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Tales from the office

Project Manager: The customer is using a £500 Windows tablet. We have no idea how our software will run on it. Can we get one in to test on it? Boss: No, that’s too expensive Later that afternoon… Boss: Ooh,

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Our sysadmin left on Friday. He is being replaced by somebody working remotely from Venezuela. I work for a company that hires somebody who is only contactable by email to make sure our email server works.

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Objective C

At work I now find myself in the surprising position of being an iOS developer (at least for the last two days and foreseeable future). Being a developer is quite strange in that the goalposts move so quickly and so

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29617115 Interesting article talking about the divide between older and younger employees, and the fact that younger and more motivated employees tend to move around a lot. The basic message is that people with ambitions don’t stay in one place

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rant time

Work update: The project I was on has been unofficially cancelled because my boss worked it into a dead end. It is frustrating because a few weeks ago another company launched a not dissimilar product which appears to look and

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The project I’m on: The latest thing is performance. Our software is sloooooow. We have inefficiencies, but it is slow primarily because we are trying to display (literally) tens of thousands of pieces of information on screen at any one

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LIFE

LIFE UPDATE. Let’s start with running. Running is pretty good. April was the first month of 2014 that I missed no runs due to injury. I missed one due to the deadly pollution cloud but apart from that it was

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