Re: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would

Subject: Re: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:01:46 -0500

> Industry standard yes, but it nevertheless evokes the image of a
> ballerina flittering around a computer, gracefully pressing buttons and
> keys between pirouettes, plies, and arabesques.

Get over it

> For reasons you may be able to guess, we've recently changed "Graceful
> shutdown" to "Normal shutdown."

You know that it is two different meanings, right?

Normal is where you intiate a process to shut it down.
Graceful is where the application may sense an event, but before it
shuts down on its own, it clears the queues, writes a description of
the event to the log, maybe sends out an email, and otherwise, closes
down according to predefined rules.

Clicking "Start -> Turn Off Computer" is not a graceful shutdown.


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John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

Looking for the next gig.
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RE: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would: From: Blount, Patricia A
RE: I had to say it because I was afraid no one else would: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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