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  1. #16
    PWilmarth Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote:

    >Man, you guys sure are testy. Can't take a joke?



    Blob,

    Glad your feisty self back.

    P

  2. #17
    blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "PWilmarth" <pwilmarth80231@msn.com> wrote:
    >
    >"blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Man, you guys sure are testy. Can't take a joke?

    >
    >
    >Blob,
    >
    >Glad your feisty self back.
    >
    >P


    Yeah, I was trying real hard, but.... Anyway, how was your thanksgiving?
    Mine, great. By the way, the pocketpc issue we were talking about is solved.
    It is not pretty, it's buggy at the moment but I have an IPAQ that can talk
    to a mainframe. Pretty cool. I originally gave up in .NET and went back
    to CE and C++. Then the light bulb went off(no comments please). Cost was
    cheap(to my wallet) but the company will pay dearly for not allowing me to
    use web services on this.

    Thanks

  3. #18
    PWilmarth Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote:
    >
    >Yeah, I was trying real hard, but.... Anyway, how was your thanksgiving?
    > Mine, great. By the way, the pocketpc issue we were talking about is solved.
    > It is not pretty, it's buggy at the moment but I have an IPAQ that can

    talk
    >to a mainframe. Pretty cool. I originally gave up in .NET and went back
    >to CE and C++. Then the light bulb went off(no comments please). Cost

    was
    >cheap(to my wallet) but the company will pay dearly for not allowing me

    to
    >use web services on this.
    >
    >Thanks


    Well mine was great, too. Would love to hear how you solved that problem,
    since I'm interested in developing apps for the Pocket PC, but I haven't
    had a chance to download the .NET Compact Framework yet. My understanding
    is that it can be a bit tricky writing a Custom Data Provider for the Pocket
    PC.

  4. #19
    Slick Willy Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote:
    >
    >That didn't take long.
    >
    >>The government should just wipe you out instead. It would cost less and

    >accomplish
    >
    >Man, you guys sure are testy. Can't take a joke?


    Not true... your jokes are just not funny.

  5. #20
    Constance J. Petersen Guest

    Re: Real Programmers

    Hi Blob,

    "blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote in message
    news:3df0e5bd$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    > Man, you guys sure are testy. Can't take a joke?


    Interesting that your "jokes" are generally at the expense of others in this
    newsgroup. If you want to be honest, you could try rephrasing that as "Can't
    take a put down?"

    --
    Constance Petersen, DevX newsgroup section leader
    Build a great Web site: http://www.smartisans.com/
    Learn ASP.NET: "Programming the Web with Visual Basic .NET"
    http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1...tancepeterseA/
    --
    Please reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit



  6. #21
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "Constance J. Petersen" <constance@smartisans.com> wrote:
    >Hi Blob,
    >
    >"blob" <blob@blobblobblob.com> wrote in message
    >news:3df0e5bd$1@tnews.web.devx.com...
    >> Man, you guys sure are testy. Can't take a joke?

    >
    >Interesting that your "jokes" are generally at the expense of others in

    this
    >newsgroup.


    Now just a minute. I have been called moron, a**hole, jerk, loser, pretty
    much every name in the book. What, because I state the obvious it's at the
    expense of others? You should get off the high horse there.

    It was a joke. Are you saying VB isn't slow? Are you saying VB doesn't
    look all pretty up front? Please, every statement I made in this thread
    was true. Again, get off the high horse.



    If you want to be honest, you could try rephrasing that as "Can't
    >take a put down?"

    Put down to whom? There was not a single word about any one individual.
    Matter of fact it was directed at the language itself.

    >
    >Build a great Web site: http://www.smartisans.com/

    Coincidentally, your services defined on your web site are nothing a high
    school kid knowing ASP and VB couldn't do, for much cheaper I might add.
    Now that was a putdown and not a joke.

  7. #22
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    >Not true... your jokes are just not funny.

    OK, time to analyze.

    >Since you're all VB developers it wouldn't work. You'd all be shot dead
    >before you hit the ground. They'd drop you in and you'd be all pretty, >with
    >nice features, talking about how you can do anything the SEALs can do, >but
    >you'd be moving really, really, really slow with no concept of what is >actually
    >going on behind Baghdads walls."


