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My wife bought a cover / keyboard thing for her iPad yesterday, and being bored I read the manual, which has been very entertainingly translated - somewhere Chinesey I think.
My personal favourite line is;
Note: When you normally using the keyboard, or if you are not using the keyboard and didn't urn off the power switch, please don't fold or curly, so you will have been working at the keyboard, it will greatly decrease you using the keyboard.
At one point it also tells you to "Turn Jon the toggle switch". I like the personal touch of giving the controls names.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Then you should see the next step of the translation: From English to other langages (like Swedish)!
I often meet people saying "I'm an idiot, I don't understand the manual".
They arn't idiots, the manual is completely useless.
The English version usually is comprehensible to a certain extent. So it's the best option, for what it's worth.
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Sounds like every day for me. I usually work 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., alloting 2 hours for my lunchtime run/workout. That stretch from 6:00 to around 8:30 is as productive as the rest of the entire day. No walk-ins, no phone calls, little e-mail after dealing with the overnight batch, and the coffee is freely flowing.
I work four days a week doing 9 am to 7 pm.
1. Four 10-hour days are much better than five 8-hour days.
2. In am in the US at the moment and they all seem to LOVE coming in at 7 am or 8 am at the latest so they can leave at 3 or 4 pm.
3. It gets very quiet around 3-4 pm so I get 3-4 really productive hours in wonderful peace and quiet!
4. One of my days is a Sunday and so I can take Tuesday & Wednesday off as a mid-week weekend. Sunday is a whole day of peace and quiet - I get about twice as much done on Sunday as on any other day as nobody at all is in for the whole day (usually).
5. I miss most of the traffic rush hours in the morning and evening because of my later hours.
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
The scheme worked very well for Bob. In his performance assessments by the firm's human resources department, he was the firm's top coder for many quarters and was considered expert in C, C++, Perl, Java, Ruby, PHP, and Python.
From the Article:
Further investigation found that the enterprising Bob had actually taken jobs with other firms and had outsourced that work too, netting him hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit as well as lots of time...
Bob is my hero!
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Apparently Bob was working on "critical applications" which clearly was intended to mean "classified applications." He could be in violation of the OSA or one of its derivatives; certainly having a resident of a foreign country, much less China with its general lack of respect for other people's technical secrets, working on anything that could be classified as "critical" without even the tacit consent of his management makes his termination from employment the LEAST of the consequences of this stupidity. I expect the security establishment will be very busy ruining his peace of mind for some time to come.
"Seize the day" - Horace
"It's not what he doesn't know that scares me; it's what he knows for sure that just ain't so!" - Will Rogers, said by him about Herbert Hoover
Only problem is that he was fundamentally lying to his company. He let unknown foreign hackers have his login credentials, even shipping them a hardware security token. It's not a surprise the company were miffed to find unknown people on their network, looking at their proprietary code (and who knows what else). C'mon, this was an outrageous breach of trust. This guy ought to go to jail.
Even if you think Bob was a hero, if anything had gone wrong (foreign hackers being what they are) Bob would have been in some deep legal doo-doo.
I think if Bob were smarter this could be entirely avoided. All Bob needed to do was allow them to login to his computer, which had access to his work and would have prevented the logs from showing access from China. They would not need his security token that way as well. It's pretty amazing that he even kept the transactions on his work email as well.
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