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What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
I know it's pretty much dead, but you can still actually download the latest version.
Just plugin your iPod, start up WinAmp, add mp3s to your library and drag/drop mp3's to your iPod device.
You can also listen to the mp3s on your iPod using WinAmp.
You'll get no auto-sync (preferably the wrong way), erroneous auto-tagging and other crap that iTunes usually does.
Following the proud tradition in the Lounge of responding to such questions with completely irrelevant answers, I'll suggest buying a Pioneer turntable, an Hitachi dual cassette deck, and a Bose amp and speakers.
You can then use that lot to load up tapes for a Walkman.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Started out by rewriting a SQL procedure that could take up to 15 minutes to take up to 4 seconds (that felt goooood).
Rewrote some code to have a page refresh instantly instead of taking 5 - 10 seconds (felt pretty good too).
Wrote a small document for work on some architecture we had discussed.
Looked into some SQL Server database backup stuff because we need a good backup/restore plan (still looking into it, tips are welcome).
Tried to create some space on a HD in Windows Server 2008 R2, unfortunately not much could be gained.
Dealt with sometimes performing queries (for which I now have some possible causes and solutions thanks to QA, awesome! ).
Solved a stupid HTML, CSS and Knockout.js issue.
Were I still with my former employer my week would be like this: Do C# stuff.
Not saying my previous employer was bad or anything, but the work wasn't very diverse.
I think any "do X stuff" job becomes boring after a while. I want to do X and Y and Z and...
And some incidental random thing like write a document, do some research, etc.
I'm not ruling out some Java and Oracle later though
The company I work for now is actually about three times as big as my previous company.
We're still talking small though. I went from about 10 people at my previous job to 30 people at my new job.
The biggest difference is the number of programmers. 3 at my old job, 30 (ok, more like 27) at my new job
And the techniques used. My previous employer was all about Microsoft and WinForms and didn't want to know about anything else beyond Microsoft.
My new employer is mostly web using Java, .NET, Delphi, Oracle, SQL Server, and basically anything the customer requests
And I want to share two actual quotes made by both employers.
Old employer: "We want to specialize, meaning that you, as a C# programmer, can focus entirely on C# while our database experts can worry about the database and the functional aspect."
New employer: "We specialize in being all-round."
I'll have to elaborate on the quote by my old employer. Somehow database and functional (meaning writing requirements, specs and being team lead) always went together for them and when you knew one you were assumed to know the other. A ridiculous stance which made me decide to leave