21 Apr 2000 cynick   » (Apprentice)

Played with a bunch of palm software today. Mapopolis is kinda cool.

Big deal today was talking this guy out of thinking IIS was anything resembling high performance. He kept phrasing things like "IIS barely exceeds our performance requirements, and is thus high performance" as opposed to "IIS barely exceeds our performance requirements and Apache, Zeus, and thttpd kick its ass twelve ways to Tuesday."

Same guy we had to talk down from thinking Visual Basic was cool, too. Some people. They're so smart, but sometimes they can be sooooo stupid. Argent, myself, and another programmer we work with spent the better part of two hours showing him lots of VB breakage that didn't exist in a half-dozen sane environments (Tk, even *spit* Motif), explaining concurrency issues, basic data structures, etc. I mean, the guy is a professional programmer, and he's not a -bad- programmer either, but ... argghh.

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