Whoever decided to make the menus in Visual Studio 2012 uppercase deserves to be taken out back behind the woodshed. Y’all know what happens then.
Whoever put in the registry key
(set the DWORD value to 1)
deserves a raise. Now, if they’re the same person, give them the raise before doing the Woodshed Experience . . . but I doubt this is the case, it sounds like “commitee of thirty six people, one of whom actually uses the product” kind of thing.
A few minutes later:
I can’t believe the color scheme. Can it really be this bad?
Ahh, there’s a color theme editor:
That this has to exist makes me sad. We need more woodsheds.
I propose that at the end of a legislator’s term in office, that they should be required to recite the text of the bills they voted for, word for word, under penalty of fines and imprisonment (as with impeachment). In other words, they should know and be able to prove that they knew what they were voting for.
Just an idea.
Kirkus Reviews on E. E. “Doc” Smith, here.
Doc Smith used to be my go-to guy when I wanted to retreat from the world and read some good old fashioned planet bashing. It’s hard to beat the thrill of a little vacuum-tube-based super science vaporizing the home world of a whole race of Bad People.
These days I read Vernor Vinge and Charles Stross for that. Smith was never strong on character development.
But God knows, we could sure use some lensmen.
Seymore Cray talks at Berkeley in 1976. And more here. Installation of a recent model (very interesting build process) here.
I’m gonna have to go re-read The Supermen.