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Aug
24
comment Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
@Mark, sorry but I just don't have the patience. It already got closed on SO. I'm looking specifically for software development approaches to the problem, not just security recommendations i.e. are there other programming approaches we could take similar to the one described in my second last paragraph.
Aug
24
comment TDD negative experience
Sounds like PHB hell! It reminds me of companies that introduce bonus schemes - what happens of course is that developers instead of focusing on quality code, focus on meeting whatever the bonus requirements are. Inevitably you get crappier code. (There's also an analogy here to the current banking crisis :-) )
Aug
24
comment Where do I learn most - by going to industry or pursuing a doctorate degree?
You can avoid the guinea pig wheel by ensuring the company you join has some really interesting people working on really interesting projects. Startups generally are more likely to have these projects, but not always.
Aug
24
comment Where do I learn most - by going to industry or pursuing a doctorate degree?
Good answer. The only problem is that once you get used to higher income, it's VERY difficult to revert to the lower again. :-)
Aug
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revised Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
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Aug
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Aug
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accepted Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
Aug
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comment Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
Looks great - thanks a million!
Aug
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comment Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
Thanks. That's basically the same procedure we use now, but we need some good tools to back it up.
Aug
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comment Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
Thanks for this. I use Lastpass myself but didn't think it was suitable enterprise wide. I really like your version control idea too.
Aug
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Aug
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asked Password insanity! Recommended approaches to password management on multiple client systems?
Aug
19
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
@Lukas, yes I understand your approach and see the merits of it. For the approach I would use, see DoomedBunnies answer. PS I hope Ashkin comes back and tells us everything is fine and dandy now!
Aug
18
comment Should developers accept overtime/weekend work/denied bonus payments?
The problem with this is that places with a 60 hour+ culture will expect 60 hours+ of work. So if you get your milestones reached early, well great we'll give you even more milestones to fill your 60 hour work week.
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
+1 excellent answer - definitely the best I've seen here yet. A human solution to a human problem. No mention of aggressive bug trackers etc ;-)
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
Not liking some of these comments. The guy is going to have to find a way to get along with his colleague - some of these comments are encouraging war. You might win the battle, but nobody wins in war.
Aug
18
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
Not sure about this response. You're giving technical solutions to a relationship problem. Having said they are good technical solutions :-)
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Jul
13
comment Too much version control and bug tracking overhead per change?
Joel Spolsky answered this question 10 years ago! Big Macs vs. The Naked Chef
Jul
13
comment Software Engineer VS “Harder” Jobs
@HLGEM ah I see. I guess you know what you're talking about so. :-)