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My best guess would be that the Engineering Manager is on the way out; you just do not know it yet. He/She might know it but not be allowed to say it. Or else this new manager might give them the incentive to leave now if that was not the plan before.
I have dealt with bad technical management for a large portion of my 45+ years in the profession. With the exception of a very few people, the majority of such managers are morons.
The fact that you have some MBA BS-artist now in your project loop speaks to the stupidity of the people who assigned him in the first place.
My advice is to not go above your immediate supervisor's head in any manner unless you cannot critically document the problems this new person is causing. Even then, do not send up any memos to anyone unless you get an approval from the manager you do respect.
I have taken on a lot of bad technical managers in my career. They are always there because of office politics. And they will remain there for the most part as a result of the same office politics.
As a result, unless you are prepared to risk your own position, move very carefully and slowly in any regard in attempting to get this person removed...
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Amazing! I found Earth, then zoomed in and found my house. I was mowing the lawn at the time the photo was taken... you can see the sweat rolling off the beer I was drinking!
The Beer Prayer - Our lager, which art in barrels, hallowed be thy drink. Thy will be drunk, I will be drunk, at home as it is in the tavern. Give us this day our foamy head, and forgive us our spillage as we forgive those who spill against us. And lead us not to incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers. For thine is the beer, the bitter and the lager, for ever and ever. Barmen.
Herself likes doing jigsaw puzzles on her tablet, which means that I get regular requests for "More pictures" for her to do (she gets through a couple of dozen a week). And I find 'em, trim 'em to square, and save 'em to the NAS. She opens her puzzle app, uses ES file explorer to find a picture she fancies, and off she goes.
Except ... ES has been getting flakier and flakier for a couple of months, I suspect it's updates that don't work well with her version of Android. Until last night when it refused to open any files at all.
So I look, and the puzzle program has an file option "Dropbox". Ah ... that'll do - I'll set up her an account, share it with me so I can add the pictures, and everything will be fine. Quick test that she can see a file I loaded (but not actually opening as I don't want to destroy her existing puzzle).
So I do, and copy all 2,500 odd existing pictures over.
Only to find that Dropbox doesn't preserve the windows file create times, so she won't be able to find the latest ones. OK ... I'll write a quick app to copy the files to dropbox, appending a sequence number so she can tell which are newer.
The Dropbox .NET API looks easy enough ... except for OAuth2, which I've not used before, but I find a way round that. Create a DB, test and off we go: files copied across.
She comes home, finishes her puzzle, and I show her how to open it via dropbox. It works! Right up to the point where the stupid app is supposed to use it as a jigsaw ... :swearwords:
So now I'm on plan C, or possibly D, I'm not sure.
Copy everything from the NAS onto her tablet and use Android's "gallery", possibly the worst file selection app since "DIR C:" ...
Damnit, this is going to run and run ...
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