Future Prediction Epic #FAIL!

A quote from 1995 in Newsweek,

Newsweek magazine in 1995: “Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic. Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.”

Wow, whoever said that, I am curious if they’re still writing future predictions?

Google vs. Microsoft vs. Apple APIs

Hmmmm.  Yup.  (From over on imgur)

Google vs. Microsoft vs. Apple

Google vs. Microsoft vs. Apple

Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and Oracle Org Chart

AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, and other org Charts (Click for full size)

AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, and other org Charts (Click for full size)

When the website I found this on responds again I’ll redirect it to that link, otherwise it appears dead.

NOTE: I’ve updated the link now, if you click on the image Bonker’s Site is back up!  🙂  Cheers!

Just Another Day At the Office, Doh!

Since it is ALMOST Firday, I figured I’d post a chat log speaks for itself…

1:49PM Rittlecakes, Berintz copy this link and spend the time to watch it when you get a chance….

1:49PM Lovingz, Stool #FAIL

1:49PM Yeh Doi link?

1:49PM Rove, Spunky yo no se

1:49PM Sirhc Mlohojs It’s the emperor’s new link!

1:49PM Yeh Doi Link from Zelda?

1:50PM Rittlecakes, Berintz http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/643
^^ damnit! i was putting it in an email too

1:51PM Sirhc Mlohojs http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_KW3S0od5s5U/TD3ndpCj1ZI/AAAAAAAAEzQ/ySZxLlZKqUQ/s1600/link13.jpg

1:51PM Lovingz, Stool Since Berintz did not provide a link, here’s a link to a monkey riding on a pig.

1:51PM Rittlecakes, Berintz I provided a link damnit!

1:51PM Sirhc Mlohojs So did I!

1:51PM Rittlecakes, Berintz but i am going to watch this still

1:51PM Lovingz, Stool My link is better.
Since Berintz ‘s link is boring, here is a chimpanzee riding on a Segway. With music! Turn it up!

1:53PM Dosin Manzi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSEyjjDOgDY

1:53PM Rittlecakes, Berintz zoinks!!!! damnit!

1:53PM Lovingz, Stool I can hear it!

1:54PM Dosin Manzi bam bbbbbbb bam bam

1:55PM Sirhc Mlohojs OK if you want something truly inspiring, here’s a fishing video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3Bf0WhvsNk

1:56PM Yeh Doi working now

1:56PM Dosin Manzi whats working you?

2:01PM Yeh Doi your mom

2:01PM Dosin Manzi not funny. my mom is dead, you monster.

2:02PM Yeh Doi
sorry man
I meant Berintz ‘s mom
lawl
ok I’m done

2:02PM Si Si Sayi’m appalled…

2:02PM Yeh Doi *ding!*

2:03PM Rittlecakes, Berintz ohh… My Mom is crazy… its ok

2:03PM Dosin Manzi APPALLLED!

2:03PM Rittlecakes, Berintz Applaud?

2:04PM Yeh Doi

2:04PM Rittlecakes, Berintz look its global

2:04PM Pervaiz, Sumairjeff, did not you say u’re done

2:05PM Rittlecakes, Berintz did you guys watch the video yet?

2:05PM Sirhc Mlohojs The 54 minute video?

2:05PM Rittlecakes, Berintz ne ways… you should… its really good

 

NOTE – The video to watch is: http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/643 and it is actually rather inspiring!

A Few WTF Moments!

Ever been working along on something, and you see an ad or get an error that just boggles the mind?  You look at it and just think to yourself, “what the…  why did they… I…  don’t… can’t…  even…  imagine.  Ugh idiot!”  Well here’s a few that have hit me lately.

This is SUPPOSED to be the Free Tier?

This is SUPPOSED to be the Free Tier?

I know, really, NOT a big deal at all.  1 penny.  But seriously, it’s supposed to be the free tier.  It probably cost MORE to charge 1 penny against my credit card than to just fix the mistake.  Meh, whatever, it’s rather hilarious really.

When The Hell Did This Get Updated Last??!?!?!

When The Hell Did This Get Updated Last??!?!?!

I got nuthin’.  Seriously, this is inexcusable for a corporate environment.  How many other security protocols or other things are completely in disrepair?  This type of nonsense actually concerns me.  (and btw, this was using Chrome, the IE message for IE 9 came up the same way)

Hosted TFS!?!? for $20 Bucks a Month?

Hosted TFS!?!? for $20 Bucks a Month?

Oh dear.  It’s bad enough using TFS internally, but hosted!  I can only imagine the horror!  In addition, at $20 bucks you could have gigs upon gigs of private storage for a Git or Mercurial account.  My take, go get an Unfuddle or Repository Hosting Account and use a seriours distributed source control system.  It’s time to step away from the sourcesafe… err, I mean TFS… and use a functional, scalable, and non-hindrance prone source control system.

Hope that was entertaining.  That was my PSA (Public Service Announcement) of the week.  Enjoy.

Bureaucrat Job Class, Seriously

I was looking through some code and found this class recently.  It almost reminds me of a class I saw called a speed up loop.  This however, is obviously more important to the grand scheme of politics eh!

public class BureaucratJob : IJob
{
    readonly ITradeReconciler reconciler;
    readonly ICalculationQueue queue;
    ILog log;
        
    public BureaucratJob(ITradeReconciler reconciler, ICalculationQueue queue)
    {
        this.reconciler = reconciler;
        this.queue = queue;
    }

    public void RedTape(object[] formsInTriplicate)
    {
        // intentionally doing nothing, just like any good ol American Bureaucrat!
    }

    public void Execute(JobExecutionContext context)
    {
        RedTape(new[] { "formsInTriplicate", "formsInTriplicate", "formsInTriplicate" });

        log = LogManager.GetLogger(typeof(BureaucratJob));
        log.Info(string.Format("Job Executing, it's currently {0} and all is well", DateTime.Now));

        log.Info("Reconciliation is starting.");
            
        var work = IoC.Resolve<IUnitOfWorkManager>();

        work.Begin();
            
        reconciler.Go();

        log.Info("Reconciliation has finished.  Calculation queue is now processing.");

        queue.Process();

        work.Commit();
        work.Complete();

        log.Info("Calculation queue is queued out n' done.");
    }
}

Hope you enjoyed the code read. 🙂 Cheers!

Shout it

Just Because…

The Truth Bites, Whoops

The Truth Bites, Whoops

Duty Calls

Duty Calls

…and that’s all I got for today.  😛