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This company, which appears to be institutionally hostile to the existence and use of secure cryptosystems, is in possession of a master certificate for HTTPS, encrypted POP and IMAP, and other SSL-based security systems. Etisalat's CA certificate is not trusted directly by Mozilla and Microsoft, but was instead delegated as an Intermediate CA by Verizon. As a result, we are asking Verzion to investigate whether it is appropriate for Etisalat to continue holding this certificate, and to consider revoking it."
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Oh yeah and like most people here are saying... most certifications in technology mean nothing more than the certified has worked at a job where the boss bought into the certification scam or they have too much time on their hands.
Ditto on Dreamhost. They've been good to me. But whatever you do not use Powweb their service sucks and their billing is always messed up.
The parent post is right on with what I've seen. 250:1 (users to admins) in the environment where it was Windows+Office+Thunderbird on the desktop and 50:1 where it was Mac+Adobe+Office+Video production+1/2 doz other highly specialized pieces of software.
What is perhaps just as important as the ratio is having a great secretary. The ability to keep moving and not have to stop and worry about signing for the Fed Ex man or the boss making "executive decisions" while you are at a users' desk is invaluable.
Huh What? OS X let's standard users install software? Sorry but looking at my 10.4 and 10.5 machines that would be a no. Having worked on a few 10.6 machines today I am confident that they are the same but I don't have one here to test. Standard (non admin users) can not "install" software except in their own home directory just like Linux (though installing to one's home directory is not for the faint of heart). Standard users can not add launch deamons or otherwise modify
Is it bad coding? Yes. Is this the worse coding? No. We've all been pressured to ship and all too often it sucks. But you commented the code indicating that you don't know why it works which helps your or the next person to come along to fix the problem. Points for actually commenting and saying you don't understand, shipping code you don't understand; not good. But the big question is did you go back and review the comments and try to fix the problem (ie understand your code)
Adobe treats mac users as second class citizens thus treating many of their power users like dirt. If you think like Steve Jobs, this is an insult to Apple since they went and did want industry members like Adobe have long demanded of them and built a better OS than Windows (much better) and built really solid hardware, the iPod Touch/iPhone anyways, and then been plagued with monopolists like Adobe/Microsoft shutting them out. If history is a lesson, (think iWork) Apple will soon deliver a native version of Inkscape and dump resources into Pixelmator, and start bundling them with Final Cut studio and new iMacs (well a trial version in Pixelmator's case). Apple somewhat reasonably demands more, Adobe and Microsoft refuse to/can't deliver so Apple just raises the bar... this is capitalism at its best; even if the Google Voice fiasco is capitalism at its worst.