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Hey, I'd love to get in on that kind of debate at a cocktail convention. Actually an even better person than I would be my boss, Jason, who went from Las Vegas speed & flair tending to college town tending to opening a craft bar/restaurant. PDXCW?
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2013 on Designing Bars that Make Money at Alcademics
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I agree with those saying there is some polish missing. I don't like the fact that I'm snapped out of desktop and into Metro with some things. But I've been using Win8 for my primary OS on my netbook for months now, and it's awesome. Granted, it probably helps that this is one of the Acer touch-screen netbooks that they gave out at PDC in 2009, so the touch interface of metro is far more usable. But when I find that I'm on the keyboard and mouse, I haven't struggled at all to adjust. 99% of the time, Metro is great even with a keyboard and mouse. Desktop is a WIN key button away, and the performance improvements are almost mind-boggling.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
Totally agree with Jeff. I think the "Everyone Should Learn To Code" is really just an attempt by programmers to make our job easier. How many times have we thought, "Man, the user wouldn't be bitching about this if they just effing understood how this stuff really worked?" This movement, to me, is programmers trying to solve their own problems instead of the problems of the users. Lord knows I've spent time with people explaining that I understand that to them a certain change should be "like a 30 second change" but it actually a 4-developer, 3-week nightmare involving multiple vendors, etc. It's frustrating and I wish - at those times - they understood that better. But that's not their job. Their job is not to understand me, it is my job to understand them. The entire argument strikes me as very Apple vs. Linux in approach. The Apple approach insists that the user shouldn't be required to understand anything other than their want, whereas the Linux approach encourages the user to try and solve their want on their own. Is there anything wrong with the latter? No. Is it for everyone, no. And that's the problem with the "everyone should learn to code" conceit.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2012 on So You Want to be a Programmer at Coding Horror
"tangible gestures of appreciation" Man does that sound dirty...and I just reviewed a rum made by a pornstar.
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How the hell am I behind Blair? Obviously this study is flawed...or people are going to Blair's site to buy syrups. Either way, I don't like it.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2011 on Alcademics is Influential at Alcademics
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