I'd be worried about leaving that 3D printer for too long before it begins to consider its lowly position in the world order.
You'd get into work one morning and you'd be like, "Hey, cool, they had another 3D printer delivered". But now you got yourself a real problem as both printers are busy churning out copies of themselves every 24-hours.
After a week out of the office you be coming back to 4,294,967,296 printers and Tom with anything but a Blank expression on his face.
I would have liked a much shorter section on Pen and Touch and more content about the campus and the choices for the working environment. Microsoft is a beacon in this field and I'd guess that people are attracted to this series for that reason.
I was watching Horizon yesterday on the laptop while cooking and was thinking how such high quality programming makes me feel proud of my citizenship, or rather it would if other people knew what the British are producing.
Then I thought it was a shame that sharing what I'd seen via Twitter would be pointless because most of my followers are outside the UK, which made me wonder what's taking the Beeb so long to start profiting from their great content?
N2Cheval has raised something I've been thinking about for a while. The pace of change in both technologies, patterns and philosophies and the dogmatism behind each is reaching a critical mass where I cannot keep up.
Generally I get one project out of a technology before it is superceded. Learning a technology is so hard. The reading involved to glean a few vital nuggets of information is a massive burden and discovering the known issues inherent in every technology
is incredibly frustrating; it rinses the joy out of programming.
To vocalise these concerns seems taboo. The other day, I announced on Twitter that I didn't have time to use Unit Tests, especially since they didn't work right out of the box in VS (no time to troubleshoot, one thing too much on my plate). I was shot down
by some random sitting on a Twitter search who told me that there was something wrong with the why I work if I wasn't testing. He doesn't know me or the pressures I'm under.
Where are these fundamentalists that are pervading programming coming from? Is it because of the evangelism movement? Does is steep too much expectation from ourselves and others?
N2Cheval, if you don't want to use Prism, don't use it. I won't judge you.