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Why “you must use Linux to be a ‘real’ programmer” is such a myth

My husband, who works as a network engineer at a university, told me his student interns peer pressured a new intern into installing Linux OS on the windows machine just so he could be a “real” programmer. He doesn’t normally care except the installation wasn’t successful even after they wasted over two hours. On top… Continue reading Why “you must use Linux to be a ‘real’ programmer” is such a myth

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First time watching the Olympics as a U.S. citizen

Citizenship vs. Nationality Nationality: Membership of a nation in the sense of ethnic group (a group of people who share a common ethnic identity, language, culture, descent, history, and so forth). This meaning of nationality is not defined by political borders or passport ownership. Citizenship: Citizenship is determined by jus soli, jus sanguinis, or naturalization,… Continue reading First time watching the Olympics as a U.S. citizen

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The worst flying experience in my life so far: United Airlines

When we got to Denver international airport last night to return to Iowa, we found our flight was delayed from 8:50pm to 10:50pm. First of all, when there is no weather problems, you just don’t expect flights to be delayed. As disappointing as it was at first, we viewed it as somewhat a norm. When… Continue reading The worst flying experience in my life so far: United Airlines

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Daily wtf Watson story: Active Directory

A coworker of my husband’s, let’s call him Watson, has some interesting ways of dealing with situations. As a system administrator, he has unique powers. Two days ago my husband received a support ticket regarding a temporary employee unable to log into her machine. My husband updated her password and verified and he could log… Continue reading Daily wtf Watson story: Active Directory

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My father’s Gui Lin experience

Gui Lin (Chinese: 桂林; pinyin: Guìlín;) is a prefecture-level city in China, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the west bank of the Li River. Its name means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long… Continue reading My father’s Gui Lin experience