It's Scala. They left out pattern matching and didn't drive the monadic nature of common programming collections through the collection classes. You can leave out the monads (although the first time you want to convert the contents of an Optional value via a function returning an Option you'll wish they hadn't) but leaving out pattern matching was a plain and simple misstep.
I guess I did miss the point. Since in my family it was all about how misguided the Vietnam war was and talks of student sit ins and such. Fonda was naive but she was, I think, on the correct side of the argument.
But I guess you missed the point too. Holder stated  that the Executive Branch wasn't going to make a blanket statement hemming in the Executive to use drones during such events as Peal Harbor and 9/11. So what we've got is a temper tantrum which compares two of the most epic events in US history where the power of the Executive would have swept pretty much anything before it to a single Vietnam war protester who happened to get a lot of attention because she was a celebrity over whom the Executive could only exert the most minor of authority. If a drone were to have killed Jane Fonda it would have been an obvious criminal action. If a drone had shot down one of the remaining jets after the towers were hit it would have been a justified use of a military force to avoid a larger death toll. Trying to compare the two is simply trying to derail the stated response to (Rand's) original question.
Holder's comment that set off Paul was that he wouldn't rule out a President using drone attacks on US soil during such hypothetical events as those of 7 Dec 1941 and 11 Sep 2001. From there to Jane Fonda. I didn't realize she was such a national treasure.
Have the drones on the border only been going after sub-humans?
(Dang. Wish I'd gotten in on this thread earlier because I'm just gonna repeat elements from the best posts.)
Yes I have daily meeting with my team; Monday and Thursday 10-10:20 Mountain.
Yes it's productive. Younger hands call roadblocks and the elders speak up with, "I'll help you on that".
Someone's stalled for a couple of weeks or three without calling roadblock and I start to ask about things in our weekly 1-1 (burnout; too proud to ask for help; "Nailing top tier in my guild's PvP rankings but I'll be back in the saddle next week").
Meetings run long with dirt-diving, carping, gossip about execs then my canary just died.
I was a unix sysadmin for six years, manager for three, developer for four and now I'm back in the manager slot. In that time I had a manager that held a daily hour meeting and a project manager that held once weeklies that I would trade my teeth to get as much out of my team as they did out of us but I'm not them and my team isn't the one they worked with and my dailys held twice a week work for me.
Dailys are the answer for everything. (Except when they aren't.)
I envy you then. Our Alamo's food is less than stellar. (West Oaks, Houston.) The special features are very good but the normal menu is straight out of cans and the freezer. Just a touch more effort on their part would go a long way. I'm not expecting miracles but I'd rather not have to stick to the two things on the menu I've found to be... hard to do wrong.
With that mini-rant out of the way I totally agree with you that, in general, they are the way to go for a good evening at the movies. (Other of their locations I've been very happy with the food so I suspect it's a kitchen issue.)
Joel also runs Fog Creek Software. Tell your boss you want this sort of environment http://www.fogcreek.com/about.html since Joel recommends it.
10-11 hour days can be done. I aim for 65 hours a week. They can't be done without extenuating circumstances though when you can just walk on over to the next shop and get the same pay for a standard 8 hour day. Update your resume. It might work out but I'd bet against.
Just encrypt your email. You'll get the noticed desired when the warrant is served for your encryption keys.
When this happens to me I just imagine my wife and children living under a bridge. It's amazing how motivated I get to grind out the code. Hmm. If you don't like your wife and kids you might check the next post.
Fine. No null references. So I create the same thing by having a reference to some unique structure (probably named Null) and I still *fail to check for it*.
Null references don't kill programs. Programmers do.
I also am forced in to clearcase. Here's the workflow I use:
git add .
git commit -m 'Init'
# do real work rather than fight clearcase
Git plays quite nicely with other systems.
PS - Easy enough to write a small script to sync difference back to clearcase or update your clearcase master and merge into your workspace.