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With infinite monkeys (and infinite typewriters) they'll conjure up every work of Shakespeare (or every work ever written) soon enough, like before the end of the month
Of course if you employ only one monkey it may take an infinity (then again, there's a change, small it may be, it'll write Hamlet on its first try).
if you pay enough monkeys they'll reproduce Shakespeare
Actually the quote is an infinite number of monkeys, so there will never be enough animals or typewriters. To type out all combinations of 10 characters limiting it to just the English alphabet, single case there are 141,167,095,653,376 ways the characters can be combined and that isn't close to the number of random words and spacing the monkeys need to produce. Shakespeare produced thousands of words.
I hate to think of the number of editors you'd have to hire to find the works of Shakespeare in 2x89a7 54C3 9Y2!$#a%^$^ sets of monkey produced text and the education needed to know the correct spelling of old English words.
That quote predates computers so you also need an infinite number of typewriters (an 11 character word) as well.
That's what you tell your manager who wants to hire those monkeys.
He hires them anyway, and against all odds his monkey writes Shakespeare on the first try (the fun thing about chance is that it IS possible).
He visits you in your cubicle and tells you "see, I told you it would work, it's a little thing I call experience."
Hamlet will look like a cute princess children story after what you do to him next
Dunno, but my new boss seems to think that a system is "enterprisy" if it can be maintained by monkeys. Never mind that such a system will require more maintenance and have a higher TCO than the system I envision. It seems enterprises don't want developers who can think outside the box -- who'da thunk?
Meanwhile, a system I wrote for a smaller business a while back has been running flawlesly 24/7 for more than ten years and the only call I've had about it since I stopped working for them in 2009 was three years ago and that was just a question about configuration. But I guess that's not "enterprisy". :shrug:
Yes, that's what I've begun seeing. The support staff all know how to use hammers, but not screwdrivers, and apparently they can't be trained to use screwdrivers, so I'm being discouraged from developing anything that requires a screwdriver.
Never mind that a solution that requires a screwdriver would (in theory) require fewer staff and therefore have a lower TCO.
At least the deadline is still a couple months away...
That's the exact problem...To give some background...We had in our company two groups (with a certain fading between them) one for the desktop development and one for the web...Now, with the new version we abandon the desktop and move all the functionality to the web...The leader of the desktop group try to ensure, he will not became obsolete (and this is foolish, as his knowledge of that part of system remains relevant) he picks subject that are relevant to the new technology stack and implements them (cache, authentication ans some) on his own, without knowing too much about the web (he got's his ideas from Google)...I do not want to dump him, so I have a big dilemma how to tell boos he has to stop it (as he not aware of the situation)...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
Granted, that's a sticky situation, but if you chat with whoever's in charge of the architecture, and discuss the idea of putting together "Grand Scheme" diagrams and white papers, it might help to nip off any wrong directions in a slightly nicer way than (what will look like) running to the boss.
If the guy's acting out of paranoia (or out of desire to improve his position) things are likely to get heated (or backstabby), if you don't work it with his feelings in mind.
Sit back and work out a rational approach toward, shall we say, getting everyone to pull in the same direction. There's always an intelligent approach that avoids anyone getting put down, and that allows everyone to feel secure in what they're doing.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Windows form can rob company of vital data, unscrupulos users can steal windows form application .exe pirates. Or worse, decompiles the .net pseudocode. But from a risk standing, web application allows all user data and usage recorded to detained the cloud (opens new revenue stream from leveraging recorded usage), and disables stealing the executable.
2. To press on in a new field will lead to wrong roads
This is probably going to come down to the way your boss likes to be communicated with, so it's difficult to offer a suggestion.
(1)Sometimes it's best to just mention your concerns, in person or by email, so that you are covered when and if it all goes pear-shaped. Sometimes the boss needs to be allowed to screw up so that they can become aware that they need to consult you more closely next time.
(2)Do a Columbo [^]and just drop the idea in as you leave a room or meeting, just when they are at their weakest - Mwahahaha!
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
I'm self employed now, so take the following with a grain sf salt - it worked for me though. When I was dealing with HR, I made sure to growl a lot while talking, and stand in front of the only exit. There's a kind of sociopath that will only act with some consideration if they realize that their skeletal integrity is at risk, because they're the sort of people who would do that to others if given the chance. I don't beat up people at random, but you can bet that at least some sociopaths would if they thought they could get away with it - use it against them. Not to mean that all HR folks are sociopath, but you do get quite a few.
Someone (who shall remain nameless) has managed to completely remove onedrive from my laptop and I can't get it to reinstall even after spending quite some time trawling the interweb.
Anyway, the only reason was looking is because I had an email from MS telling me that I was about to lose some space and that I'd have to upgrade to Office365 (free for one year) and get 1TB of space. After that, a couple of bucks a month.
Now, I could just use the web interface but I was quite happy to use the desktop app.
I think the only recourse is to refresh windows. Don't really want to do that.
Anyone know of another way to install the app? (I've tried onedrivesetup.exe - it does nothing).
Much appreciated if anyone does know how to reinstall the app painlessly.