Working 14 Hours a Day Cool?

Aaron tells us that working 14 hours a day is cool for him. I can certainly understand that. For many years, I was nearly coding 10 hours a day (yes, I was even coding during my lessons at school!). After a while, you just loose interest. Not in code, I’m still coding a lot. But after a few years, you learn to like things that you do with your family. It is difficult to deal with both coding, weblogging and family life, and like many things, it’s a question of concessions between your frustration and the frustration of your partner. But at the end of the night, you feel quite relaxed of a no coding night. You’ll learn to love to have two lives, coder and husband.

You know, I start talking like someone in his forty’s. This is frightening.


Versionning and WinFS

Here, Jeremy asks if we want versioning in the file system.

Let’s think about what exactly ins WinFX and WinFS targeted at, in term of product strategy. That’s right, including more of the common tasks in the OS. Go over the simple “The OS deals with hardware, for everything else you need to add stuff”. Word uses versioning and reviewing. Excel would. Aggregators like newsgator would too. I would love to be able to undo changes to a file I did, even after saving and quitting my application. Versionning is a must, in the delta form obviously. Don’t only do it on text, but also on any binary file. Add an extension to the WinFS type handler for the application developer (understand, me), to implement it. Then show it in the shell, as a stack. Ask the user which version he wants to see (simple form of a checkout), or let the application deal with it too.

Yes, obviously, this should really be optional. Set either by the application or by the user for applications not supporting it natively. Real source control. And don’t call it either versioning or source control. Call it… Well, call it something that makes sense to my mother, and that I can read without being annoyed. You’re the smart guys and I’m not in Redmond yet :-)


Ingo loves his Hyper Threaded Dell 5150

I just wanted to blog it before Ingo does…

He’s been waiting for his Dell for a few days, got it, and started installing everything. And now he’s crazy over Hyper-threading. And you know how I know it? Just because his messenger name changed. This might become a new form of communication.

This was an absolutely useless post. For anyone not willing to read that kind of posts, I keep them in the Blogging category, so you can ignore them more easily.