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I think part of the problem is the perception that a college degree is often taken as a de-facto "license to practice" software. Also, from your experience this person was able to get that job because we tend to operate on the honor system with regard to one another's credentials. Now if this person did a passable job as a software manager no one would have questioned or ever been the wiser regarding his exaggeration (alright, outright lie), though I would like to think that kind of ethic would show itself in other ways.
I am not putting down higher education. On the contrary, I think it must be considered in all of its forms, university being only one. After all, much of what we have encountered after school has little to do with our respective majors and more to do with our own personal habits, ethics, and especially other experiences.
What if the aforementioned "manager" had not ever graduated college, never claimed such, and nonetheless would have made a fine manager? I think that's worth considering but I'm not sure our industry is completely on-board with that yet.
If a professional licensing program for software could determine a person's competence much the way (I believe) professional engineer licensing does, I'm all for it. However, I may be assuming too much about the PE credential.
From my experience, people tend to weight experience indifferently. 40 years of experience is 40 years of experience, period. Whether someone learned anything new during those 40 years doesn't matter in the slightest.
To type a euro sign, €, you need to press ctrl + alt + 5 (at least on US-international keyboards).
The physical 5 key even has a € on it (next to the 5, with the % above it, like this[^]).
This works pretty much everywhere, except in Outlook and other Office products where I need it the most.
I usually open a browser, notepad(++), or even Visual Studio (if it's already open) and copy/paste the € from there.
There was a time where I memorized the alt + 0128 to type a € because it wasn't otherwise available (and that always worked).
Today I learned that to type a € in Office you need to use ctrl + alt + e.
In here that gives me an é.
I also learned quantum physics, but that pales in comparison to the knowledge in the forbidden scrolls of the €
that pales in comparison to the knowledge in the forbidden scrolls of the €
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Still not used to this big company stuff, today we have the grand opening of the office I work in.
Had to wear a tie to cover the peanut butter stain on my shirt! The local news are recording a 'bit' the other side of the office! The temptation to do something silly is overwhelming! be , donot answer questions from someone in a Visitor's badge with 'and so it was told in the prophecy' at the end.
Where I used to work in Singapore the bank had a glass walled newsroom where the local TV channel did financial news every day, they had a security guard posted near the glass rear wall just for people like you.
The thought of a couple of idjits chasing each other on wheelie chairs in the background had obviously occurred to someone.
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