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Comment: Rotation Rotation Rotation (Score 1) 426

by OhMickey (#27183775) Attached to: How Do Militaries Treat Their Nerds?
WHINE: DoD contracts all their cool IT work out to Contractors.
I'm a contractor on a fairly major contract w/ DoD.
I have several years of experience and cultivated contacts specifically useful to this contract. If a 'blue shirt' were to be doing my job,it would likely take 'em several months to adjust and start being as productive. --a few short months later, they'd be shipp'd off to their next assignment. The result would be mostly chaos for the project. I'm not against DoD using enlisted folks to do the IT stuff.. I think they should.. it gives great experience for their future. But some pretty basic Military Life aspects will need to see change before it's viable.

V/R --Micke

Comment: Re:Squirrels: (Score 1) 474

by OhMickey (#25946695) Attached to: Acorns Disappear Across the Country
There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the squirrels want more nuts
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the squirrels,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the nuts.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the squirrels
Can't be happy in their acorn free zone.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the squirrels scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the squirrels formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us nuts."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Comment: Re:GUI hygiene (Score 3, Insightful) 114

by OhMickey (#25924169) Attached to: An Optimized GUI Based On Users' Abilities
tsjaikdus, this isn't about you. it's about your grand pa, your disabled cousin and my sister w/ other disabilities.. who says one GUI must serve them all? Your GUItopia will never exist until the world is peopled by nothing but perfect trek-drones. Since that is unlikely to happen, we can embrace the tools that make our lives and the lives of our friends and family easier. V/R --Micke

Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant. -- Edmund Burke