07 Mar 2003 @ 9:01 AM 

  1. What was the last song you heard? “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones – the woman across the office seems to only have the one song from that CD.
  2. What were the last two movies you saw? I’ll say: last one in a theater was Treasure Planet and last one on TV was Gardens of Stone
  3. What were the last three things you purchased? Groceries
  4. What four things do you need to do this weekend? Watch TV, play with the boy, eat, sleep
  5. Who are the last five people you talked to? Tom, Laurie, Jim, Alex, Angie

Boy, am I dull or what? Oh, well.
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 07 Mar 2003 @ 7:24 AM 

According to an article on News.com, Microsoft is going to begin allowing multiple concurrent versions of each DLL on their new .Net Server platform. They claim this is a benefit so that applications that depend on a particular version won’t break when the new DLL is not backward-compatible with the old. I guess they couldn’t fix their flawed compatibility checking, so they just let every program have their own set of DLLs. Way to build on the modular, object-oriented thing there.

The article goes on to mention that .Net components will be able to be copied from one system to another without going through a tortuous installshield procedure, but can be simply dropped into the appropriate directory and they’ll work, no Registry-hacking required. According to a .Net manager, “It is good for scaling out–it means you can copy applications instead of reinstalling them. The whole process becomes much simpler.” Gee, couldn’t we do that with any program before MS decided that the Registry was a Good Thing?

Next up, DOS 2004.
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