Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Not me (Score 1) 255

by The-Ixian (#47058225) Attached to: Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

My rule is this. If my commute for whatever reason begins to exceed cycling distance, I move so the job is back within cycling distance.

The main thing is a long commute should only ever really be temporary. It's not just the money spent on fuel, but the amazing amounts of time wasted on commuting especially by car when you can't do anything else while commuting.

I am in full support of this. I feel the same way

Comment: Re:Not me (Score 1) 255

by The-Ixian (#47058197) Attached to: Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

I am basically your friend, minus the self-righteousness. I don't own a car and I get everywhere I need to go by bike, train, bus or, if I need to, taxi.
 
I am very aware of the burden I put on friends and family sometimes and so I will go out of my way to make my own arrangements to attend gatherings. Sometimes my transit by bus is as much as 5 hours round trip if I have to go out to the suburbs (my daily commute to work is around 2.5 hours total).
 
It sounds like your friend is kind of an entitled prick.

Comment: Re: Stop trying (Score 1) 606

by The-Ixian (#45798657) Attached to: How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

I am sure there are lots of reasons.
 
I believe that some of the problem is that it takes a team of vastly experienced *nix admins to cobble together all the appropriate software projects AND make them work seamlessly together to do things that are fairly natural on the Windows side.
 
I am thinking of things like deployment tools, central authentication and SSO systems, backup / restore systems, roaming profiles with automounts, file system quotas and ACLs, etc etc.
 
Obviously, all these things are quite possible but it takes a team of very experienced people to pull all this stuff together. Whereas on the MS side, a single moderately experienced Windows admin can pull this stuff together relatively easily for even a medium sized business.

People are always available for work in the past tense.

Working...