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I ordered a book 2 weeks ago and have been watching its tracking history. It usually only takes a few days a week at most but according to tracking its been all over the state (Florida). I got to thinking: I bet it would have a story to tell.
I'm not sure how many cookies it makes to be happy, but so far it's not 27.
I had something I bought off eBay on the 2nd of December. Tracking shows it floated about the USPS processing stations until it arrived in Wisconsin somewhere. It's been there since the 8th and every day I check... and it's still there. Lot's of other stuff took a long time but eventually arrived - but this is getting excessive considering the "estimated delivery date was the 7th!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I have found USPS deliveries to be uniformly very efficient, except for one package that was rerouted a bit. During the holiday rush, anything is possible, but remember that a lot of their sorting equipment had been removed and other things done that greatly hampered their efficiency.
Although a court ordered it to be reversed, that doesn't mean the current postmaster-general (a political appointee) was in any hurry to do so.
Actually, for all the apologies I've seen in my mail tracking (check out Informed Delivery if you don't already have it), they've been outstanding.
( My jaundiced opinion ) you are suffering from the joy of Louis.
( Package track; shipped, south side of Detroit
western Pennsylvania - sat there
north side of Detroit
Lansing - delivered. WTF
My worst package routing experience was just recently, when I ordered 32GB of RAM for my work laptop. It left a Dallas suburb to be delivered to me in a suburb of Cincinnati (935 miles, according to Google). It went to St Paul Minnesota, then to Boise, then to Reno, then Salt Lake City, from there on to Salem, Oregon, then to St Louis, then to Columbus OH (yay, only 100 miles away!), then to Philadelphia, back to Columbus, then to Lexington KY (presumably passing through Cincinnati on it's way!), up to Indianapolis and finally to Cincinnati (total per Google roughly 8100 miles). I guess since it was a small padded envelope, it must have gotten overlooked a few times at various depots along the way.
Recent years, I have started reading more books(Thanks to ebooks).
I'm looking for Fiction(Novel, Short story, Drabble, etc.,) related to Programming / IT / Computer / Hacking / Software.
Any recommendations or past reads from you? Books or websites, anything fine. Please share.
(Recently added few Cory Doctorow & Neal Stephenson's books in to wish list)
The greatest programming fiction of all times. "My code doesn't have any bugs."
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
The series gets my vote. I have all three books, but only read the first one so far.
The only criticism I have is its unnecessary "guy gets the girl at the end" side-story that I felt was rather contrived, and only present in hopes that Hollywood would buy the movie rights and it's only there bring some general appeal for the masses.
Check through the various business related sources (books, magazines) that convinced a generation of management that it was cheaper to buy then to build and then, when that didn't work out so well, how they fall-back plan was to outsource overseas because the labor is cheap.
Based upon true events, both plans were embraced by innocent and gullible captains of industry - the articles and books fall under the category of "Fairy Tales" but the actual events, as they unfolded, into many a nightmare.