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Comment: It's a job (Score 1) 533

The key is to keep this simple truth in mind: it's a job. You do it to survive.

Don't let your sense of self-worth and your identity get tied up in your view of your career. Your job does not define who you are, you do it because someone is paying you to do it for them.

There is satisfaction in doing the work well; and it is nice if the work fits with your personal tastes, but if you refuse to let it define you, you will be the happier for it.

And as a definite plus, it will strengthen your negotiation position. If it is just a job, it's easier to walk away if the compensation does not suit you.

Comment: Re:A consultant's experience (Score 1) 110

Funny that, your point 2 is in direct contradiction to point 1a. You are effectively stating that your needs as the vendor are more important than the needs of the customer organisation.

Apparently you're a good example of "there's money to be made prolonging the problem".

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 396

No, England is closer to the rest of the Anglophone world. There is a reason SNP supporters are making noises about a second independence referendum for Scotland should Brexit become a real possibility.

To be fair, Nicola Sturgeon is keeping mum on the subject, but I don't think (from across the North Sea) she's against the notion.

Comment: Re:Well Duhhhhhh (Score 2) 37

Iran's actions with regards Yemen are purely regional politics, nothing to do with any threats they may pose towards the West. Funny as it may seem, people and nations sometimes have multiple motivations to act.

In case of Yemen, it is a matter of Saudi-Arabia, Iran's most prominent opponent in the region, flexing its muscles against mostly Shia militias in Yemen. Iran seeing itself as the voice of the Shia minority in the ME, it is no surprise it should intervene.

Comment: Re:Wow, this *IS* old... (Score 1) 171

by mvdwege (#49469497) Attached to: Windows Remains Vulnerable To Serious 18-Year-Old SMB Security Flaw

As a service provider, I am not sure how to handle this because, technically, it's "their server".

On the other hand 'their' server has to share a network with other servers. If they refuse to use best current security practices, their server will start interfering with other servers.

So the answer is: don't sell them unsecured VMs. If they can't take the above argument and insist, at least charge them more based on the fact that you will have to clean up the mess eventually. And if you have many such customers, invest in some monitoring solution that can detect hacked boxen.

The best laid plans of mice and men are held up in the legal department.

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