joined Friday 25th June 2010 10:02 GMT
Horse before the cart
If I'm working on my own stuff I always use Vim for the writing and Subversion for the change control. When I have finished adding the *content* then I load into Scribe to set the presentation.
Always content before presentation.
This was something I hated about the WYSIWYG word processors. I saw people spend more time trying to format their documents as they went along than they did putting effort into the actual content. It always showed in the final document quality.
These days if I'm doing something collaborative I tend to create a MediaWiki instance and give out accounts. Gets the job done quickly and no issues about compatibility.
"At least the NSA is well trained in keeping it all under lock and key."
Optimism, I like that occasionally in articles.
The only one for me
Started with NetBSD on my Amiga4000 and tried Linux for the M68K when it became available in the development kernels in '98. At that time I only had two choices, Watchtower or Debian. Debian was simple enough and I really appreciated the main / contrib / non-free structure.
It also made me lazy, I found over time that I was downloading less and less .tar.gz files and instead just installing and using software, I actually started spending more time doing things on my machines rather then just prepare them to do things.
I've used SunOS/Solaris and AIX for longer as part of my job but they are proprietary and I'm at the mercy of their support processes/bug fix teams. With Debian Main I know I have access to everything, every last bit of source code and that has been useful.
So fifteen years on and multiple architectures later and it just keeps on delivering and I expect it to do so for many more to come.
Re: He didn't really just *say* that did he?
"There were no mistakes like that at all."
so what were the mistakes like then?
I always thought
Time is your friend in any war with the merkins.
They'll whittle themselves away with friendly fire............
Re: Question for you enterprise chaps
Well I for one would be interested in a power 7+ tablet
always wanted a command line tablet :)
IT workers + relocations issues == Tele-working? (at least in roles where it is appropriate)
Perhaps its time for the government to actively promote teleworking offering tax breaks to corporations who do more than pay lip service to the idea.
I've no problem with phones having NFC capability so long as I can disable it 100% This is a technology I simply do not want. Had it foisted on me by HSBC but at least they were quick enough to send me a debit card replacement without it quickly enough once I complained.
Re: "Locking the stable door after the horse ... " gets a malware?
AC @ 09:26
Either you are experiencing some difficulties with comprehension here or just like trolling.
7th March IIS
8th March Firewall activity notified site taken down
9th March Apache place-holder installed
ahead of the wave
Another mostly satisfied talk talk customer.
Had an unrelated problem caused by the heavy rains, crackling line and al the trimmings. Went through their system and it has improved. Automated initial testing and then the process with the scripted drone (be nice to them and they get you through it quicker.....). Time elapsed to get an engineer, about eight hours, time I actually spent on it, maybe 30 mins. I found that acceptable. The checks they asked for were sensible ones.
Got told engineer assigned and then it went quiet, guess I know why now if they were all-hands-to-the-deck. Before the weekend problem I had poor internets, while its going on things have been much more stable and speedy... go figure....
If you get a problem with your line, hope there is some (any) crackle on the line, they seem to always prioritise this higher than a pure broadband issue.
Probably not, plenty of prior art for that....
Now patenting them actually listening to each other, could be some mileage in that!
I remember that on the System/370 mainframes running TSO and using a 3279 terminal, I never realised it had been ported to OS/2!
I was one of the lucky ones who on desktops had to deal with the Amiga/OS API calls which to this day still remains my favourite OS to have coded for.
A nice read, thanks.
Re: As Luke (above)
So for the average Joe, their hub is working poorly at best and then VM apply an upgrade and wipe the most important security setting? Mr average is sitting there cheering for a more reliable connection and any malware which uses say, DNS hijacking will certainly have the default super hub password to test with.
I see this working out splendidly, shame its not in Joe's favour!
They always have, traditionally IT department heads have not been good at communicating with the main business, especially at the higher levels. A few times when I've seen good communication the main board did *not* want to hear the message....... go figure.
Sadly proven competence and relevant business experience and knowledge don't appear on balance sheets anywhere.
Re: I can't hold back
I actually liked Starship Troopers so long as you didn't compare it the Heinlein source material. Then it sucked reaaaaaal bad. I was happily surprised when the the producers of the kiddies CGI version nailed the spirit of the book beautifully. Excellent DVD purchase there.
Kiddie version 1 - Adults 0 go figure...
From the other side
For me its not about how fast my connection is numerically but whether it meets my needs. If I can play online games with minimal/no lag I'm happy, if I stream something via the BBC IPlayer and not be subject to buffering then I'm happy., what I want is a 'good enough' service.
Instead of the providers saying we offer 12Mb 24MB 50MB oodlesofMB and then stating that your actual experience may "vary" I would rather they offer me a service which says we guarantee this *minimum* speed level, if it goes faster then lucky you.
Oh yeah and if its a guaranteed minimum level then slap an SLA on it by which they can be penalised.
how about an SLA?
I would sooner pay for a service where I have a guarantee that the minimum level will always be met and an SLA in place with my provider. Thus if (when?) they fail to meet said SLA they then have to pay me for their inadequacies and the inconvenience I have had to suffer. Oh and the pipe is clean, no packet shapers/qos/filters/whatever by the ISP to make their lives better and not mine.
I don't care if on a good day I can down load 12Mb/sec if when I really need it I'm unable to get 2Mb/s For me anything over 2Mb/s is just gravy and most the time I'm unlikely to use that capacity. Besides if the reason its a good day is because everyone else went out to enjoy it then I'm likely doing the same.....
A nice option.
From their website "The 3.2x1.18x.61 inch (81.3x29.9x15.5 mm) transmitter plugs in directly to the HDMI port of the notebook and is powered by the USB port." So I guess an extension lead into the USB port, it just doesn't look hot to show it in the advertising blurb.
I already have wireless keyboard and mouse and getting one of these means I can park the desktop box anywhere I want, keeping my work area clearer. I'll have to give this some serious consideration!
This was an OS upgrade? I'd expect them to take each mainframe image out of service in turn, upgrade, validate and when signed off, bring back in. Actually the same would go for an application upgrade, *especially* an application upgrade. Unless they signed off and then realised they had problems then this kind of problem should be completely avoidable.
just normal practises?
My usual method is when moving between boxes to copy the existing passwords and then expiring them immediately. That way the user knows their existing password and has to set a new one of their choice.
If users are complaining that they have to change passwords then there is a user expectation issue which needs managing. I have to admit though its easier in the finance industry. You just make sure that this is tagged as a compliancy issue and that the FSA will frown down on anyone not obeying and most just do it.
Sounds very familiar
Yep, been there and have the t-shirt ( and the dunce's cap too) many times over. While I enjoy learning and technology for their own sakes I no longer feel I *have* to try and keep up with everything thats going on.
Instead of how and what and where, I try to make sure I understand "why" as well as I possibly can. Details I can look up as necessary but the principles have to be applied at all times.
- It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources
- Pic NASA Mars tank Curiosity rolls on old WET PATCH, sighs, sniffs for life signs
- How UK air traffic control system was caught asleep on the job
- Google embiggens its fat vid pipe Chromecast with TEN new supported apps
- Microsoft: Don't listen to 4chan ... especially the bit about bricking Xbox Ones