Worse Than Crashing? Easy: Mistaking "MAY" for "SHALL" Near Money

Jeff Atwood wonders “what’s worse than crashing?” and gives a general “application causes data loss and/or corruption.” Uh huh. Let’s fill between the lines on that: I once worked on a supply chain system where one of the returns of the supplier’s Cancel() function was along the lines of CANCELED_PENALTIES_APPLY. Our cancellation logic ran along […]

Silverlight, Why Do You Taunt Me So?

Silverlight steadfastly refuses to install on my development Tablet PC or in my “Orcas Beta” Virtual PC. Those are the only two machines on which I’ll put an under-development CLR, since experience has shown that it can be very difficult to cleanly uninstall anything in Microsoft’s browser-CLR-plugin axis. This is a shame, because I have some […]