Question: Why don’t you work on systems with suspected pirated applications or Operating Systems? Answer: Because there are too many potential and actual issues that are not worth my time. I’ll list a few below. It is never fully trusted. If you pirate Windows or OS/X, you cannot guarantee that the data or programs on … Continue reading Question of the Week – Pirated Software
What is Tay? It was an experiment from Microsoft’s labs to create an AI with the attitude and mind of a teenage girl, who was aware she/it was a bot. She learned based on feedback on Twitter from people who messaged or tweeted at her @TayandYou, which sounds great in practice… Right? Obviously, when you … Continue reading Microsoft pulls Tay – Victory for Humans!
I have a few gift cards / store cards that I use at some stores, simply for the free rewards – A free drink every now and again, 10% off, etc. One store I used to frequent for my caffeine fix switched from a magnetic stripe card to an app-only system, for mobile phones.
As many of you know, I’m a moderator on Freelancing.SE, and I’ve seen a lot of the troubles other users go through. I also constantly read ClientsFromHell‘s blog, containing many more stories of people just not “getting it” with their designers/developers/other contractors. I have my full time job, and I have my side job. My … Continue reading Developing for others – Dev Servers