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This is gonna lose a lot of context when you change your username back ...
Does not the posts keep the username from whenst they were posted? I believe they do.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
No, you have to use half-pennies or there isn't a hole in the middle.
I use leather coated pennies as feet for covers: glue leather on on side, trim to size, and glue the penny to the cover. Voila! A cat hair proof lid for my laser printer that won't scratch the surface. (Cheaper and more effective than buying commercially made rubber feet, and they don't age, crack, and glue themselves to the printer.)
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I do not like the title having presumptions about me. Why would I not believe it? I believed it all.
I may even try some when I'm out of washers, or when I need to pump air into one of the tyres on my bike.
If you don't need it, end users obviously won't, either, so you can get rid of thousands of lines of useless code -- and if a load of functions are gone, they won't need UI elements, so you end up with a modern UI.
I'm pretty sure that's how ms does it.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
This is why I enjoy working on other people's code
Got a rise once (in a permie role) for reducing an "overnight" daily batch report job's runtime from 26 hours (tricky when it was run daily) to a tad under 20 minutes. (Hint - when doing a sequential scan of an ordered database table finding a series of matching records, there's no need to go back to the beginning of the table after each match). My boss wasn't remotely techie and simply didn't want to know what I'd done; he'd saved his own bacon and that's all he was interested in.
A freelance job to speed up a webpage process resulted in over a 100x improvement; switching from building a complex HTML string from a LOT of string concatenations (inside a loop) to using a StringBuilder object was a very high-earning job in terms of £ / hour!
I've got this project that I've been working on for almost two years now.
It hasn't seen production yet, mostly because the client gives this zero priority.
I think they don't even know what they're up against, a startup company with their own product.
Their train of thought so far has been as follows: "Let's tell Sander what our product should do (like, in one or two sentences) and he'll build it within the year and then we can make some money!"
That I actually need to know what I should build hasn't crossed their minds, that's up to me to find out.
When I ask them "Should I do x or y?" or "Can you look at this and give me the correct values?" I just get zero response until I ask them again and they tell me they'll look at it and I get zero response again.
It took them over a year after I've put some software in a test environment to actually take a good look at it
Needless to say I'm not very motivated, but it's been months since I've done anything and they want to see another release (so they can ignore it again).
One of these guys already has two businesses and the other works in IT (went from tester to business analyst), you'd expect they knew what they were doing.
Unfortunately, I've signed a contract and they keep paying the bills, so I can't just quit.
I've tried talking to them, but not much changed
Here's the plan: just give them something that could qualify as "done" by their own vaguely defined standard and never hear from them again
Lessons learned: Never sign a contract on a basis of "We'll figure it out as we go."