Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:40 UTC
Internet Explorer Despite sticking to its guns that the Google attack flaw in Internet Explorer 6 is limited in scope, Microsoft has promised to release an out-of-band security update to close the vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6. Out of band means that it will be released outside of the usual patch cycle.
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RE[4]: Stop Using it?
by spudley99 on Wed 20th Jan 2010 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Stop Using it?"
spudley99
Member since:
2009-03-25

Guess what, my app still works. My coworkers .... they had to rewrite due to the owner's demand for mac compatibility (safari).


So in other words, you co-workers got to keep their jobs, while you made yourself expendable.

(eh, sorry. excuse the cynic in me...)

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RE[5]: Stop Using it?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Jan 2010 15:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Stop Using it?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Funny, but not true. Think about their performance reviews:

Manager: " Your project had to be completely redone."
Employee: " Yes because you told me to write it for IE"
Manager: " Bill's project of a similar scope works for IE and it still works for Safari."
Employee: "You told me to focus on IE and to NOT make it compatible for anything else."
Manager: " I never told you to make it so you'd have to rewrite it. That's your mistake. Bill will be in charge of designing the replacement. "

And that's pretty much how I ended up in charge there.

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RE[6]: Stop Using it?
by chrisfriberg on Wed 20th Jan 2010 16:35 in reply to "RE[5]: Stop Using it?"
chrisfriberg Member since:
2009-04-08

It seems illogical, but you keep your job by always making yourself 'expendable'. The easier you make your job for a monkey to do, the more likely your position will be filled by a monkey. Where does that move you in a manager's eye? Up!

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