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I’ve never been this guy to get into the war of Linux versus Windows, or Apple versus Windows or basically any of the other operating systems that are fringe players. In fact, if you listen the most people, you would think that there is some kind of epic war that is taking place on a day-to-day basis. The problem is, there is not. I I’m not trying to downgrade the overall importance of operating systems, which is clearly quite huge, but on the other hand I feel like everything is a little bit overdone most of the time. I think we have to accept the fact that windows is basically a mainstream operating system that will live for as long as personal computers are still around. And even though there have been really good moves lately by Google and their not entirely fledgling Android operating system, I have to say that it is very likely that Windows remains king. This despite the fact that Windows 8 is a complete and total piece of junk. I think at some point is going to be a decent operating system, but for right now it is just absolutely the most horrible thing that I’ve ever seen.
One of the things that I feel like this only be a lot of advances in lately is hard disk technology. The reason why I say this is that I recently had a clicking hard drive, and I needed to get my data back. I get that I probably should’ve backed up my files, but sometimes things slip. I am not one of those guys who is checking out their computer 24 hours a day to make sure that it is running at the proper speed and is the best machine going. Frankly, I have not bought a graphics card in over five years now. But everything is still running quite well. But unfortunately, it seems like every once in a while I’ll run into a hardware issue, like this hard drive, and I’ll need some kind of help. I can recognize that it does suck when things like this happen, and I can only cope with it.
But there’s no way that you are going to get me to say that I am absolutely happy with the way computers age. I remember back in the day when a television use a last 20 years. Now, Apple is literally making things that will fail within the first year so that they can quickly get more revenue from their customers. I find it shocking that the quality is so low, and their labor force is not very far from slavery. I’ve seen some of these Foxconn videos, and I have to say that I am appalled. A lot of us in the IT industry really need to stand up when it comes to foreign labor rights. I will admit that it certainly works to our bias, as we want to keep our jobs ourselves, but you always have to think about human rights in the computer world. I feel like Apple is a real problem when it comes to this.
Anyway. I’ll write more when my hard drive is back online.
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If you said to me that I would take a couple of years offer programming in general and take a look at my family and really see the world, I would’ve said that I am just not that that the guy. I guess being a somewhat conservative fellow in general ( not in politics, of course , I just always thought that something like a sabbatical would be a little bit extravagant for me. I have certainly enjoyed programming for most of my life, and certainly I have appreciated working with the Python platform more than any other. As far as I’m concerned, this program language still as a serious future for organizations around the world. If you do not only this, you probably don’t understand exactly what is going on with computer architectures these days. Things continue to change, and at the same time, they remain the same.
I will say that there are a lot of things that have changed recently in the world that have made me want to get off of my ass and get involved in community organizations. I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people in the programming industry, and the genius that is here continues to impress me as I move into my 40s. But, there really hasn’t been a time for me to reflect upon more important things than just coding programs for major companies. Now, I’m starting to think a lot more about family and the state of America lately. Is a strange times indeed, but definitely the kind of time that I can be fairly excited about.
I will be key issues these days seems to be the Second Amendment. I certainly don’t want to get too political on this love, and I never really have before, but I feel like the Second Amendment is an issue that we really need to simply let go of. I’ve been to countries in Europe and to places around the world, I think you pretty much have to recognize that most nations can actually survive without him. What’s more, these nations tend to be actually very prolific and provide really good environment for creativity in general. While there may be isn’t as much creativity as far as killing people goes, on the other hand, they also have healthcare and seem to understand exactly what is happening with their neighbor. They don’t lock themselves in suburbs that are kind of creepy and don’t even have sidewalks. Instead, these people actually tend to live better. All you really have to do is check the Better Life Index and you can see that it isn’t the United States of America that is at the top, but instead a lot of our friends in Scandinavia and throughout Europe.
I continue to find that life is often better on the other side, and that the grass is in fact greener. Having spent a little bit of time in Europe, I recognize that America has a lot of mistakes that need to be corrected and a lot of this blog going forward will be about that.
On the other hand, a lot of this blog will also just be about coding and just straight up geeking out. Stay strong.