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I detest marketing morons because they're so bad at what they do.
They talk about themselves as though they're great persuaders, with silver tongues, who can make customers buy stuff that they don't want; but mainly they're just morons who have no idea how to use words/psychology to convince anyone to do anything, they're just incessant, persistent, un-get-rid-of-able nags, who cling to customers' backs like a sleep-paralysis hag until they sign the bare minimum.
The only thing they seem to be even remotely capable of talking up is themselves.
There are far, far, better ways of doing what they do, and I've lost years of my own lifetime teaching them to do it better (with marked results), only to see them almost immediately fall back into their moronic ways.
Speaking generically, don't waste your time on the bloody morons. Your time is better spent associating with people who have brains in their skulls.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
The level rating for marketing executives is scored as 1/level for intelligence and wisdom (hence, the higher you rise, the dumber you become) however their armor class is a multiplier of their level and the corporate share value.
The BOINC platform has dozens of difference projects running on it, so you're free to pick something of interest to you to donate your free processing power towards.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging 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? --Zachris Topelius
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
".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
Even worse: Whenever they suddently lose interest in something and head in another direction, Mickeysoft deliberately throws any obstacle in your way theat comes in handy. That usually happens after yet another failed OS and the obstacles are there to usher you in the new direction of the week too.
This BS has been going on ever since Vista and that's one of the main reasons why I only call them Mickeysoft anymore.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?" "You mean like from space?" "No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
not entirely agreeing...
yes they seem to want to bury it.... but it is relatively straightforward to use and deploy.
the only hassle I had was supporting both 32bit and 64bit. Hence when I used it (many yers ago) I went 32 bits executable only...
I am only using x86 - all worked fine in VS 2010 - now in VS 2015 it doesn't deploy at all - all the links Microsoft provide in their error messages and documentation are broken. The vcredist file you can download is misnamed and doesn't deploy anyway and I am getting public key issues.
I have these issues a lot and have decided it is time to scrap C++ - it's far too much bother at the deployment stage - I hate deployment at the best of times.