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One sad day years ago early in my IT career, before databases, it turned out I was the clown. We were entering orders into a flat-file open order system from...
October 20, 2020 at 1:40 pm
I never supported data in Excel or ANY application which used and stored data 'offline' that could be lost by local machine failure or lack of regular backups. It was...
October 19, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Some places have an assistant following doctors, which is often a bigger cost than either of the other systems. It's a symptom of the problem, which is requiring lots...
October 15, 2020 at 3:31 pm
I always imagined doctors dictating into a voice recorder, and then other people in the office actually deal with the paperwork. If that's not how it works, then that's...
October 15, 2020 at 11:15 am
As I remarked years ago when I was still working, any time a meeting involves more than three people and/or lasts more than 10 minutes you are wasting someone's time.
October 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm
My only concern would be if I worked for a single employer that after I relocated they might decide to end work-from-home. Then what?
October 5, 2020 at 9:04 pm
Steve, The Pitkin Colorado area is very different from the 'tourist traps' around resort areas. Pitkin is a small mining town of maybe 300 people in summer and about 100...
October 3, 2020 at 3:06 pm
One incentive for relocating now is record low interest. If you're going to have a mortgage, this is the time. I'm 77 and have never seen rates like this.
October 2, 2020 at 6:26 pm
From Donald Knuth & Sir Tony Hoare:
Computer Programming as an Art (1974)
1974 Turing Award Lecture, Communications of the ACM 17 (12), (December 1974), pp. 667–673
The real problem is that programmers have spent far too...
October 2, 2020 at 4:11 pm
Where ever there is an ocean I can get in. Hawaii would be nice, but expensive. USVI, Caribbean Islands, almost any place where it won't snow. I would love...
October 2, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Yes George, bears. They would rummage through folks garbage cans if they left them outside, and we even had them come up on our deck right outside the living...
October 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm
I never worked full-time full-time at home, only selected days when fuel for commuting got very expensive. After growing up on an Illinois farm, I spent the first parts of...
October 2, 2020 at 1:37 pm
5 developers (actually more, but 5 was a typical number of SQL developers on roster at the same time) developed a system with weekly -partitioned transaction tables. It was...
September 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm
The greatest danger of a '10x programmer' or a 'superstar programmer' is WHO THINKS THEY ARE SUCH.
September 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
Ten centuries, I never knew where that advice came from but I told my sons that: "You don't need to know all the answers. You just need to know how...
September 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm