New toys at SETI lab!


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Number crunching : New toys at SETI lab!

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3
Author Message
msattler
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jul 00
Posts: 38320
Credit: 559,248,550
RAC: 638,520
United States
Message 1049776 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 1:54:42 UTC - in response to Message 1049620.

Reminds me of the adage:
Do you want it done now, or do you want it done right?


You can have it done fast, you can have it done cheap, you can have it done right.

Choose two...


-- Tony D.

As I recall, you can't have two.

____________
*********************************************
Embrace your inner kitty...ya know ya wanna!

I have met a few friends in my life.
Most were cats.

John McLeod VII
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 99
Posts: 24087
Credit: 517,737
RAC: 158
United States
Message 1049822 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 4:43:22 UTC - in response to Message 1049776.

Reminds me of the adage:
Do you want it done now, or do you want it done right?


You can have it done fast, you can have it done cheap, you can have it done right.

Choose two...


-- Tony D.

As I recall, you can't have two.

In any programming project (and this may hold for other types of projects as well) the upper management can pick any two. The task will get done. The other attribute can take up an amazing amount of slack. When upper management tries to set all three, the task will not get done. I have been involved in projects where management tried to set all three. In that case, one or more of the three will give anyway or the project will be canceled. Cheap and well will take a long time. Fast and cheap will produce crap. Fast and well will be expen$sive.

If you pick not well done too often your best engineers will leave in disgust.
____________


BOINC WIKI

msattler
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jul 00
Posts: 38320
Credit: 559,248,550
RAC: 638,520
United States
Message 1049842 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 7:13:31 UTC - in response to Message 1049822.
Last modified: 20 Nov 2010, 7:16:26 UTC

Reminds me of the adage:
Do you want it done now, or do you want it done right?


You can have it done fast, you can have it done cheap, you can have it done right.

Choose two...


-- Tony D.

As I recall, you can't have two.

In any programming project (and this may hold for other types of projects as well) the upper management can pick any two. The task will get done. The other attribute can take up an amazing amount of slack. When upper management tries to set all three, the task will not get done. I have been involved in projects where management tried to set all three. In that case, one or more of the three will give anyway or the project will be canceled. Cheap and well will take a long time. Fast and cheap will produce crap. Fast and well will be expen$sive.

If you pick not well done too often your best engineers will leave in disgust.

I have to explain this to my (old addage, supervisor, or foreman) team leader.......OH, I DO hate PC terms.
He is my fricking boss.....OK?

Anyways.....I have to occasionally remind him that the reason I get a little less work done at times than my dayshift equiv. is that I spend more than a little bit of time redoing her work and many others in addition to mine.

It does not show on the sign off sheet or the time clock.

If I sees a bit of wire hanging out where it should not be, instead of ignoring it and moving on, I get the creeper out, put on my face mask, and get under the truck with a few cable ties and a gun and proceed to rectify the situation.

I just can't live with myself if I see something that is wrong and don't make it right.

It just makes me crazy. It really does. If I see something wrong and I do not correct it, I feel guilty as sin. I could not sleep at night if I knew I left that damned wire sticking out there under the truck. I would haunt me for the rest of my life. So, I take care of it.

He looks at me a bit askance sometimes, but he knows my heart is in the right place. And sometimes, I think he does appreciate my care for my job.

After all, these are trucks that save people's lives......and they will be on duty for many, many years. Some, I suppose, after I have passed.

I see a responsibility to have my way in that they do.

Am I crazy.....yup. In a kitty kind of way.

Every day I have to ask myself WWKD......
What would kitty do?

Meow.
____________
*********************************************
Embrace your inner kitty...ya know ya wanna!

I have met a few friends in my life.
Most were cats.

Profile Sirius B
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 26 Dec 00
Posts: 10218
Credit: 1,529,415
RAC: 261
United Kingdom
Message 1049899 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 10:54:22 UTC

NO, you're not crazy...that's a sign of professionalism at work......

...hard thing to find these days...........
____________

Profile perryjay
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 20 Aug 02
Posts: 3377
Credit: 14,902,700
RAC: 11,968
United States
Message 1049948 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 15:19:01 UTC - in response to Message 1049842.

Every day I have to ask myself WWKD......
What would kitty do?


If your kitties are anything like mine they would see the wire hanging down, slap it a couple of times, then spend hours trying to get it to come loose.

PS: at my last job I got those trucks after you were finished with them to install radios and intercomms as well as keep all the lights and sirens working. The company also did police cars and ambulances.
____________


PROUD MEMBER OF Team Starfire World BOINC

msattler
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jul 00
Posts: 38320
Credit: 559,248,550
RAC: 638,520
United States
Message 1049960 - Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 16:36:50 UTC - in response to Message 1049948.

Every day I have to ask myself WWKD......
What would kitty do?


If your kitties are anything like mine they would see the wire hanging down, slap it a couple of times, then spend hours trying to get it to come loose.

PS: at my last job I got those trucks after you were finished with them to install radios and intercomms as well as keep all the lights and sirens working. The company also did police cars and ambulances.

We have a sidestep company that does most of the major military intercom installs.

They sometimes have more wires run though the roof than the fire truck itself needs.
____________
*********************************************
Embrace your inner kitty...ya know ya wanna!

I have met a few friends in my life.
Most were cats.

Profile LiliKrist
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 12 Aug 09
Posts: 333
Credit: 143,167
RAC: 0
Indonesia
Message 1051226 - Posted: 26 Nov 2010, 1:15:16 UTC

=)

ahhh...Happy Thanksgiving crunchers *frown* have no wu to crunch *flatlines*...
____________


N = R x fp x ne x fl x fi x fc x L

Profile dinwitty
Send message
Joined: 15 May 99
Posts: 6
Credit: 252,307
RAC: 169
United States
Message 1051580 - Posted: 28 Nov 2010, 1:16:18 UTC - in response to Message 1048673.

I heard through the grapevine that the shipment didn't include power cords.... they'll be an additional $7500.00


When they get it all together they find this one screw was left out...

____________

Profile Pappa
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jan 00
Posts: 2562
Credit: 12,301,681
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1051591 - Posted: 28 Nov 2010, 3:13:37 UTC - in response to Message 1051580.

I heard through the grapevine that the shipment didn't include power cords.... they'll be an additional $7500.00


When they get it all together they find this one screw was left out...


That was partly coverd by Matt's post in the Tech news that the Servers Rails did not fit.. LOL They have the older non standard racks

So like finding ET, they are always fitting the square peg in the round hole...

Regards

____________
Please consider a Donation to the Seti Project.

Profile Geek@Play
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 31 Jul 01
Posts: 2463
Credit: 85,116,244
RAC: 15,502
United States
Message 1051598 - Posted: 28 Nov 2010, 4:44:12 UTC

All that money and no monitor's or keyboards?

What a deal!!

:-)
____________
Boinc....Boinc....Boinc....Boinc....

Previous · 1 · 2 · 3

Message boards : Number crunching : New toys at SETI lab!

Copyright © 2014 University of California