Next step: abolish all laws.
IIRC we don't really survive it as the same species.
I got a bit smarter and here's how I set up my desktop.
I have two folders created on my Desktop, one called "Software" and another called "Games". All software shortcuts go into the former, and all games shortcuts go into the latter. I then create two toolbars on my taskbar which point to those two folders, basically obtaining a slimmed down start menu which works the same way but doesn't have all the extra shit I don't need (e.g. Uninstall shortcuts, heinous list of subfolders, etc). Most used applications are also pinned to Taskbar.
So I am two clicks away from any application/game in my computer, all without having to use the Start Menu. With Win8, I actually didn't miss the start menu, I missed the taskbar and all the functionality it offered. Yes, I know it exists, but with the Windows button acting differently depending on which applications you have started and the need to press Alt+F4 to make sure an application is closed, it was diminishing my performance.
Such as my dick?
Your company is like an actor in a serious movie. In serious movies, you don't see actors defecating, scratching their balls, etc (there are exceptions, of course).
Bugs are just like those activities that everybody does but nobody exposes.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
It's not about the size of the boat, but the motion in the ocean!
They meant this dude: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Compared to "it doesn't work at all under Linux"...
Please don't open that particular can of worms
The reasons why some people go through this effort of manually putting together reports is unreasonable management demands.
They want powerpoint slides in that specific format, using those specific fonts, having that specific logo in that specific place, using data sources which are not connected to each other, and God forbid if you put that graph 2 millimeters to the right. It would be the end of the world.
I can create reports really quickly, but they don't satisfy specific constraints, so results need to be exported and babysat to appease the powers that be. Formatting it accordingly is a PITA and no automated reporting can do the job.
Not to mention data sources which are not integrated for plenty of reasons:
- someone doesn't want to grant access to their data source for automation ("only PDF outputs, no DB access!")
- someone felt like using a DB was "too difficult" so they have spreadsheets for their data
- someone has an ancient, non-standard spaghetti code script set up and don't feel like leaving the 80s.
Sprinkle all that with political games that happen between teams and groups and you're proper fucked.
OK, the shade of PINK. The shade of GREY. The width of a line. The size of this font.
Agreed with everything you said.
I guess I was focusing more on the idea of online reporting versus document-based reporting. A PDF export is something that's static and quickly slips into obsolescence, also it's an uncontrolled document which might or might not be relevant a day, a week or a month from now. I had plenty discussions with people who used to export reports to PDF and challenge the online reporting after a couple months when, due to inherent changes in the DB data, the online report would no longer exactly match the PDF export they had.
Yes, as a matter of fact I did, it was part of the new implementation BRD.
Let me know if you have other questions.
Oh yeah, add 5 minutes of work for a director (50 dollars lost) and remove 100 employees' man hours (1000 dollars gained), I see how that doesn't make any sense...