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We have pluralsight licences for everyone and I set up a bunch of courses that they have to take within a certain period of time. Each employee can block out 2-4 hours per week for study time on the company dime. Seems like a reasonable approach.
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My employer doesn't stimulate anything, I stay up-to-date because I want to. Sure, my company does shelve money for seminars, trainings and such, but I have to become active demanding money for that training myself. Not that this was a bad thing, I think that this laissez-faire aproach fits best with intelligent people.
Shame on your old company, good for your current company.
We encourage people to learn and attend training classes, and to share what they learned.
IN FACT, that is the one requirement. If the company pays for the training/seminar, then you
have to write up a summary email with a few links so others can either ask questions, or learn
something from the experience.
I have seen the most useless people take the most training (we called it hiding in training), and I have seen some really bright people go in waves. Spending up to 2 years not training, then digging into a new technology.
And $500 or 500 Euros is NOTHING. Most of these things start above this price. Then there are potential flights, and hotel stays. No wonder nobody used this. It was a fake offer.
Never had any trouble with budgets.
More that I'm willing to try new stuff and better the application while coworkers are afraid of innovation and get stressed out and/or angry.
I've had a coworker scolding at me because he literally couldn't read some C# syntax I had used (I used some delegates, nothing fancy).
Ok, that guy was really bad at programming and at social skills, a terrible combination
From what I can see, the two files are identical in terms of metadata: 180x180, 96.012 ppi, RGB 8 bits/channel.
But... the LW version has a smaller image in the centre of the BPM (i.e. more white space round it), and the non-LW version has a "pinkish" colour drop shadow (#FFDBF2) to the left of the text, while the anti-aliasing on the LW version is more pronounced.
I'd guess that the LW version non-text part would look more blurred if it gets size changed, while the non-LW might get a little nasty on the text.
Personally, I try to create BIG versions of logos, and then use the presentation app to reduce them in size - I hate "blowing up" images, they never look right!
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I used IrfanView - information to compare both files, they are almost identical except for the 'Number of unique colors'. logoLW.bmp has 1973, logo.bmp has only 685 unique colors.
The layout is a bit different, the logo in logo.bmp is a bit larger.
My hand made assumption was mainly from the old logo which contains some "noses". You might try to convert the vector format again. A fixed sized logo should be as sharp as possible and contain only unique colours (besides it contains colour gradients or a blurry effect is wanted).
And so it's time for the second episode of this new season of SOTW!
Last week's SOTW was a melodic metal piece by Tuomas Holopainen from Nightwish.
And here we have a new band featuring... Tuomas Holopainen! The other members are his wife, Johanna Kurkela, a folk singer; and Troy Donockley, a multi-instrumentalist who is also a member of Nightwish.
They released two songs so far, this being the second, and their full-length debut will be released later this month.
The music itself is described as "prog folk", whatever that may be.
Whatever you call it, it's awesome, it's beautiful, it's SOTW