Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Microsoft Automatic Update - Up Yours

Ok, Microsoft just gave me another reason to switch to Mac or Linux for my next machine. I keep automatic updates set to ask me before installing and yet just this morning my machine is bogged down dead slow running Windows Update and next thing I know it's asking me to restart my machine. So Microsoft is saying to me take this update and shove it up your computer. So I say to them take your crappy slow irritating OS and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Favourite Zen Proverbs

I have two favourites that can be used to help maintain a certain amount of sanity in a somewhat insane world. The first has been with me for some time and helps to remind one that everything (and we really mean everything) in the world is in it's natural state no matter how much we may think it isn't. The second one is a fairly recent acquisition on my part and is almost a corollary or a metaphor of the first. Here they are in all their simplicity:
  1. Everything is as it should be.
  2. The snow falls, every snowflake in it's proper place.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Great news for Python developers.

Eliminating the global interpreter lock in Python will open the door (wider) for high-performance applications written in Python. Can't wait for this to be solid.

Link: Google searches for holy grail of Python performance