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The first sentences were a train wreck. Didn't even take two minutes.
He mentioned Bill Gates and Apple stock. What!?! It didn't even make sense.
Maybe if he had mentioned something about Linux. Maybe that would've been funny/ironic.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Yet all I keep hearing about Netflix is how they keep pulling material people actually want to see.
I was going to make the observation that they have more categories than I have movies, but came upon this:
Goofy Movies starring Bill Murray (2481)
Goofy Movies starring Eddie Murphy (2390)
Goofy Movies starring John Candy (19)
Goofy Movies starring John Candy (19)
Goofy Movies starring Will Ferrell (3816)
Ok, I don't know how they come up with these figures, but these four certainly haven't done a total of even 1000 movies, combined (and yes, John Candy being there twice is their mistake, not me incorrectly pasting this in).
Even if all of their movies were translated into every single last language that currently exists, I think they'd probably fall short. Even taking multiple editions into account.
Are they counting the same movies if they have them stored with multiple bitrates and multiple resolutions?
I'm starting to think Netflix has astonishingly overinflated numbers.
Take a look at this old man who wants the car mechanic to help him out with a strange sound in his car: Crazy old man driving prank[^]. This is claimed to be a real prank - no acting from the mechanics' side.
Since we're discussing female drivers I wanted to see if there is a real trend here or if it's just a weird trait with my wife, mom, step-daughter, and female colleague.
All mentioned would rather perform a tight three point turnaround beside the garage instead of just backing out of the driveway like a normal person. All mentioned have either backed into the house (no damage to the house, just the cars) or will just drive on the grass/sprinkler heads without a care. btw, it's a very quiet street.
My wife is odd too - she can't read a map without rotating it so it matches what she sees in front of her - and unless she knows where she is on a map she can't use it at all; she has no way to (for example) think "that sign says that A is about 10 miles that way, and B is 5 miles this way - so I must be about here, somewhere"
Fortunately, sat nav means she doesn't have to any more...
And a friend of mine - Irene - never mastered the concept of parallel parking. I've seen her stop the car and ask the stranger in the car behind to park it for her. I suspect she is still driving round Islington hoping that the "Parking Gene" will magically be bestowed upon her.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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I really hate these GPS units that insist on rotating the map all the time to make your direction of driving to be upwards. I have been orienteering and mountain hiking using paper maps for forty years, and I can get completely lost if north is not up on the map.
True enough, I haven't yet used a GPS unit where you couldn't turn off the rotating. But on some units it has taken me a while to find out how to do it.
This is the one that is causing me the most concern lately:
0: My business partner is convinced that we absolutely must move our successful desktop software 'to the cloud'...and it should be web-based. Why? Mostly because 'everyone else is doing it'...no concern whatsoever for the fact that this business model introduces more costs for us than it's worth. Currently, it costs me nothing for a new client to install software/setup databases and start using my software.
1: Just this morning I had a conversation with a bookkeeper for one of our customers. In the last 12 months, this customer has moved two major components (POS first, then Acct.) of their business software to cloud based systems. (not changing vendors) The guy had worked this weekend trying to get caught up and sounded exasperated and exhausted. Before the migration, when the systems/databases were hosted locally, data flowed between these (and other, including mine) systems. Specialized queries and reports had been created to fill the gaps.
Things are much different now...The biggest problem is that the cloud-based POS system was brand new and not ready for feeding data downstream. Their solution...here's a special .csv export to run on demand. Not eloquent, but whatever. Wait a minute, there seems to be some erroneous and missing data...9 months later and this guy is still working overtime to do manual entries for 60 sites because of inaccuracies....and that's just the interface to our system...he is also facing the same situation with the data interface into accounting, only much worse. The lesson here...not hosting your own database(s) means that you are completely at the mercy of the vendor hosting your stuff...and they don't seem to care about your silly exports!...and they don't seem to be very keen on taking outside advice on how to provide the needed data. (such as an generating xml that could be consumed directly by a client)
2: OK, the cloud does make sense in some cases, and we have been using Azure website/sql databases for about 3 years now and it's been great. As part of a weekly routine, the databases are exported from Azure and imported locally for analysis. I found out Saturday that my weekly bacpac files wouldn't import anymore using SSMS 2016, forcing me to install SSMS 2017...for no other reason, than to be able to work with the new Azure export format! I only installed SSMS 2016 for that very same reason! I hate being forced to upgrade when the current product is working fine, and I've gotten quite used to it!
Basically the thing is that people are "jumping to the cloud" as a buzzword chase (quick print it on the brochure for our software).
And the thing is that you can't just turn a desktop app into a cloud app. It would take more design than that.
Totally agree with you.
Finally, this is a huge on for software users:
I hate being forced to upgrade when the current product is working fine, and I've gotten quite used to it!
When will companies understand that it is a total waste of time for users when users have the functionality that they want. I know it's a bit facetious but Windows 7 really had everything I wanted and a very nice interface. But Microsoft had to change everything (and yes I'm a Win10 user).
The Hammer Analogy
Imagine if carpenters had to upgrade their hammers because version 2.032 of nail came out.
The carpenter goes into the hardware store and says, "My hammer doesn't seem to be working." h/w guy: which version of nail are you using? carpenter: 2.032 h/w guy: oh you have to have version 3.87 or better of hammer then. carpenter : @$%&@%^!@!! what advantages do the new nails have? h/w guy: they're cheaper for the manufacturer to make. carpenter : @$%&@%^!@!!
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