ATC :: Since February 2001

Friday, April 08, 2005

Movie line of the week answer - [8:24 AM]

Yesterday's movie line was a success, we actually had people make a guess.

Our winner is newcomer Linda Craft, thanks for playing Linda, and congratulations. Psst, Linda, you need to get a blog started to I can link to you. Smile, life is good!

Thanks for playing.
Click here for a permalink to this entry.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Movie line of the week - [8:32 AM]

Watchin' it on the big screen!Good morning movie liners, sorry for the lack of a line last week, there's good reason behind it but that story will be saved for another day.

Here's the new line, good luck!

Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
Click here for a permalink to this entry.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Wanted something different - [11:57 PM]

Jerry Buss, the owner of the LA Lakers, said he "wanted something different" when asked why he got rid of Phil Jackson and Shaq.

He got something different, a losing team.
Click here for a permalink to this entry.

Linux... it sucks less than it did 10 years ago - [11:08 PM]

RibbitMicrosoft doesn't have much to worry about in the battle for the desktop against Linux. I'm glad I don't have comments on this site because that statement would be worthy of a few flames. It's not that they haven't made great strides, because it's really come a long way, but it's not there from a desktop perspective. Windows is still so much easier to navigate, and let's not mention basic configuration. Which file do I have to edit, was that /usr/local/profile or /usr/local/icantremember, sigh. Still, it's come a long way from a user's perspective. From a development perspective I can see why scripting style languages are so popular. The development tools that I'm aware of for C/C++ developers are pathetic. I know, I know, it's all about typing commands, piping this into that, but would it kill someone to create a great development environment? I'll stop griping about this some day, but for now it's the bane of my existence. I guess I've become spoiled to the absolute beauty that is Visual Studio. It just works, and it works really, really well. Edit, compile, debug; as God meant it. The next time you're having a bad day debugging your Windows based application be thankful you're not using gdb.

I think it'll get better, it has to get better if it wants to play with the big boys. Apple has proven you can put a world class GUI on top of a Unix underbelly. Eventually the Linux guys will get there. I've used gnome and KDE over the past month and I must say I like KDE much better than gnome, it feels a bit more polished. The KDE gang seems to be working toward better tools as well. I think that whole Unix machismo needs to get the final nail put in its' coffin.

Of course my brain cells will remember the days of old and I'll co-exist with the tools I have, I'm already doing it, but I sure love the development tools on Windows.
Click here for a permalink to this entry.