Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?
The first person/thing you should be loyal too is yourself. Then prioritize after that. This is how any company works especially these days.
Microsoft's Risky Tablet Announcement
The NYT article is ridiculous. Granted Apple will probably release a tablet like device or at least announce it in the next month or so. However how can MS/HP announce a me-too device without there being a device to emulate?
What's unfortunate is that as usual the Mac boosters in the media who believe that the Mac is the be all for all users are going to pass judgement on this device by comparing it to the mythical Apple tablet. It's like comparing a good race horse to a unicorn sure that horse is fast, but it's not a magical and can't fly. (Granted Apple may deliver a unicorn, but the point is it just doesn't exist yet however cool it may be)
Jack Thompson Sues Facebook For $40M
Would love to comment, don't want to get sued.
Is Finding Part Time Work In IT Unrealistic?
Not to be an ass or belittle your skill set, but anyone who is able to deal with COBOL at the moment is making great cash. I know of positions where COBOL programmers are making 6 figures. Why? Because all the web developers are running from Cobol in droves, and frankly the companies who are running on Cobol are all listed in the fortune 1000.
Canadian Bureaucrats Don't "Think Different"
The really funny thing that nobody has seemed to mention is the a montreal "parking meter" is a post with a number on it now. All the "metering" happens at the electronic pay stations. the actual post with the number just marks the spot where you parked. Apple could coveivably ask to make custom posts, or put sidewalk plaques or something like that with the space number.
How the system works is you park your car, take note of the number where you parked, find a pay station punch in the number of the parking meter, then pay for the time you want. You don't even put your ticket on your dash.
The system has a pretty big flaw too. You can reset the time on a "parking space" by typing it in at any pay center and then making a minimum payment of a quarter. So if someone just paid the 6$ max fee for 2 hours of parking you can reduce that to about 15 minutes.