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Where has the practice of sending screen shots as source code come from?


On 01/28/2018 04:43 PM, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> I've never been a Windows user, but at my current job, Windows is core to
> just about everything, so I am forced to use it for a lot of stuff
> (Outlook, SQL Server, Excel, etc).

I was hired at a startup which made a good impression on me and I was 
eager to start working. I checked in for my first day, signed the 
paperwork, then the CTO showed me around and told me "Here's your 
laptop, you can install Windows and I'll check in with you later". Life 
started draining out of my body and my mind was racing in all directions 
before he even finished his sentence. I felt tricked: I was hired based 
on a test and the file I've received was a *.tar.gz* and it made me 
happy because I assumed they were a NIX shop..

I was considering how I should go about quitting gracefully. I have 
stopped using Windows in 2008 for psychological reasons for it made me 
really anxious, irritable, angry, and tense to the point of abusing 
hardware with low kicks and punches which was not very healthy or sane. 
It was only when I switched OS that this behavior stopped. There was no 
way I would be going back to my bully.

The CTO then said "Sorry.. I meant Ubuntu." and seeing my pale face, he 
said in a reassuring tone "Don't be afraid, there are no Windows 
machines here." which brought me back to life.

I hope to be as brave as you some day.

-- 
~ Jugurtha Hadjar,