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Comment: Re:Risk = Reward (Score 1) 209

by Bigbutt (#48667463) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

Hah! I was working as a programmer at one place writing surveying software (to read data from a Surveying instrument and write it back out to an HP plotter) but I also went out on surveying jobs and one time had to chase cows back to the farm because the owners were also farmers raising cows, chickens, and corn. This was back in 84/85.


Comment: Old Guys? (Score 2) 231

by Bigbutt (#48662549) Attached to: The Slow Death of Voice Mail

I've always hated talking on the phone and will ignore my red light on the phone for several days or even weeks. Heck, 95% of the time the "voice" message is *beeeeep* (a hangup vs leaving a message). As to the phone, probably half of the callers are from outside the company ("can I send you a white paper from symantec?"). I always prefer an email or text message at home and just email at work. I leave my IM off at work typically just because of the number of "drive by" IMs. If I bring IM up for a problem where I'm working with others, I'll have 4 or 5 other popups asking me about this or that.

And I'm 57.


Comment: Wrote My Own (Score 1) 259

by Bigbutt (#48597001) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Tagging, Tag cloud, organizing by event, upload capable from portable devices as well as computers. Written on a LAMP system (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). I have a special tag to identify pictures I want to rotate through the main page. It's still not quite where I want it to be but my stuff generally is a work in progress.

Write it yourself. You'll learn quite a lot and invest time into your photos :)


Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 567

by Bigbutt (#48574191) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Don't know about ultra-wide but syslog entries can be pretty long same with the output of ps.

I do try to break up my code lines so they're readable but sometimes there's not a good place to use a line break.

And of course I'm not going full screen so it's good to have space on either side to overlap screens vs having to flip back and forth.


Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 567

by Bigbutt (#48573505) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

The bad part are the Linux drivers. With this setup, the monitors are in two domains. When I move the domains to overlap, I can move my mouse pointer into various monitors however I can't get back, I have to go counter clockwise to get the pointer back to the center monitor. So I can move from center to top but not top to center without going to the left monitor first.


Interchangeable parts won't.