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Comment: Heavy handed but, no absolutely not (Score 1) 512

by Phlatline_ATL (#31083924) Attached to: Is Internet Explorer 6/7 Support Required Now?

I'm a bit totalitarian about this. I believe that the web should be as CLOSE to the standard as possible. If there are alternatives that are better than IE6/7 now, then by Zeus make sure that people know about it if the page their viewing b0rks out.

I have hated having to code around problems of rendering with IE at the expense of other browsers which render closer to the standard.

Just my .02 euros (or whatever dominant currency we have now)

Comment: Headphones & Music (Score 2, Interesting) 1019

by Phlatline_ATL (#30412610) Attached to: Music While Programming?

My position on this is that the manager is a troll and is a control freak.

I listen to a very large collection of music & podcasts at work.

If I had a manager actually state that as a position with the particular environs you mentioned I would be demanding a number of things:
1) segregation of the programmers to a more isolated area
2) segregation of anyone who is in sales to a basement office with sound proofing
3) scientific studies that the manager in question was not beaten up and stuffed in lockers in high school

Now while much of what I'm writing above may be construed as flame bait, I just posit it for laughs.

Seriously though, music and/or podcasts are some of the mechanisms I was using to deal with either utter silence (because my dev team was fairly isolated) or high volume sales people (after consolidation of the office employees after 1st round of layoffs).

Comment: Karma will run over your Dogma (Score 1) 1231

by Phlatline_ATL (#29969914) Attached to: Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

I upgraded and promptly broke a couple of things .. the gdk/gtk pixbuf is going to be the biggest pain in the rear. That took out Eclipse 3.5.1 & Lotus Notes 8.5 (trust me ... I'd rather use something else but that's what we use @ work).

There are a couple of other annoyances which I'm sure will be worked out in the near future.

Biggest gripe I have is GDM with the user picker like WinXP/Vista ... I'm not real keen on exposing who's a valid user on the system.

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