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stanl

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OT: Deana Falk
« on: October 15, 2022, 05:10:08 am »
Wanted to send as private message to Tony, but I found out I am not authorized to send messages on this board [but can receive/view/delete]. Anyway, I don't visit LinkedIn that frequently but logged in today and found out Deana had been laid off after 8 years at DocuSign.


For us old-timers: Marty, Tony and Deana [back then it was Deana Dahley as I remember] were the guts of the most excellent Tech support that could be imagined. There are a host of remarks on LinkedIn about her skills and willingness to help. Her Tech support code [with Tony] and comments helped guide me through understanding the initial introduction of the CLR into WB.




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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 07:12:30 am »
She was an invaluable member of Wilson WindowWare and I am sure she will succeed no matter what path her career takes. The tech industry is reeling a bit right now. Almost all the big tech companies in the area and the country are cost-cutting including MSFT and Amazon. But this too will pass.

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2022, 08:44:28 am »
The tech industry is reeling a bit right now. Almost all the big tech companies in the area and the country are cost-cutting including MSFT and Amazon.


Just my .02 : titles <> talent; talented people get pushed into titles which the company feels can later be eliminated for younger/cheaper people with some talent.  I have held titles like Mgr/Director and prefer to just be Analyst...  be surprised how many of those jobs are advertised in our area. Nothing against good managers or Directors, but seems you often have to sacrifice some of the talent.  Or you are just a D'k

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2022, 10:18:26 am »
Inflated titles are a source of endless entertainment for those of us who have the freedom to choose any title we wish...
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2022, 10:59:05 am »
you da man

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2022, 05:13:53 pm »
More like a minnow among sharks.
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2022, 10:36:01 am »
oh, yeah, being self-employed certainly allowed for great variety in job titles... "Chief Cook & Head Bottle Washer", "3rd String Assistant Water Boy For The Junior Varsity Swim Team", etc...

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2022, 01:39:32 pm »
Another option is to usurp the title of a public figure. One favorite is "Chief Software Architect" borrowed from the former title of you-know-how and another is the title de jour "Chief twit".

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2022, 04:26:37 am »
A parallel pet peeve: when did "architect" become a verb?  To say you have architected a new input screen sounds so weird to me. 
It appears to be the same as "design", only with a plea to be paid more.
The mind is everything; What you think, you become.

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2022, 06:56:59 am »
MSFT seems to be the biggest culprit in the trend to turn nouns and adjectives into verbs. I guess they need to control the spoken language as well as APIs, open source, and coding languages.
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2022, 04:09:55 pm »
Despite the fact that this Onion article was published in '98, it seems like only yesterday...  and very much on-topic:

https://www.theonion.com/microsoft-patents-ones-zeroes-1819564663


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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2022, 10:06:54 am »
Arrrgh. Now Amazon Inc. has gotten the disease. They offer "onboarding" which presumedly means becoming familiar with something via a tutorial or some other form of communication. Maybe this tech industry misappropriation of language should be called "languaging"?
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2022, 11:28:25 am »
Arrrgh. Now Amazon Inc. has gotten the disease. They offer "onboarding" which presumedly means becoming familiar with something via a tutorial or some other form of communication. Maybe this tech industry misappropriation of language should be called "languaging"?


WHAT are you smoking?

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2022, 05:47:58 pm »
That one has been around for quite a while...must be getting recycled.

Jim

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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2022, 06:48:39 am »
WHAT are you smoking?

Don't smoke anything. The wife doesn't like smoked meats so I stick to traditional grilling.
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2022, 06:53:59 am »
That one has been around for quite a while...must be getting recycled.

Jim

Yes, Amazon must have hired some Microsofties. 
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Re: OT: Deana Falk
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2022, 06:58:30 am »
I'll happily smoke 15 lbs of brisket a week... but I do draw the line at snorting brisket :P