Comment On Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

Irrational Installation (from Mike T) My company recently shelled out $8,000 for a mobile TV conference endpoint that allows us to do a two-way video conference from the field using a fairly small device (about the size of a large digital camera). It's a pretty cool idea, but we're finding that the hardware and software design are just not quite Enterprisey enough for our liking. [expand full text]
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Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:20 • by operagost
351813 in reply to 351792
Meep:
Childish:
It turns out that the plastic switch was the reset button. Find the air slot on the side of the Mac Plus, & snap it in. Since Macintosh was user friendly, they didn't want regular people to have a reset switch.


Regular people don't want a reset switch, they want their computer to not crash.

Before System 6 introduced multitasking, Macs were incredibly stable. If you had a reset switch, all you gained was the possibility of accidentally pressing it and losing all your work.

Ah, the good old days of 19-diggety-two, when we wore onions on our belts.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:21 • by Hortical (unregistered)
351814 in reply to 351810
Hortical:
CoderHero:
Lockwood:
I was going to comment on the comment manager comment manager comment, but I had a problem with my hard dish and couldn't find a magnet.

There's your problem! Magnets and hard disks don't mix.


Oh, you said *disks*... Sorry, my mind was wandering. :P


Very original. Especially if you're one of the guys I did this to.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:25 • by zunesis (unregistered)
351816 in reply to 351810
Hortical (C-Octothrope in diguise):
CoderHero:
Lockwood:
I was going to comment on the comment manager comment manager comment, but I had a problem with my hard dish and couldn't find a magnet.

There's your problem! Magnets and hard disks don't mix.


Oh, you said *disks*... Sorry, my mind was wandering. :P


So you couldn't stand to respond to Hort's last post after he psychoanalyzed you, so to try and feel good about yourself, you made fun of him indirectly.

You know you have a problem with self-esteem when you resort to this.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:27 • by Peter (unregistered)
351817 in reply to 351794
C-Octothorpe:
Hortical:
Anyone smell that? It's the odd stench of an unjustified superiority complex.

Oh, wait, here it is:
C-Octothorpe:
Oh wow, you actually think I care what an anonymous loser on a forum thinks of me. Cool!

AND you even took the time to tell everyone about it...
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:28 • by Jochen (unregistered)
IBM's setup programs are epic.

Once, I had to install an update for IBM's WebSphere Application Server. You are supposed to install such updates using the UpdateInstaller for WAS. The only problem was that my installed version of UpdateInstaller was too old, so I had to update the UpdateInstaller first. Luckily, updates for the UpdateInstaller don't require another UpdateInstaller. The update program for the UpdateInstaller even found my existing installation of UpdateInstaller, but it hung while creating an uninstaller for the update of the UpdateInstaller. I had to uninstall the UpdateInstaller completely and re-install the updated UpdateInstaller in order to use it to install the update for WAS.

I guess that's what you should expect from a 100 year old company. Enterprise^2.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:30 • by C-Octothorpe
351819 in reply to 351816
zunesis:
Hortical (admitting his secrets):
CoderHero:
Lockwood:
I was going to comment on the comment manager comment manager comment, but I had a problem with my hard dish and couldn't find a magnet.

There's your problem! Magnets and hard disks don't mix.


Oh, you said *disks*... Sorry, my mind was wandering. :P


So you couldn't stand to respond to Hort's last post after he psychoanalyzed you, so to try and feel good about yourself, you made fun of him indirectly.

You know you have a problem with self-esteem when you resort to this.


Ha, I've got lots of problems, but self-esteem isn't one of them. Also, I've never logged in anonymously just to be a wanker, and I'm not about to start.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:32 • by boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe (unregistered)
351820 in reply to 351817
Peter:
C-Octothorpe:
Hortical:
Anyone smell that? It's the odd stench of an unjustified superiority complex.

Oh, wait, here it is:
C-Octothorpe:
Oh wow, you actually think I care what an anonymous loser on a forum thinks of me. Cool!

AND you even took the time to tell everyone about it...
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

So you're real name is Peter, eh boog? Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:34 • by Andy (unregistered)
I think we have some Good Cop/Sipowicz going on here.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:35 • by C-Octothorpe
351822 in reply to 351820
boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe:
Peter:
C-Octothorpe:
Hortical:
Anyone smell that? It's the odd stench of an unjustified superiority complex.

Oh, wait, here it is:
C-Octothorpe:
Oh wow, you actually think I care what an anonymous loser on a forum thinks of me. Cool!

AND you even took the time to tell everyone about it...
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

So you're real name is Peter, eh boog? Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.


Ooh, can I put my tin-foil hat on too?! Like I said previously, I may have problems but I think yours are much bigger than mine...

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:36 • by da Doctah
351823 in reply to 351796
anon:
Fred:
Because everything you buy for your computer has to have a CD so you can install something, I once got a Dell monitor with a CD.

WTF?

The "installer" basically copies a PDF of the manual to your hard disk.

Of course, it only runs on Windows.

I guess they figured if you're smart enough to have anything else, you're smart enough to figure out how to open a PDF from a CD. Or copy it yourself. Or just plug in the damn cable and forget about TFM.


Just about every monitor comes with a disc, usually containing the manuals and the driver. Yes, every monitor has a driver, which tells the machine what capabilities (resolution, refresh rate) it has. Now tons of monitor drivers are included with OSes by default, and the generic driver will work pretty well for just about every monitor, but there are a lot of scenarios where the driver can be necessary or at least useful


No CD (this was back in the days when you had to make a special request for a 3½" floppy instead of the default 5¼"), but my Apple //c joystick came with an instruction manual.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:38 • by Peter (unregistered)
351824 in reply to 351820
boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe:
Peter:
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

So you're real name is Peter, eh boog? Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.
Wow, you think I'm boog and C-Octothorpe. I'm flattered. Thank you. (No, really, thank you! I'll be walking on air for at least the rest of the day.)

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:42 • by Frankie (unregistered)
My hovercraft is full of eels.

Captcha: transverbero

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:44 • by Kella (unregistered)
351828 in reply to 351818
The ClearCase install process is amazing. First, the Install Manager is Eclipse (Java) based, so it's a behemoth. Once the installer is installed you use it to install CCRC (ClearCase Remote Client) which is also Eclipse based, and also a behemoth.

Installing it doesn't really make things better, the client is slow (and incompatible with any customizations your company has made to clearcase) that you'll probably ending up going back to the old, deprecated client.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:45 • by Lucent (unregistered)
351829 in reply to 351819
C-Octothorpe:
zunesis:
Hortical (admitting his secrets):
CoderHero:
Lockwood:
I was going to comment on the comment manager comment manager comment, but I had a problem with my hard dish and couldn't find a magnet.

There's your problem! Magnets and hard disks don't mix.


Oh, you said *disks*... Sorry, my mind was wandering. :P


So you couldn't stand to respond to Hort's last post after he psychoanalyzed you, so to try and feel good about yourself, you made fun of him indirectly.

You know you have a problem with self-esteem when you resort to this.


Ha, I've got lots of problems, but self-esteem isn't one of them. Also, I've never logged in anonymously just to be a wanker, and I'm not about to start.


Hey - I got you to talk to me again!

Yeah, I'm sure that wasn't you. What other motivation would someone have had to post that? You never responded to my post where I explained how I was getting to you (because it would be implicitly admitting that I was getting to you) and then someone posts "Oh, you said *disks*... "

That couldn't have been you trying to respond without ACTUALLY responding.

You just can't help yourself can you?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:47 • by Harrie in de Warrie (unregistered)
That magnet is just a great idea, not a TDWTF.. We have some videoconferencing setups, and some users "i know a thing or two about computers" tend to fiddle with 'em until its FUBAR.

And then come running in, screaming their heads off

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:47 • by Peter (unregistered)
351832 in reply to 351820
boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe:
Peter:
C-Octothorpe:
Hortical:
Anyone smell that? It's the odd stench of an unjustified superiority complex.

Oh, wait, here it is:
C-Octothorpe:
Oh wow, you actually think I care what an anonymous loser on a forum thinks of me. Cool!

AND you even took the time to tell everyone about it...
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

So you're real name is Peter, eh boog? Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.


What? No! Is it really that hard to believe that someone genuinely appreciates his input? Maybe there are more and they just don't say anything? At least I'd like to think so...

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:50 • by trtrwtf (unregistered)
351833 in reply to 351819
C-Octothorpe:
Ha, I've got lots of problems, but self-esteem isn't one of them. Also, I've never logged in anonymously just to be a wanker, and I'm not about to start.


It's the internet! Everyone's anonymous! And the unregistered users ("anonymous" in retard speak) don't log in!

Aren't you done yet?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:52 • by KattMan
351835 in reply to 351830
Man, this is what we have become?
I'm going to go visit the UI hall of shame just to see some WTF's without the diatribe for a while.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:54 • by Jim (unregistered)
351836 in reply to 351832
Peter:
What? No! Is it really that hard to believe that someone genuinely appreciates his input? Maybe there are more and they just don't say anything? At least I'd like to think so...


Yes, I'm a C-Octothorpe fan as well! I really love his writing. I think it's excellent. Especially the arguments he gets into with those guys who think they're so clever. They're not so clever.
You want to see clever? Keep an eye on C-Octothorpe. Cleverest guy on this site, by a long chalk.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:54 • by Ralph (unregistered)
351837 in reply to 351836
Jim:
Peter:
What? No! Is it really that hard to believe that someone genuinely appreciates his input? Maybe there are more and they just don't say anything? At least I'd like to think so...


Yes, I'm a C-Octothorpe fan as well! I really love his writing. I think it's excellent. Especially the arguments he gets into with those guys who think they're so clever. They're not so clever.
You want to see clever? Keep an eye on C-Octothorpe. Cleverest guy on this site, by a long chalk.


Me too, boy howdy. I love his modesty and subtlety especially.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:58 • by Ralph (unregistered)
351838 in reply to 351832
Peter:
What? No! Is it really that hard to believe that someone genuinely appreciates his input? Maybe there are more and they just don't say anything? At least I'd like to think so...


Completely apart from anything any other unrelated posters might say (who are not me, by the way), I think C-Octothorpe is the best thing that ever happened to this site. Without him, this site would be a dreary wasteland, bereft of wit or substance.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 14:58 • by Ted (unregistered)
351839 in reply to 351838
Ralph:
Peter:
What? No! Is it really that hard to believe that someone genuinely appreciates his input? Maybe there are more and they just don't say anything? At least I'd like to think so...


Completely apart from anything any other unrelated posters might say (who are not me, by the way), I think C-Octothorpe is the best thing that ever happened to this site. Without him, this site would be a dreary wasteland, bereft of wit or substance.


Wait, that wasn't Ralph who said that, it was me.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:00 • by Meep (unregistered)
351840 in reply to 351827
Frankie:
My hovercraft is full of eels.

Captcha: transverbero


Frog blast the vent core!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:04 • by aardvark (unregistered)
351841 in reply to 351838
Ralph:
I think C-Octothorpe is the best thing that ever happened to this site.


I agree. Half the fun is just listening to him talk.

What's better than the Daily WTF? A [/i]Walking[/i] one!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:12 • by Ralph (unregistered)
There's probably other hidden reed switches on the camera that unlock cool and awesome features! Let the treasure hunt begin!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:13 • by Ralph (unregistered)
351843 in reply to 351842
Ralph:
There's probably other hidden reed switches on the camera that unlock cool and awesome features! Let the treasure hunt begin!


I bet scratching the magnet over the lens for 10 seconds enables the 'soft focus' feature.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:42 • by hoodaticus
351845 in reply to 351785
Hey C-Octothorpe! Guess where I've been? Remember when you mentioned the Bastard Operator from Hell a few months back? Well, I read every single article that was ever written. Priceless. Thanks man.

Now that that's done, I can resume reading TDWTF.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 15:55 • by C-Octothorpe
351846 in reply to 351845
hoodaticus:
Hey C-Octothorpe! Guess where I've been? Remember when you mentioned the Bastard Operator from Hell a few months back? Well, I read every single article that was ever written. Priceless. Thanks man.

Now that that's done, I can resume reading TDWTF.


Fuck off, are you serious?!

I thought you died!

RE BOFH: I too got sucked into reading every article once too. Well, not *every* article, just for the past 5 years or so.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:00 • by Matt Westwood
351847 in reply to 351820
boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe:
Peter:
C-Octothorpe:
Hortical:
Anyone smell that? It's the odd stench of an unjustified superiority complex.

Oh, wait, here it is:
C-Octothorpe:
Oh wow, you actually think I care what an anonymous loser on a forum thinks of me. Cool!

AND you even took the time to tell everyone about it...
Speaking as another anonymous loser on an internet forum, I enjoy reading your posts. I don't know why your contributions seem to have attracted so much hostility of late.

Seriously, I like what you write here. Keep it up!

So you're real name is Peter, eh boog? Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.


If you lot are anything like me, you haunt this site when you're procrastinating.

Sigh ... back to work. Now, what actually *is* the definition of a scattered space? Is it a space where every non-empty subset contains at least one isolated point, or a space where every non-empty closed set contains at least one isolated point? I really need to know ... and my sources contradict one another. The latter (found on PlanetMath) makes most sense in the context of demonstrating that the Either-Or topology is scattered, but in the context of something else I can't remember now it seems too restrictive. The former (found in Steen and Seebach) seems to lead to contradictions. Both MathWorld and Wikipedia are silent on the issue. And don't bother to look at ProofWiki, it's self-contradictory on the subject.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:01 • by The Requester (unregistered)
Hey, can you bring back Nagesh, too. I love that character!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:01 • by boog
351849 in reply to 351820
boog = Peter = Cocktothorpe:
So you're real name is Peter, eh boog?
Close - you're only 5 letters off!

Don't think that I forgot you use your first name when posting anonymously.
1) Did you really invent some alternate universe where I said I used my first name to post anonymously, and
2) where can I acquire such god-like powers?

Or more to the point, how exactly is posting as the name "boog" not anonymous?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:03 • by Ralph (unregistered)
Would you please stop using "Ralph" as one of your sock puppets? Ralph is one of my sock puppets.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:05 • by Matt Westwood
351851 in reply to 351848
The Requester:
Hey, can you bring back Nagesh, too. I love that character!


Don't you remember? He died from eating too much uncooked diarrhoea.

(Of course, in India it's difficult to tell diarrhoea from their staple diet, so it's not an uncommon occurrence.)

I believe he's up for reincarnation, but you have to wait some time for the baby to brew.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:06 • by boog
Procedure:
1. Boot up the Xcaster
2. Place a magnet close to the lower left or right side of the camera lens (red circle on image below).
3. After 5-10 seconds, the GUI screen should turn white, and the Xcaster will reboot.
4. When the screen turns white, remove the magnet and wait for the booting to complete.
5. Reset procedure is now complete.
I'd hate to get this user manual mixed up with my pacemaker's user manual.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:08 • by Design Pattern (unregistered)
351853 in reply to 351811
Anon:
You wouldn't want people to accidentally reset to factory settings whenever they fiddle with the buttons.

That's not what Mike T asked for:
Mike T:

...but we're finding that the hardware and software design are just not quite Enterprisey enough for our liking.

Here's the enterprisey way of doing a factory reset:

* Print out an XML-Document (like WSDL of your average Webservice).
* Lay printout on wooden table.
* Photograph with digital camera.
* Order foto print by 3rd party company. Bonus points when done via a webservice.
* When foto print arrives, hold foto print for 5 seconds in front of lens of the TV conference camera.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:11 • by C-Octothorpe
351854 in reply to 351852
boog:
Procedure:
1. Boot up the Xcaster
2. Place a magnet close to the lower left or right side of the camera lens (red circle on image below).
3. After 5-10 seconds, the GUI screen should turn white, and the Xcaster will reboot.
4. When the screen turns white, remove the magnet and wait for the booting to complete.
5. Reset procedure is now complete.
I'd hate to get this user manual mixed up with my pacemaker's user manual.


Now *that* sounds like an awesome weekend!

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:13 • by boog
351855 in reply to 351813
operagost:
Ah, the good old days of 19-diggety-two, when we wore onions on our belts.
I remember that. We had to say diggety, because the kaiser stole our word for twenty.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:16 • by The Proclaimer (unregistered)
351856 in reply to 351851
Matt Westwood:
The Requester:
Hey, can you bring back Nagesh, too. I love that character!


Don't you remember? He died from eating too much uncooked diarrhoea.

(Of course, in India it's difficult to tell diarrhoea from their staple diet, so it's not an uncommon occurrence.)

I believe he's up for reincarnation, but you have to wait some time for the baby to brew.


I suspect he walks among us, and is no other than C-Octothorpe's personal troll, a legion of sockpuppets, and perhaps hoodaticus as well (the timing of his return is quite odd).

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:24 • by C-Octothorpe
351857 in reply to 351856
The Proclaimer:
Matt Westwood:
The Requester:
Hey, can you bring back Nagesh, too. I love that character!


Don't you remember? He died from eating too much uncooked diarrhoea.

(Of course, in India it's difficult to tell diarrhoea from their staple diet, so it's not an uncommon occurrence.)

I believe he's up for reincarnation, but you have to wait some time for the baby to brew.


I suspect he walks among us, and is no other than C-Octothorpe's personal troll, a legion of sockpuppets, and perhaps hoodaticus as well (the timing of his return is quite odd).


Here, he may be able to help you...

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:25 • by Englebart (unregistered)
Having just orchestrated a ClearCase LT to ClearCase full upgrade, the Installation Manager installer bit actually made perfect sense to me. Also, the LT product line made a lot more sense to me than the full version does. That must be why IBM killed it!

We skipped the silent install for ClearCase and just did it via the GUI. We did do the silent install stuff for RAD 8.0 because that takes a LOT longer and is better left to run unattended.

Hint if you want to attempt this, find the latest version of the IBM Installation Manager you can so you can skip the update of the Installation Manager itself!

Also, if you run the installer from the command line with -? or the like, it will show you the options you need to google. Same for the Installation Manager. The installation manager does a good job for you via -record or some similar option.

Codez available upon beer.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:38 • by The Proclaimer (unregistered)
351859 in reply to 351857
C-Octothorpe:
The Proclaimer:
Matt Westwood:
The Requester:
Hey, can you bring back Nagesh, too. I love that character!


Don't you remember? He died from eating too much uncooked diarrhoea.

(Of course, in India it's difficult to tell diarrhoea from their staple diet, so it's not an uncommon occurrence.)

I believe he's up for reincarnation, but you have to wait some time for the baby to brew.


I suspect he walks among us, and is no other than C-Octothorpe's personal troll, a legion of sockpuppets, and perhaps hoodaticus as well (the timing of his return is quite odd).


Here, he may be able to help you...

Yeah, OK. A fake psychiatrist.

I'm not angry. I'm just calling 'em as I see 'em.

Do you really think all this site is full of people who have focused their attention on you?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:47 • by KattMan
351860 in reply to 351859
The Proclaimer:


Do you really think all this site is full of people who have focused their attention on you?


No, I really think there are only three people on this site. Me, Alex, and some dude having conversations with himself using many different accounts.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:58 • by trtwtf (unregistered)
351861 in reply to 351860
KattMan:
The Proclaimer:


Do you really think all this site is full of people who have focused their attention on you?


No, I really think there are only three people on this site. Me, Alex, and some dude having conversations with himself using many different accounts.


Did you ever read A Scanner Darkly?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 16:59 • by hoodaticus
351862 in reply to 351847
Matt Westwood:
If you lot are anything like me, you haunt this site when you're procrastinating.
Exactly. I just came to the realization that the transaction domain model I'm building would be a hell of a lot simpler if updates got pushed out of the database and into my apps in realtime using events and absolutely no polling. I have a bare-minimum bandwidth requirement (meaning I can only send changes rather than whole recordsets), a high-security requirement, a client-side caching requirement, and my data is constantly, rapidly changing.

So, I'm gonna need a Service Broker, a session-based web service, a way to avoid duplicate caches and subscriptions on the client (I have many apps that will use this), encryption, compression, and authentication. And the client code has to be able to run in the nerfed Silverlight runtime as well as regular .NET4.

So yeah, procrastinating. But since I'm also a manager, I could be surfing porn and they'd hardly care. I think I'll go do that now.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 17:02 • by boog (unregistered)
351864 in reply to 351862
hoodaticus:
I'm also a manager

That's quite unlikely.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 17:06 • by method1
351865 in reply to 351789
C-Octothorpe:
Obviously the comments were written by a neural network.

One of the greatest poems written in the English language. The moving saga of the pig and the dove will live forever.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 17:25 • by too_many_usernames
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method1:
C-Octothorpe:
Obviously the comments were written by a neural network.

One of the greatest poems written in the English language. The moving saga of the pig and the dove will live forever.

My level of confidence in the human race has just been slightly incremented. Which is nice, because it's been plummeting rapidly of late.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 17:53 • by Some dude (unregistered)
351867 in reply to 351860
KattMan:
The Proclaimer:


Do you really think all this site is full of people who have focused their attention on you?


No, I really think there are only three people on this site. Me, Alex, and some dude having conversations with himself using many different accounts.


So it's really just you and Alex then?

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 17:57 • by OldProgrammer (unregistered)
Another example of failing the Turing Test.

Re: Unstructions: The Factory Reset, Irrational Installation, and Installs the Manual

2011-06-30 18:01 • by hoodaticus
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boog:
hoodaticus:
I'm also a manager

That's quite unlikely.
Which just goes to show you what terrible luck I have. Code doesn't get PMS. Nuff said.
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