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You must accept 1 of 2 basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not alone. Either way, the implications are staggering!-Wernher von Braun
I don't. I wrote a little backup utility I use extensively and everything of any importance lives on a 32GB flashdrive that I keep with me. USB v3 of course. I found a deal at newegg and got three of them for four bucks each. I have everything I wrote at my previous three employers on there too and that's rather handy since it covers over twenty years of work. Surprisingly, much of it is still relevant for me since I still use MFC to write desktop apps but that will change when we choose a suitable successor and clear up enough time for the rewrite(s). BTW - these aren't really desktop apps. They are actually automation systems that control machines and/or talk to other stuff.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
I'm self-employed working from home so yeah, I take my laptop dev machine home. In fact my 4 y/o laptop travels when I travel, usually one day a week. I actually despise working on the smaller keyboard/single screen and gave up long ago on the crappy trackpad with invisible buttons. It'll work in a pinch but is no substitute for a real workstation with all the goodies.
Mine has a port replicator at home, so I connect to dual monitors (portrait and landscape) and proper keyboard and mouse. Even last week when I 'took my show on the road' I brought along the keyboard and mouse.
We all take ours home, they don't like us leaving our lappies at the office, due to break-ins etc. And some of us are on stand-by for support, so we need them with us anyway. And if something were to happen that we couldn't go into work (due to transport, etc.) we havee our dev machine with us.
Doesn't mean I'm going to work from home (although I often do, for my own convenience).
It stops it from being stolen if the office has been broken in to (happened to some of my colleagues … but not me).
I can continue to work if the office is unexpectedly unavailable - this has happened to me twice - once for severe weather and once for an evacuation due to a suspected terrorist device.
I can attend on-line meetings with my colleagues in foreign climes without having to stay in the office late or get in really early (I'm in the UK but I have colleagues in India and Hong Kong - our meetings tend to be quite short!)
Oh - and it's company policy (kept the least important until last )
I very rarely use it from home, but do take it with me every night so I don't have to choose between taking a day off and coming into the office despite having a minor illness (mild cold, diarrhea, etc) or something else that requires me to be home.
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?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
For the past few years I’ve been disappointed and, frankly, saddened at Apple’s lack of innovation. They do a fantastic job of waiting till the tech is ready before launching their own, extremely well thought out and polished interpretation of that technology. I love their hardware and their entire ecosystem integration. It’s magic.
However, over the past few years they have turned inwards and have simply polished and refined old products while others move ahead. They focus on making a keyboard thin instead of making it a pleasure to use. They focus on making a phone bigger instead of more personal. They focus on removing ports instead of making connecting easier.
Panos Panay is possibly the most annoying presenter ever, but that was an awesome reveal at the end of the Microsoft event today.
Not sure about the whole Android thing on a Surface device (and dude - where’s the camera??) but it was well played.
Not sure about the whole Android thing on a Surface device
Ok, I'll bite: wut[*]?
[*] I think that's how it's spelled, according to the meme...
[Edit - probably related...]
So this just showed up...full title: "Introducing Windows 10X: enabling dual-screen PCs in 2020"
I've had dual-screen PCs for decades; my NUC is currently driving 3 screens. Why should I be excited about this?
I know what they meant--but if that's the case, then maybe the title should be "enabling dual-screen tablets and similar devices in 2020". Because that's really all that's new here. And other than the new hardware we can anticipate from this, did they really have much to add to Windows itself to support this...?
Uh-oh. Yet another version of Windows 10. So here's my first question...is it dumbed down like Windows 10 Home, which you cannot RDP into and join domains and such, or following Pro, which allows for those scenarios? Why not just roll the features that make "10X" unique into the other versions rather than introducing yet another SKU?
I know what they meant--but if that's the case, then maybe the title should be
Do you mind if I use this in discussions I have with marketing folk about the need to be accurate when talking with developers?
WRT to the other questions:
Bring on Windows 10X. I don't care if they paint if purple. Just fix this pointless duality.