Redocbew wrote:Is there any software more famously obnoxious and bloated than Acrobat Reader? Probably, but it's got to be pretty high up on the list.
just brew it! wrote:For even more fun, try getting Acrobat Reader working on Linux. None of the native Linux PDF tools handle PDF forms decently, so there's actually a use case for it; unfortunately, the last version for Linux was Acrobat Reader 9. You can make it work, but installation on a modern distro is a PITA.
notfred wrote:Had a tornado come through Ottawa yesterday around 5pm. It trashed a few homes but only 5 people in hospital.
Unfortunately it also trashed one of the 2 power connections between the Ontario grid and the city grid. We live a bit of a distance from where the tornado was so we had no damage but were without power for just under 24hrs. Fortunately we have a friend only a couple of blocks away had power come back overnight so we've been driving our 2 UPS back and forth to theirs to keep the fridge/freezer running and stop things spoiling. Some people are going to be without power for a few days as they rebuild the transformer connections. The power across the city is really patchy right now - it all depends on where on the big transformer substation your block is connected.
Igor_Kavinski wrote:Put the $90 towards a brand new Xbox One S. It will play Xbox 360 games through backward compatibility, UltraHD Blurays and best of all, awesome HDR. I downloaded Forza Horizon 4 demo yesterday and it was a blast! The graphics are unbelievably good and the sense of speed is just insane. FPS seemed rock solid. The demo is so good that I think I could easily wait for the game to come down in price while the demo keeps me satisfied with its speed thrills.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:Tornados freak me out. I’ve lived through earthquakes in 2 different countries and hurricanes in North Carolina and Florida. No problem. Tornados though, scary.
As the tornado crossed US-30, a 20-ton tractor-trailer was thrown more than half a mile from the road, killing the driver. Three other motorists were killed in this area as their vehicles were thrown from the road. Some cars were picked up and carried considerable distances through the air.
the tornado directly struck the Plainfield High School, killing three people, including a science teacher and two maintenance workers.
volleyball players preparing for a game in the gymnasium rushed to the nearest door and took shelter in the hallway. It is reported that as soon as the last player was through the door, a coach quickly closed it, only for it to be immediately ripped back off by the storm. The gymnasium proceeded to fall apart and crash down filling the gap in the doorway. They took shelter in the same hallway as the football team, and once the tornado had passed, that was the only hallway left standing in the building.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:just brew it! wrote:Such is life as a cog in a gigantic corporate machine...
Precisely why, if I were to get a new job, it would not be for a large company.
just brew it! wrote:One thing I will say about the current gig -- I wish I'd worked here when we were having kids. Their parental leave policy (both maternal and paternal) is eye-poppingly generous. 20 weeks for mothers, 12 for fathers. That's paid leave. Never heard of anyone else doing that. Sadly (for those of us who can't take advantage of the parental leave), the rest of the benefits are just average.
just brew it! wrote:Places I've worked have covered the entire spectrum -- tiny start-ups, medium-sized businesses, mega-corporations, a stint at a national lab, and 10 years as an independent contractor. Each had its advantages and disadvantages, and I wouldn't say I have a clear preference.
One thing I will say about the current gig -- I wish I'd worked here when we were having kids. Their parental leave policy (both maternal and paternal) is eye-poppingly generous. 20 weeks for mothers, 12 for fathers. That's paid leave. Never heard of anyone else doing that. Sadly (for those of us who can't take advantage of the parental leave), the rest of the benefits are just average.
Redocbew wrote:People who use powerpoint for site mockups need to be stabbed a lot with a toothpick.
DancinJack wrote:Redocbew wrote:People who use powerpoint for site mockups need to be stabbed a lot with a toothpick.
Wait, what? Was this a designer or PM using PP for a mockup? seriously?