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This follows MS's version of 'idle time' which is something like:
Hmmm, even though you have a half-dozen VS projects open, multiple unsaved Notepad windows, SSMS open with a dozen unsaved queries/scripts in the works, a few spreadsheets in various saved states, etc., you haven't sent any user input in an hour, so it seems like a fine time to force a restart.
When I used to work in the service industry I would spend a great deal of time cleaning when their wasn't anything else to do. When bosses attempted to tell me to do that, something that I would have done anyways without their input, I was less happy doing it. And was more likely to do nothing when I didn't have specific instructions.
As a developer I worked in a division that had an associated call center that we created software for them to do their job. The turn over rate for the call center was over 90%. There are places where management would be fired if they had a continuous turn over rate like that. The training for the call center employees lasted about 2 weeks, so that was lost productivity that was an ongoing cost that they seemed oblivious to. One of the lower level leads said the only reason she stayed was because of the health benefits for her family.
The other night we had a visitor to the platform. The platform is located halfway between Qatar and Iran. I got told by the night shift about it, and that they had taken some pictures of it. I didn't realise that they had actually taken this wild bird inside the control room and had the thing perched on their arms! I saw it in the morning when it was resting in a cage with food and water and it looked pretty impressive then, before it was opened and flew away when it was ready to. Then I saw the pictures, and surpised that no one got eaten alive or their eyes torn out.
I put a picture at the link below, it is a fair size when you seen it on the arm of the operator. Really surprised how at ease it was. Somebody said in Qatar the bird would have fetched around $10k, so some of the guys were disappointed they let it go!
Then I saw the pictures, and surpised that no one got eaten alive or their eyes torn out.
or, unless that coverall is made of very heavy duty fabric; just getting their arm torn up...
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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