Day: August 26, 2005

Big Changes Already

On Monday I learned that my immediate supervisor, and the only person in the group who has been devoting their entire time to the question-answering project, is going on at least a 3-month leave. She’ll be gone starting the first


I learned a new word at the all-hands quarterly meeting on Tuesday: “billability”. It’s the percentage of one’s salaried hours that can be billed to a specific contract. It is therefore a reflection of how effective a given individual, group,

Reasons Why I Hate GNOME

All I want is some decent genealogy software. GRAMPS is it. Unfortunately, GRAMPS depends on everything and the kitchen sink: The following package will be installed or updated: gramps The following 163 additional packages will be installed: atk1 atk1-shlibs audiofile