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  • Reply To: Clownpocalypse and DR

    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...

  • Reply To: Chopping Off Data

    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...

  • Reply To: Bean Counting to Burnout

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    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...

  • Reply To: Bean Counting to Burnout

    Eric M Russell wrote:

    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...

  • Reply To: Bean Counting to Burnout

    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.

  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    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?

  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    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...

  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    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.

  • Reply To: Falling Over our Assumptions

    LinksUp wrote:

    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...

  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    below86 wrote:

    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...

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  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    GeorgeCopeland wrote:

    Bears!

    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...

  • Reply To: Moving in the Post Pandemic World

    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...

  • Reply To: The 10X Programmer

    Sergiy wrote:

    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...

  • Reply To: The 10X Programmer

    The greatest danger of a '10x programmer' or a 'superstar programmer' is WHO THINKS THEY ARE SUCH.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  skeleton567.
  • Reply To: Coping with a working life as an imposter

    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...

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