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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 11, 2007 09:54AM Reply Quote
Generally miffed at something? Let the world know.

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dharlow – December 06, 2008 08:25PM Reply Quote
It is sad to hear this is going on, but when you work for another company you always need to read the agreements pretty carefully (even if you are doing contract work) and make sure you know what you own and what they own.

BTW I use EventScript to do my script triggering in FMP.


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Bruce Robertson – December 06, 2008 09:29PM Reply Quote

I mean, he can make that claim, if he wants to take the risk of fighting an aggressive organization that has way deeper pockets than he does. They've made their message very clear that they'll fight him. It's already over.

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Bruce Robertson – December 06, 2008 09:52PM Reply Quote
I'm pretty sure John thought he was within his contractual rights. He has lost the legal battle, perhaps on real legal grounds, perhaps just because he couldn't afford the legal help to defend himself adequately.

Cloudscout – December 07, 2008 12:53AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
In Minnesota, your employer can't enforce any contract like that as long as the work you produce is done outside of work hours and using your own personal equipment.

John Willoughby – December 07, 2008 01:00AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Yes, but if they can afford a lawyer and you can't, they win.

Madaracs – December 07, 2008 11:40AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
See, in those cases you just put everything you own in a VW Bus and move to Canada.

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dharlow – December 08, 2008 12:31AM Reply Quote
In Minnesota, your employer can't enforce any contract like that as long as the work you produce is done outside of work hours and using your own personal equipment.

You just better make sure your contract is governed by Minnesota law, I have noticed more and more of my clients that I contract with here in California are having the contracts written to fall under laws in other states where they are incorporated.


Cloudscout – December 08, 2008 05:57PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I have been running Dejal Simon to monitor my Internet connection here at home. I have it pinging Comcast's nameserver once per second. Every minute, it calculates the dropped packet percentage. If it's greater than 5% it considers the connection to be down. Based on that criteria, my connection has been down over 4% of the time over the last couple of weeks. Roughly one hour per day. I think that's an unacceptable amount of downtime, even for a consumer-grade service.

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El Jeffe – December 08, 2008 06:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
My cable internet service was horrible. Only can recall one time when AT&T failed me for any noticeable outage.

Cloudscout – December 08, 2008 06:30PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Mine's been out for over an hour now. I'm using NetShare on my iPhone right now to get online.

Cloudscout – December 08, 2008 07:12PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Wow. Unbelievable incompetence.

Usually these outages last less than 10 minutes and since it takes at least that long to get ahold of an actual human being at Comcast, I usually don't bother calling them. It's been down for two hours now, though, so I called them. Once again, their only solution is to send a technician out... of course, it will be working when the technician shows up so they'll say there's nothing they can do.

But here's the kicker, since there is an outage in my area right now, the system won't even let them schedule a technician. I have to wait until it comes back up later tonight (assuming it's tonight) and then I have to call them back again to schedule the technician.

I have their 22Mbit down/6Mbit up service right now. I just found out that my company has employee accommodation pricing with Comcast. For $10 less per month, I can drop down to their 18Mbit down/6Mbit up "Business Class" service which has actual Service Level Agreements for outage response times. I think I'll be switching to that.

bahamut – December 10, 2008 12:32PM Reply Quote
milkshakes for apple for not solving the graphics tearing problem described here. i have it on my macbook. seems to happen after i use a second monitor.


rino – December 10, 2008 12:46PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
milkshakes for dropping bombs -- 6 more of the wrong people killed by US Bombs!

bahamut – December 10, 2008 09:02PM Reply Quote
they can't stop dropping em! not much time left.

bahamut – December 17, 2008 07:30PM Reply Quote
Shit-ass crapsnuff that should have been bankrupt long ago.

KB toys.

Hated that place. Stupid stupid stupid. Do you have regular legos? No only the Star Wars sets, etc. Retards! Always was like that. No wonder they are bankrupt... and from where I came from years ago too. Who cares. Die die die.

Toys R Us

Because you are just as bad.


Because Lee, you sucked. It's over, take a piss on yourself to celebrate. You lost big time.

SoupIsGood Food – December 17, 2008 09:46PM Reply Quote
Apple. My 24" iMac display is heading downhill in a hurry. There's a band across the top, right along the menu bar, that looks like damascus steel. Very subtle, not everyone would notice, but =I= do, dammit. Also starting to see uneven illumination - not so bad once it's warmed up, but still sorta bad.

Dunno whether to just put up and get a 2nd monitor for image-critical stuff, and use the built-in display for my 2nd screen (IM windows, palettes, command line consoles, etc.) or take it back before the year's warranty is up in February.

El Jeffe – December 17, 2008 11:00PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Or extend with apple care

Mokers (Moderator) – December 17, 2008 11:31PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Jesus, you should definitely take it back. And think about the apple care.

I am going to have kids just so I can start buying Duplos and Legos again.

John Willoughby – December 18, 2008 01:24AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Nobody seems to associate the big price drop Apple products took a decade or so ago to be more competitive with the corresponding reduction in reliability. It was clear, at the time, that some of the quality control was gone. I started buying AppleCare with every Mac at that point; bringing the net price back up to around where it had been. It's worked for me. I would just as soon have products that were more expensive and never failed, but that was apparently not a market-enhancing way to go.

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Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 18, 2008 08:02AM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
As someone who sold Apple products a decade ago, I have to ask "whatcha talking about willis?"
Quality control? What Quality Control? If there was a drop in quality from "the good old days" the damn things would be blowing up on the show room floor.

The major thing I see is that people abuse laptops and are surprised when they break.

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