P.S. And if you turn out to be good at managing people, you can do that, too, down the road.
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I wouldn't take Vista for free but I happily paid a $500 'logo tax'
Why can't people just prefer apple, and not be fanatical about it? Oh, right, because then that wouldn't justify the increased expense.
Personally I like the hardware and design of the MacBook Pro, the software is nice too, but for me it's not worth the extra coin.
I use a mac because logic pro is the software I want to use, and that is where it runs. And my mac pro really was competitively priced, relative to similar desktops from others. And I do prefer OS X, but that might just be what I am used to. Oh, and it is nice to find unix underneath when I have to do something hard, since I know unix. *Shrug* I guess that makes me a fanatic in some peoples' eyes.
The zero of Fahrenheit -- the freezing point of saturated brine -- is no less sensible than the Celcius zero of the freezing point of water. Fahrenheit is also more precise with fewer digits in the ranges most people deal with day to day.
Yeah, because I'm always having to deal with saturated brine. I can't tell you how many times I've gone out driving in sub-zero temperatures and nearly skidded on all that saturated brine ice.
It was developed in a port city where knowing if the harbor was frozen over (or not) was in fact of great importance.
The thing is, there is zero correlation between being this good, and being an asshat.
Now, sometimes there will be a bad programmer who acts like this, and they just get fired fast. Nobody worries about them.
But when the stars mis-align and you get someone actually talented, who is also a jerk, some inexperienced managers will feel stress about the obvious decision.
But the easy, obvious decision is to fire the asshat. You can go out there and find someone just as talented who is not obnoxious. I promise, you can. Do it.
The rest of the team will have a party when the obnoxious one leaves. Overall morale will increase, people will be only too glad to jump in and fill the gap (until you replace him/her and the replacement comes up to speed). Everyone will respect management more, and they will see that treating coworkers with respect is really important, not just lip service.
By the way, the same holds true for the great salesperson, etc.
I think that the complaint in the article is that officers were feeling like they couldn't advance their careers without doing something actually militaryish. I have limited insight into this, as I was enlisted, but I do know that the Army just created a new career path for EW officers, and they created and EW command a few years ago.
But it might well be hard for officers to grow into positions of general responsibility for military activities, if they only have experience of one narrow specialty, which is indeed pretty different from the mainstream. I am not at all sure that this is a bad thing.
Maybe the roles that were being filled by these junior officers, should have been staffed by warrant officers, who exist exactly to provide technical leadership is specialized roles.
The $100 per month is nothing compared to the personnel expense of trying to keep the beast running with local machines and people.
And as for infrastructure for availability, think uninterruptible power, n+1 cooling, connectivity redundancy, physical security and network security, before you ever even think about redundant servers, storage and load-balancing, failover software.
Rackspace is indeed a good choice (and no I don't work for them), and they can offer you HA solutions if you need them and can afford them (a non-profit serving 1000 users a day almost certainly does not need, and can't afford, HA).
I am betting you can live with their very, very good SLAs for just a cheap, standard solution. Add in a RAID array, managed backup and a hardware firewall and you will be golden.
More importantly, do NOT use ftp as you said you plan to in your post. It is totally insecure, and you will very quickly be turned into a distribution center for pornography, stolen software, and instructions to botnets. You can move the files around using HTTP, or SFTP if you must. Don't run FTP.
Unless you are an off-the-grid cash-economy false-ID type a la Claire Wolf outsider (which you are not given your job), then you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from being on linkedin.
This is not to say you can't shoot yourself in the foot with inappropriate postings on myspace of facebook, but a drooling cretin can tell what should and should not go up there. But linkedin is a resume, letters of recommendation and a way to contact folks with warm introductions. No harm, no foul.
Initial cost of acquisition will be higher for a mainframe I am sure, but experience also tells me that cost of acquisition is frankly insignificant compared to the real costs of owning and operating computers for several years. And I don't imagine that a mainframe is disposable after three years like today's servers.
Well, what are your thoughts?"
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Wikipedia now creates the truth. If they say 2+2=5, then 2+2=5. You will learn to love Big Wiki.
As long as they get Julia's name wrong, and not mine, I am ok with this.
* "I am afraid of executives, I don't understand what they do so I assume they are out to screw me." I'll just ignore this one.
* "Get legal advice when dealing with legal documents." This is terribly good advice, you should do so.
* "10% of something big is a lot, 10% of something tiny is not. And stock that can't be sold isn't much use." All true. But it (accepting partial compensation in restricted stock) is certainly a risk that many of us accept, and one which has worked out well (sometimes very well) for many, many people.
The real question to ask yourself, in my opinion, is "do I like coming to work here each day?" If the answer is "no" then leave. If you are worth 10% of your current company, you are worth a comparable amount to someone else -- either in consulting fees or a position elsewhere with equity.
Life is too short to do things that suck. And money is not all that important, as long as you have enough to cover the basics.
1. Reduces weight by quite a lot,
2. Allows the vehicle to count as a motorcycle, and thereby ignore all of the safety standards to which cars must comply. So just don't look at crash test results, if any are every published....you won't like them.
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As JFK once put it very succinctly...
"We choose to go to the moon, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
If all we ever do is the easy stuff, nothing ever changes.
And for all the people saying this is easy, why don't you give it a try then? It isn't just the money, this stuff takes serious engineering and real talent on the part of the driver/pilot.
What amazing stuff have you done in your life?
Hmmm. I thought the Apollo program was a way to get funding for development of ICBM technology. Perhaps I am just cynical.