2 say or not 2 say...
Here are a few things that you really wish you could say at design review sessions...

1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of cr*p.
2. I don't know what your problem is but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
3. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
4. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
5. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
6. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
7. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying.
8. Ahhh...I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
9. I like you. You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.
10. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
11. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
12. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
13. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
14. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
15. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
16. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
17. And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be...?
18. Do I look like a people person?
19. I started out with nothing and still have most of it left.
20. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
21. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
22. I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.
23. Can I trade this design specification for what's behind door #1?
24. Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
25. Chaos, panic, and disorder --- my work here is done.
27. Oh I get it--- it's like humor---but different.
MC Oskowis   Friday 25 April 2008 - 12:22:16
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    AJAX from scratch...
Did you ever wander what the hubbub was about this new tool that is currently utilized by the likes of Amazon, Google, and Flikr.

http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/54258.html
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MC Oskowis   Wednesday 05 September 2007 - 13:52:58
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    Verisign to exploit their monopoly once more...
Verisign decides to raise the wholesale price from $6.00 to $6.42, an increase by 7%. While in the same breath it was revealed that it costs Verisign as little as $0.14 a domain to manage them. Yes that is a staggering profit margin of 4500%, but not any different then the margins the pharmaceutical and petroleum consortium have been enjoying for a much longer period of time.

All because Verisign was smart enough to negotiate a contract with the naive (the only way I can rationalize it) ICANN back when the whole web browser was just start get traction. Talk about the proverbial cash cow, Verisign's little increase will net it $23 MM in profit.

Twenty three million reasons for them to do it again next year...

Verisign announces price increase on .COM and .NET domains
Ex INCANN Board Member say .COM costs are $0.14
MC Oskowis   Friday 06 April 2007 - 14:36:45
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    AJAX from Scratch...
Did you ever wander what the hubbub was about this new tool that is currently utilized by the likes of Amazon, Google, and Flikr. This article give you an interesting summary of this 'old' technology that has been renewed.

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MC Oskowis   Saturday 18 November 2006 - 17:40:55
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    Beware of vparivalka!!
The term 'vparivalka' is a Russian slang word with connotations of fraud and cheating and is currenlty used to describe the newest in increasingly complex and coordinated Internet attacks against PCs.

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CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:33:06
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    If only software bugs were as easy...
Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints by QANTAS pilots and the corrective action recorded by mechanics. By the way, Qantas is the only major airline that has NEVER had an accident.

'PROBLEM' stands for the problem the pilots entered in the log and
'RESPONSE' stands for the corrective action taken by the mechanics.

PROBLEM: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
RESPONSE: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

PROBLEM: Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.
RESPONSE: Autoland not installed on this aircraft.

PROBLEM: Something loose in cockpit.
RESPONSE: Something tightened in cockpit.

PROBLEM: Dead bugs on windshield.
RESPONSE: Live bugs on backorder.

PROBLEM: Autopilot; in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-fpm descent.
RESPONSE: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

PROBLEM: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
RESPONSE: Evidence removed.

PROBLEM: DME volume unbelievably loud.
RESPONSE: DME volume set to more believable level.

PROBLEM: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
RESPONSE: That's what they're there for!

PROBLEM: IFF inoperative.
RESPONSE: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

PROBLEM: Suspected crack in windscreen.
RESPONSE: Suspect you're right.

PROBLEM: Number 3 engine missing.
(Note: this was for a piston-engine aircraft; the Pilot meant the engine was not running smoothly)
RESPONSE: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

PROBLEM: Aircraft handles funny.
RESPONSE: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

PROBLEM: Radar hums.
RESPONSE: Reprogrammed radar with words.

PROBLEM: Mouse in cockpit.
RESPONSE: Cat installed

CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:32:38
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    Manage your external dependencies in Java...
Frustrated in keeping track of what versions of what libraries you are utilizing for your project. Are you curious if there are any newer versions of you favorite open-source jar file?

Jayasoft has released Ivy 1.0, a free java based dependency manager, with powerful features such as transitive dependencies, ant integration, maven repository compatibility, continuous integration, html reports and more.

The Ivy CruiseControl Plugin provides continuous integration support, and the Ivy Eclipse UI offers Eclipse users help with writing ivy files. A public repository of common ivy files is also available.

Professional support is available from Jayasoft.

Future releases will include:

o Subversion Dependency Resolver to allow storage of dependencies in subversion.
o Ivy Eclipse Classpath, to allow use of ivy files as a library repository in Eclipse.

CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:31:59
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    Keep FireFox from being a memory hog...
Unfortunately, for Firefox, the great alternative to Microsoft's IE, suffers from a nasty memory leak that over time will eat up a considerable amount of memory. This is how to fix it.

1. Open a new tab. Type "about:config" without quotes into the address bar and hit enter/click Go.

2. Right-click anywhere, select New, then Integer. In the dialog prompt that appears, type:
browser.cache.memory.capacity

3. Click OK. Another dialog prompt will appear. This is where you decide how much memory to allocate to Firefox. This depends on how much RAM your computer has, but generally you don't want to allocate too little (under 8MB), but if you allocate too much, you might as well not do this. A good recommended setting is 16MB. If you want 16MB, enter this value into the dialog prompt:
16384

(Why 16384 for 16Mb instead of 1600. Because the value is in kilobytes which there are 1024 kilobytes to a Megabyte. (i.e. For 16Meg: 16*1024k = 16384))

4. Click OK to close the dialog box, then close all Firefox windows and restart. You should see improvement on the amount of memory it takes up. Especially if you are visiting multiple sites at a time.

CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:31:20
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    Keep you desktop free of commercial bloat, go windows open source software
By supporting open source software for Windows, not only are you encouraging the development of world-class software. But you are getting software that was designed to solve a specific problem and not necessarily to be marketed to the masses.What that mea
CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:30:16
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    Telcos suck and there is nothing your government can do
Telcos shouldn't be forcing our local governments to allow them to provide lackadaisical efforts in supplying broadband to less than profitable areas, while preventing any competition either government or private from competing against them. Sound?s similar to the steps that the robber barons of the railroad industry took to keep competitors off their tracks in the late 19th century. Again it goes to the adage those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. Read More...
CMS Administrator   Friday 24 February 2006 - 10:29:21
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