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Comment Don't do it. (Score 1) 192

Honestly man, if you value your job, don't rock this boat.
If the management group thought that it needed to be upgraded, it would be. You can be assured of that.
Proposing it yourself cannot possibly end well for you.

Even if it goes well, better than expected, and it's not a huge undertaking, you're still going to have a lot of resentment on your team from people who simply don't want to do it. When and if management ever forces them to do it, it's going to be your fault, especially if the changes are radical. Your fault means loss of good will on the team, or with managers.

The caveat to that being that you're best friends with the CEO or CTO, and you can do essentially anything you want.
Short of that... don't rock this boat.

In a year, when someone else gets this idea, and manages to get the changes through... you'll thank me.

Comment Re:Kansas City (Score 1) 464

Shh.... nobody wants to live in Kansas City. Google fiber is a myth. Does not exist. The whole thing is a scam, wifi speeds still suck, and latency is high. We're next to Johnson county, which is hell on earth. Our drivers are terrible. Worse than Nashville or Boston. The place is land locked. Tons of fat stupid rednecks that hate nerds here. In other words, Walmarts everywhere. Worst sports teams in professional sports bar none here. The place is very "southy." You'll get made fun of. There are no tech jobs anywhere. You'll hate it. When you've spent some time in Kansas City, you'll wish you were never born. I'm telling you this for your own good. Stay away. If you're happy in San Francisco, please, stay in San Francisco. It's for the best. Seriously.

Comment Mostly weekly. (Score 2) 319

I re-image mine from an image I made, stored on a server in the middle of the house. Every time the machine boots, it re-images the OS image on the local hard drive, thoroughly destroying anything else that might have been on the disk. When an update to the main image is necessary, I make a new one.

I create those once about every six months, unless there's an emergency patch like Heartbleed. This works on all of the computers in my home. Wife and daughter go through the same process on their machines.

Boot to Ghost, install os, play, run, do whatever. In the event of a virus, it's short lived. When I attended Berkeley, this was the way they had set up their computer lab. I remember, at the time, being intrigued by the setup.

Now that I have myself, my wife, and a five year old all using machines around the house (nine distinct pc's), I have a practical use application for this.

Since I implemented this about five years ago, we have had virtually no problems with it. The drawback of course is that it's a lot easier to do if your machines, desktops, laptops, etc, all match. Learned that one the hard way, but good now.

My machine gets shut down about once a week. My daughter is always letting the battery burn down on her laptop, so she images more frequently than anyone else in the house. My wife is also at about once a week.

Comment Pointless Enterprise Speak. (Score 3, Insightful) 55

Look, I know the guys in suits buy into this crap, but there's really no reason to spread it on our walls.

If you're going to provide a solution to a problem do it, describe it in clear concise english. This person hasn't actually said anything at all. They simply used a larger than necessary amount of words to do it.

Comment Re:I have a moped (Score 1) 304

Actually, there's nothing to it. Gets about 85 miles to the gallon. Virtually no exhaust smoke, unless I overfeed it with two stroke oil. This particular moped would probably pass emissions in California.

Comment I have a moped (Score 1) 304

And it's sexy. Vintage Italian bike. 49cc, tagged for Boston. Picked it up on my last trip back east. Takes me where I need to at about 30 mp/h in style baby. Soon as the weather gets a little better, I'll be riding it all the time.

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