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I think you eventually realize that there are great Microsoft projects and bad ones. VS is a great one, although it varies (the help system used to be great, now it sucks). A good example of a bad one is Orca, the msi decompiler, which I eventually found out was written by a Microsoft intern. (To be fair, the mess that is the msi internals was probably a lot of the problem.) Orca helped in Wix installer development, but only after beating your head against the desk for a prolonged period.
Well, the great news is that the guys who've spent the last 13 years "improving" ms office are being transferred to the VS team.
So the kind of great "fixes" that have made ms office the pile of cr@p that what it is today will also be implemented in VS, to **ck up everyone's productivity make sure that coders, too, can profit from the way of the future.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
As I'm in Australia Christmas Day is in full swing. Up at 6:00 and lunch for 13 will be at our place today by the beach. The forecast is 32C which should please most. I have a 4kg fish and roast potates and pumpkin to cook and that combined with what others bring should make for a pretty good feed. Yes we do live in a lucky country, if only others could enjoy the same.
Please enjoy your Christmas.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
Prawn cocktails, with homemade bread.
Sous Vide turkey, with roast, Hasselback, and Dauphinoise potatoes; chestnut stuffing; roast sprouts with bacon and chestnuts; cauliflower and roasted onion purees; pigs in blankets.
Christmas pudding with cream.
Home made chocolates to follow ...
And the spreadsheet is up and running for when I need to do what...
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