Re: DeMarco & Lister coding wars
Peopleware was required reading on my software engineering degree!
51 posts • joined 21 Jun 2007
According to the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit who presented at a conference I attended a couple of weeks ago, if you pay you may or may not (same odds were given) get your files un-encrypted but you definitely will get your details passed around as someone who paid to other ransom ware controllers, who of course will then target you even more.
I started with a ZX-81, then a Commodore Vic-20 and then a Commodore 64 before going out to work doing data entry on a IBM System 360.
Then off to uni to study Software Engineering and a career (employment more like!) so thanks very much Clive, it's all your fault! :D
I didn't think the Commodore 64 Programmer's Reference Guide was bad, I've still got mine although I don't refer to it anymore.
Back to the ZX-81, absolutely loved Mazogs and 3D Monster Maze but 3D Defendr was virtually impossible to play - great times to be growing up.
Actually this may be the really crucial bit -
"Make sure that the custom ringtone is being copied from the computer to the correct folder on the phone. It cannot be copied from the SD card on the phone."
As I copied the file to the Music section and then moved it using "Files" on the phone.
Will try again over the weekend.
I bought the phone because I thought (being Windows) I would just be able to drag & drop and not have the hassle of Android struggling with WMA names of bands and songs which it does sometimes.
The file that I currently have in the Ringtones folder doesn't show up in the list of ringtones in settings which is where my frustrations come from!
Much prefered my Samsung Galaxy SII to my current Lumia 735. Everything is a total pita! I haven't even managed to create ringtone following the instructions here http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/how-to/wp7/start/create-ringtones that will appear in the list of ringtones available.
All I had to do with the Android phone was choose "set as ringtone", didn't need to format the file in anyway.
Having learnt to program in BASIC on the ZX-81, followed by variants of Commodore (VIC-20 and C-64) and BBC (both Electron and BBC), then QuickBasic and VB for DOS, then moving into the internet world with asp, then VB.net I do like the it.
MVC has finally forced my hand, while I could code it in VB.net I decided that I would finally move to C# as that is the industry standard.
Both languages have good points and bad points but it's only a language at the end of the day.
Not got iTunes (preferring Android and Amazon) but the wife has being a Apple fan (iPad and iPhone) so we listened to the album on iTunes.
It's really poor, let's face it if it had been on the quality of the Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum or Achtung Baby nobody would be moaning about a free copy but sadly it's not.
Your postcode and cabinet are still to be evaluated by Connecting Devon and Somerset. Your exchange is within the programme. However, decisions on which cabinets get upgraded off the exchange will depend on the outcomes of pending detailed surveying.
you are sent a usb device that the key goes into to allow you to add funds to it.
very clever apart from the fact that you couldn't use the latest version of IE in it (still can't for that matter) which wasn't so bad as it worked in IE mode in Firefox.
sadly it doesn't any more so you have to roll back to an earlier version of IE to get it to work.
My mother in law has just got the new C-Max as her mobility car and in the first week they were locked out of it twice because there is a problem with the keyfob and the central locking but so far Ford haven't managed to find a fix for it.
It's a very common problem with them.
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