* Posts by longshot

3 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009

Apple yanks Wi-Fi detectors from iTunes

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Jobs Horns

"four legs good two legs bad"

Jobs: Four legs good, two legs better!

some monopolies are more equal than others

How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes

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FAIL

reimagined

The worst buzz word of the weakest concept of the decade.

Ten years of .NET - Did Microsoft deliver?

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Linux

polka dot bikini

I see the usual ‘” everybody else is a lazy sloppy programmer so by inference i must be a guru” brigade have been prodded into wakefulness. I do have to chuckle into my sleeve at the arrogance of comments that imply that until one is a some sort of coding uber god that one should not have the audacity to write any code least of all attempt to compile an application.!

Silliness. In the real world people use tools to make things. A programming language is a tool. At the moment i am sitting in front of a terminal writing a java app. I use java because I know it to the extent that I can write a functioning app suitable for my purposes. I’ve dipped into other languages as and when they have suited my purposes Perhaps I should stop what I am doing and spend the next couple of years or so until I am completely and utterly proficient in this and any other languages you may wish to suggest We learn through the application of knowledge and the identification and correction of mistakes.

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