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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Maniac_Dervish Re:Ya, but... (306 comments)

You don't get a degree in English to make money. You do it because you're a decent human being who enjoys what they're doing. [And, possibly, is just chronically allergic to thinking about future earnings in any reasonable way... which sometimes leads to Bad Things later, but... if you're lucky, you recover from that.]

1 hour ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

Maniac_Dervish Re:Where's the "yes but never got caught" option (230 comments)

Our school's rule was that the blade of your pocketknife had to be short enough to fit inside the palm of your hand. I have really big hands, and I carried a VERY large victorinox scout knife to school every day for years. I'm only 37 - this isn't ancient history, or anything. :)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

Maniac_Dervish If you don't have a seat on the CAB, it's not goin (294 comments)

As the sysadmin you should have a seat on the CAB. That's it.

You're the person doing implementation, and you're the person most suited to evaluate the technical impact of the changes that you're making.

If you were not a lone sysadmin, it would be your director or their delegate who ought to be on the board; as a standalone sysadmin, though, including you is the sane thing to do.

about 5 months ago
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a test message....

Maniac_Dervish Re:Silly test messages (3 comments)

not planning to use it for anything. i needed to see what all it would do before i wrote a sentence in my thesis. :)

more than 12 years ago

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