Thursday, May 21, 2009

Useful System Messages

An somewhat not so helpful error message.

A little local admin rights and away with the error.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Client site ethics

Eid Mubarak - عید فطر مبارکImage by Hamed Saber via Flickr

Is it within the bounds of ethical behavior to write about the antics of the people at a client site? Is impersonalization sufficient?

Ethics cover a very wide range of behavioral patterns. Generally the normal set of modes is defined by a person's social upbringing. The set is initially imprinted by the parents or caregivers. The next layer is added by the immediate social network in which the parents run as well as the bonds formed in going through schooling. Ethics therefore evolve around the initial values imprinted as a very young age.

All well and theoretical, but not really going towards answering the question. Ultimately though it does bring to the fore that the answer is individual. It is not a question with an answer for all situations and any two people may quite readily disagree on the answer.

Impersonalization does add a level whereby the direct reference to a specific person or corporation is muddled. The indirection however is superficial as a correlation can be made through personal identifications.

From my perspective, the core answer is no - at least in the current situation. My current feeling is that the only good part at the current client would be to never go there again. Despite this, some events will have to make their way out as they're just too surreal.
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