In my last job, the female service delivery manager was like a bulldozer, she managed to alienate most of the IT department. It's not just me saying this. I found the male management more receptive to input and more attuned to the feedback coming from staff.
I did find the banding together of male staff against her sexist, and I think there's sexist attitudes prevalent in the society where I live. But on the other hand I think if she were fairer and considered her underlings when making decisions she would have had a much better reception. I think people would have given her a fair go if she did the same.
One of my female coworkers continually put down people with sarcastic comments. She would deliberately make distracting noises when people were trying to concentrate (I'm not the only one to notice this). So not all female coworkers are soft and cuddly!
Then again, a male employee where I work now was the typical programmer with no social skills type - would jump down your throat at the slightest opportunity to prove his superiority. Had no sense of humour. Would condescendingly point out things that any moron would have picked up.
There's all sorts I guess
You know that Australian political parties outside of minority parties have had a habit of dumping a senior female politician into a dog's breakfast role so she can lose an election? (I strongly doubt this is the case here though.)
I don't envy Julia Gillard, Rudd has screwed Labour's popularity and I don't think they have a hope in hell of winning the next election. But she is smart enough to know this, so I guess she just thought she'd get in the history books as the first female PM and if she does manage to turn things around that will be even more impressive.
It seems from the outside that the easiest way to stifle a government project in the US is to label it "socialist". EG Obama's health plan.
We were talking about this on the weekend with my ex-US brother in law. It seems like you guys are indoctrinated in school with anti communist, pro US propoganda. This sounds as scary to me as the pro communist propoganda we always associate with China, USSR, North Korea etc.
Same problem I have with OpenDNS - being from Australia, the physical location of the servers is an issue here.
Besides, my ISP doesn't do anything evil with its DNS servers.
Can't see the point of this Google.
From what I see they are just for transient things such as Twitter or blog posts - why would someone permanently link using one of these services?
When will Antarctica get their turn? *brrr*
iPhone 3GS in Australia on the 3 network, on a mobile broadband plan, tethering still works on 3.1. I don't know if 3 officially support the iPhone but I don't believe they offer it on any of their plans.
On an aside, I'm no smartphone expert but this iPhone beats the crap out of my Nokia N95. I could get something with more geek cred but I don't have the time any more to customise every single thing on all my tech devices. Happy to have something that works well and does everything I want it to do without much fuss.
"Are we not human? If we pick do we not bleed?"
Reminds me of the leak of the Windows 2000 code base, the subsequent analysis, and all the special cases for apps that relied on bugs or undocumented behaviour.
This could be averted by having a mirror attached to the bike, pointed at the ground.
I believe this would cause the cyclist to be annihilated in a flash of light, but at least the rest of us would retain our eyesight.
It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.