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The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology

The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology

There is no question that, in the right situation, Ruby on Rails is a great productivity multiplier. An anti-TDWTF, if you will. When used correctly, a highly-quality web site can be created with much great speed than more traditional coding methods. Still, as Frederik was well aware, not every Ruby application is created equal. Frederik is a local Ruby expert and, as such, is frequently contacted by clients who were in just a little bit in over their head when it came to Rails. Much of Ruby's power comes from its use of convention over configuration.
Why GUIs suck, revisited | Data Center Why GUIs suck, revisited | Data Center A while back, I wrote about the critical roles CLIs (command-line interfaces) play in just about every facet of the IT infrastructure. I got plenty of nods in agreement via email and in the comments, but I still receive emails claiming that I'm trying to drag computing back to the "dark ages of the C:\ prompt," and there's usually a whole lot of "you want to turn IT back into an Ivory Tower." I fear I've been misunderstood by some, no matter how well understood by others. I'm going to take a few minutes and give everyone a very concrete example. Forgive me for belaboring the obvious. [ Also on InfoWorld.com: An IT admin's job is never done, as Paul Venezia details in "Dealing with the system console from hell." | Find out how many of the nine traits of the veteran Unix admin you possess. ]
Geek(Wisdom).com | [Observations of a geek.] I've been saying for years that you can generate a fairly accurate hypothesis about the organizational attitude toward IT by looking at the responsibility for IT within an organization. If responsibility for IT is scattered hither and thither then IT is likely an uncoordinated aid to other things, probably very inefficient, providing patchy uptimes, and non-scalable systems. If IT is coordinated then the reporting line from the highest ranking IT person to the Executive Board Room can be very telling. Geek(Wisdom).com | [Observations of a geek.]
Brain Teasers and answers Brain Teasers and answers Door Body and Knot A door, a body, and a knot can be this. <p>Double. Double doors, a stunt double (for an actor) and a double knot.
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