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Comments for Real Life Debugged http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire Amusing Stories and Mysteries from a World Hamstrung by Technology Sun, 27 May 2018 03:26:20 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6 Comment on Let’s Debug It: Final Interview Test - Decrypting Your Own Offer Letter by lisaksimone http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-4857 lisaksimone Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:38:35 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-4857 @DGentry - sorry for missing your comment - thanks! And the job is working out well. @DGentry - sorry for missing your comment - thanks! And the job is working out well.

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Comment on Let’s Debug It: Final Interview Test - Decrypting Your Own Offer Letter by lisaksimone http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-4856 lisaksimone Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:37:26 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-4856 @Richard - yeah, I think my and your stories are pretty common. I have access to a couple of computers, but am more motivated to keep my hard drive backed up twice. I know this computer won't last forever, and the software on it is getting stale! Offtopic: Too many view points in the note and referenced posts. I'm not particularly rabid in general on gender in tech of what color my toys were, although I do get bent at specific times when I know I'm being discriminated against. Once I had a colleague I'd never met in person, but worked with via email and phone (hard core engineering) quite frequently. I suspect that relationship suffered much less than the stereotype because I could seem more like a guy. One good point in all the related posts was to expose all children to tech early on and to connect the dots between what they see on the computer with what's behind the screen. There are tons of programs for kids of all ages - I love the Lego Mindstorm. And tons of apps online for kids to make movies, graphics, etc. Part of our job is to provide continuity from that fun to formal education so kids can see where they could end up. And that there IS a college degree for making all those cool online movies. @Richard - yeah, I think my and your stories are pretty common. I have access to a couple of computers, but am more motivated to keep my hard drive backed up twice. I know this computer won’t last forever, and the software on it is getting stale!

Offtopic: Too many view points in the note and referenced posts. I’m not particularly rabid in general on gender in tech of what color my toys were, although I do get bent at specific times when I know I’m being discriminated against. Once I had a colleague I’d never met in person, but worked with via email and phone (hard core engineering) quite frequently. I suspect that relationship suffered much less than the stereotype because I could seem more like a guy.

One good point in all the related posts was to expose all children to tech early on and to connect the dots between what they see on the computer with what’s behind the screen. There are tons of programs for kids of all ages - I love the Lego Mindstorm. And tons of apps online for kids to make movies, graphics, etc. Part of our job is to provide continuity from that fun to formal education so kids can see where they could end up. And that there IS a college degree for making all those cool online movies.

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Comment on Let’s Debug It: Final Interview Test - Decrypting Your Own Offer Letter by Richard Hendricks http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-3074 Richard Hendricks Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:33:28 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-3074 We had a similar issue recently with the latest version of Quicken, which required the latest Vista service pack, which would not install for (reasons removed to protect the guilty (namely me! :) hint: Don't ever slam your hand down next to a computer on a desk. ) ). We ended up purchasing a new, larger HD for more iTunes goodness and got XP7 x64 installed on the new HD, which was remarkably painless, and got it back up and running. Quicken could then merrily install and all was happy. Makes for a good argument to have a cheap secondary computer nearby to use for a debug station. I have at least 4 computers in the house and 2 in the office so if one craps out, I can research with a backup one. Nowadays the debug/research station job can be taken over by a netbook or capable smartphone. Offtopic: Saw this recently, and was wondering your take on the topic: http://www.facebook.com/notes/felicia-day/women-in-tech/435105009635 We had a similar issue recently with the latest version of Quicken, which required the latest Vista service pack, which would not install for (reasons removed to protect the guilty (namely me! :) hint: Don’t ever slam your hand down next to a computer on a desk. ) ). We ended up purchasing a new, larger HD for more iTunes goodness and got XP7 x64 installed on the new HD, which was remarkably painless, and got it back up and running. Quicken could then merrily install and all was happy.

Makes for a good argument to have a cheap secondary computer nearby to use for a debug station. I have at least 4 computers in the house and 2 in the office so if one craps out, I can research with a backup one.

Nowadays the debug/research station job can be taken over by a netbook or capable smartphone.

Offtopic: Saw this recently, and was wondering your take on the topic: http://www.facebook.com/notes/felicia-day/women-in-tech/435105009635

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Comment on Let’s Debug It: Final Interview Test - Decrypting Your Own Offer Letter by DGentry http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-2932 DGentry Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:36:44 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-2932 Necessary sleuthing notwithstanding, I'm glad to hear you got the completed offer. Necessary sleuthing notwithstanding, I’m glad to hear you got the completed offer.

