1st rule of leadership - everything is your fault.
1st rule of leadership - everything is your fault.
Coding, by itself, is a skill or trade. Pair that with other concepts, and you've got some flavour of computer science.
I think it's a mistake to think all students needs to code, per se. It's just that coding (and more so, computer science) gives people a defined structure to think about and exercise problem-solving skills.
I have non-IT coworkers that literally have no idea how to proceed when faced with a new problem or new piece of software. Even worse, they expect to dump these responsibilities on others because they "never took a course in this". They expect everyone else to fix it for them instead of taking any initiative or responsibility themselves. That's a huge problem.
Sadly true, as much as it shouldn't be. I've heard people in our department described as "internet janitors". When I wouldn't bend on a security policy to a PR exec, they pulled the "I'm so important, no wonder you only work in IT" schtick. I somehow refrained from responding "I guess since you're too stupid to hold a real job, you have to have a job manipulating people instead."
There is hope yet for all the bugs I've submitted.
I've seen a job like this re-posted several times through a recruiter for the last year. Not surprising. The irony is that by this point, if they had proper attitude, money, and support for the position in the first place, they'd probably be saving money.
And that's your employer's responsibility?
I'm sure your sister appreciates your "letting" her work there, based on your judgment.
Are we capable of logging information at our workplace that would give concrete answers about some legal issues that could arise? Yes.
Do we do it? Oh, hell no.
We log some stuff, but we're careful not to do too much as we don't want to be accused as being "responsible" for the behaviour of some idiot or jerk because "we should have known what was happening".
A desire to nail someone for being naughty could be one of your own undoing.
It doesn't help either that Startups are being pushed as the way to do tech, or the new way to make money fast (develop something and get bought out by a large vendor). It's become a buzzword. You get a whole bunch of people stuck on the idea of "hey, I could do that" or "hey I should do that" when they have only 1 of 20 facets required for it to potentially succeed.
That's great way to work yourself into a starve and binge cycle that becomes a full-blown eating disorder and kills your metabolism.
People should talk to a medical professional such as a doctor and certified nutritionist, and take advice from them.
That's an important point. I'm less likely to offended at jokes that are directed at oneself, or one's own sex. I'm also more likely to be offended by a questionable joke *if I don't know them that well*. That's why people should refrain from them in a professional environment and why they're asked to do so.
One of my best buddies has a Chinese background, and there are "you must know kung fu" jokes that I could say in his presence. He knows me well enough to know I'm making fun of the racism of it. I wouldn't make the same joke at work to a colleague, especially one I'm not good buds with.
A lot of the arguments I see in response to this simple request are "Help I'm being oppressed". You're missing the point. The point is, don't be a jerk when it's known it would likely give offense. Having a profession has the expectation that' you'll be professional. We don't care what you do at home.
Have I seen questionable material and been amused by some of it when I'm browsing stuff at home? Sure. Was I impressed when Linux Journal was using words for the tentacle rape of women in their coding examples, and the lone female staffer was using cartoon avatars of her in S&M gear in a professional publication? Not so much. That's the distinction.
This is a good point - I was pretty surprised with all the bouncy in-your-face crap software I found on the E series I bought for my dad last year. I removed virtually all of the "extras" immediately. That some of the Lenovo series has one that is verifiably sketchy; I'm not surprised. The things I was seeing smelled like adware/spyware right from the get-go. Somebody responsible for these partnerships with Lenovo obviously knew about it, at least to some degree. If I were a senior admin making these agreements with vendors, I would be damned sure the software is audited before I expose my division to that type of liability. Wouldn't you?
I guess I'm going to have to go through and do a more thorough examination of the Lenovos I own. And to think I was just about to buy my husband one of the larger-screen Z series when it became available here.
My Dad lives in a seniors apartment where they still have their own kitchens. If you could designed simple safety IoT gadgets for seniors that would give their middle-aged children more peace of mind, that would be a big help.
A common issue in seniors apartments is that grannie and grandpa still fiercely fights for their independence. But fuses on ovens get pulled because grannie forgets what she did with her oven or stove, or that she already made bread. A sink overflows on rare occasion. Can we not make intelligent stoves that set timers for specific purposes (or calculate when bad things or bad timings are happening), or taps that check their flow rate and beep a reminder and auto-shut off? How about a gadget that senses when someone falls and alerts specific people (not an expensive monthly monitoring company?)
I'm with you, the wrong question was asked. We shouldn't be asking where everybody needs to know how to code. The real question is whether everybody needs to problem-solve. People could stand to learn a whole lot more perseverance, too. Interestingly, computer science isn't about coding, it's about problem-sovling - people make that mistake all the time.
Really? How about the wifi clients follow the RFCs? If it needs its own proprietary AP in order to function properly, then it should shouldn't have the label "Wifi-capable" slapped on it.
A good supervisor can step on your toes without messing up your shine.