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Was the text related? Or just coincidental in time? Because that would be pretty worrying if it was related; I guess you only put your mobile number in association with your email in a small number of locations, so somewhere important must be leaking information or one of your friends must have malware on their phone where you're in their contact list.
So I was working on one of the project for my company for last one year. Converting existing old FoxPro based system to .NET based solution which is being used on factory floor. Application went in production last month and things are looking fine and today we got the news that company has decided to sell the business unit all together... They are in the process of flogging off that business unit for at least last 6 months as per the news.... I kind of don't understand why spend so much money on implementing a whole new system and upgrade the network ( they did the whole network upgrade at the factory and replaced all old equipments with new one ). I spent a fair amount of my time on implementing a system that whoever buy the business unit may or may not use. Kind of feeling sad that I implemented something that may or maynot be live in next few months
Zen and the art of software maintenance : rm -rf *
Math is like love : a simple idea but it can get complicated.
This is exactly what we did when a company I was working for was on the market. Invest only in things that make the company more sellable; no pay increases, make sure the place looks nice, get the software up to date, hire a receptionist with big... well, you get the idea
In addition to what the others have said, if you have been working on it for a year, it was probably started before upper management made the decision to divest the business unit. At which point they wouldn't stop it because that could alert people that the sale was in progress and potentially lower the price they might get for it - or even the stock price of the company as a whole if investors think it's a desperate move.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
The engine of the Foton-M4 satellite, with several experiments on board, has stopped responding to ground control. All other systems are intact, the Progress space centre stated, including "one-way" transmission of information. [...] The Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, said the six tonne satellite could continue to operate on its own "for a long time".
I wonder if any of these Geckos was called Major Tom[^]
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)
To avoid criticism is really easy when you follow these easy to learn steps...
7. Say Nothing 1002458. Do Nothing 3.14159265359. Be Nothing
Easy as that. Same can be followed if you do not want to be trolled, spammed, corrected on something you said/did, or if you do not want to be a target of flaming or anything else (well for that just do not use the internet and all can be avoided )
Yes, that is easy. 1. Say Nothing. 2. Do Nothing. Even if you are hungry, you have to do nothing. Even breathing. And then, 3. Be Nothing will follow. You'll be dead. You are nothing.
This version is the hard one. 1. Say Nothing. Quite easy. Just say "Nothing" 2. Do Nothing. How and when will this end? 3. Be Nothing. Go get you BC and try to change your name to "Nothing". There! You are "Nothing".
(Don't mind me here. I'm just trying to amuse myself after some unexpected occurrences. )
Don't mind those people who say you're not HOT. At least you know you're COOL. I'm not afraid of falling, I'm afraid of the sudden stop at the end of the fall! - Richard Andrew x64
3. Be Nothing. Go get you BC and try to change your name to "Nothing". There! You are "Nothing".
Indexes are all wrong!
I said "Nothing" of such so Saying nothing means that you said nothing but did say something to say nothing so nothing was said when nothing needed to be said.
Doing nothing only really ever counts as doing nothing when your boss/Parent scolds you for not doing what is expected (Although you are doing something so you are not doing nothing in doing something that has nothing to do with what is expected so you are doing nothing in not doing nothing)
Be nothing has nothing to do with your (screen)name so I am something that is nothing because in being nothing I am something but I am nothing in being something.
I was snorkelling at the weekend and saw a bottle of beer on the sea bed with the top on, I went down to have a look and sure enough, it did. I let it drop back to the sea bed, vertically, neck up, expecting it to hold that position the entire way, but it didn't, it turned sideways, and fell the entire distance sideways, straight down, without any wobble, or instability.
Wow I thought, a bottle of beer, falling through water, has LESS drag falling sideways then length ways?