Archives / 2004 / November
  • Stupid People Acting Stupid

    I know there are plenty of “code warriors” out there who think that making things more difficult that need be is somehow more fulfilling. I under stand that saying things like “I don’t comment” makes you feel special.


    Well, today I found this gem:


    /* Obligatory Comment: If it was hard to write then it should be hard to read. */


    Normally this doesn’t deserve a post; we’re all seen it before after all. But it wasn’t what I read you see, it was where I read it. This bit of wonderful technical incite was delivered to me in an SDK! Yep.


    Thank god he put his name at the top. I would hate to go though life knowing I risk hiring this moron for lack of his identity.

  • Funny Little Ad

    Red-Gate software has release their version of a Christmas Carol. For an ad it is pretty amusing. There is nothing like pure, over-the-top, unadulterated product shilling to put my in a holiday mood. :-)

    Note: this is an animated ad and requires audio.

  • Ever have one of those days...

    Ever have one of those days where you can’t seem to remember where you put your brain? Well, I’ve been having one for the last few months now. Either that or the little green men really do exist and I should get an IRM as soon as possible.

    Things have been busy around here as we launch into the final stretch of development on our next big release. As this release is a complete re-write into Microsoft .NET and SQL Server there are, needless to say, a few extra hours required. But after 2 years of development, at least we can see the end of the road. I can’t remember the color of my house, the price of milk, or my wife’s name but who cares! It’s beta time baby.

    Once things get into full beta I plan on picking up my posting again (and locating my family). I also plan to put up a post-mortem on the project. Hopefully it will help someone avoid mistakes I made alone the way (not that I made any mistakes mind you….).

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get started on my Alien Abduction Survey.