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  • Re: Apple Mail fail

    [quote user="jmap"][quote user="Steve The Cynic"]tell me how to search in or just look at just your archived mail[/quote] Searching for "in:all mail not in:inbox" should do the trick. Not claiming that's a particularly elegant solution by any means. Is your inbox so large that it makes a big difference it being ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 01-13-2014
  • Re: Apple Mail fail

    [quote user="jmap"][quote user="Steve The Cynic"]tell me how to search in or just look at just your archived mail[/quote] Searching for "in:all mail not in:inbox" should do the trick. Not claiming that's a particularly elegant solution by any means. Is your inbox so large that it makes a big difference it being ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 01-13-2014
  • Re: Apple Mail fail

    [quote user="jmap"]I would have thought my original post made it perfectly clear that I'm not that kind of person. I'm talking about archiving the vast majority of my mail, which is one of the founding principles of Gmail and was supported perfectly by Mail until they silently changed this ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 01-13-2014
  • Re: Minor Fail: MS Word Grammar Check

    [quote user="PJH"]The apostrophe is indicating possession, not omission of a letter, as in: [quote]The resulting screenshots were each produced with John's iteration of simulation.[/quote][/quote] If you go back far enough into Middle English, you'll find that the apostrophe does indeed stand for a missing letter, even in the ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 12-18-2013
  • Re: Minor Fail: MS Word Grammar Check

    My own opinion is that Word is confused by the lack of an article before "simulation". The resulting screenshots were each produced by one iteration of the simulation. Try that. And it isn't the passive voice. It is the impersonal voice, distinguished from the passive by the "by" clause that specifies the subject ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 12-18-2013
  • Re: C code sample for interview

    Inconsistent behaviour between platforms is hardly a surprise. Nobody has mentioned the reason, though. The words you are looking for are "undefined behaviour" and as you should all know that means "demons fly out of your nose" or "millions die in a nuclear fireball", although the latter applies only when the code ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 11-05-2013
  • Re: A sampling of suck

    "4) Stretch Goals I have an alarm setup daily at 1:55 PM. It reminds me "Leave your desk!". This is because my team has daily calisthenics at 2:00 PM. The scrum master guides the overly enthusiastic analysts, developers, and testers in 5-10 minutes of stretching exercises. We are the only team in the building that does this. ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 07-16-2013
  • Re: Comments vs. Meaning

    [quote user="morbiuswilters"]Jesus, I hate comments like that. It makes me want to punch someone.[/quote] You need something with more authority than a mere fist. I, as usual, recommend pulling the GAU-8 out of your back pocket and using that in some way.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 05-17-2013
  • Re: The Pipe

    "heavy duty production servers, each with 16-3.2GHz cores" Um, no. With 16 cores, they are no heavy duty. I worked for a while at ((large financial information provider)), and we had production servers with 192 cores.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 05-15-2013
  • Re: How to import a SPSS Database into our Web application

    All this talk of SPSS and Java threw me for a moment, until I remembered that I haven't needed to keep up... SPSS is nearly as old as me, and I have colleagues young enough to be my children and old enough to not be students anymore. SPSS certainly wasn't in Java when it was first released, in 1968... How time flies when you're ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by Steve The Cynic on 04-25-2013
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