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"But to be totally honest with you, mostly I build servers because it's fun." I would hope so, because there's certainly no financial reason to do so. Economy of scale is a Thing That Exists. So is TCO. You're ignoring both in this article.
I'll echo the previous comments about innovation in the UI vs. actual innovation in the OS and add this observation: Every single version of Windows post-95 has had a one-click option to return the default UI to what the last version looked like. Every. Single. One. It's already been reported that the registry key that controls this is in the Windows 8 consumer preview and works as one would expect. The Metro UI is for tablets and touch screens, period. If you're running Win8 on a desktop, just turn it off.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
Unfortunately, Jeff, I think you've taken the wrong message away from the book. It's not about letting the child (or the deli guy) "reach an alternative solution by themselves", it's about letting the person you're interacting with feel you've understood their feelings and have validated them. Notice how in the second example the mother is identifying the child's emotional state (he wants something he can't have), letting the child know this ("I hear how much you want them"), and reflecting it back to him ("I wish I had the magic power..."). It's not about solutions, it's about learning how to empathize with other people.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2012 on How to Talk to Human Beings at Coding Horror
Reminds me of Ben Croshaw's comments on user-created video game DLC: "...and don't tell me user ranking is the answer, because anything that references Naruto will automatically get five stars."
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2011 on Trouble In the House of Google at Coding Horror
I would think cool and silent running would be one benefit for an HTPC; if the HTPC is also doing video capture at the same time it's playing, the multiplexed access should be less prone to stuttering on an SSD.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2010 on Revisiting Solid State Hard Drives at Coding Horror
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