Stupidity should be cured, says DNA co-discoverer. Okay, I don’t agree with him, because I think there are compelling arguments that we’re in over our heads when it comes to genetic manipulation, but I applaud him for speaking the unspeakable. And “People say it would be terrible if we made all girls pretty. I think […]
Friday Five 1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)? I guess I’d say that of everything, my single favorite form is the extended essay — I actually read the New Yorker every week! 2. What is your favorite novel? My stock answer for this is “The […]
Yesterday, I had a good meeting with Cory Linton and other members of Microsoft’s Tablet PC SDK. A Tablet SDK 1.5 is now available on MSDN. The major additions are a PenInputPanel which pops up a dedicated input window very near a normal WinForm control, which should allow for very fast porting / creation of form-centric applications, and […]
SD Times has posted my brief review of C# Refactory and IDEA. Even briefer review: C# Refactory is good, but IDEA is the best language-specific IDE ever. I’m willing to state that it’s even better than Smalltalk/V ever was!
Borland Sidewinder to be “just” a C# IDE? Screenshots. Here are some screenshots of Borland’s Sidewinder tool for C#, which I thought was going to integrate TogetherSoft Control Center. No sign of that in these screenshots. Enough! I’ll actually…gasp… call them before posting further speculation. Stay tuned!
Open Source code better than commercial quality. According to a study by Reasoning software (here’s a link, but it’s down at the moment), Linux’ 2.4.19 implementation of the TCP/IP stack ran around .1 defect per 1,000 lines of code (which we’ll assume means executable semi-colons), compared to 5 commercial OS’s (at least 2 of which […]
FridayFive: 1. What is your most prized material possession? My wedding ring. (Awww…) 2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest? Hmmm… I have the first release of the “Star Wars” soundtrack, (c) 1977. Since I only listened to it about three times (in 1977), it’s in near-mint condition. I wonder […]
Microsoft and the corporate market. There are three ‘platforms’ for building corporate applications today: J2EE, Microsoft.NET and the ‘Open Source’ platform. In the later I also include Java software that is not J2EE like Struts, WebWork, Hibernate, Castor….a big oil company and an airline company. Both have J2EE as their standard platform….Slow moving is not […]
Microsoft has filed broad patents covering the .NET API. It appears that they are attempting to patent the relationships between namespaces (client programming versus XML manipulation versus network transport, etc.). At this broad level, the patent should be rejected on the basis that the particular separation of concerns noted is obvious “to one of ordinary […]
Which OS are You? Yes…. my first personal computer was this close (fingers teeny bit apart) to being an Amiga. Instead I bought an XT-compatible with Hercules graphics.