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Comment Re:Just do it (Score 1) 892 892

When you announce your departure, write a very logical and very true letter. Don't be afraid to say something like "I think my boss lacks the skill to delegate authority" or "the office kitchen is infested with mold". So long as you are truthful and logical, it can never be held against you, and it may even serve to prove your character as unwaveringly logical.

In no circumstances should you ever do that. It can only be used against you.

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find
something in them to hang him.

-- Cardinal de Richelieu

You former employer doesn't care about how logical you are. At best, you saved them EI payments, and at worst you just left them with a mess that will need to clean up. At best, you might want to grab a beer with a *trusted* co-worker to discuss problems. Doing an exit interview is only slightly less stupid than writing a letter.

Comment Don't give out the answers (Score 2) 284 284

Provide the book resources as a tutorial but get the students to do something different for the actual assignment. It could be as simple as swapping a few textures or effects. A blur on a cat will look very different to a blur on a dog even though the technique is the same.


English City Council "Not Ready" for Zombie Attack 121 121

Unlike the CDC, a freedom of information request submitted to the Leicester City Council has revealed that the council is not prepared for an unexpected zombie invasion. From the article: "'We've had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh,' said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance. The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities. Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council's emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose."

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)