This is why I got my department to buy me a GeekDesk a couple of years ago.
We've been using Kangaroo desks. We went to them after trying out a few Ergotron sit-stand desks that were just too flimsy.
We've got about a dozen now and there have been nothing but positive reports including a few that have lost weight (not a controlled study). The best tool we've found for making sure the desk gets used is to have your PC read off the time every half-hour as a reminder to switch. I don't have one of the desks, but I use the half our reminder to get up and move around if I haven't recently.
My wife and I and our kids were just talking about TFA this morning. The reaction that I got from my kids (8 and 10) was something like "huh?". We live just a few doors from a park where all the neighborhood kids play together, unsupervised, when the weather is nice.
I was raised in Montgomery County, back in the 80's. I remember it was quite a change from where I had lived in California because none of the yards in Maryland had fences. During summer, we'd walk or bike to friend's houses or to the junior high to play basketball. We probably had a range of 5 miles, with the only direction "Be back by dinner."
I can't believe this is the same place I used to live.
Non-obligatory car analogy: Nitrous Boost would have been a more analogous name. It's used for seconds, like nitrous oxide, not all day, like a turbo can be.
Best car analogy so far this year. Well done!
Seriously, do they even have an IT group?
Yes, they wear the red shirts of Engineering.
It is mind boggling to me that everyone seems to have gotten hoodwinked into thinking a "Like" button provides more benefit to the company than the things which keep corporate data intact.
Maybe I'm lucky but I've only seen that where I work after all the basics are taken care of. With all of the tools and services available these days, I'd assume that the basics like data integrity, telephones are *locked down*. If your basics are causing trouble, you are definitely doing it wrong.
I think more and more IT is becoming a manager of services, instead of a manager of servers. When there are companies out there making the basics easy to manage, then you can afford the time to get the Like buttons running.
When a journalist writes a bulls--t story about you ought to know whos paying their bills and who their friends are.
What I want to know is when did anyone with a blog/website suddenly become "a journalist"? Is the bar really that low?
I can setup a domain and pound out some page-view inducing BS; am I a journalist then?
Once again Amazon Web Services is taking on Oracle, the kingpin of relational databases, with Aurora, a relational database it said is as capable as “proprietary database engines at 1/10 the cost,” according to AWS SVP Andy Jassy."
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In this talk at FOSDEM 2015, Larry Wall reflects on the history of the effort, how the team got some things right, and how it learned from its mistakes when it got them wrong. But mostly how a bunch of stubbornly fun-loving people outlasted the naysayers to accomplish the extraordinary task of implementing a language that was so ambitious, even its designers said it was impossible. Prepare to be delightfully surprised."
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It hasn't been breached... they just got a hold of their email mailing list! This is the crappiest bad summary of all crappy bad summaries.
Yes, and their ability to manage a mailing list is in no way related to their ability to manage more sensitive information, in their system that isn't even live yet.