May 5th, 2005


Bumper stickers I never expected to see at Microsoft #2

Actually, this one kind of seems normal given that we're a software company. Without fail, it seems that there's at least one wiccan/pagan/Goth/druid in every division of every software company I've worked for.

For better or worse, it seems that professional geeks get into this stuff more than most other folks.

Me, I don't get it. I never did like D&D, and one of the reasons I got into software was simply I like problem solving: when confronted with a bug of any description, chances are good there's a logical, rational explanation for it.

To me, spirituality of all flavors is all about finding answers to problems that you can't reasonably expect solve - I mean, come on! You're not going to find out why that hawt girl doesn't want to go out with you by running around naked in the dark during Solstice, or by drinking grape juice and pretending it's wine with a bunch of like-minded folk in a high school gymnasium.

Gayest product name ever

This just in:

Apple releases Bonjour for Windows.

Warning: installing this caused Firefox and the Gmail notifier to throw a couple dozen exceptions on my Windows XP SP2 PC.

I'm guessing Apple didn't bother to do basic QA on the product - the installer warns you that IE needs to be shut down, but doesn't do anything with other apps that use this DLL such as Firefox. Ah well.

Anyhow, that's pretty much the gayest product name I've heard in my entire life.

Can anyone out there outdo Apple on this one?

No, Rendezvous doesn't count.