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First question I guess goes to Chris or a related gerbil - I see at the bottom of this page MS advertising VS2012. If I click through and buy from there, does CP get any extra mula? Just curious. I know you used to have special deals way back since discontinued.
Second question - what's with the weird pricing on the market for VS 2010 and 2012? I've seen the rants against 2012, so I'm wondering if the dislike is so high that it makes VS2010 more valuable?
For example, using the advertising link, I can go out to MS and purchase VS2012 professional (no MSDN) for $499. On Ebay and other places, a non-MSDN VS2010 pro is running about $525, except for some true auctions. Just seems odd to me that the previous version would have a higher market price... Of course, I have read where MS is heavily discounting 2012 to get developers there.
For me, I'll be ordering 2012. VS2010 completely hosed support for Windows CE and Embedded, and they're adding that support not to 2012, so no choice.
back to my coffee
Okay, so I work in an environment where VS something more than 2008 is going to be needed. It's just a version thing
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I got to Rome yesterday... and I walked around the "bars" last night. I use quotes because they're a little different over here. They're all more like cafes with in and outdoor sitting that also sell booze. It's pretty neat walking around the alleys lined with shops/bars at night.
...oh, and Paris was freezing and raining the whole time I was there so I'm happy to be in more moderate weather.
Last time I was in Rome, they had reserved rooms in a small hotel for pilgrims. Fortunately there were not so many real pilgrims there at the time who could be offended by our definition of 'spiritual'.
You've got to get into the "passeggiata" mentality, while you're there.
Literally, a passeggiata is a stroll. Locals of most Italian cities just go and hang out in certain open spaces in the evening, to chat and socialise. There are no rules, and places aren't "officially" selected; you'll just find a lot of people there after dark.
The most famous passegiata is along the lungo mare in Viareggio -- a famous goodbye-type expression is "Ci vediamo a viareggio" ("I'll see you in Viareggio"), which says that you look forward to meeting again in happy circumstances.
In Rome, it tends to be around the fountains. Just go there and hang out. Join in with any group or discussion that you think looks interesting, and you'll be welcomed.
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I jumped in a taxi and told him to drive me to the bars... he asked "bars or pubs?"... I was confused... so I said pubs, after that I sort of figured out that bars are cafe sort of things but also that Irish pubs are sort of popular here as well. So I just went from one place to another... it's a fun city...
Got to go to a funeral on Tuesday, so I dug out my dark suit at the beginning of the week to get it aired - I don't like wearing suits at the best of times, and the only time I seem to wear this one is for funerals. IIRC I bought it for my mothers funeral, as I had given up smoking and didn't fit in any of my "proper" ones any more.
So, today, press the suit, find a good shirt, iron that, press the black silk tie.
Stand back and check. Yep. All good. Ready to rock and roll.
Oh, wait a second. I normally wear trainers these days...
Have I got a pair of black shoes? Nope. Well, none that aren't more hole than shoe... I've got black steel toecap boots, or proper old fashions motorcycle boots (that zip up the back) - do you think I can get away with those?
No, me neither. Damnit! I'll have to go shopping tomorrow and buy some stupid shoes that I won't wear again until the next funeral. And oh, joy! New shoes == blisters...
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