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Comment: Give her confidence + Ask for teamwork (Score 1) 698

Give her confidence.
Instead of telling her who she should be -or how she should think- mention the qualities that you see in her, and inspire her to build on those. Do not tell her what to build though, one can not foresee outcomes.
Give her confidence. Record your support and believe in her.

+

Ask for teamwork.
Another thing that comes to mind - is that in case your wife and/or daughter have arguments you won't be there to calm the situation or negotiate. I'm sure they'll experience a lot of stress when you're not around, but they could use your comfort. Intentions matter. Instill both parties with the motivation and will to corporate, no matter how tough the times may be.

Comment: Consider industrial monitors (Score 1) 330

by Barryke (#49045503) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

Consider industrial panels, for digital signage perhaps. They're not cheaper (in contrary) but these are rigid and simply work .. and lack the excess smart features.
Most are meant to integrate in a wall, either framed/sunken or just really flat and bolted on.

*shivers* It appears even this page has "SMART" all over it.. http://www.samsung.com/us/busi...

Comment: Re:What i did: run VPS with CentOS + DirectAdmin (Score 1) 136

by Barryke (#49015637) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

To add on this..
You could get a VPS without DirectAdmin/CPanel/Webminsomething, but the GUI to easily create and backup users adds tremendous value for developers.

I can develop on any machine at hand.. just need SSH or FTP/SCP. Sourcecode files either are on the VPS, or in an GIT repository.

Comment: What i did: run VPS with CentOS + DirectAdmin (Score 1) 136

by Barryke (#49015625) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

I often develop for VPSes running CentOS and DirectAdmin.

So i got a VPS like that for ~€14 /month. I upgrade pretty much the LAMP stack using DireactAdmin custombuild, and have VPS snapshots to easily roll back to in case i broke something. I need to maintain the VPS though, but my hoster informs me about (and how to fix) the latest critical bugs. Its simple and enlightening.

Developing this way is quite versatile too; i make a user per solution. I can backup that user and import it on other servers (production) or just archive this username.tar.gz file. This backup bundles relevant files, databases, accounts such as email or ftp, even DNS records if i want to.

Comment: Recordinternational of spammer (Score 1) 246

> Have they called you? If so, how did the call go?

I have. They call and claim to be Microsoft, notifying me of a virus, and offer to help instal software.

And I recorded it :)
http://barrystaes.nl/scambait/
It's lengthy, but I got him pissed at the end. XD

(The best tactic against them is to waste their time. I did not have a VM handy to fool them, otherwise I would.)

Comment: BINGO just use folders (Score 1) 259

by Barryke (#48607457) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

This is THE correct answer.
Just use folders that contain a date and name.
It sorts, its searchable, and whatever software you prefer can build upon this and store tags/metadata.

Just make sure you dont use evil software that tries to lock your files into its own archive format. Ideally you'll want it to store its meta-files besides the original files in the same folder.

I have no software suggestions, i dont have a favorite software for this, i keep no metadata or tags outside the photo files, and use whatever editor/viewer comes handy.

Comment: Re:Juggle multiple gmail accounts (Score 1) 265

by Barryke (#48138549) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

You could do without making each forward..
I use a domain name with catch-all email, so everything @mydomain.com gets sent straight into my @gmail.com inbox. And it works perfectly. No labels for these, i just search on the email address.

Whenever i subscribe, i just make up any StoreX@mydomain.com address i deem fit..
Now, whenever StoreX leaks my email to spammers, i can just block StoreX@mydomain.com .. but in reality i dont even need to do that as gmail apparently picks up on it before i do.

Comment: A few every 6 weeks.. to train the spam filter? (Score 1) 265

by Barryke (#48138503) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

I just checked; my gmail catched 40 spams yesterday. I think the daily average is higher, especially since i also have a catch-all @domain.com that forwards to gmail.

About once every 6 weeks i see upto 5 false positives in 3 consequent days, and i think this could be deliberate: to help train the spam filter. Oddly these mostly have some tie to my past search/browse history, which is not creepy but logical in my hypnosis.

To me, the gmail spam filter is near perfect. I go as far to advise clients to use a gmail account if only as a pass-through spam filter..

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