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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    One of the good things about working remotely and communicating with the other devs mainly by text chat is that they ask "Any idea how to do x?" and you can quickly Google or look it up in the docs and post the answer, and they think you just know all this stuff

    After all, if they thought it could be found with a ten-second search, or had thought to have twenty browser tabs open covering all the key areas of the docs, they would have just looked it up themselves
    It’s remarkable how much a bit of googlefu can improve your reputation.

    I sailed at a permie job for years because early on I instantly fixed an end clients issue with a Perl package - client had spent months trying to work out why it failed I just remembered that Sun hated gcc compiled code so you had to build the package from source and not just download it
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
      One of the good things about working remotely and communicating with the other devs mainly by text chat is that they ask "Any idea how to do x?" and you can quickly Google or look it up in the docs and post the answer, and they think you just know all this stuff

      After all, if they thought it could be found with a ten-second search, or had thought to have twenty browser tabs open covering all the key areas of the docs, they would have just looked it up themselves
      That kind of google-fu is what they pay you the (hopefully) big bucks for
      Click here to come to the CUK Xmas do on 10 Dec! Meet your board heroes!

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        Lovely meet up in Bushy Park done. It was chilly in the breeze when the sun went in but really quite hot when the breeze stopped and the sun came out. HWMBO's sandwiches were delicious.

        It'll be a shame to go back to work on Monday.
        Click here to come to the CUK Xmas do on 10 Dec! Meet your board heroes!

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          Right, that's enough silly nonsense important government work for one week! I suppose I ought to go for a walk or something

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            Meh. After starting work at 6am (5am your time) and finishing 12 hours later, with my usual 3 hour lunchbreak , managed to completely fsk my eclipse installation. Easily fixed. back to where I was about 2pm - ready for Monday.

            Dinner, courtesy of youngest daughter (pharmaceutical engineer student) is turkey soup and hot dogs. She thought she'd cooked everything but I pointed out there were no fried onions. So she's cooking them now while my wife and I sneakily finish the salt and vinegar crisps....
            Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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              Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

              That kind of google-fu is what they pay you the (hopefully) big bucks for
              Yes, knowing what to Google for and being able to spot likely contenders in the search result snippets will get you a long way in life

              And the bucks are certainly adequate

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                Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
                Meh. After starting work at 6am (5am your time) and finishing 12 hours later, with my usual 3 hour lunchbreak , managed to completely fsk my eclipse installation. Easily fixed. back to where I was about 2pm - ready for Monday.

                Dinner, courtesy of youngest daughter (pharmaceutical engineer student) is turkey soup and hot dogs. She thought she'd cooked everything but I pointed out there were no fried onions. So she's cooking them now while my wife and I sneakily finish the salt and vinegar crisps....

                Ents tonight. No idea. Won't someone feed Phil springs to mind for some reason.
                At the Cambridgeshire gig the other year, I announced I was going to use PyCharm. The lead guy asked if it was better than Eclipse. So I took out my MacBook Air, opened my Applications folder, and pointed to several items: "Eclipse", "Eclipse ****ed", "Eclipse ****ed again"

                I might try a bit of that Amazon Prime stuff tonight

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                  Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
                  One of the good things about working remotely and communicating with the other devs mainly by text chat is that they ask "Any idea how to do x?" and you can quickly Google or look it up in the docs and post the answer, and they think you just know all this stuff

                  After all, if they thought it could be found with a ten-second search, or had thought to have twenty browser tabs open covering all the key areas of the docs, they would have just looked it up themselves



                  "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                  I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

                    I got rained on slightly, but it was only a passing shower

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                      I've stripped the bed and left it to air so I can have nice clean sheets tonight, assuming I remember to make it again. No way this will end badly

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