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Makes me think of a colleague of mine in the mid 80s. He is a DBMS man and a regular visitor to the VLDB (Very Large Data Bases) conference, and was for several years trying to get close to the great DBMS guru Jim Gray, hoping to touch his coat. Then one day, Gray came striding directly towards him with a big grin on his face: "Hi, is it so that you are a Norwegian? I know of no people more fun to get drunk with than Norwegians! Come along!"
Now the two became close personal friends for the rest of Grey's life, so there is nothing to be sad about. But I guess lots of people would get shocked if the first thing their idol says directly to them is "Come, let's get drunk together!"
1: advice I live by... except now! There's a spider in my code!!! Aghhhhhhh!!! 2: I've found the worst developers are the ones that know everything there is to know about the language and absolutely bugger all about developing apps that people can actually use! 3: Indeed.
Actually, I believe it is older than that. I used it for an app under Windows 95. (Visual C++ / MFC). Back when it was called Visual Studio 1.x, 2.x, etc. Only in 2000, I think did they start calling it Visual Studio 20xx. Just thought it was interesting.
Visual C++ 2.0, which included MFC 3.0, was the first version to be 32-bit only. In many ways, this Visual C++ 2.x also supported Win32s development.... Visual C++ 2.1 and 2.2 were updates for 2.0 available through subscription.
Yeah, Microsoft C++ used that IDE all the way back in 1993-4-5 and I was thinking it was named Visual Studio but probably not. I think it was just called Visual C++. The old IDE been around a long time. I remember Visual Basic 1.x released and was a separate IDE you installed and used. Interesting.
Yeah, it's interesting history. Do you remember Visual Interdev for IIS web extension development? It was yet another separated IDE. All those memories collapse together and it seems like I've been using Visual Studio all the way back.
Right. That's how I felt. Haha. I honestly remember installing Visual (whatever it was called ) 1.0. I'm not kidding. Oh, before that, the "old guys" had installed something like Microsoft C 7.0 for Windows API dev. I also remember installing version 1.0 of Visual Basic from three 3.5" floppies. Great stuff.
My boss has been trying to help a friend of hers who contracted with a local web developer for a new website for her organization. Three problems exist: 0: the web developer has already been paid 1: the web developer is incompetent and can't finish the job 2: the website was done with Joomla!
I had managed to steer clear of any involvement until yesterday when cornered. She had already paid for and downloaded/installed a grid component but was having trouble with the mysql queries and asked for help. How hard could that be? sql == sql right? 'Yeah sure, I'll look at it tomorrow.'
Four hours later and it's still not working correctly...I'd rather be working with ASP.NET! (or even Classic ASP for that matter) I would have had it fixed already! Arghh!!! Now I've got the weekend to get it figured out. (the guy who created this mess in in Lake Tahoe on vacation)
It doesn't help that it's all done through a browser. It also doesn't help that the component doesn't offer much customization and apparently won't accept well formed hand-typed queries. (yes, they work in the command viewer) So far, I hate Joomla!
Mind you, I'm not asking for help, just ranting. Thanks for reading...I feel better now!
I hope everyone else here has a nice stress-free weekend!
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