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random suggestions of the day

2009-01-12 22:21:11.741572+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Dear Windows, it's been 5 years since we left the house in the care of some teenagers who had a LAN party and used my computer, I think you can drop shares that they used to get their games up and running on that machine from "My Network Places".

Dear special case vertical market software vendors, many U.S. design firms want to do the right thing, maintaining file format integrity between versions would let said U.S. firms use a non-pirated version of your software ,even while other companies in China insist on using an old pirated version. Furthermore, a billing system which let said firms dole out and rescind licenses would help them make their subcontractors feel much more comfortable in working with your software's data.

Dear world, it's just not right that I have actual inside programming work to be doing on a spectacular sunny day like today.

[ related topics: Microsoft Software Engineering Work, productivity and environment ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-13 01:47:49.509098+00 by: meuon

"Dear world, it's just not right that I have actual inside programming work to be doing on a spectacular sunny day like today." - You should try it when there are warm sunny beaches or lush tropical jungles to explore. But I did get some code written as well. It just wasn't as fun exploring without Nancy.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-13 10:01:41.226514+00 by: meuon

I spent a few hours here last week, writing code, holding business meetings. It was rough.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-14 19:16:28.622414+00 by: Dave Goodman

Can't you just right-click and delete the share? It doesn't delete the share, just the link to it. (But be sure to have a backup, just in case.)

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-15 19:23:30.6378+00 by: Dan Lyke

That computer has been giving me strangeness, and this morning woke me up with beeping and a message to plug-in the extra power supply to the video card. I solved the problem by buying a new computer. And because at CostCo it cost roughly the same for a computer/monitor combo as the prices I'd scoped out for the computer itself, I got a monitor that's only a fraction smaller than our bloody TV, with quite a bit more resolution, too.

And, actually, yeah, you're right, I've no problem with right clicking and deleting the share, 'cause that computer hasn't seen the computer the share is on for... years.