On 8/29/14 10:23 AM, Steve Litt wrote:
On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:44:05 -0600
Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
> On 8/29/14 8:39 AM, Steve Litt wrote:
>> On Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:27 -0600
>> Ken Springer <snowshed1@...3003...> wrote:
>>> Back up a bit, it's not my file! LOL It's my friend that's
>>> doing all this. She's not into newsgroups and mailing lists. :-)
>>> Note I said as "large as PNG files can be". Initially this all
>>> came about because she couldn't make PNG work, but it appears she
>>> was doing something wrong somewhere, and PNG will work for her.
>> >From my perspective, your friend's not a candidate for Inkscape,
>>> or any
>> free software: Especially any Linux/BSD/POSIX software. From what
>> I've heard in the thread, she believes her software should give her
>> exactly what she wants, without her having to adapt to it. For a
>> million different reasons, that's not how free software works: It's
>> kinda sorta how commercial software works, or is supposed to work,
>> but it's not how free software works. Trying to evangelize Inkscape
>> or free software in general to a person with her belief system will
>> be frustrating as hell, unless her belief system changes.
> But, she's more broke than I am! LOL
Sounds to me like she'd better either get a better job, or change her
belief system. It sounds like, with her financial situation and her
belief system, she's in for a world of hurt.
It's not that she isn't
looking. :-( Too few full time jobs in the
US. Despite what the federal government says with all their stats of
job creation and such, when you go look for a decent paying job, they
just aren't there. :-( Most of those newly created jobs are paying far
less than the jobs that were lost.
The job she has now is a decent paying job. But, like many employers,
it's just part time, and they make sure she works less than 30 hrs. a
week so they don't have to pay healthcare and other bennies. But by law
she has to pay for healthcare. Double whammy for huge numbers of
citizens. Crappy jobs and you have to pay for health care, where costs
continue to rise despite the promise of the President.
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