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Like has been said, they are using these external enclosures to just clear out other hard drives. Had a friend drop one of these external drives, so it was time to pull it out and see what I could recover. Absolute #%$ to get into (opinion: stupid). These are being marketed to "consumers" - those that don't know any better. I gave up on these, and just buy my own external USB 3.0 enclosures. More control.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
O'reilly Media has recently discontinued DRM-free PDF ebooks, instead suggesting that customers sign up for it's subscription based Safari which does not offer PDFs. It's a sad day for a lot of programmers.
If you're a fan of O'reillys books and like the PDFs, please consider upvoting this "idea" on the O'reilly support website to bring DRM-free PDFs. Hopefully if they're enough upvotes, O'reilly will reconsider:
Let them have their DRM and lose the competition and the users
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I have a question for the old timers. The youngins won't understand this unless they've lived a pass life they recall. Anyway, y'all ever get jaded with the technology industry? Just sick and tired of it all? The buzz words. The fact 99% of the industry is BS. PHBs. The acronyms for that matter. The fact that we've all probably lost hair due to our work. Not so much the actual tech, but the relatively young industry that grew up around it.
And yet, we do this because we're creators. Programmers are some of the few I've seen will to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Sometimes out of fear of being fired from poor management but sometimes it's out of passion and love for the work of creating. You don't really see that type of passion in most industries. It's so ingrained in tech in fact, I think the industry counts on it. The industry is spoiled by it.
And despite this. There really isn't much else we'd rather do. Think about it. We're the future. Technology is taking over the world. Knowing what you're doing with your life, would any old timer rather be a lawyer that doesn't know much about tech? As a whole, we're changing the planet. When I see people like Elon Musk, well that dude is a programmer. He's changing the world. I think it's hard to imagine a life better spent than one helping humanity take the next step.
Not every job gets to do that in their tiny way. So has anyone else found themselves jaded for a period while the industry finds itself, yet to only realize that as people we are right where we are meant to be?
That's a loooooong answer to a short question. It's not just tech actually. It's been my observation that in most industries actually a significant amount of people just simply do enough to get the job done and that's it. The more people you talk to you the more you realize just how many people are involved in the industry that don't know the first thing about what tech really is. Granted, there is more than one skill set in the world besides knowing bits and bites that is useful, but I digress.
I always just do what I have to, to get by...... Then I notice that there is just one more thing that I could do to make the outcome soooooo much better..... and then I do just that one thing. and on and on and then I am scrambling to get it all shinny to meet the deliverable schedule.
As far as BS. Hummmmm, does seem to be a lot more middle management involved now. That is good and bad. Mostly bad it seems.
Scrum, kind of necessary with the new gen of programmers, not so much with the silverbacks.
Got to go now, I just noticed a bit of code that needs just one more pass to make it soooo much better.
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