In case you think it's a good idea to build a business around another company's proprietary technology, this can (and does) happen: https://www.howtogeek.com/437372/what-is-vbscript-and-why-did-microsoft-just-kill-it/ If you think this is a one-off, talk to someone who built a company or product around Microsoft Silverlight... That screwed a whole lot of unwise people over.
Programming advice, wtf
Holy crap there is some really well-packaged terrible advice out there for programmers:
Basically arrest your humanity to become a better programmer is just... Ugh.
@zigg OK, whew. 😁
@zigg Oh my, had I known you hadn't heard Gentle Giant I would have piped up sooner.
They're pretty much the blueprint for a lot of the vocal harmonies of Spock's Beard.
If you're of a certain age you might remember the band "Meco". If that name rings a bell then you might enjoy this cover of "The Force Theme" by Scandroid:
(If that name doesn't ring a bell then here's a synth-based cover of "The Force Theme" by Scandroid. Also, I'm old.
@Bagel3000 I _think_ it's a CD / DVD burner, but I'm not entirely sure.
Yeah, this doesn't seem shady at all. Not at all.
@Jo Honestly this is about as secure as a travel soap-dish container. At least the travel soap dish has another use, and won't draw attention to itself like this piece of crap.
@polychrome my guess is that they're still using '00s hardware in these things because they're now "proven" and because they can now outsource maintenance to outside firms that boast "10+ years of experience" with this hardware.
@aspittel How to get out of my own way so I can design games.
Why do I stay on ?
Because every now and then, I get warm fuzzies by ruining someone's day.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more