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I just noticed the authors email. For a moment I thought it said nvarchar@..., looked again and noticed it's nvarchaver@.... Appearently the authors name is Nicholas Varchaver.
I didn't read the (entire) article by the way. Someone should make a movie about him and then I'll watch it.
Anyway, we let them, Johnny Foreigner that is, use English words for free all the time!
Good English words and phrases like:
- et al
- per diem
- coup d'etat
- curriculum vitae
[That last one is a trick, added to confuse and confound.]
- Life in the fast lane is only fun if you live in a country with no speed limits.
- Of all the things I have lost, it is my mind that I miss the most.
- I vaguely remember having a good memory...
ITYM "martino". No need to go back as far as ancient Latin, when there weren't any martinis; it's modern Italian (as is the drink).
It was named after a guy, though, wasn't it? The North of the Netherlands is, for some obscure (but probably googleable, if I weren't so lazy) reason full of places named after a guy with the same name.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
- 2 deer were of the same species but 2 deers were different (eg. 1 mule deer + 1 white tailed deer = 2 deers).
- 2 beer are of the same brand, 2 beers are different brands.
- 2 sheep are the same breed, 2 sheeps are different breeds.
... but I'm not sure about cheese and cheeses.
I also had a manager that used to talk about the softwares on his computer. That was too ugly for me. ... what is the plural of furniture? or hardware?
...that after bopping around various projects that I have that are in VS 2008, 2010 or 2012, I find VS2008 is the last usable IDE that Microsoft has put out. It didn't just go downhill from there (which I know some think has been the overall trend since VS BC 1), no, the usability and presentation fell off the f***ing cliff. While VS2010 sort of hit a landing halfway down, VS2012 is lying at the bottom of the ravine in a broken pile of pathetic performance and butt ugly presentation. Hopefully the monsoons will come and wash this eye sore away some time soon.
Is C# still the main language even with the App concept in Windows 8? Does Microsoft has another language for app now? Does Microsoft try to separate desktop application development and app development?
I find VS2008 is the last usable IDE that Microsoft has put out.
I would still be using 2008 but Python Tools for VS requires 2010 or above so I had to "upgrade" to 2010, it dosent seem too different from 2008 but then again I don't really use VS for what Microsoft intended it to be, I use the VS 2010 Shell instead of the "full" version (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=115[^]) as I simply cannot find any decent IDE with working auto complete and other niceties.
'It was only when we started using it ourselves (for Visual Studio 2010) that we found WPF3 wasn't suitable for writing applications...' said the man from the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 team and I didn't even fall off my chair
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)