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My spousal-unit unit said I kept asking the same questions with the sound of conviction that I had not asked the question before.
So warned, when she had a procedure, sure enough, she kept looking around the room every few minutes and would ask, "How did I get here?" The last she remembered was the start of the procedure. She did that about 4 or 5 times before she started forming more permanent memories. She's still hazy about it.
I've had it so many times I was beginning to wonder if I was suffering leakage (not what you think) and I was losing memories, not just from the time around the procedures.
Once I complained that my coworkers were giving me files that were not in the form I could use them. They said they had always given them to me in that form. So as I was about to write a program to transform the data, I stumbled across a program that already did it. Looking further, it was written in my style. I started vaguely remembering that when they gave me the files the first time and they weren't in the form I needed, I said, "That's OK, I figure out something."
Seems I lost an entire afternoon writing that program that vanished from my memory and it was not near to any of the times I was having a procedure (colonoscopy and/or endoscopy).
I started taking notes like I was pre-Alzheimers, just so it would never happen again.
Psychosis at 10
Film at 11
Those who do not remember the past, are doomed to repeat it.
Those who do not remember the past, cannot build upon it.
About a week or so ago I noticed a change in how topics and replies are presented to me. When I click on the community/lounge I get a list of the discussions but the layout is set to "Open All". Despite my repeated attempts to set it to "Normal" (clicking the update button doesn't seem to do anything). Everytime I start Firefox and load the CP page for the first time it always defaults to "Open All". When I change it to "Normal" it stays like that until I close Firefox.
The topics collapse as expected when I use the "Normal" setting, it's just that the setting is never retained. I'm using the latest Firefox but I've not had any Firefox updates in over a month or more.
Has anyone else experienced this? I don't mind setting the layout to "Normal" but I'm curious why I have to now when I didn't have to before.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).
Tonight, in a fit of having nothing worth watching to offer, the cable company tossed out the classic gem, "It Came From Outer Space." Written by Ray Bradbury, it's the first movie in years I've watched that was older than I am. It was appalling to see how naive we were then, and despite Ray's excellence, how unimaginative. I'm sure he did his best, but one brilliant light amid a cloud of millions of dimmer souls makes little light. Still, it was fun to watch, and sad to say, the only person I recognized in the credits went on to fulfill his destiny by playing the professor in Gilligan's Island. That would have to be a shining light in the fundament of achievement for any actor. Poor sod...
I read a series of SF books back in the 70s, about a group of fearless heroes who travelled around the universes at near light speeds. However I was always amused by the descriptions of them plotting their courses to the next galaxy, as they were doing it using slide rules; no mention of computers anywhere. I wish I could remember either titles or author, I think they were (sort of) classics written sometime in the 30s.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.
According to the wikipedia article[^], Bradbury wrote a 'screen treatment' for the movie, but the screenplay was written by someone else. Imagine writing an elegant application in C++, only to have the boss's nephew rewrite it in VBScript.
Roger Wright wrote:
the only person I recognized in the credits went on to fulfill his destiny by playing the professor in Gilligan's Island
That was Russell Johnson[^]. The man had an unreal military career before he became an actor.
During the meeting my employer spoke some unprofessional words to me so, I have left the meeting and told them about my resignation. After that my employer send the termination letter which is quoted that "You have been terminated as part of disciplinary action".
(After that incident, my employer contact me and promise to give good feedback when my future employers ask)
How can I inform my termination to my future employers during interview session?
Having bad ref from previous employer is always a problem and I am too curious about possible advice.
That said you can:
1. have recommendation from other people that the problematic boss
2. say you had disagreement with previous employer (insert good reason you'll formulate one peaceful morning) but globally you did good job (as someone else in the company can hopefully attest)
A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station....
My programs never have bugs, they just develop random features.
This is an unfortunate development, but your former employer is only trying to protect his own ass from future repercussions. Your best recourse is to inform potential future employers that your departure from this company was unpleasant, and entirely voluntary due to unprofessional and possibly illegal behavior of your supervisor. Emphasize your side of the story - that you left because of unprofessional conduct during a meeting, and that you were not terminated by the company - and make sure that any future employer hears this from you before hearing the other side of the story during a subsequent background check. If there were witnesses to this incident, it would be helpful to have contact information for them to hand over on request, or written descriptions of the event from them in your hand ready to hand over. This is definitely going to cause you some difficulty, unless the employer has a well-known reputation for bad behavior in the industry, but it's not insurmountable. Document everything you can, and best of luck to you!