Who will be boss??? February 26, 2009
I cant help but share a recent joke that I read somewhere:
When God made man, all the parts of the body argued over who would be boss. The brain explained that since he controlled all the parts of the body, he should be boss. The legs argued that since they took the man wherever he wanted to go, they should be boss.
The stomach countered with explanation that since he digested all the food, he should be boss. The eyes said that without them, man would be helpless, so they should be boss. Then the asshole applied for the job. The other parts of the body laughed so hard that the asshole become mad and closed up. After a few days the brain went foggy, the legs got wobby, the stomach got ill, thr eyes got crossed and unable to see. They all cenceded and made the asshole boss. This proves that you dont’ have to be a brain to be boss…. just an asshole will do!!!
UAC in Windows Vista March 18, 2008
You folks might be aware that Windows Vista is pushed in market with “enhanced security” being a major feature in it.
As Marco Cantu points out, Windows Vista uses application name (or at least one of the parameter is application name) as an indication of an application being potentially unsafe.
So any application that contains “setup” word, is considered to be potentially unsafe to the extent that it requires administrative privilege to run it. There is one more word that is considered taboo by Vista and that is “Update”. I managed to waste 4 hours just to figure out whats wrong with my application that requires elevating permissions. I turned out that it was application name (mine was PasswordUpdater.exe) which is a simple file editing application.
Did you know? August 22, 2007
- William Huskisson was a British member of parliament. He was run down by a train during the opening of first railway in 1830.
- Thomas Midgley was an American inventor who was strangled in 1944 by a machine he had invented to help him move after contracting polio. He invented three products that have since been found to be environmentally harmful: lead in petrol, CFCs in fridges and aerosols and the insecticide DDT.
- Last words of French Queen Marie Antoinette (1893), who accidentally trod on her executioner’s foot as she went to the guillotine: “Pardonnez-moi monsieur” (Pardon me, Sir).
- Last word of Joseph Henry Green, a British doctor (1863), after checking his own pulse: “Stopped.”
- Some non-Catholic countries such as Britain refused to adopt the Gregorian calender at first. The Julian calender, previously used in Britain was based on a solar year, the time taken for the earth to rotate around the Sun. This is 365.25 days, which is fractionally too long (it is actually 365.24219 days), so the calender steadily fell out of line with the seasons. In 1752, Britain decided to correct this by abandoning the Julian calender in favour of the Gregorian. By doing so, 3 September instantly became 14 September – and, as a result, nothing whatsoever happened in British history between 3 and 13 September 1752. Many people believed their lives would be shortened. They protested in the streets, demanding, “Give us back our 11 days!”
- If we put the history of the Universe into the scale of a calender year, i.e. Big Bang on 1 Jan (midnight), then:
- Earth formed on 12 September
- First many-celled life formed on 18 December
- First dinosaur on 24 December
- Extinction of dinosaurs on 28 December
- Homo sapiens (modern human) appears on 31Dec (11:55 PM)
- Everything that happened in last 475 years takes place in less than the last second of the last minute of the year!
CodeGear has published the roadmap for 2 of it’s major products Delphi and C++ builder.
Here is an interesting post I came across. Can you guess what are 5 most used commands in MS office?
Here is the answer!
Taken from another blog:
The classic example is the Sony Walkman which was universally panned because it did not record, but only played tapes. The rest is history. But here are a couple of quotes that are hard to believe these days:
In reference to the Apple Macintosh, Windows, and GUI
- “The Mac simply doesn’t have the look or feel of a business computer.” (InfoWorld, March 26, 1984)
- “A few traditional computer users see the mouse, the windows, and the desktop metaphor as silly, useless frills.” (Byte, May 1984)
- “‘Icons represent an attempt to restrict what people do with computers, in the guise of user-friendliness.’ According to Currie, icon-based systems are appropriate for novice computer users, but will hinder the work of knowledgeable users.” (Computerworld, August 20, 1984, interview with Edward H. Currie, president of Lifeboat Associates, a New York-based software publishing firm)
- “Because works the way you do, you don’t waste time with a mouse or learning a Macintosh-like graphics environment. works the way PC software is supposed to work.” (Ashton-Tate brochure for Byline Desktop Publishing, 1988)
In reference to the mouse peripheral device
- [headline] “Mice are nice ideas, but of dubious value for business users” (George Vinall, PC Week, April 24, 1984)
- “I was having lots of fun, but in the back of my corporate mind, I couldn’t help but think about productivity.” (George Vinall, PC Week, April 24, 1984)
- “Does the mouse make the computer more accessible, more friendly, to certain target audiences such as executives? The answer is no.” (Computerworld, October 31, 1983)
- “There is no possibility that this device will feel more comfortable to the executive than the keyboard. Because of its “rollability,” the mouse has the aura of a gimmick….” (Computerworld, October 31, 1983)
- “The mouse and its friends are merely diversions in this process. What sounds revolutionary does not necessarily help anyone with anything, and therein lies the true test of commercial longevity.” (David A. Kay, Datamation, October 1983)