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Wow, you take that badly. If it really bothers you so much, apologies, but it would probably have been better to just not react on my post then? I meant no offense, in any case. Your reply seems a little aggressive to me.
If I was interviewing you and the first question you asked was how often you can work from home, then I would see that as being a high priority of yours - and I may not yet have made my mind up about offering the job...
My rule of thumb is to ask technical questions, and every work related questions (how many in the team, that sort of thing) and leave the 'it's all about me' questions until the second interview, assuming there will be one.
While I do look on an interview as both parties deciding if each other suit their requirements, I try to make the employer feel they have the upper hand.
Once y have been offered the position it is much easier to negotiate. After all, would you turn a job down that paid mid month rather than end of month? (I'm somewhat surprised you turned a position down based on them not paying parking - was that a finance thing or a matter of showing the company's true colors?)
My rule of thumb is to ask technical questions, and every work related questions
(how many in the team, that sort of thing) and leave the 'it's all about me'
questions until the second interview, assuming there will be one.
Or the job offer, by then it is negotiations and they have completed the interview process and have started committing to you.
(I'm somewhat surprised you turned a position down based on them not paying
parking - was that a finance thing or a matter of showing the company's true
Me too... surely you have to look at the total benefits and not some silly thing like that, you could always negotiate some more salary to cover it yourself! (and stop calling me Shirley!)
Early in the interview process...
You never, ever, want to do anything which reflects negatively upon yourself when interviewing. You are just some loser off the street. They have little time invested in you and you are lucky to be there. Don't give them a reason to eliminate you early on.
While interviewing, I would not ask any questions about money or benefits at all. Focus on the WORK, what they expect of you and how you are EXACTLY the right person to hire! The only questions you should be asking are ones which show how smart you are (or better yet, how smart they are).
You will not need to ask many questions if you do your homework. Google the company. Find out what they do and how. Look on those web sites where people post feedback on their employer (i.e. Glassdoor), find employees (or ex-employees) you can trust to ask questions of (maybe friends or graduates of your school, through LinkedIn, etc.).
AFTER the interview process, once you have an offer in hand, the game changes...
The offer will answer many of your questions, you can now carefully and respectfully ask any which remain. Use the offer and the answers as a basis for negotiations.
As others have wisely stated above, the company now has time and hopefully emotional investment in you. It becomes painful if they have to find another person. This gives you LEVERAGE.
Yet iTunes 11 or some update after I installed it still seems to have silently relocated my library to my local SSD (rather than the network drive it was on) and caused Time Machine to make a backup of the various movies I've since downloaded, completely wasting a ton of backup space. Honestly, how hard is it to keep the old settings when upgrading?
Did you inadvertently do a "Organise Files" operation? The location of your library may have been on your local drive, but your media could have been on the network drive. "Organising" your library will put things where they have been told to be put. It's a great way to move your physical library around to different drives: just enter the correct location for the library and tell it to go organise itself.
I just moved my 450Gb library from my Windows homeserver onto my 2TB Time Machine. Basically the same drives, same network speed, but what an insane speed increase. The old Acer Windows HomeServer is not long for this world, methinks.
I had previously set the location of the library to a folder on my 2TB Time Capsule. And I did an "organize files" so my iTunes files at the time would be copied to the Time Capsule. Then I deleted the files from the SSD.
I noticed Time Machine was doing some hefty backups recently, so I checked iTunes on a whim. Turns out that's what it was. At some point, iTunes had reverted back to the default location on the local SSD and it was downloading files to there ever since. After an hour or so, it's about 3/4ths of the way complete doing an "organize files" back to the Time Capsule.
Bah! After the "organize files" was complete and I restarted the computer, it reset the media folder back to the default location! Looks like this will be my task to figure out tomorrow. I suspect the issue is that the Time Capsule keeps disconnecting, and iTunes just reverts to the default location when it can't detect the set location. That's just annoying.
o/~ It was slow. It was buggy.
So they wrote it again.
Now they're up to OS ten.
they'll charge you for the Beta, then charge you again,
but the Mac OS still sucks.
why would you expect the rest of their software to be any different?
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging 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
Looks like it wasn't the upgrade. iTunes reverts to the local when it can't connect to the network, and Time Capsule likes to sleep as much as possible. I'm going to have to figure out how to keep it constantly connected.
No, I played it straight. It's a bit complicated, so I really don't want to stir the pot right now.
I'm rebuilding an old power line across the desert, and part of it crosses a span of mountains that was recently leased to the County to build a nice park. My contractor is currently stopped and costing me $25,000 a day because this person won't sign a memo that acknowledges that we are taking reasonable precautions to protect anyone who might hike through the park while we're working. No one is using the park - it's bloody cold here, by local standards, with temps in the low 40s and wind blowing at 40 mph. No one will notice that we've come and gone.
Are you kidding me? He made some of the best movies ever: Death Wish I, II - and the best one of them all: III (need I say more than "teeth"???)
Bronson ruled! Chuck Norris is a pussy!
Why can't I be applicable like John? - Me, April 2011 ----- Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn - Seán Bán Breathnach ----- Da mihi sis crustum Etruscum cum omnibus in eo! ----- Just because a thing is new don’t mean that it’s better - Will Rogers, September 4, 1932
"People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them." Eric Hoffer
"The failure mode of 'clever' is 'a**hole'" John Scalzi
"Only buzzards feed on their friends" Patrick Dorinson
I have been working on a small(ish) NSIS script editor (Why? Why Not?), and I have gone through three syntax highlighting text editor controls:
* ScintillaNET - Very powerful, just a little hard to wrap your head around
* ICSharpCode.TextEditor - Highlighting is goofy, hard to use.
* Storm.TextEditor - The one that just works!™
Storm.TextEditor actually highlights correctly, and is blazing fast! After a short bout of adding a syntax highlighting file for NSIS and getting Drag'n'Drop to work, I am on my way to getting this app done!
I also hit an odd issue where the framework could not convert an icon to a bitmap due to some missing metadata that appears to be OPTIONAL. I had made the icon from a png with the '@Icon Sushi' application (the original developer is Japanese, hence the strange name), which is what spat out an 'invalid' (for the .NET Framework at least) icon. I used convertICO.com to try again, and that worked. Go figure.
If you guys want me to, I will post a link to the source/binaries when I get them online. And that 'when' may be a while (School and stuff).
And wish me luck in getting up at 6 AM for a 7:30 AM Economics class. (Actually, the professor is very funny and has the amazing ability to keep a room full of half-awake students occupied and interested for a full hour, at least!)
So the company I work for has set in place a policy to support the Surface and iPad in tablet and the iPhone in the small form factor. Mainly because the desktop is MS of course and the tablet may end up as a replacement for some PCs.
As we develop in Silverlight this means a complete change to support the mobile crap, Thankfully as LOB developers this will have almost no impact.
Is it possible to develop 1 UI for all three platforms, I suspect HTML 5 is the correct platform!
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
HTML 5 is the correct platform if you want to support all three. You will need to use PhoneGap (Apache Cordova) to get this done. Right now, Telerik is offering their Icenium product for free[^]. I am not a Telerik employee but I've checked out their product and they make writing phone gap apps really easy to do. I was able to write a quick Hello World app and push it to my Android in 5 minutes. They also let you push the apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store if you have the required licenses. I don't have those so I couldn't try that out. But I was really impressed with the product they put together.