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Author Topic: 10 Dirty Little Secrets  (Read 5289 times)

Carol Haynes

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10 Dirty Little Secrets
« on: May 08, 2008, 03:56:10 AM »
I quite enjoyed this article: http://blogs.techrep...com.com/hiner/?p=546

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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 04:27:18 AM »
Interesting article.

I'd just like to take a moment and rant: I hate sites like this that make you click every single comment you want to read. Why not just show them all? Or show 50 at a time or something?  :down:


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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 04:40:44 AM »
Can't you click on "View all posts" (immediately above the post tree)? You do have to register with the site to use that though.

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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 05:35:26 AM »
3.) Veteran IT professionals are often the biggest roadblock to implementing new technologies
Which is excellent  :up:

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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 08:05:11 AM »

#9 - incorrect! Most people first think they did something wrong when errors occur - even when it is a bug.
They still think it is IT's problem to fix it, though.

#5 - always managed to make it work the other way around  8)

#3 - some veteran IT grow stuck and old, but many mostly grow cynical about the new technologies... possibly because they have seen said technology concept come and go 3 times in their career.
Not all new technology is worth implementing, except perhaps to add a tick to your CV - but thats what you do when you play around when things are quiet, not something you deploy on mission critical projects.


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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 10:11:41 AM »
#3 ... rule of thumb ... if you want a quiet life stay at least one generation (and preferably two or three) out of date. Windows XP is just becoming mature - give Vista another 5 years and people will have stopped wondering what the fuss was about - and all the old unsupported software and hardware will have gone the way of the dodo and the generation of incompatibilities and irritations will have emerged!

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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 04:05:49 PM »
You do have to register with the site to use that though.

That's another complaint/rant. The good news is I just got BugMeNot working again.


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Re: 10 Dirty Little Secrets
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 07:05:03 PM »
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[Carol]: #3 ... rule of thumb ... if you want a quiet life stay at least one generation (and preferably two or three) out of date.
So true, Carol. I think that's already happening with Vista-SP1, since except for one remote hardware glitch, it smoothed out many of its rough edges.