Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2005-10-26 13:58
"MINIX 3 has many improvements over MINIX 2, too many to list. [...] The select system call has been added"
I remember MINIX being great fun to play with on a 1MB 286 -- nearly a real Unix, with full source code, networking and everything.
Posted by azz at 2005-10-26 13:47
"I, for one, would be much happier if Visual Studio did much less than what it does. Certain features in Visual Studio are supposed to make us more productive, and yet for me, they seem to denigrate and degrade the programming experience."
The point about IntelliSense (erm, yuck) and top-down implementation is an interesting one.
"But Visual Studio is not interested in having you write good code. It wants you to write fast code."
"Along with Visual Studio is also the .NET Framework 2.0, with some significant enhancements to Windows Forms, including a very strong commitment to ?dynamic layout? (sometimes also known as ?automatic layout?)." Only fifteen years after the rest of the world -- go Microsoft!
Posted by azz at 2005-10-26 13:46
Why would anybody want to do this?
The mind boggles.