In parallel also RedHat for many years, once I managed to have Linux accepted at the office. These days also some UI-less Ubuntu.
OK, check out my UID for starters. Yes, that's a 3 digit number. And I could have had a 2 digit number if I'd have registered as soon as registering was an option, because I've been around here from before there were UIDs. With that fact out of the way, I'm definitely not in GW denial and never have been, because I'm in essence always taking the scientific approach to everything and the GW evidence has been around for a very long time.
Sorry to punch a hole in your scientifically unproven theory
I'm almost 50 in a highly technical field, but I can assure you that mastering 4 languages (Dutch, English, French, German - all reasonably fluently) is an enormous help. I have team members that are native French speakers with a limited knowledge of English. I have team members who are native German speakers and are quite fluent in English, but who still communicate faster in German. For me as the team leader it helps enormously that I can switch on the fly.
Much more important, however, even as a "technical manager" I constantly have to deal with suppliers & potential customers from all over the world. Being able to switch languages to their native one or at least to their second best one opens an enormous amount of doors. Germany is a particularly good example of this. Especially in southern Germany practical knowledge of English is limited - even amongst engineers. They are always very pleasantly surprised when they discover that a foreigner speaks German fluently enough to do business with them. And if "doing business" sounds not technical enough, the same applies to our field application engineers. As a worldwide company, we have field application engineers "everywhere", but we cannot afford to have them in every country. So we require them to be multilingual so they can cover a wider area, travel with ease, and deal with people who master English less than perfectly.
You say "how will German help me in Japan, China, Mexico, Spain, Canada, France, Norway, Iceland, Russia, Sweden or any other place?" And indeed, German will not help you in Japan. But it will help you in many European countries. French and Spanish will help you in a very large part of the world. Think of Africa & South America, for instance.
Finally, the whole point of the reported research is that having grown up in a multilingual environment helps in other ways than just knowing languages.I fully understand that this may be hard to believe for people who didn't have that luck - a bit like inhabitants of flatland can't imagine the third dimension. But that doesn't make it untrue.
I couldn't agree more!
But I have to add one comment based on my own experience: the "people are referred to as resources" yard stick depends on the corporate culture, and cannot always be used to separate good managers/leaders from bad ones. I'm a firm believer in "people are not resources" and "you manage things, but you lead people". And I'm even on record for saying to my team members when I joined my current employer that "if you ever hear me refer to people as resources, shoot me" (because I already knew that this is part of our corporate terminology). But the "people are resources" is so deeply entrenched in this 25000+ people company that everyone ends up doing it anyway, if only because otherwise some people simply don't even understand what one is trying to say.
Similar situation here. I've had
So today I'm making an exception, loging in for the first time since January just to say thanks to Rob for all the work he did and all the joy I got out of it. Especially in the past.
I've tried. As your logs will show, I've really have tried the redesign. But there are so many broken bits - ranging from design errors to an obvious lack of testing and debugging - and other usability frustrations that I just can't stand it anymore.
Maybe I'll pass by in a few weeks or months to see whether you've become usable and again. But until then: Sayonara!
No more regards,
Indeed. But it's worse: if you dig around, you'll find options that suggest that they fix this. Except that they don't
The latter problem is present all over. So what does it actually *mean* disabling the section menu? What section menu? For sure it's not the section lookalike menu on the left, because it remains visible no matter what I do. So what is is? Let's click on the question mark to find out.
Summary: TOTALLY HORRIBLE implementation of options setting, options using,