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Ask Slashdot: How Long Should Devs Support Software Written For Clients?

billster0808 Be careful... (384 comments)

Clients have a funny way of making everything into a bug. Customer changed their minds about something after they've already signed off on it? Bug! Your code doesn't run on an OS that didn't even exist when you wrote the software? Bug! Customer wants a new feature? Bug!

more than 2 years ago

Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':

billster0808 That's odd (206 comments)

My calendar says: Today is Pungenday, the 3rd day of Chaos in the YOLD 3176

more than 4 years ago

New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

billster0808 Re:What about open source phones? (1235 comments)

Or even better, just change the sound to be completely silent. No hardware mods required

more than 5 years ago

Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

billster0808 Re:sue Amtrak and JetBlue (675 comments)

That's all fine and good if you've got a big pile of money for a lawyer, and don't mind missing a few days of work to spend in court. But what if you're an average middle class person trying to scrape by, you probably can't afford an attorney and can't risk taking the time off of work because they're afraid they'll get laid off. Wanting to fight the Man is great, but doing so just isn't realistic for most people.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Wants Broadband, Computers Part of Stimulus

billster0808 Re:China (901 comments)

I sure hope you're posting from the US

more than 5 years ago

Black Mesa Nearing Completion, Trailer Released

billster0808 Re:One word! (103 comments)

You'll still have to buy something that uses the Source engine.

more than 5 years ago

Bittorrent To Cause Internet Meltdown

billster0808 Re:Well Duh (872 comments)

Wow, that's like taking hostages, and saying it's the cop's fault when you shoot them.

more than 5 years ago

Bittorrent To Cause Internet Meltdown

billster0808 Re:A little extreme there, don't you think? (872 comments)

You cannot just block BT because a few also use it for piracy

What about if the vast majority of people use it for piracy?

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?

billster0808 Re:Filter Lines (702 comments)

I've just got it set as an alias:
alias vimxxd='vim -R +"%!xxd" +"set ft=xxd" +"set nomod"'
vimxxd opens it up in hex mode.

more than 5 years ago

In the U.S. election just ended, I voted ...

billster0808 Re:Vote by Mail (709 comments)

It would be pretty hard to do a booklet with positions on it, seeing as how they change by the week with most politicians.

more than 5 years ago


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