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Comment Re:Private Offices (Score 1) 360

All I need is a pretty big budget for a cloud platform (i.e. AWS or Azure) and some way to connect. I can scale up a VM in the cloud based on how heavy of a load my current project needs....and if I need DEV servers for a database or web server to test some deployments, I just spin them up. etc.

And a couple of monitors.

Comment Re:Duh? (Score 2) 238

I'm a DEV, too. My *account* is a limited account. But (depending on the project), I can launch Visual Studio with Admin rights. Some projects are just fine without them, so I don't use them. Other projects require admin rights, so I launch either through Shift-Right-click on the icon and select "Run as Admin" or I create a second shortcut and set the Admin flag. I get the UAC prompt when I launch it, but that's usually only once per dev session, so it isn't *that* annoying. But only Visual Studio is running as admin, the rest of my system (i.e. my browser) is still "protected" by using a limited account.

Comment Re:Duh? (Score 1) 238

I don't see how it's a pain. It's much less of a pain than cleaning an infected system. I haven't had an Admin account as my normal account since the XP days. If I'm prompted to enter an admin password and it wasn't something I was intentionally doing, I know something's up --- immediate shutdown (full, not just a restart) and scan my system on boot up.

Comment Re:It's dramatic how quickly the shift happened (Score 1) 268

What I like about listening / watching podcasts is that I can do that WHILE doing something else. I listen to over 130 podcasts (meaning I've heard every episode and catch the newest before the next episode comes out). I use it as background while doing other things (driving, exercise, even coding). Sure, I'm not absorbing 100% of the content, but I catch the main points and can recognize when the podcast requires a little more attention than I've been giving it.

Favorite podcast app: Pocketcast
Audio speed: 2.5x
Video speed: 2.0x

An abbreviated list of podcasts I listen to:

  • 99% Invisible
  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • Anna Faris is Unqualified
  • AskPat
  • Beyond the Todo List
  • Chubby Wizard
  • Critical Hit
  • Cryptid Creatures
  • D&D Is For Nerds
  • Drunks & Dragons
  • Dungeon Master's Block
  • Dynamic Banter
  • TekThing
  • Eventual Millionaire
  • Film Riot
  • Grammar Girl
  • Hak5
  • Hero Movie Podcast
  • Heroes and Villains
  • Hidden Brain
  • How I Built This
  • Improve Photography
  • Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men
  • Marketing Over Coffee
  • Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips
  • Myths and Legends
  • Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy
  • Only Stupid Answers
  • Saturday Morning Rewind
  • Scam School
  • Side Hustle School
  • Skeptoid
  • Smart Passive Income TV
  • SourceFed
  • SourceFed Nerd
  • Steal The Show
  • Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
  • Stuff You Missed In History Class
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • The Allusionist
  • The Art of Photography
  • The Cliff Ravenscraft Show
  • The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast
  • The Heroes, Villains and Sidekicks Show
  • The Math Dude Quick and Dirty Tips
  • The Memory Palace
  • The Philip DeFranco Show
  • The RPG Academy
  • Smart Passive Income
  • Twenty Thousand Hertz
  • Universe Today Video
  • Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories
  • Welcome To Nightvale
  • Women of Marvel Podcast
  • Youpreneur FM

There are more, but I skipped the ones that don't update as regularly [I might purge some of them soon].

Comment Re:Read the article (Score 1) 90

Apparently you're ok with the bazillion emails you get when your PM goes and makes edits to a story you're assigned to. I've gotten as many as 11 emails in the span of minutes. I *LOTHE* Jira and Confluence. There are plenty of tools that serve the same purpose and fit the way I work much better. I realize they are popular and are mostly capable in managing a project, but they really irk me in the fringes.....the places where people don't concentrate because it isn't seen as critical path to the application.

Comment Re:Why they are slow? (Score 5, Interesting) 766

The idea of not hosting your own local copy is that if everyone uses a common source for the library, then the browser should already have that resource cached even if it's the first time you hit the page. For large enough libraries that the Google CDN (or another CDN) includes it, it's worth it.

Now, for obscure libraries, you're better off hosting your own so that you can control the version and not worry about the referenced script changing/moving/breaking stuff.

Comment Re: Play Audio on Linux? (Score 1) 164


It could have been a wrapper around the default sort algorithm that made it easier to call.....something that was more aware of the applications data structures and how to interpret them so that the default sort algorithm would work properly. Many built in sort algorithms work on primitives and built in aggregates (array, list, etc.) but if the application has some other construct, you'd want to make that call as generic as possible so that you don't have to repeat that code everywhere.

Just because a dev calls it "sort" doesn't mean it actually implements the sort algorithm.

Or you could be right and the dev is a moron. Both are possible.

Comment Re:That's why script execution is off by default (Score 1) 129

And yet....most people who's job is web programming assume that certificates are part of an admin's job. The classic "it worked fine on my dev box" (which usually doesn't have much in the way of security enabled) excuse will come up and the web dev will try to throw the problem over the wall.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 2) 50

Because even unlimited plans are limited......pick one and there's a cap (usually right around 22GB for some reason) where the speed will drop. If you hit that cap often enough, you'll be dropped from the carrier. It's in the fine print.

And they aren't "cheap" unless you're a single person making decent money or with few other bills to pay. Family plans save money vs a bunch of individual plans, but they still aren't cheap.

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