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Just to clarify Mario's answer: The reason you're seeing 2 of these files on your desktop is that there's a version in your desktop folder under your own user profile (c:\users\YourName\desktop), and the other is from the desktop folder under the public user profile (c:\users\public\desktop). What you have on your desktop is the combined content of both desktop folders. So because of this, despite all appearances, it's not violating the "files in a given folder must be uniquely named" rule.
I really like books (and communicators) who cut through all the clouds and give me the facts in an interesting way.
I know many of you run your own software businesses and this one will be really great for those.
However, I'm finding that the basic structure they talk about with proposals directly relate to discussions I have with various stakeholders within the company I work at when they request enhancements, bug fixes, etc.
I really like the way the authors break the proposal down into what they call baseline logic:
Situation: What is the problem or the opportunity? Objectives: Given the problem or opportunity, what are the objectives for solving or realizing it? Methods: Given those objectives, how will you achieve them? Qualifications: Given those methods, how are you qualified to perform them? Costs: Given the methods and qualifications, how much will it cost? Benefits: Given those costs, what benefits and/or value will accrue?
As a developer I love the way this logic flows and connects the entire thing together.
There's even more great stuff. Can't believe someone put this together so well.
You know how at Chinese restaurants someone has to make a joke by appending "in bed" to the fortune cookie?
Read those "baseline logic" bullet points the same way.
Costs: Given the methods and qualifications, how much will it cost? Benefits: Given those costs, what benefits and/or value will accrue?
I realize that we're talking about business proposals here, but it really annoys me that everything has to be reduced to a cost-benefit analysis. What about "my employees will be happier" even if there's a cost to the company and no direct benefit? What about "the environment will be better?" What about, how my bedroom life will be better?
annoys me that everything has to be reduced to a cost-benefit analysis. What about "my employees will be happier"
It's interesting too that when employees are offered money or other fringe benefits such as more time off, breaks during the day, holiday parties, extra vacation, etc, they always choose more money.
So companies have to make more money so they can give employees more money to make employees happier.
But then the employees soon after complain about the work again.
I think this is funny. Funny like Shakespearean tragicomedy.
Work: nobody likes it.
Money: everybody wants more.
Work: nobody likes it.
Money: everybody wants more.
Actually, I very much disagree. For the most part, I enjoy work, it's money I hate. Working in the tech industry, I've achieved the first world luxury of making enough money at an hourly rate that I don't have to work full time. My work-life balance is actually more of a work-work balance, and not all of the work is income generating. That results in some weird behaviors -- the more I enjoy the work I'm doing, the less I tend to charge my clients. I guess you could say that my billing is based on suffering.
What about "my employees will be happier" even if there's a cost to the company and no direct benefit
"My employees will be happier" should have measurable benefits in terms of productivity, reduced absenteeism, and retention. When a change to company policy looks like reducing the "bind the mouths of the kine" with no explicit improvement to the bottom line, it's a good idea to point these out. This is especially true for 'knowledge workers' like engineers, where the intangibles become more and more important as their career gets longer.
to inspire you to go ahead with the suicide plan: [^].
i ain't seen this incredible since Jimi ... yeah, you might bring up Tommy Emmanuel as rebuttal, but that cat's, imho, a god on another plane.
while this type of music is not to my tastes in this period of my life (old, cantankerous), fifty years ago, this would have had me up and dancing !
«Differences between Big-Endians, who broke eggs at the larger end, and Little-Endians gave rise to six rebellions: one Emperor lost his life, another his crown. The Lilliputian religion says an egg should be broken on the convenient end, which is now interpreted by the Lilliputians as the smaller end. Big-Endians gained favor in Blefuscu.» J. Swift, 'Gulliver's Travels,' 1726CE
Now, that imho was entertainment! Thanks for sharing! I wouldn't call this exactly my style, but I can respect talent whatever the genre...and besides, being able to shift to another genre, (the zeppelin medley was awesome!) and even add to such classics is to be applauded! I will definitely keep that name in mind...if his live playing is that good, I can't wait to find some studio cuts.
If I had been just listening, I would have sworn it was Steve Morse.
On a side note, if you're looking for an audio adventure and like prog/opera rock, I'm on my third listen through of Dream Theater's latest 34 track concept album and highly recommend it for coding. Cheers!
It seems Bank of America has been having serious issues with all cards USA - wide since 11:30 ET today. My daughter struggled to get to work because she could not pay Uber by BofA card. Is this the end of Western Civilization as we know it? AAaaarg!
There are a couple of websites I visited that listed complaints from people coast to coast that their cards did not work, or that they had no on-line access to their accounts. I tried to log on on-line and was met with a red window telling me to try get into my card account later, as they were having issues. But at the moment access seems to have been restored.
No, just a sign that we, as an industry, have made some bad "best practices" choices. Like the one to get modifications into production as quickly as possible, a.k.a. devops. Very high probability that's what happened to BofA.
Winding things up yesterday, I noticed that Windows needed a restart, so I chose to update and shutdown. The first thing this morning on boot was the expected second part of the update, interrupted by an automatic reboot and then finishing out...downtime so far...around 10 minutes...I'm not really bothered at this point.
15 minutes into finally getting some things done and I am prompted again that windows needs to restart...and that this update may take a while! (I'm assuming it's the much touted Fall CU which probably has nothing of value for me...maybe I'm wrong) At this point, I mildly irritated, but really, how long could this take...it's a fairly speedy machine.
35 minutes later, and stuck on 85% for the time it's taken me to type this on the laptop, and I'm pissed! The little balls are still spinning, so I guess there's still hope.
So, consider yourself warned. If you have work to do, do not let windows restart until you have the time to spare...or perhaps another workstation/laptop and cant' wait.
...and still stuck at 85%.
Edit: About 2 minutes after I posted, the spell was broken and the update finished only to restart and is now again 'working on updates'. The note at the bottom states that 'Your PC will restart several times'. Also, it has switched screens and appears to have screwed with the resoluion settings. 'This will take a while' appears to be true...at 14% after 20 minutes.
Edit #2: I gave up and walked away. I've come back after 20 minutes to see that at least the resolution issue was fixed (nice crisp text now) but it seems to be stuck at 61%. Wait, it's just gone to 63! Total time lost today so far...around 90 minutes.
Edit #3: The last update took nearly 45 minutes to complete. When I finally logged in, I was greeted by this: 'Hi We have some updates for you...and This may take a while'. Nevermind, it just finished and I see that yes, I have the creators update. Hip Hip Hooray! Now, after almost two and a half hours, I might be able to get back to work!