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I think that has got to be the most pointless thing I have ever seen.
Well, not necessarily. Starting a new project with the task "create a project issue tracker" is a good idea. Once configured, one wants to feel a sense of accomplishment, so what is the first task/issue to enter? The accomplishment of creating an issue tracker for the project!
So where's the crib? Is there a star to follow? Some singing angels? Is this a new religion?
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Its not always completely pointless. If you have a VCS that 'wants' to have a justification for changes like we do, the release letter typically has a place for tracker issue.
In our issue tracker system, we have change requests for bug fixes, enhancements and new features. Our VCS release letter template has an issue reference field. The project report system reports on all the release letters in the repository periodically and a null tracker reference shows up on the report as a gratuitous change.
In a similar vein, many years ago on about my second day as a junior technician, I made the mistake of using the last page in the departmental requisition book for something other than a new requisition book. Talk about the noob bringing the department to its knees...
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Got fed up of writing long e-mails only to look-up when I finished typing to see that I had typed half of it in capitals and had to delete it all. (Why can't you just select all of it and de-capitalise it like you can change fonts etc*)
So I've ripped my Caps-lock button out and binned it and I feel much better for it, I suggest you do the same. Just debating whether to remove the # button now as I keep pressing that a mini-second before I press return and I do a lot of command line Linux, but obviously I will miss it for comments.
*I know some clever bugger is going to make me look stupid by telling me an easy way to do this.
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Caps Lock was invented by Romulan Engineers, as any fule kno'. Capitus Locus (Place Heads, cognate to our "Bang Head [against wall]"
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Yeah that's good but still means I need to open a new tab, got to that tab, and then go back to the mail tab. It's the last bit I find difficult as I look at the tabs for the mail tab but end up noticing the codeproject tab or something similar and distract myself and don't return to the e-mail for at least half an hour. Would be much better if it was a feature inside Gmail.
Petrol on their clothing, petrol in the u-bend of the sink? Should have been six cases of murder, not manslaughter - those children never stood a chance. And he has the gall to kiss a cross for each of them in court and say "it's not over yet" when he is convicted. This would have to be in the soapbox to use the language I'd like to.
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Years ago, when I was 18 or so, I decided to force myself to learn to touch type, because I noticed I was doubling the time it took to type, then read what I had typed, and often enough, as you illustrate, having to correct my mistakes. It was well worth the effort and took only about a week or so of agonizing, especially since I also forced myself not to look down at the keyboard to find the backspace key and then the correct key I had meant to press.
Perhaps it would be of benefit to learn to touch type?
It is something I've always wanted to do and the people that sit either side of me are very fast typers (I'm hunt and peck) so I will definitely consider it. Did you just self-teach?
I think my problem is that I was using the flat laptop keyboard and now I've gone to two screens with the laptop closed I have to use a raised keyboard as thats the one they gave me and it's the raised keys that are causing me problems. I could ask to see if they have a flat one but I'll only get that if my current keyboard is broken or has keys missing ........
I had taken a typing class in 6th grade, on an actual typewriter! So I knew about finger placement (which I largely ignore now) but it's a good start, should be lots of google images for that, but yes, it was all self-teaching when I was working on a Commodore "business machine", heeheee.
The Bhai wrote:
I have to use a raised keyboard
I discovered that once I learned to touch type, I could stare at a keyboard for a minute, make note of the differences (usually the arrow keys, function key placement, etc) and start working productively with a new keyboard very quickly. I can now transition between laptop and desktop keyboards very quickly.
Good luck! I think you will find it worth the initial pain!