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Friday, February 10, 2006

Movie line of the week answer - [3:27 PM]

Good afternoon.

Our winner, and still champion, is Mr. Chris Ledoux, congratulations Chris!

The correct answer was...


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Foggy Glass? - [3:25 PM]

ExtremeTech: "Aero Glass, a specialized subset of the 'Aero' Vista interface, requires a DirectX 9.0c-capable graphics card, which only 'performance'-class graphics add-on cards (such as the Nvidia GeForce FX 5900) can process." - Wowzer.
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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Movie line of the week - [12:51 PM]

Cut, cut, cut!Good afternoon movie liners!

Kim and I were walking through Blockbuster Video the other day trying to decide what movies to rent and just happened across a movie we hadn't thought of in years. Great movie line fodder in that film!

Here's the line, good luck!

Wait a minute! Why don't they just mix the mayonnaise with the tuna in the can... HOLD THE PHONE! Why don't they just FEED the tuna fish mayonnaise!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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I love this guy! - [12:49 PM]

Randy Magruder: "As long as Delphi and the other IDE's lived under the Borland name, Borland was NOT going to push them. In this, the Borland executives are right. Delphi developers everywhere have known they were sitting on one on of the best kept secrets in the industry, a RAD IDE that actually let you (gasp) port your Win32 code to .NET, without re-writing it all (someone please get smelling salts for the Visual Basic guy who just passed out. I don't want him missing anything I'm saying here)." - He really needs to take this show on the road.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

How's dBase doing? - [5:30 PM]

All the Borland talk makes me think about dBase and where it landed, a brand new company.

I wonder how they're doing?
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More on Borland - [5:22 PM]

Brian Moelk: "There is also the possibility of a smaller company or group of private investors willing to run with a Delphi Inc." - Emphasis on Delphi Inc. is mine. Everything I'm reading about Borland spinning-off the IDE products completely revolves around Delphi, so why not just jettison everything else and focus a small company on Delphi, period. If folks aren't interested in the other languages, or they're not doing well enough in the market, just be rid of them. Now's the time to get rid of the dead wood.
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How about Microsoft Delphi? - [2:10 PM]

Well, well, well, well, well... It looks like Borland is either pure genius, or they've lost their final nut, I'll leave that one up to you to decide. From what I've been reading it looks like the Delphi crowd is quite happy with the move, but not so sure about losing the Borland name, see the press release for more information.

So Delphi, C++Builder, C#Builder, JBuilder (and Peloton), InterBase, JDataStore, nDataStore, Kylix, and older Borland and Turbo language products and tools are on the market. That's some very serious horsepower waiting for a buyer. The Delphi crowd is especially fanatical, think Mac.

Microsoft already owns the Windows development community with Visual Studio (C++/C#/VB.Net) and original formula Visual Basic. Will someone with chops acquire the IDE's? Microsoft could always throw a bunch of money at it and jettison most of the products; keeping the things in the IDE's that people like along with Delphi and the VCL.

How well would that go over with the Delphi community? Probably like a turd a punch bowl.

UPDATE: Nick Hodges reaction, along with David Intersimone's comments in Google Groups.
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The sadness continues - [9:30 AM]

MSNBC: "11 killed in week; Bush, Muslim clerics call for calm as global unrest persists" - Clearly this is what Prophet Muhammad would want.

Here's a link to a collage of the Muhammad cartoons causing all this grief.
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Insanity Continues - [5:33 PM]

CNN: "An Iranian newspaper says it is going to hold a competition for cartoons on the Holocaust to test whether the West will apply the same principles of freedom of expression to the Nazi genocide against Jews as it did to the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed"

CNN: "Police fired in the air Monday to disperse stone-throwing protesters demonstrating over a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, triggering a stampede in which a teenager was killed in northern Somalia."

MSNBC: "Four Afghans die; Danish leader, Bush confer over global protests"

All this over a cartoon.
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Sunday, February 05, 2006

True or False? - [9:07 AM]

MSNBC: "Thousands of Muslims rampaged Sunday in Beirut, setting fire to the Danish Embassy, burning Danish flags and lobbing stones at a Maronite Catholic church as violent protests spread over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad." - Is it true that the radical Muslims combine their religion and government? This is just plain stupid. Burn down a building because someone published a cartoon of your "holy leader" and you don't agree with it? Yeah, that'll make me jump right up and want to join your "religion". I don't believe the people that do these sorts of things can claim the rights of Islam. I'm a Christian and, unfortunately, there are people like this that call themselves Christians. They completely miss the point. TERROR NEVER WINS.
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