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Comment on Yo, Today is December 31, 1969? by Cindy http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2009/04/22/yo-today-is-december-31-1969/#comment-2215 Cindy Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:32:19 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=623#comment-2215 A couple of weeks ago around 2:00 a.m., my son received a phone call on his cell phone. He was asleep at the time, so could not answer the call. When he tried to call the number back, he just gets the failed call message. The call was dated Dec. 31, 1969. The time the call was placed was 9 a.m. The call was from Turkey. We live in the U.S. Weird huh? I noticed that text messages were mentioned here, but not cell phone calls. A couple of weeks ago around 2:00 a.m., my son received a phone call on his cell phone. He was asleep at the time, so could not answer the call. When he tried to call the number back, he just gets the failed call message. The call was dated Dec. 31, 1969. The time the call was placed was 9 a.m. The call was from Turkey. We live in the U.S. Weird huh? I noticed that text messages were mentioned here, but not cell phone calls.

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Comment on Yo, Today is December 31, 1969? by lisaksimone http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2009/04/22/yo-today-is-december-31-1969/#comment-1963 lisaksimone Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:10:45 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=623#comment-1963 Brianna What you cut-and-pasted is not a virus, so no need to worry. It's simply another example of the problem I reported in this post. The website you visited has the software error and it is in no way a virus or anything you have to worry about. It's just a really common mistake! Lisa Brianna

What you cut-and-pasted is not a virus, so no need to worry. It’s simply another example of the problem I reported in this post. The website you visited has the software error and it is in no way a virus or anything you have to worry about. It’s just a really common mistake!

Lisa

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Comment on Yo, Today is December 31, 1969? by Brianna http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2009/04/22/yo-today-is-december-31-1969/#comment-1962 Brianna Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:04:06 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=623#comment-1962 hi, i've been suspious that my computer had a virus lately. what do u think of this? please e-mail back Currently viewing: WILL POWER TALISMAN - WILL POWER TALISMAN TRIANGLE with BLACK CORD and SP Bail This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 31 December, 1969. hi, i’ve been suspious that my computer had a virus lately. what do u think of this? please e-mail back

Currently viewing: WILL POWER TALISMAN - WILL POWER TALISMAN TRIANGLE with BLACK CORD and SP Bail
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 31 December, 1969.

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Comment on Let’s Debug It: Weather.com. Is Minus 1 Yesterday’s or Tomorrow’s Weather? by Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » Let’s Debug it: But I Can’t Show You! Just Call Network Solutions http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/05/06/lets-debug-it-weathercom-is-minus-1-yesterdays-or-tomorrows-weather/#comment-1961 Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » Let’s Debug it: But I Can’t Show You! Just Call Network Solutions Fri, 04 Jun 2010 21:31:53 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=969#comment-1961 [...] Today I find that every image I’ve uploaded into every post does not appear.  Just Like This. [...] [...] Today I find that every image I’ve uploaded into every post does not appear.  Just Like This. [...]

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Comment on Yo, Today is December 31, 1969? by Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » Let’s Debug it: But I Can’t Show You! Just Call Network Solutions http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2009/04/22/yo-today-is-december-31-1969/#comment-1959 Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » Let’s Debug it: But I Can’t Show You! Just Call Network Solutions Fri, 04 Jun 2010 21:13:47 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=623#comment-1959 [...] SHOW you the problem other than to suggest you check out nearly any other post.  Like this one: Yo, Today is December 31, 1969?.  (Until, fingers crossed, this gets [...] [...] SHOW you the problem other than to suggest you check out nearly any other post.  Like this one: Yo, Today is December 31, 1969?.  (Until, fingers crossed, this gets [...]

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Comment on Let’s Debug It: My Internet Security Software HATES me, TOLERATES me, REVILES me. Evil BitDefender by Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » A Facebook Privacy Issue Fix I Haven’t Seen Anyone Try Yet http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2009/04/08/lets-debug-it-my-internet-security-software-hates-me-tolerates-me-reviles-me-evil-bitdefender/#comment-1740 Real Life Debugged » Blog Archive » A Facebook Privacy Issue Fix I Haven’t Seen Anyone Try Yet Fri, 14 May 2010 15:44:40 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=601#comment-1740 [...] not usually someone who posts rabid tirades against companies.  Well, I did work very hard to debug the 1969 bug (and several subsequent bugs) for BitDefender, who did not appreciate the publicity despite my best [...] [...] not usually someone who posts rabid tirades against companies.  Well, I did work very hard to debug the 1969 bug (and several subsequent bugs) for BitDefender, who did not appreciate the publicity despite my best [...]

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