Easy, fun read and loads of science+general teanage kids stuff.
By Neil Bascomb. The New Cool
You just applied logic to a situation that is best described as.....unlikely to occur? I was tempted to counter your logic with some more non-reality based logic and then I got confused.....
Take the offer, but then offer to your (now) former employee that you can help/consult/be available in the evenings or weekends for particularly difficult problems. Offer to do it for free and if they do value you, they might be willing to pay you for it. Your junior developers will be grateful but not as grateful as the owners.
This has worked for me twice in the past. You don't burn bridges, and in fact strengthen relationships. You will probably find, as I did, that your period of working two jobs will last less than a month.
Can't we just outsource it? All our other intelligence is outsourced.
How exactly are you supposed to know what *He* wants to do unless you have him try it out? Most kids are pretty open to all things interesting and fun. If you can make coding interesting and fun...there you go. If he doesn't like it after your best shot, after getting the best advice you can, then go try something else. While there is not much connection between playing games and coding, at least there is *A* connection. Better that than "Ooooh my kid likes WOW maybe he will end up being a Blacksmith"
Yar! That LFNB (it sucks we need that acronym) article he wrote was sad and true. I wasn't expecting the world to transform into ponies and rainbows when I voted for Obama, but I sure as hell didn't expect this.
Do not forget Apple loves to make new hardware incompatible with older hardware. My Mac Pro can not run newer video cards. My only thinking at the time, is that GPU's become too slow over the long term, CPU is just fine still. We'll they prevented me from using the new cards even though they'd run fine in Windows on the same hardware.
So I went out and built a more powerful machine than my Mac Pro, and I dont have to buy shiny new video cards, I just go SLI with a second one of the type I bought with the machine I built. Then upgrade to a new shiny card, when a single model blows my SLI pair out of the water.
I went with Linux, then Mac, then back to Windows 7. What I have learned, you can use anything and make it work, but Linux shines for servers, Apple is a trap to be avoided, and Windows has finally gotten their act together.
Well what it's worth the first tech demos about it were disclosed 4-5 months ago and more details now an month ago. They usually disclose technical things earlier on rather like Apple who goes fully by PR and marketing (and where it makes sense to disclose products and have strict NDA's to keep it secret just prior launch to keep all the fanboys hype it)
find a scheme
like if it is October 2010 make your password
If it is December
Passwords that have rationale behind them are very easy to remember, can be very complex and sometimes easy to type.
The sysadmin to go with it.
Ubuntu is all well and good until you need something that is not covered by its package manager. It's all well and good until some piece of hardware only has limited support via some hack.
The problem with Linux is that even with all the advancements, it's still a fragmented platform that only works properly if you stay within it's narrow selection of hardware that is known to work.
One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.