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I know I've been a bit quiet on the writing front lately (big things happening at the day job and all), but I wanted to let you know about a couple upcoming events I'll be at. It's always fun to meet-up and give away these TDWTF mugs. [expand full text]
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Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-07 20:01 • by Mr.Burns (unregistered)
Whole 'lotte' of? TRWTF is spell checking turned off? FRIST?

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-07 20:35 • by Tyler (unregistered)
Regarding the "think before you code" message - Test Driven Development (TDD) is an excellent way to practice this (and you still get to code while you plan).

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-07 21:45 • by That guy (unregistered)
400904 in reply to 400900
It's a metric lot. Just like tonne is a metric ton.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-07 23:53 • by russ0519
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 04:56 • by Steve The Cynic
400911 in reply to 400908
russ0519:
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?

"Stuff" is a tricky word.

It can be a verb, in which case "stuffs" is the third person singular form for the non-past tense.

It can be a stand-alone non-countable noun, in which case the concept of singular or plural doesn't apply, so we use what is superficially a singular form.

It can form part of a compound non-countable noun like "foodstuffs", which is always plural in form and usage.

"cloud stuffs", however, doesn't really meet any of those patterns, in which case one might be forgiven for suspecting a neologism.

And if you are going to pick on other people's use of language, you would do well to be very careful with your spelling.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 05:19 • by Steenbergh (unregistered)
The title on that speech for London has a typo. It should obviously be 'Through', not 'Thru'.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 06:07 • by F (unregistered)
400913 in reply to 400908
russ0519:
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


Dunno. What's a prural?

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 08:43 • by Steve The Cynic
400930 in reply to 400913
F:
russ0519:
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


Dunno. What's a prural?

The opposite of singurar, I guess.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 10:12 • by tharpa
400940 in reply to 400913
F:

Dunno. What's a prural?


It's a prudent plural.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 10:59 • by no laughing matter
Alex Papadimoulis:

And next thing you know, a “proof of concept” becomes production, and a team is stuck maintaining a legacy.

Which just means it has met the requirements of the business.

The only way to prevent "becoming a legacy in production" is to never meet the requirements of the business in the first place.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-08 11:43 • by cconroy
400952 in reply to 400913
F:
russ0519:
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


Dunno. What's a prural?

It's a perfectry cromurent word.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-09 03:33 • by Matt Westwood
400984 in reply to 400952
cconroy:
F:
russ0519:
not to be a grammar nazi, but since when is stuffs the prural of stuff?


Dunno. What's a prural?

It's a perfectry cromurent word.

It's a rubbery word.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-12 18:29 • by Jon (unregistered)
401160 in reply to 400913
It is not polite to make fun of him just because he is asian.

Re: ConFoo & QCon London

2013-02-19 05:57 • by Cbuttius
Oh, now I know what you look like;

http://qconlondon.com/london-2013/presentation/Racing%20Thru%20the%20Last%20Mile:%20Cloud%20Delivery%20Web-Scale%20Deployment
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