Archive for August, 2005

No Whidbey Beta 3 - thank God!

Thank God for that! I’m perfectionist myself but please, ship the darn thing. Hordes of developers out there, including myself, are dying to get their hands on RTM version. We don’t need any more delays!

According to cNet news:

“Through a feedback form on the Microsoft Developer Network Web site, developer customers asked Microsoft to release a third beta of Visual Studio 2005, which is due for completion on Nov. 7.

Representatives from Microsoft’s Visual Studio development group decided to pass on the suggestion. A few hours later, it posted a note saying, “We are confident that we will be able to ship you a high-quality product later this year.”

A company representative confirmed Monday that Microsoft is on track for a Nov. 7 delivery date.”

http://news.com.com/Microsoft+rejects+Visual+Studio+delay+request/2100-1012_3-5833360.html

Sergey @ USysWare

What Sex is your Computer? by Dave Glover

“What Sex is your Computer? Fun/Silly:-)

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that, in Spanish unlike in English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. ‘House, for instance, is feminine: la casa. Pencil, however, is masculine: el lapiz.’ A student asked, ‘What gender is computer?’

Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked each of them to decide for themselves whether computer should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give 4 reasons for a recommendation.

The men’s group decided that computers should definitely be of the feminine gender (la computer) because:

  • No one but their Creator understands their logic.
  • The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
  • Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for possible later retrieval.
  • As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

(No chuckling. This gets better.)

The women’s group concluded that computers should be masculine (el computer) because:

  • In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on.
  • They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves.
  • They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
  • As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer you could have gotten a better model.

The women won. :-)”