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Comment: Re:Buy local (Score 1) 432

by Guiness17 (#41446347) Attached to: Sweet Times For Cows As Gummy Worms Replace Corn Feed
Close, somewhat unwittingly. I buy fresh eggs locally. I was visiting a friend and was in charge of breakfast the Saturday. Bacon and eggs, and he said 'wow, these eggs are good. Fresh?' I laughed and said yes, told him where they are from. Two weeks later, he's at my place. I again serve bacon and eggs...he has his and said "these aren't the fresh ones, are they? He was right, my supplier was out. I always knew the difference was there, but him being able to pick it out just like that cemented the difference for me. Sure, I knew which were which, but they all got fried!

Comment: Re:Koha? (Score 1) 188

by Guiness17 (#38599170) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tech For Small Library Automation?
Koha is something I use everyday at my small town library. It is a great resource for a library that needs to be tied to other libraries for cataloguing etc. As hazem said it would be overkill for sure. But for a one off collection I would suggest Winnebago Spectrum. I have also used that system in another library and it was the perfect thing to manage a small collection, and is used quite frequently by school libraries.

Comment: Re:Not much of a surprise (Score 1) 492

by Guiness17 (#27231197) Attached to: Office Depot Employee — "We Changed Prices Too"
What you maybe don't realize is that most companies don't handle their own rebates. They sell them to a rebate company, whose best interest it is to not pay them out - and they don't have to worry about the end effect near so much. It's like the 'don't pay a cent' events at furniture stores. They sell the account, and you have to deal with a nasty credit agency - and if you do default, it's not pretty.

Comment: Re:Sometimes You Have To Be There (Score 2, Insightful) 388

by Guiness17 (#26798815) Attached to: Self-Slashdotted
Indeed. Back in the day [/old gravely voice] when I was with Bell Northern Research it was primarily mainframes and Sun Sparcs on the network.

PC's were just starting first being commonly connected. People were writing their own network stacks. Inevitably, someone would write a bad one, install it on a couple of machines, and a broadcast storm would result.

Which meant someone from our group would go over with a pair of sidecutters...

Comment: Re:A virus I'd actually fall for (Score 5, Interesting) 207

by Guiness17 (#26727855) Attached to: Malware Spreading Via ... Windshield Fliers?
Agreed, I could've fallen for this myself. I got a ticket about a year ago in a city I didn't live in, and lo and behold, it had a website on it for paying online. Ticket looked official, but on second thought, I couldn't be sure, having never seen one from that city before. I blindly typed in the URL... I'd like to believe I would have picked off a phishing scam, but still, I took the first step.

Comment: Re:I'm in Canada...the web is the only way for us (Score 1) 286

by Guiness17 (#26716651) Attached to: Web Rescues Un-Aired Super Bowl Ads
Ok, that ad is without a doubt the funniest damn thing I've seen in a while. If you like it, you have to like the ol' Mel Lastman commercials for Bad Boy furniture as well - and this guy became the mayor of Toronto! Here's an example

to the OP - yes, simcasting sucked this year, and last. Frito Lay seems to buy about half the airtime.

+ - Who gets the unfinished software?

Submitted by zaunuz
zaunuz (624853) writes "What happends to unfinished software, mainly consisting of bits and pieces of perl-code, if the company you wrote it for goes bankrupt? This might be the case where i currently work. For the past year i have been in charge of a fairly big project, but due to poor economical planning higher up in the system, it is quite possible that the company will die before me and my team are finished. If this happends, we would like to continue the project on our own, since it is fairly close to completion, and it would suck to just scrap what we've invested so many hours and cups of coffee into. The creditors are most likely to be the new owners of the code, however, do the creditors care about unfinished code? Afterall, first they'd have to understand what it does. After they've done that, they'd have to finish it themselves. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?"

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun