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When the big merger was announced, the IT staff of both corporations was a little bit nervous, and with good reason: The day after the announcement, many redundant positions were eliminated. Miraculously, the IT staff on both sides was left almost untouched. With the integration of two disparate code bases, there was a lot of work ahead. The Odd Couple [expand full text]
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Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-11 09:23 • by Enterprise Nooblet Container (unregistered)
382932 in reply to 382713
I think you should spend some more time lurking before posting.
Frist is a joke about people yelling that they were first in the comments field. Some 40 years ago.

As for taking digs at Microsoft, you do realize that they do more than just Visual Basic, right? C# seems to be well liked, and I at least have no hatred for MS Windows. (Even thought I use Ubuntu myself)

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-11 11:01 • by Retsila (unregistered)
382953 in reply to 382743

The registry isn't useless, just over-used. The idea of a central place for configuration settings per machine is a decent one. And in fact it does quite well when used correctly.

the registry is the most insane idea I have ever seen.
now corruption of 1 file can destroy a whole OS (yes I know there are tools to edit the registry that should enable it to be fixed but in the real world that seldom happens)

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-11 11:12 • by Endaar (unregistered)
382957 in reply to 382770
Anonymous Bob:
Amen to that. Just today I was investigating the "icacls" command to change the ACLs on some files via a batch file. It turns out it won't break the inheritance chain of ACLs, which seems to be how most permissions are passed on through the directory tree. So, to break the chains (without using the GUI), you have to get the old xcacls.vbs that was used on XP. Oh, and it's not supported and not guaranteed to work on Win 7. Great. How do they let a half baked tool like icacls out the door?


http://www.gbordier.com/gbtools/fileacl.asp

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-11 12:31 • by barf 4eva (unregistered)
"But no matter, they thought -- it was only Visual Basic."

Now there is the real WTF... You should know when immersing yourself in VB6 or earlier, that the can of worms is complimentary!

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-12 12:12 • by Nagesh
383059 in reply to 382953
Retsila:

The registry isn't useless, just over-used. The idea of a central place for configuration settings per machine is a decent one. And in fact it does quite well when used correctly.

the registry is the most insane idea I have ever seen.
now corruption of 1 file can destroy a whole OS (yes I know there are tools to edit the registry that should enable it to be fixed but in the real world that seldom happens)


Any OS can fail. Backup is necessary. If you want back up, look forward to severe availability services available for this purpose.

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-13 05:49 • by stray (unregistered)
383075 in reply to 382899
Norman Diamond:
Microsoft told them they wouldn't have to keep old CDs because expired MSDN subscriptions would still allow downloads. Some people call me unprofessional for not being 10% trustful of Microsoft.

If these people allow up to 10% trust into Microsoft before calling someone unprofessional, I call them blue-eyed hippies.

Re: The Logic Behind Modern Maintenance

2012-06-19 14:48 • by Paul R (unregistered)
That is plain scary - I'd hate to think what you'll find in the next batch of code.
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