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Comment: not a good idea (Score 1) 148

by burdalane (#23630427) Attached to: Getting Credit for Programming Accomplishments?
I sympathize with your situation, but asking for credit would not make you look good and would probably antagonize your supervisor. Instead, put your accomplishments on your resume. If you want to, build a personal website and post your resume there. Meanwhile, continue doing your job as well as you can. Eventually, you'll get more recognition, hopefully in the form of money as well as name recognition. Keep in mind that real recognition won't come from working for someone else.
Communications

Cellphone Use On Planes Coming Soon? 249

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the cleared-of-bee-murder-charges dept.
s31523 writes "A while back it was reported that cell phone use was given the OK on Emirate airlines. The BBC is now reporting European agencies back the use of cell phones in air. Plans have been developed to introduce technology that allow cell phone use on planes without any risk of interference. A spokesman for the UK regulator Ofcom said there were still many stages to pass through before final approval was given to the roll out of the plans, but the regulator said that the technology could be implemented next year."
Businesses

+ - Questions To Answer When To Lease An Office Space->

Submitted by johnevers
johnevers (1169049) writes "Leasing an office space is one of the important decisions in any business because it involves a long term commitment that affects the company's profit and loss. The following are some office space realtor's tips regarding office space leasing on location and price range, on getting the right size and leasing length duration and many more issues."
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It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Sex, Nazi, Burrito, and Viagra: who Googles that?->

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zhang1983
zhang1983 writes "Reuters reports that internet users in Egypt, India and Turkey are the world's most frequent searchers for Web sites using the keyword "sex" on Google search engines, according to statistics provided by Google.
Germany, Mexico and Austria were world's top three searchers of the word "Hitler" while "Nazi" scored the most hits in Chile, Australia and the United Kingdom, data from 2004 to the present retrievable on the "Google Trends" Web site showed.
Chile also came in first place searching for the word "gay", followed by Mexico and Colombia.

Here is a list of some of the most frequently-searched words."

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Education

+ - Books that substitute for CS degree? 1

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An anonymous reader writes "Are there any good books out there that would be good at concisely covering the key and most important areas of a CS education for those programmers who never obtained a CS degree? I am a self-taught programmer and computer hobbyist with a degree in physics, and I would like to find a book(s) that would give me a better understanding of what I am missing by not having obtained a CS degree. I realize this may involve some differing opinion on what the most important parts were, and I would be interested in hearing everyone's take on this as well. It would also be interesting to hear from an employer perspective about what sets a fresh CS grad with no experience apart from those with a non-CS degree but with some IT experience."
Programming

+ - Create an Ajax file upload app using DWR

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This article shows how to develop an Ajax-based file upload program that displays a progress bar during the file upload process. You will learn about server side retrieval of file upload progress using a progress listener, client-side retrieval of file upload progress using DWR (Direct Web Remoting). The program is particularly useful for those who need to share large audio, video, and scientific files."
Television

+ - Zap2It Replacement Scheduling Service Goes Online

Submitted by
Krondor
Krondor writes "Schedules Direct, the TV listing service created to replace the soon to be discontinued Zap2It Labs free listings, is now accepting registrations. This comes in advance of the pending Zap2It TV Listing shutdown and is obviously excellent news for many open source projects, such as MythTV. The service, though no longer free, does intend to reduce pricing as demand increases and exists as a non-profit specifically for the purpose of providing TV listing data to "Free and Open Source Applications". Slashdot has previously covered the Zap2It Labs TV Listing Discontinuation as well as the pricing expectations for Schedules Direct."
Internet Explorer

+ - Existing Issues For Cross-Browsing Development->

Submitted by barbarask
barbarask (1139535) writes "Serdar Yegulalp looks at some of the issues that developers still have to deal with when they're putting together sites for readers who could be using any of the browsers out there: IE6 (and some companies still haven't upgraded), IE7, Firefox, Opera, Safari, what-have-you. He talks about proprietary tags, implementations of layout functions, JavaScript, and ActiveX, among others. He's got suggestions for how to fix some of the problems, but with others it's a matter of trying to make users do what they should (but won't) do."
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Announcements

+ - SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years->

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Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones writes "The SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years!
http://sdf.lonestar.org/

It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet."

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Unix

+ - SDF Public Access Unix System Turns 20->

Submitted by Eileen
Eileen (798477) writes "Remember those days when you could get a free Unix shell account and learn all about the command line? You still can at the Super Dimension Fortress (SDF). SDF is celebrating its 20th birthday on June 16.

Full press release text:
The SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years!
http://sdf.lonestar.org


It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at 300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the "Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet.

Over the years SDF has been a home to 2+ million people from all over the world and has been supported by donations and membership dues. SDFers pride themselves on the fact that theirs is one of the last bastions of "the real INTERNET", out of the reach and scope of the commercialism and advertising of the DOT COM entities. It is a proponent of SMTP greylisting as opposed to content filtering and offers that as an option to its members.

While access to basic services are free to everyone, lifetime membership can be obtained for a mere onetime donation of $36. And it is the members who decide which programs and features are available. The members communicate via a web free, google inaccessible, text bulletin board ('bboard') as well as an interactive chat ('com') where users battle each other in the integrated netris matches. The interface of these programs harks back to the days when TOPS-20 CMD J-SYS ruled the ARPANET.

SDF has also become home to well known hackers such as Bill Gosper, Tom Ellard (Severed Heads), Geoff Goodfellow, Carolyn Meinel and Ezra Buchla, son of the father of the Synthesizer. From this pool of talent you might expect more than just computing, and you'd be correct. An annual music compilation is published featuring original music ranging from electronic noise to improvised piano sonatinas. Gosper's puzzles which he has cut at his favorite laser shop are frequently given away as membership perks or through fundraising raffles.

There are always classes being taught on SDF as well, where instructors and students enjoy free access to the latest teaching and programming tools. Instructors manage their own classes in such a way as not to be encumbered by their own school's outdated utilities or computer security restrictions, which can hamper the learning process.

And where else would you expect to be able to locally dialup at 1200bps from just about anywhere in the USA and Canada with a Commodore 64 and get a login prompt? SDF! As well as direct login, SDF offers PPP and PPPoE via analogue dialup (1200bps — 56kbps), ISDN and DSL. Members also have access to the SDF VPN (Virtual Private Network) and Dynamic Domain Name Service.

One of the many interesting and esoteric aspects of life on the SDF-1 is GOPHER. All users have access to their own GOPHER space and a number of them continue to find it a useful way to share text and data. And if you don't want to relive that past, SDF's 'motd.org' project offers a collaboration amongst members to share source and security tweaks for the latest wikis, web forums, photo galleries and blogs.

SDF runs NetBSD on a cluster of 12 DEC alphas with 3 BGP'ed T1s linking it to the INTERNET. It is an annual supporter of the NetBSD foundation and the Computer History Museum (CA). One of its original incarnations, an AT&T 3B2/500, is displayed annually at the Vintage Computer Festival."

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