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Work ethic, income, advancement, and business ownership

Just saw this: “Never let your boss convince you that ‘work ethic’ is working extra hours for free. It’s the same as writing a check to the business owner.”

Technically that’s true, a good observation, and I can’t argue with it.

Conversely, when I got out of college, my wife’s grandfather told me the phrase, “If you do more for what you’re paid to do, you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.” As an employee, I made a lot of money with his philosophy, rapidly doubling and tripling my income.

Later, as the owner of a small business, I didn’t mind it when employees didn’t work overtime – and we always paid for overtime. I respect people who want to work forty hours a week and have a balanced life. But I also knew that those people would never become partners in our business. I never thought of it as good or bad, just a fact of business life.

The Linux chmod command

Linux file permissions FAQ: Can you share some examples of the Unix/Linux chmod command? (Also written as, "How do I change permissions on Unix files and directories?")

The chmod command name stands for "change mode", and as that name implies, the chmod command is used to change the mode of Unix/Linux files.

I'll start with some simple examples, then add some more details as we go along.

Error message: mv cannot unlink remove file, operation not permitted

I got this Unix/Linux error message today "mv: cannot unlink '/tmp/forms-1.2.1.jar': Operation not permitted" when trying to move (mv) the file forms-1.2.1.jar from the /tmp directory to another directory. The full error output looked like this:

A typical day in the life of an iPhone owner

The iPhone really has a way of changing your day. Zealous over-statement you say? Let's explore it.

First, let's take a look at a typical day in the life of an iPhone owner: