Yeah, I just ordered a T-shirt from a Canadian company, paid with PayPal
So, I've taken advantage of the new worldwide economy, although I try to buy things locally when I can.
<snip>Also, many of my former governors are in prison. yes, Illinois. screw 'em, they waste the money they do get.
And the ones that aren't in prison got sent to Washington?
I have done both (daily push, and now once-a-week). The real problem is not CYA versus agile; my current company is publicly traded, and trying to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley means they have to have MULTIPLE meetings about what is going out, what it is going to impact, how to roll it back, etc. The SOX compliance just introduces tons of "process" meaning that there is absolutely ZERO chance of daily changes.
The best way around this is to make as much as possible data-driven, with screens to update the data -- that way you don't "push to production," just go through an interface.
True, no loyalty in business. I've been through enough times where I liked where I was, but through no fault of my own (or even no fault of the entire department), the whole lot was let go -- or the business changed enough that it was like being let go.
One place I was a contractor, hoping to turn it into a full-time position, and all the contractors (there were many) were let go. A mandate from at least 3 levels above our manager. The employees were left with gobs of work to keep doing without contractors, and I'm sure 6 months down the road they were hiring contractors back. Some ploy to make the books look better; show a short-term gain (not paying contractors) by sacrificing the long-term gain (losing their expertise and having to re-train people; having the system basically stagnate while the employees tried to keep up).
Not to say that I haven't jumped ship myself, but I know that my boss(es) are not looking out for just my best interest. They are concerned with their best interest, and whatever it takes to keep themselves employed, and moving forward in their career.
I *completely* agree. Human-interest stories are what make me want to tape everything, so I have a way to fast-forward through the BS.
Secondly, the so-called challenges from WO are just impossible. Not impossible like Sasuke, where people get better and can actually do them (rolling thingy comes to mind), but what is up with the punching wall from WO? There is no way to really get past it, you might as well just dive into the muck to start with.
I liked the reality show set in Japan, something like "I'm on a Japanese Game Show!", but I shudder to think what the Americans would do with it if it got really popular. I understand it wasn't really a Japanese game show, but the challenges were at least somewhat believable that someone could do them if they had some skills or learned how it worked.
Ooh, Wolfenstein -- and, since you may not have good arrow keys, you could use the phone orientation for turning / movement? Turn right/left to actually turn right/left? Tilt forward, backward to move
Sounds like a great use of my phone!
Oh, was that humor? I was expecting you to go in a different direction, and then you put Yahoo, HP, RIM, MySpace.
I was expecting AltaVista, AskJeeves, InfoSeek, Overture.
But, yes, I agree with your premise -- does Bing have a shopping search yet?