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Posted Friday, October 11, 2013 7:34 AM


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Fal (10/10/2013)
I've been evaluating Scrivener with it's full 30 day trial (ie: 30 actual days, not calendar days.) The Mac and PC licenses are different, as I understand the PC version is maintained by a different mob. I'd also agree that there is "supposed" to be a iPad version coming out and I'm miffed by the 2-licenses quirk as I use an iPad to write while travelling and a PC to write at home.
It's pretty common for a software license to say "you can install this on one machine only" and some of them call home when you install, so if you want to move it to a different machine either you can't or, less commonly, you have to contact the vendor, get a codeword to use to an online uninstall from the first machine, and once that un-installation process has chatted with home it becomes possible to install on the new machine. Some vendors even have the product call home every time it starts up, or when it notices that it's been 7 days (or some other period) since it last called home, so that you can't reverse an uninstallation (and some make that call home dialogue result in the app not working if an attempt has been made to install it elsewhere using the same key). Two licences for two different versions for two different platforms isn't really something to be nearly as miffed about as that sort of licensing c**p.


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I guess those add-filled blogs are free of hosting charges, so they can linger in limbo for a long time.



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jasona.work (10/11/2013)
It's always somewhat interesting to see how long some blogs have gone without updates, yet are still around...

I was looking for information on a SSRS issue (in QA so nothing that really needs to be fixed,) and found one blog with a similar issue. Admitedly, the blog was talking about SQL2005, but still matched my error.

So, when I was done, I clicked the title to see if there was anything new in the blog. Last update? Over 2 years ago.
Sure, it's an MSDN blog so MS will probably keep it around for a few more years, and the guy probably isn't even in the same division (if he's even still with MS.)

But I seem to come across this sort of thing at least once a week or so. I have to wonder, do these people just keep paying (if it's not an employer supported site) without thinking about it, or have these sites fallen into some sort of "limbo" where no one is still aware of them?

Ghost Sites, coming next season to SyFy!


I haven't updated any of mine in quite awhile, I've been busy with other things. All of the blogs are subdomains of my main site and that only costs $5/mo, so why not leave them up? I've had the site for almost 20 years, so I'm certainly going to keep paying for it.


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Posted Friday, October 11, 2013 9:41 AM


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How come, if all the smart people took today off to get a 4 day weekend where I work (we've got Monday off,) I'm still here?

Oh, wait...
I think I answered my question...



Maybe I'll complete the change and go ask if I can use Notepad to directly edit my MDF file to change my pay...
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Right,

Just caught up with the last 30 pages (10 per page) of the Thread.
Lynn, congrats on the reconciliation with you (ex) wife, and for becoming a grand dad again, and to your daughter.
Stefan, good luck on the job search.

I'm going the summit - Yay - will be my first. So looking forward to meeting a lot of you in person. Attending Paul's pre-con, really looking forward to that.

Gail, I wasn't planning on attending the WIT lunch, but you have me intrigued...

Steve, and er, I guess Grant (!) we can catch up Monday or Tuesday?

Was in Washington last week, a bit odd with what has been happening recently, the rain for the last two days reminded me of home (ha ha)

Now in Charleston for SQL Sat tomorrow, because, well I'm mad really and thought, hey why not... Now heading out to help with the bag packing.

Have I missed anything, probably...

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Well, time to polish the resume and start looking for work. Just given a 1 month notice.
They want to keep me on a retainer for 5 hours a week, so that might be a nice side income, as long as I find another full time job soon.
Hate looking this time of year.

That's not cool.
What geographic area are you looking in?

Well IMO this time of the year is better than any other, at least where I am (Pacific NW). Personally, I think it is much better than being given a pink slip on June 1 or December 1.

Over here the SQLS business, dev or admin, is still going strong.


Really? I find that right around the holidays is terrible for finding a new position.


December is one the best times to look for a job... that's when everyone knows what their budget for next year is and you know the rules... use it or lose it.


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Jeff Moden (10/11/2013)
December is one the best times to look for a job... that's when everyone knows what their budget for next year is and you know the rules... use it or lose it.

It must be really nice to have every company bugeting in step. It doesn't work that way in the UK, not at all. The government has a fixed finacial year (beginning on 6 April) and some things (eg income tax) fit in with that, but companies do their own thing, and have all sorts of financial year end dates. Then just to add to the confusion they sometimes have budgetting years different from financial years and often several different budget years for different purposes.

Besides, the use it or lose it rule applies to capital expenditure budgets, but not necessarily to headcount; in fact headcount in bad times (recessions, the crash of 2007/2008, the bursting of the dot com bubble, and so on) often has a nastier rule; you lose some of it whether or not you use all of it, and the more of it you use the worse off you end up.


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Jeff Moden (10/11/2013)
. . . December is one the best times to look for a job... that's when everyone knows what their budget for next year is and you know the rules... use it or lose it.

I never got anything going in December. In the best case I was told to come back second week in January.

I guess it because if you start say December 15, there will be very few people around to help you ramp up during your first weeks.
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December is one the best times to look for a job... that's when everyone knows what their budget for next year is and you know the rules... use it or lose it.


December's the worst possible time here to search for a job (or for contract work). Very, very few companies have their financial year end in December, lots of companies close down partially or completely around the 16th Dec and don't reopen til first or second week of January

It's pretty much November-February a quiet hiring period



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