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Comment: Re: Maybe it's not you (Score 1) 218 218

I've been at my current company 25 years now. Based on what I heard people saying about me (often in third hand by people that had worked with me and is now based at other companys) I'm technically and methodically in top among comparable professionals and very good at taking in new areas of software systems. I have also never seen anyone be "in full speed" after 3 months. And by full speed I mean handling the application/system as good as one that have worked with it e g 5 years.
Of course, I would had a better career if I had switched jobs much more often. But not all people is career oriented, some like me like the job we're doing where we are and like our coworkers and therefore decides to stay. OTOH I'm a dinosaur that began programming 1979 and is probably obsolete. ;-)

Comment: Re:mistresses (Score 1) 196 196

Actually, Hollandes popularity poll number was raised after this affair was published.
In France, having a mistress is a natural thing. The only requirement is handling it discrete. In Hollandes case he did that, but the journalists did nevertheless find it out when they found that he leaved his resident through a backdoor and went to the mistress on a bicycle.

Comment: Re: No dude... (Score 1) 199 199

..."The closest you're going to get to needing to support millions of unique users on the first day, and hundreds of thousands simultaneously are things like MMO launches and WoW expansion packs or something like google+"

That has mainframe systems done for decades. (Think airline booking systems and banks.) And they do it quite well.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?

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