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At first, it was just books, but then, in about 1990, MS released MSDN in the form of dozens of CDs. Their help disks were amazingly useful, and you got a subscription to MSDN magazine as well. That was the beginning of the end of buying books for me. I wish we'd had google back in the early 80's...
At the same time, having google has caused me to not try to commit stuff to memory any more. This makes interviews fairly troublesome, because they won't let you google for answers. There are too many different APIs, frameworks and tools to commit anything to memory.
I learned how to do .Net, C#, Winforms, WPF, ASP.Net, MVC, and more importantly, to hate Entity Framework, mostly by using google (although hating Entity Framework came along with my recent direct contact with it, and googling to find out that other people hate it, too, and for the same reasons).
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
The 30min are interesting.
- Hey Mike, how long shall we let them wait ?
- I guess one hour, depends on the modem speed.
- Sounds about a lot, though.
- Yeah, let's make it 30min, they'll try twice anyway before calling.
I thought the same thing. Perfect example of arbitrary choice of value by dev that makes the user think it has some kind of significance.
Also, waiting 30 minutes doesn't fix it anyways. The immediate fix is to close Outlook and open it again.
Of course, the pop-up doesn't mention that at all. Instead it has the user calling up the admin.