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There is a very similar style of story called "The life Cycle of a Silver Bullet" by Sarah Sheard (Journal of Defense Software Engineering, July 2003) that is still available at various places[^] on the /web.archive.org. Worth a look. Nothing changes....
Dang, now I'll have to write a new post: The Life Cycle of Rants About the Life Cycle of a Silver Bullet. This will undoubtedly lead to a post about the life cycle of that post, and so on. I sense an infinite loop emerging...beer time
They fixed the ELEPHANTING soft keyboard!
Yes! it's back like it was before the last update: SHIFT, CTRL, and ALT now stay on while you hold them down. Ahhhhh ... Seems to be smaller as well, so more of the screen is visible.
That may sound minor, but try highlighting a dozen words when SHIFT and CTRL only affect the next keypress and you'll understand.
Mind you, the V_sign emoji could be handy in QA... ✌
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
This is how a civilization adopts a logographic written language.
Year 1600: Yond is a most wondrous idea! thee shouldst bid me m're about t!
Year 2000: That is a great idea! You should tell me more about it!
Year 2018: Dat is a gr8 idea! u should tell me more about it!
Year 2400: 👍💡🗣👁
I think I'll move directly to Win10 (bypassing Win8/8.1), but I expect I'll continue to use Win7 for a while after EOL. It will be support for .NET (and its variants) and VS20xx that will dictate when I move.
If anyone knows of a chart showing supercomputer gigaflops vs average desktop gigaflops over the years, give a link! I am too young for punched cards, but my first TRS play toy had 16 KB of memory I believe, and a tape drive. In college we ran a finite element analysis program on fairly good commercial Dells that ran at around 350 MHz if I'm not mistaken, and took about 8 hrs to run a standard simulation! Times have changed!
I try and distract myself by watching talent shows from eastern European countries on utube, like: [^] ... hint: jump to 5:40.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12