* Posts by AdamAdam

6 posts • joined 23 Sep 2015

Is Apple's software getting worse or what?

AdamAdam

Anecdotal evidence only - so not sure what we can do with it, but I remember when in OS 7 and 8 my Mac ran up weeks of uptime, only being shut down occasionally when I knew I wouldn't use it for longer. Nowadays it is behaving more erratically and restarts seem to improve things.

This is not the idea behind having a Mac.

Even my PC at work can run for a couple of days before it needs a reboot.

I think there ought to be a point at which there is no need for big steps forward(not that there even was any feature in Sierra that I need that Yosemite didn't have), instead, working on stability should become paramount.

I do agree that iTunes is indeed something I find hard to understand. The interface had reached maturity around version 4/5 and every change eversince has only made it more weird. Maybe I'm too old to learn new ways of queing my songs, maybe I have become reactive in not really needing any new way to queue my songs?

It's not the end of the world, but Apple is no longer the reliable option if you want things to work.

When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

AdamAdam

Re: a week and 2 engineers

Well, first of, they were facing hundreds/thousands lines of code and did not know how many errors they were looking for.

We've been shown several lines of code with the pointer that there's an error here. It's easy to be smug.

Obama: What will solve America's gun problem? What could it be? *snaps fingers* Technology!

AdamAdam

I see how the next mass shooting at a school will be prevented by locks on guns.

Sorry, Mr President of the US - this is just something to calm the waves but won't stop the hate and despair. It might save some parents from being shot by their two-year-olds.

At the same time it will cause the right and far right to start foaming at their mouth and babbling about the constitution.

Create a fair country where people don't feel they need to rob and kill and the rich pay their share and you might be onto something - and you might also keep all those shiny guns... but yeah... maybe trying to put a band-aid on the cancer might feel you a little better.

North Korean operating system is a surveillance state's tour de force

AdamAdam

Re: What is he holding?

They're clearly playing bingo!

Cornwall style bingo.

That's what the notepads are for.

Oracle confesses to quietly axing its UK software support centre

AdamAdam

Yeah, I've wondered whether to apply - I live in Romania in a city where Oracle announced it is going to create a thousand jobs in the coming year.

The support jobs are ridiculous, though.

"experience a plus" - "business attire required" or, in their own words:

• Maintains a smart and professional image at all times - Micros clients will often visit the Helpdesk.

[...]

• PC literate - including a basic knowledge of hardware and MS Windows / Microsoft Office

Have fun

Things you should know about the hard work of home working

AdamAdam

Even at one day a week it was taxing

I used to work in shifts at my last place of work, so once a week when I had to be in at 6 I took a day of home-office in order not to have to get up at 5am...

I was definitely one of those that end up working more than they would at the office. Especially since I felt that if I did not reply to a communicator message within 10 seconds people would think I'm sleeping or something. I guess it is a mentality issue.

That job required a lot of interaction of the type : "can I do this to that?" - "yeah, go ahead" or "wait, I'll look on your screen to see what you mean" which is done so much easier when done physically on the same location.

Taking breaks together was also something I could miss, although of course it was easier to prepare something at home.

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