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  •  oh, and I'M the reason so much is outsourced? (1+ / 0-)
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    well, yeah.  the companies didn't want to pay those of us who made class 22 salaries and above when they could outsource for less than a dollar a day overseas (and look at what they got for that outsourcing - software that doesn't play well with others).

    really, dear, you are stepping into arrogancy here.  you should stop trying to make this personal.  you really don't want to do that.

    as i said, dissertation - novel - trilogy - your choice. i can keep adding facts to your suppositions until there is a perpetual loop.

    at least with my "facts", folks will actually learn a bit about how software programming really works.

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 03:56:26 PM PDT

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    •  Do you understand that no one cares to learn (1+ / 0-)
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      about how software operates. Especially the garbage that you call software. I always find that people with large egos always resort to techno-geek whenever they get caught with their pants down.


      “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

      by Dburn on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 04:14:22 PM PDT

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      •  you are an arrogant and rude person with whom (0+ / 0-)

        i will no longer engage.  unfortunately, this conversation COULD have been informative, however, you chose to make it personal and i've now vowed i will not interact with those who cannot discuss issues and have to resort to rude personal attacks.

        we're done.

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 04:18:04 PM PDT

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    •  I'd recommend a few hundred times....... (1+ / 0-)
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      Says one that has spent hours cleaning up some slap happy force coded crap of code.....  2.5 pgms left to get just readable then to go through again and clean out the working storage area of worthless, meaningless crap.

      •  but but but, you only had to change a few lines of (0+ / 0-)


        this is what drives me batty with computer folks who know a little bit but haven't had to deal in real world experience on a large scale of integrated platforms.

        when i worked with wang - we were the provider - we had good and bad programmers on board - the bad ones slapped sh*t together quickly and walked away leaving the good programmers to come in and muck out the hard drives and try to "fix" the problems the created.  often, it was just easier to start over, but due to the hooks into the customer databases (many customized to work with the "bad" programs) that wasn't possible.

        i watched us have two accounts throw us out on less than 3 days notice.  one, silor optical, called and said we needed to pick up our new voice system in three days (friday) or it would be sitting on the street corner.  we got there.  they meant it.

        people who talk about writing "queries" are still "querying" existing programs and not modifying them.

        sheesh - i am going to bed soon.  this is giving me a massive headache.

        thanks for what you still do - finding the crap in a program is tough, but very satisfying to find the dead end.

        i remember once being told our wang vs was no faster than a batch processor.  couldn't understand why the company was so down on the vs - it was the fastest processor at the time of ALL companies...then i took a look at the program he was running.  a few lines into it was the copyright for the ibm batch processing program that his "cousin" who sold him the program had put in a wang compatible shell.

        no wonder the thing ran like an ibm!  pulled out all the copyright statement all through the program and showed them to him - he called his cousin and i was there with the printouts.  they refunded his money.

        unfortunately for me but fortunately for him, he didn't stay with wang, he bought pcs (new on the market).  within a year, wang's new ceo, richard miller, killed the value added trade by sending all potential buyers a letter telling them if they bought from anyone other than wang, the cost of using the software would be more than the entire system was worth.

        instead of buying both old AND new from wang, people just dumped them for pcs.  took out the necessity for a clean room, power protectors, large IT staffs and software use fees and hardware maintenence costs.  if the pc breaks, throw it out and buy a new one!

        ah, those were the days....

        EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

        by edrie on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 09:01:30 PM PDT

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