The equipment and software she uses is still "provided by the company."
Her performance reviews are still "done by her "company-provided manager".
While a contractor if she had of failed performance reviews, she would of been let go.
--- which is an actual difference, failed performance reviews (for non-contractors) will more likely get you coaching than the door.
Apple|Microsoft|Google controls (and builds) the tools that are used, monitors their approval ratings and terminates their access to the system if their [internal employee ranking system] fall below X."
None of those "facts" can be used to determine who is a contractor and whom is an part-time or full-time employee.
If you assign Ctrl, and Shift to the two thumb buttons, then you get 4 states for each of the 3 standard mouse buttons --- without reaching for a keyboard yet.
LButton, Ctrl + LButton, Shift + LButton, Ctrl+Shift + LButton.
Instead of a 5 button mouse, you have 9 additional states that you can use above and beyond the normal three L/M/R clicks.
Even with fairly large (long) hands, the bulkier/larger bodied controllers aren't any more comfortable.
At least the XBox Elite solves one problem that nearly all game-pads have -- half of your fingers are underneath the controller body, and are not needed to hold/support the controller --- a well designed controller will comfortably est on the bottom and sides of your palms, which leaves your fingers nothing to do at all.
What the XBox Elite doesn't solve is a console control-scheme problem --- the complete inability to use a button/key press as a modifier key... along with console games that assign disparate actions to the same button in a different context, instead of considering the flexibility of a modifier key.
YOU take control of the conversation. YOU tell them what YOU've done. When they ask you to do Y. YOU say I've done XYZ. Then, if they still dont listen. Ask for Level 2, or Billing so you can cancel. Guess what? Someone will listen then.
L: 16GB, D: 24GB, S: and whatever is needed.
L: AMD, D: AMD, S: Virtualized.
L: Harddrive, D: Hardrives, S: SSD's
As far as needing Classic Shell, could care less.
I make sure and install BINS and 7+ Taskbar Tweaker on the Laptop and Desktop. Done and Done.
Plus Multi-Commander, Total Commander, and QTTabBar from the proper location. Done Done and Done.
HTML, JSON, XML, shell scripts, source files, text files – TempleOS replaces all of these via one unified hypertext representation.
Maybe the WhatWG or W3C could learn a thing or three.
Or the fact that almost all "core" behaviour of tabs relies on Extension Authors... But! we have a CHAT and Pinterest-like "pin/save" conten... that fucks up all Ctrl-Letter shortcuts once you Middle-Click or Ctrl-Click on a link on a page.... now all Ctrl+anyLetter shortcut opens that link.
Ctrl+Click or middle click on any link. Now press Ctrl-W. The tab does not close, another tab is opened for that link instead.
Almost every single FF bitch about changes is little more than bullshit --- I have yet to see a FF change that can't be reverted with either CSS or an extension.
If there really was some agenda to "destroy" Firefox, they certainly wouldn't leave in the ability to undo/revert these so-called horrible changes.
I use FF primarily, and Opera Dev (Oink). Prior to 2012 (1999-2012) I used Opera (versions 5-12) 99%+ of the time.
The FireFox "+ Customize" along with UserJS and UserCSS gives you most of the freedom that Opera users used to have with regards to control over the UI.
I know I'm thankful Firefox is still around, and I wouldn't of been caught dead using it back in Opera's heyday.
To me the biggest slap in the face in regards to "Chrome/Blink" --- you aren't even allowed to reorganize extension icons on the "address bar". You cannot/are not allowed to move extension icons to any other place in the interface. Chrome's UI is so locked down as to make a comparison between a blink-based browser and gecko-based browser almost impossible as far as the UI is concerned.