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I re-visited the posts around 9/11 after reading a post from JSOP saying how forthright he was on here at the time and it led to the Soapbox being created. Either he wasn't very forthright, or I didn't find the posts he was referring too, but nevertheless the posts were quite interesting.
If I remember rightly Christian Graus broke the news just before he was going to bed, and it's interesting to read peoples reactions as it was happening and in the days afterwards.
"Why would anyone prefer to wield a weapon that takes both hands at once, when they could use a lighter (and obviously superior) weapon that allows you to wield multiple ones at a time, and thus supports multi-paradigm carnage?"
Reading blogs of Start Up founders, I am always reading about Imposter Syndrome. I got to thinking ... if most Start Up Founders have Imposter Syndrome, and most Start Ups fail ... maybe it isn't a syndrome?
The one that touches the monitor screens? or the one that doesn't?
You might think it's not a big deal. But I really get pissed off if someone touches the monitor's surface just to point something out there. A guy here presses deep into the LCD and says "THIS!" is the problem. I feel like saying "If you don't take the finger off my screen, your finger would be in problem." But seriously, I've at least really requested some of them here not to do it. -humbly. I've ignored these many times. But when I do, after switching off the monitor if see a mess of dirty fingerprints, I get totally annoyed.
Some dudes go farther & use the back side of pen/marker to point out a line of code that might be causing a problem.
The funnier side of it - the little cousin I have around here, tries to do the same. When he does, I stop him & teach him some gadget-manners - i.e why we shouldn't touch computers/Notebooks screens so hard ,etc. He listens & waits only to ask me back the same question when I'm using my tablet. The grumpy kid certainly feels I'm a Hypocrite.
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
We've used touchscreen toughbooks here for years, I always have one or two on my desk. Generally use a finger, a stylus, or the back end of a pen to jab away at the screens.
Problem is I then start jabbing away at the monitor of my desktop too, always takes a few prods before I realise it's never going to work.
Lots of the engineers use the business end of pens to work their toughbooks because they always lose the styluses. Some of the screens have so much ink on them it can be hard to work out what is supposed to be showing.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
I don't, because my monitors are too far away to reach without leaning forward. Also, my skin is naturally a bit greasy so I leave fingerprints on devices if I touch them with my fingers, and that's bad so I don't. I do touch it with the blunt end of a pen or pencil when I'm pointing things out to colleagues, though.
If you can't see the fingerprints until you turn the screen off then really, no, it's not a big deal.
I used to be a Class, but after some time in the CP Q&A , i saw no value in the Structure of classes. Some say i am an Enumeration but others dispute that and say i am an Interface but honestly speaking i think i am just a Delegate because i don't see any common type system.
NEVER, what kind of monster would do that? It's like touching someone's glasses - don't do that.
I used to understand though, with a CRT the "picture" is much further away than the glass, so if you try to stop at some distance from it you can still end up poking it. And CRTs were sturdy and easy to wipe off anyway. But now with flat screens? If you touch it, f*** you. You can clearly see where it is, wiping the non-glossy ones is a pain, and poking them hard enough can cause damage.
My peeve is when people refuse to actually say something about XYZ they're trying to convey, but rather most hover over you to tell you where to click, while you act as the brainless extension of their mind, simply because they can't communicate and they lock up and don't know what to say unless they make you point and click for them.
Communication is a lost art in the information age.
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