The LonghornBlogs site seems to be unaccessable since yesterday. I am not sure, if this is due to the internet getting bogged down by all those new year greetings flowing around or some problem with the site itself..:-)
I understand what Raymond ment when he said that each application that does not run, means 1 less person who converts to the latest version.
I use a USB modem provided by my ISP for my DSL connection. This is a "Tera-100U" and works fine with XP. But I have not been able to get it work with either Windows 2003 or Longhorn. I am unable to find an updated version of the driver, not does my ISP know of a new version.
This is proving to be a real pain as I now do not have access to the net from those two OSes...:-(
If someone does know of a upgraded driver, do let me know.
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I was channel surfing today and landed up in channel "now", where a programme called Game God was running. They were today talking to Peter Molyneux, who is the creator of the very successful Black or White. I have played this game, though I did not really like the graphics I did like the concept. He was talking about a newer version of BorW in the works and a new project that is called "Project Ego". He described it as a RPG with a lot of new technologies and this is gonna be from Microsoft.
That made me do a search on this and I landed up on a GameSpy article which says this is a XBox only game..:-(
This does sound quite interesting...
Hmm.. if only Xboxes are avbl here and are affordable....
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I have kept away from this controvertial topic as I feel that this does sometimes hurt a lot of people. But it also helps a lot of people. Americans & Europeans now feel the pinch and people in countries like India, China and other eastern european countries reap some benefits.
One of the things most people are not aware of is that not everyone in India is an illitrate person coding for peanuts. We have our share of inefficient programmers, as anywhere else. But we also have some very good ones. Most of us here, do try to do a very good job of it and a lot of us are in it more for the love of computers rather than the money (Software & IT is one of the best paying jobs).
India is no more the cheapest place to get software written. China and the East European nations give us a close run for the money. The biggest advantage India has is the legacy of English and the respect for education that is an inbuilt part of the indian mentality.
I just wanted to put my thoughts in one place and this is it...:-)
There are dozens of C# compilers floating around the net in various stages of completion. If our CodeDOM providers for C# (and VB.NET) supported parsing in addition to generating, who knows what might happen. My guess is that at the very least less resources would be wasted on compiler projects that don't see it through to completion.
One of those early things I tried to do with .NET(in the Beta days) was to create a template based code generator to ease some common stuff. I wanted the template to be in C#/Vb.NET and use replacing of specified variables and using the CodeDom to generate the final code.
I needed to parse the templates into a CodeDom structure and I was delighted to find a parser as a part of CodeDom, only to be dissappointed with a notImplemented exception. The parser never made in to any of the versions till now. I gave up on that project as I did not have enough time to put into writing a full fledged parser.