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FYI - I installed that version and had no problems. Wasn't bad. (Disclaimer: YMMV )
Also, why aren't you on 2019?
Actually, you should probably wait because the interface has been "modernized" and it isn't the greatest.
You can do a side-by-side install if you don't mind eating up a ton of extra space on your drive though. I only moved to 2019 because you cannot do .NET Core 3.x without upgrading.
Oldboys have probably heard about the IBM 360 mainframe series. One of the logos used in the 360 days was a circle, with a radius extendig a little outside the circle (looking like a old style potentiometer knob, but nowdays frequently used to mark an on-off pushbutton).
Then came the IBM 370 series. So what did IBM choose as a logo for the 370? A bigger circle!
Acutally, they didn't replace the 360 circle with a bigger 370 circle, they added the 370 circle around the old one, touching where the radius hit the circle(s).
They didn't use this logo a lot; I suspect it was mostly created as an inside joke, but I have come across it a few times in old documentation.
This question was inspired by Kent Sharkey's recent comment in The insiders: "Must have 20 years experience in brand-new technology".
How many of you have come across something like this?
I had one case where they asked for 10 years experience with SQL Server 2008 - this was in 2009. When I pointed out that I had more than 10 years experience with SQL Server and was currently using SQL Server 2008 in my current job, the HR telephone pre-screener said it was very important that the experience be in SQL Server 2008 specifically - when I pointed out the impossibility of this they got very condescending about it, implying that as I didn't have enough of the clearly requested, required experience, I shouldn't be wasting their time!
In another interview, I was asked basically the same question and just lied about it. They accepted this without further questions - so when they offered the job, I turned it down.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
Arrogance can be delicious, especially if it's the truth.
Yes! I was asked during a therapy session if I really wanted to risk going back to work after having a stroke. I said Of Course, I enjoy my work.
The therapist asked what if you're only able to work at 75% capacity?
I said, 75% of me is better than 100% of my competition.
She asked don't you think that seems arrogant? I replied It's not arrogant if it's true! She relented and I had paying work that afternoon since a client had put a project on hold waiting for me.
CQ de W5ALT
Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
I get the feeling that the person answering the emails is of Indian descent (Based on the syntax structure of the writing) so the answers are short and blunt with no meaning, just a stuborn refusal to listen.
They keep pushig and pushing, must have CV or we don't proceed, as I've pointed out to them, I've not written a CV for over 10 years, my employer for the last 7 has been my own limited company.
But nope, Must Have CV in Microsoft Word Format, nothing else is acceptable.
My Linked-in profile, is my CV these days.
So I printed my Li-Profile to a PDF, then saved that PDF as a Word doc, sent that... reply: this is not a CV, this is linked-in, must have CV.
So I'm about to turn round and tell them a) get lost & B) you'll not find a technology trainer, at such short notice (Needed in 10 days time) that has relevent teaching experience, and lives so close to the client...
The other one I really love is the "let's make a really, really long list of every tech the recruitment twat has ever heard of" game:
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
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