I go straight for the nuts but only when I play poker. I love taking pots with a queen high straight - that's completely normal poker talk, don't get any ideas, Mark "Misguided Missle" Miller.
And a small edit: Rory is a dandy, Millah, and you want to be one to but you're too lazy to put the required hours into it. Man, you're so lazy you created CodeRush to code with less effort, how lazy can you get?
Hey - maybe you and me can start an "I Hate Rory" club.
I'd be a member of the "I hate Rory"-club and the "I love Rory"-club, not to mention the "I'm not too sure about this Rory guy, is he a cool froodle laced with hoopiness or just an annoying poser and would it really matter which way he went, hoopy or annoying,
and you know what, I'll join the Millinator love/hate club as well"-club
Ah, decisions, decisions.... just too much for my pretty mind, it's hard enough to choose between DKNY and L'eau de Cartier 6am in the morning.
Maybe Simone or Corina can tell us why there is such a big difference in Microsoft's software prices between the US and Europe.
It's the same with Novell who you'd think might want to compete on that in Europe. You pay more euros than dollars, even when the dollar is worth a rupia against the euro When you convert the price tag in euros to dollars and compare it to the US price, the difference is hard to explain.
Example: ZENworks 7 Suite 1-Device/User e-License US: $130 Europe: €146 = $177 Difference 36% That's quite a bit of p&p, thank you very much.
For those who don't know him, but may be interested in looking for samples of Robert's work, here is a small iceberg tip with a varied landscape. Just one subjective opinion of course, but this covers a lot of ground.
King Crimson: Discipline, Red, Power to Believe (or the box sets) League of Crafty Guitarists: Live in Europe David Bowie: Scary Monsters Soundscapes series Fripp and Eno: Essential Peter Gabriel 2 League of Gentlemen: God Save the King
[plug] and on Van Der Graaf Generators 'Pawn Hearts', for crying out loud[/plug]
And if you listen to Pawn Hearts, you know why they didn't ask Peter Hammill for Vista. You'd be either a bit depressed or immersed in philosophical thoughts about life's futility and one's inability to control any part of it
King Crimson's "In The Court of the Crimson King" is one of my favorite albums.
RF/KC is good stuff, although I'm more into Peter Hammill and Van Der Graaf Generator. 'Pawn Hearts' and 'Godbluff' are amazing, if you're into that stuff. Robert Fripp played on ' Pawn Hearts' and probably some other PH/VDGG stuff. They were musical friends
I guess to be fair the PR people are probably just as important as the product developers, that's the sad part of the world today.
Not necessarily sad. In essence, marketing people spread the word in an understandable way (if they do it right) and yes, make it look pretty, sexy whatever. Now I know there's a lot of annoying marketing going around but that's what you get in any situation
where money is involved.
Now imagine the opposite: no marketing at all, no structured product introduction, just word-of-mouth/internet. Appealing as that may seem, it is also inefficient by itself (as an add-on it's invaluable).
It's a bit like with lawyers. Somehow we love to hate them but let's imagine a world without lawyers. There are countries without them (or with them but they can do next to nothing).
And how about .pdf-support? does anyone know if one still have to use Adobes products to make/read pdf's? I really miss that OpenOffice feature where you can "save as .pdf"...
That's a defining feature to me. An Office suite that has it scores with me big time. While I have MS Office, openoffice and easyoffice because I like to play with just about everything I can get my hands on, for practical reasons I use openoffice most of the
time because of the 'save as pdf' feature.
btw at the job its MS from beginning to end, so at home I prefer other and preferrably free stuff, just to see how far you can go with it. And as I left the employer from who I had a home user license I'll have to uninstall it anyway and I can't afford €529
($630) and I refuse to use software illegally. If a vendor wants me to use its product, it must be affordable for me and otherwise he'll have to find another customer Same with XP. I got it with my PC and chipped in a bit extra because I wanted the pro
version. Would I have to buy it for the full price, then it be some free OS (most likely openSuse) on my machine. That also means it's very likely Office 12 and Vista will be on my PC as beta or trial versions only (like with Visual Studio 2005 and all the Windows Server System stuff).
Openoffice (or any other competitor) is dead and burried now!
Not so fast my friend. Things don't tend to work like that. And read "Hardball" by Georg Stalk. I agree with him when he says that if you really want to be competitive, you don't kill the competition, you keep them in a corner and (although it seems contrary
to common sense) make sure they have the possibility to get out of there (on, and there is the catch, their own power, not on yours - let them put up a fight). It is vital for a healthy industry. Toyota did it, GM did it, IT should once again become a field
of competitors, that's what will get us fast forward.
Having said that, and having seen only bits and pieces of the video so far, I can't wait to get my hands on it. But then again, I love IT, so Openoffice 2.0 beta (1.9 if you will) is running on my machine, and I've Novell SBS 4.5, Suse Linux 9.3, Windows XP,
2003, Easyoffice, Office 2003, Outlook 2003, Thunderbird, Firefox, Visual Studio Express, Perl, MySQL and other beta, trial and stable stuff I can get my hands on that will run on my hardware (it's a cross between a christmas tree and a junkyard, software-wise).