Strange what sorts of things need to be spelled out explicitly nowadays. You know you’re in trouble when your employee training includes a discussion of company policy regarding employees making inappropriate comments or questions about underwear.
New in Visual C++ 2005 is the ability to
specify a manifest
dependency via a #pragma directive.
This greatly simplifies using version 6 of the shell
You just have to drop the line
// do not use – see discussion below
One of my friends is involved with Science on Tap, a free, informal monthly get-together in the Seattle area covering science topics for the general public. (Recent coverage in the Seattle-PI.) The topic for July 30th is “The three things you need to know about tsunamis”,
I just made up that term now because I needed a word to describe the situation where some manager is put in charge of a feature but is not given a staff to implement that feature. This happens more often than you might think,
On Mark Rosenfelder’s Zompist web site I found a series of cultural guides named How to tell if you’re ‹nationality›. All of the entries are simultaneously funny and insightful, such as this one from Turkey:
A company can fire just about anybody it wants.
Solving this next problem should be a snap with your
nascent psychic powers:
I’m trying use FormatMessage
to load a resource string with one insertion in it,
and this doesn’t work for some reason.
The string is
“Blah blah blah %1.
The IT department here will periodically send out notifications regarding changes to the network infrastructure or updates that are being deployed across the company. One of my colleagues sent me email saying, “Cool, they’re using Roman numerals!” It was in response to one particular IT notification that included the following sentence:
This update will require approximately X minutes.
Nobody asked, but I’m going to post it anyway. These are the movies I’m planning on seeing, along with my twisted take on the plot, based solely on the movie description.
12:08 East of Bucharest
Fri May 25 5:00pm (PP)
Residents of a Romanian town differ in their recollections of how they overthrew Ceaucescu.
Larry Osterman mentioned this almost in passing quite a while ago, that the parameters to PostQueuedCompletionStatus are not interpreted by the operating system. Well, obviously the first parameter, the handle to the completion port, is interpreted as the handle to the completion port.
Occasionally, somebody will use the fact that they were nominated for the Nobel Prize as some sort of proof that they are a qualified or well-respected person. Except that it proves no such thing.
This isn’t like the Academy Awards or the Pulizter Prize for which receiving a nomination means that you are one of a handful of finalists.