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Ruminations on Technology

Things I know about software:

I used to work with a program called Paradox. Never was there a more apt name for any piece of software

I also used to work with Easytrieve the most inapt name for any piece of software.

I know that "hotfixes" and "patches" are things that fix a known problem and create all sorts of new and unknown ones.

I know that technical writers are liars and weasels.

I know that when a customer signs off on code review and testing, they have neither reviewed the code nor tested it.

I know that marketing and sales guys are delusional sociopaths.

I know that sales reps will offer to pay your mortgage before they make a sale and don't recognize you 9 seconds after one.

I know that software has bugs not "undocumented features"

Nobody reads the manual

Installation is never easy

Uninstallation is even worse

If you have a server available for use by certain software, it will be the wrong file system

Clients will install multiple versions of the same s…

Al-Qaida Versus The Islamic Army: Insurgents in Iraq Turn on Each Other - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

Al-Qaida Versus The Islamic Army: Insurgents in Iraq Turn on Each Other

What's not to like? To quote Kissinger's famous quote about the Iran/Iraq war: "It's a shame they can't both lose."

Is this arrogance or stupidity?

The Clinton Campaign today announced that Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings have been named national Campaign Co-Chairs.

That's right. A man inidicted for bribery who perjured himself and then was impeached in by a bipartisan landslide.

Most Ethical Administration Ever. Your mileage may vary.

Looks like Hillary has a thing for guys who get impeached and perjure themselves.

The Island and Lake Combination

I had to read some of these several times to figure out what the hell I'm looking at.