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Intel Buys McAfee

aliens Re:Lycos part deux (377 comments)

Yeah I didn't think about that point. Quite possible their portfolio is where to good stuff is, and their products are just poor implementations of them. Kudos to you sir.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Buys McAfee

aliens Re:Lycos part deux (377 comments)

Yeah we use it to. And in the past year we've had 2 instances I can think of where McaFee updates blue screened Exchange servers. Good luck make sure you test all updates before rolling them out.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Buys McAfee

aliens Lycos part deux (377 comments)

I can see it now 10 years from now, just like Lycos, "McaFee purchased for $7.7 billion in 2010, sold for $200 million in 2015 has just been sold again today for $34 million to some company in Vietnam." Seriously, has anyone personal or enterprise had good experiences with their products?

more than 4 years ago

Wikipedia Launches a New Mobile Interface, Seeks Help

aliens Re:Don't show all that 'featured article' crap (70 comments)

It's not about having unlimited bandwith. It's about getting the data downloaded and rendered as quickly as possible. Why add in extra markup when 3G speeds aren't exactly speedy and mobile devices aren't rendering pages THAT fast yet?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft To Exit the Zune Business?

aliens From a Plan 9 article (361 comments)

Saw this in an article on Plan 9 and it pretty much applies to the Zune.

There is a lesson here for ambitious system architects: the most dangerous enemy of a better solution is an existing codebase that is just good enough.

Except the iPod and iTunes are more than 'just good enough' they're really good for most people

Always wondered why MS doesn't just come to slashdot for help. We could save them a lot of wasted time and money :)

about 6 years ago

Former Gamers Want More Social Games

aliens Re:Social networking replacing gaming (114 comments)

Same age here. No real desire, but some sort of lingering commitment to gaming.

It's hard to let it go. Tetris on the DS is the only game I'll play consistently.

more than 6 years ago


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I'm living the life of Dilbert

aliens aliens writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Today, I had my first real taste of what Dilbert goes through. After two weeks of tweaking a design the president of our company approved he came in today and decided he didn't like just about all of it.

He has no understanding of the web first off, but even my VP and manager were aghast when the president completely reversed his opinion on what he wanted 8 weeks ago. So now here I am, 5 weeks to deadline with twice as much work todo. ALl because the president had a whim.

Oh, he said we shouldn't bother with those 40% of our viewers who are at 800x600 cause we should design for the majority. Makes sense right!? I mean who really cares about those low res bastards, don't even get me started on you WebTV people.

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