19th of May 2017

Submitted by jeff_mitchell on Friday, 19/05/2017

So as usual I'm not updating this web site much. I want this web site because it allows me to host stuff with pretty much zero censorship - which is great for fighting political correctness, the biggest illness of our time. I had thought that maybe I should write more about programming and technical topics but I'm not interested in turning this Drupal web site into a CV or a blog about anything specific. Anyway here is an update of the past week.

Dabbling in Linux

I tried the XFCE Spin of Fedora Linux but the damn thing gave me an ACPI error. I doubt there's a way around it. Fedora is supposed to work, and when it doesn't work, then I try something else. I've settled with Xubuntu 16.04 as an alternative, I'm dual-booting with Xubuntu and Windows 10. For some reason Xubuntu made pop-ups about "errors" when I first logged into the desktop, I clicked report and it has gone away for now. The most irritating part is that sometimes I cannot do package operations because something else has a lock on that resource. Mind you, it's probably an auto-update and I doubt it'll be a recurring issue. I'm going to keep trying Xubuntu so that I don't forget about Linux.

Programming

Reality check on 'IT' salaries

Submitted by jeff_mitchell on Wednesday, 03/05/2017

The NZ Herald's article says that more women need to get into technology jobs because the average salary is (they claim) $100,000. In reality the average salary is probably not even $50,000. Depending on the company that's hiring and what they want, they can pay over $40,000 for a new employee, if the person knows a specific language very well. That doesn't mean completing a degree, it means doing the practical stuff.

Feminist Banshees Spew Their Bile Once More

Submitted by jeff_mitchell on Monday, 01/05/2017

God-hating feminist whores are at it again - complaining that there aren't enough women leading major technology corporations. How about they drop their $100,000 gender "science" degree and do a diploma in software engineering? No woman can become the CEO of a major corporation, unless she starts at the bottom. Which, funnily enough, is what most men do

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11848003

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Programming

Submitted by jeff_mitchell on Saturday, 29/04/2017

Programming is going pretty well for me so far this year and yesterday I added a solid-state drive to my PC. Uhhmmm ... I don't update this web site very often. The main reason I have it is because having a web host plan and a domain name allows me to have my own email address with no advertising, plus it's all hosted in New Zealand. On occasion I host stuff too, like documents or memes. Sure, Google Drive lets you host documents but they nag you to have a Google Account and all that rubbish. I'd rather avoid it, or at least have the fall-back option of being able to avoid it.