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You know that that is useless in most cases. Instead, he should agree with her. And then nitpick away at everything that makes the idea so idiotic in the first place. Bonus points when he manages to wrap up the nitpicking in false praise as well. It must be her idea to leave everything as it is in the end. Extra bonus points if you can get her to try to talk you out of it.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
In this case the dev is not junior just does not know how to say no! I on the other hand have no compunction telling the user the requirements are really silly. However I asked the dev to tell the user and made sure he did.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Hopefully you're using a cool pivot grid control, say from DevExpress. While I use DevExpress exclusively for WinForm development, I am continually impressed with how flexible their grid controls are. I imagine their WPF controls are equally good.
That is, once I figure out where and how to actually set various options and overrides!
We use Telerik and yes they have a pivot grid but I have never actually spent the time to decipher the configuration requirements for it. I also tend to use a treelistview as my secondary grid tool backed by a specific model based on the UI requirements rather that the database.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I'm migrating to a new workstation. (Win10 Pro) I decided this time to go with an off-the-shelf system (Lenovo) which had really good hardware specs...especially after swapping out the spinning platter for SSD. I had planned on reusing my Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 sound card in the new rig but the new system refuses to detect it. The card actually came bundled with the previous system and is actually branded as such. (MSI SB X-fi)
What I've tried:
0: disabled the onboard audio in BIOS
1: tried every device setting in BIOS for the PCI-e slot
So much for PNP!
The device will not show up in device manager. I keep wondering if the sound card that was bundled with an MSI mobo just might be designed not to work in a non-MSI mobo.
On another note, I wasted almost two hours today driving around trying to find a new sound card. Nobody keeps them in stock anymore! ...at least the major e-supply stores that are open on Sunday.
Your sound card problem has nothing to do with Windows 10 or PNP. The problem is that MSI and other third-party vendors do not provide perpetual device driver support. In other words... your MSI (rebranded) Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 does not have a device driver for Windows 10.
There are some unofficial device drivers available if your card is using the Audigy 10k1 or 10k2 DSP. I've been using the sound blaster device driver written by Eugene Gavrilov for nearly a decade on some of my older workstations. I'm not sure the Kx driver will work with your card... I believe your card may be using the 20k1 DSP chipset.
I highly recommend avoiding rebranded hardware... while MSI no longer writes device drivers for your hardware... the Creative Technology[^] version has maintained Windows 10 drivers and it just reached EOL back in Q4 2015.
In some cases, the major difference between the own-brand and the rebranded version is the PCI Vendor and device IDs. I assume that your MSI sound-blaster card is listed as an "unknown device"; if so, you might be able to extract the PCI vendor and device IDs from the device's properties, and modify the INF file of the own brand to recognize your device.
The problem with this is that you lose any additional functionality that MSI may have placed on their boards. If MSI's board provides a subset of the Sound Blaster's capabilities, it may not work at all. Use at your own risk!
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
If MSI's board provides a subset of the Sound Blaster's capabilities, it may not work at all. Use at your own risk!
I believe that Creative Technology began checking the PCI vendor ID over a decade ago in their audio drivers. Note that I may be wrong... as I have not stepped through the driver in WinDbg in a very very long time.
My X-Fi worked just fine in the W10 (for values of fine).
Well, that's the thing...the card in question is working fine in the older W10 system. When time allows, I'll bring it back up and check what drivers it's using...as far as I remember, I didn't have to install anything originally for it to work from a fresh install of W10.
If it came with the mobo I suspect it probably is locked to it, although in the past when I've seen that done they'd generally do something weird (eg the card and its slot used a backwards PCIe connector) so you couldn't actually plug it into anyone else's board.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
If it came with the mobo I suspect it probably is locked to it,
I'm thinking this may be the case which is why I went shopping locally for a new one...the local chains have all quit keeping them in stock...plenty of video cards but not one sound card!
If indeed that is the case, it's the first time I've encountered a plug-in component for a specific mobo maker.
I suppose I'll have to order one online, or hit one of he specialty shops around town. Of course, there is still the possibility that there is a problem with the slot but I have no way of knowing without spending a little change...and waiting.
After stealing recipes from The Kitchen King[^], most enjoyably the gulyas[^] (and do garnish with the cream as suggested!), I've now tried tasted a recipe as suggested[^] by MunchiessMatt.
First, it looked cool and relaxed when it was made; there's not a lot of stirring going on once it is in the pot. If you're Dutch and looking for the galangal, you can order it online here[^]. Kaffir leaves can be ordered here[^]. There's some safety-warnings in the video that Matt linked to, be sure to heed them.
It was delicious. We had some Turkish bread as a side instead of rice, which was great to mop up all those juices
If you haven't tried the drowned chicken or the gulyas then be sure to give it a try on a slow sunday. Getting the herbs is the hardest part, but I'm pretty sure I'll be making this again. If anyone else has a recipe to share, I'll try them all. At least those containing ingredients that can be legally obtained
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If you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
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