I’m currently attempting to shift large files around on a Windows XP machine (the joys of enterprise) and have run into a major annoyance that reduces productivity dramatically.
When you have files in your clipboard, and have pasted them, and then you are awaiting the files to be created in the destination, you cannot copy any other items or the paste function will cease.
If you happen to be transferring close to a gigabyte, well, you should go and find something else to do for a while.
A simple comparison of prices of products I use. The issue – what is the “Buy in Australia” impost (“tax” if you will) that companies are adding to products here that is driving purchasing by consumers to the grey import option?
Universities, generally, silo groups away from one another – reducing precisely these types of sparks.
I remember attending an interactive art exhibition at the University of Technology, Sydney as a guest of IBM Australia, and found myself scratching my head. Why was it that all these artistic folk with great ideas (from talking to them) were getting bogged down learning how to programme instead of teaming up with the university’s computer science & engineering groups. The silo that was created by sticking only with like people ended up implementing ideas in the space which were stale, low quality and not-innovative at all. The most amazing exhibit was one that had already been commercialised for public spaces – with the combined talent of artists’ vision and engineers’ implementation.
While it is understandable that we stick like with like – it’s not always the best approach.
So i’m currently sitting in I guess what passes for a café in Pasadena having arrived, cleared customs & immigration (cue wisecracks at my hair loss – though atleast the Australian end put a positive spin on it “haven’t lost hair, your gained face”), found a shuttle, arrived at hotel and napped for a couple of hours to ease the minus 7 hour timezone difference. Read more…