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Just finished 24hrs Accounts exam. Phewww.. In paper, it was mentioned, that exam can be easily completed in 3hrs and there is no one in the whole MBA classroom who could finish it in less than 20 hrs. How on earth can anyone say it can be done in 3hrs.
Well it's a distance exam. Basically paper is released on set time on a day and you need to submit it within 24 hr. It includes proper comparative financial analysis of a given company and couple of more analyzing questions based on investment etc. It may sound easy as one can do it while at home but this was the toughest one I ever encountered. The most productive 24 hours i ever had..lol
Manufacturers cannot seem to get power management right. I have issues with a Dell laptop too. I don't hibernate it, because it returns with the screen looking like it's interlaced on acid (it slowly works its way back to normal after a few hours). I've also talked to other people with different brands that have problems with sleep and hibernate.
In years past, it's been easy to blame the disconnect between hardware manufactures and Microsoft for power management and other low level hardware issues. Surface is a Microsoft hardware product. (I have no idea how much hey have outsourced it).
Given that one of Apples competitive strengths is complete ownership and optimisation of the hardware/software stack, and that Microsoft entered this hardware space (partly) for this reason, one has to wonder why Surface has so many problems in this area.
It makes me think that all the historical problems have been much more software than hardware.
I recall seeing a comic strip where there is a small line of code on screen but programmer is thinking a lot of workflow ahead. Then someone comes in and disturbs so he forgets the logic. Anyone knows a link to it? I guess it was Reddit or XKCD.
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Can you believe we have an Italian starting work here on Monday? And he is going to be sitting on the desk next to me. I already have his first job pencilled in. If we win, he is going to be filling in the Office World Cup Wallchart.