    Come on, that was hilarious. I can't stop laughing. Hold on a second, I
    will take this to some of the other guys here and see what they say...............................................................................Yup,
    they're rolling in the aisles.

    >The marines would actually use you guys as decoys. You'd be all >flamboyant
    >and talking amongst yourselves(in a very loud voice I might add) about >how
    >great you are and how VB can save the rest of the world in a RAD
    >(ou"R" "A"rmy
    >"D"oes OO) fashion more so than any other army(put language here) and >your
    >army is so much larger than all the others that you could dominate >anyone.
    >About then, "BAM", Sarin, all over you. About that time you remember you
    >found out what atropine was and how to administer the shot, but you in >all
    >your VB wisdom forgot how to remove it and load the syringe because that
    >is under the covers, I didn't need to know that to make it work. ****. >Attrition
    >at its best - a few million VB programmers gone. Thanks Saddam."


    Again the same reaction. Hmmm. Maybe I should take this to the VB side
    of the shop and see the reaction. Be right back...................................................................................... ...............................................................Whoa.
    I about got my *** kicked. I see now - Non VB programmers - good sense
    of humor...VB programmers - no sense of humor. Yup, that's about right.



  8. #23
    Kunle Odutola Guest

    Re: Real Programmers

    Blob wrote:

    > It was a joke. Are you saying VB isn't slow?


    Compared to assembly code or C/C++ code of similar quality and utility?. VB
    is typically _slower_.
    Compared to LISP code or Java code of similar quality and utility?. VB is
    typically _faster_. [1*]

    When you factor in developer productivity however.....VB is streets ahead of
    all except LISP (assuming LISP is a viable choice for the problem domain).
    VB's IDE is certainly a **** sight more useful (and yes pretty) than LISP
    IDEs are.

    Kunle

    [1*] TowerJ and IBM java compilers produce kickass java code....


  9. #24
    Slick Willy Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    I guess since the software engineer career isn't panning out for you, you
    should switch to becoming a writer on TVs will and Grace or maybe Becker...
    those shows seem to be about your speed.

    You're a legend in your own mind.

  10. #25
    Michael Culley Guest

    Re: Real Programmers

    > Compared to assembly code or C/C++ code of similar quality and utility?.
    VB
    > is typically _slower_.


    Its is amazingly close though. One C Guru here at work wanted to prove to me
    how slow vb was. For the same simple routine he could only find a 10% gain
    in speed.

    --
    Michael Culley



  11. #26
    Michael Culley Guest

    Re: Real Programmers

    > I have been called moron, a**hole, jerk, loser, pretty
    > much every name in the book.


    Have you ever considered that maybe you are all these things?

    What you have done is the equivalent of making derogatory racist remarks and
    then claiming it was a joke. Only a moron, a**hole, jerk, loser would wonder
    why people took offence.

    --
    Michael Culley



  12. #27
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    >I guess since the software engineer career

    First things first, it's Senior Software Architect of IOS(that's Integrated
    Open Systems). And you are trying to claim that you are a software engineer,
    please stop, I've had enough laughs for one day.

    >isn't panning out for you,

    Actually, it's panning out quite well(to the tune of $108,500/year) thanks.


    you
    >should switch to becoming a writer on TVs will and Grace or maybe Becker...
    >those shows seem to be about your speed.

    Do you have a problem with these shows? I personally can't stand Will and
    Grace(the little gay guy has got to go, but Grace is hot - I love red heads)
    but Becker is pretty funny. I've always followed Ted Danson since Cheers.

    >You're a legend in your own mind.

    Aren't we all?

  13. #28
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    Kunle,

    It was a joke. I am sorry that you spent your time responding to that.
    It was just a joke.

  14. #29
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    "Michael Culley" <mculley@NOSPAMoptushome.com.au> wrote:
    >> I have been called moron, a**hole, jerk, loser, pretty
    >> much every name in the book.

    >
    >Have you ever considered that maybe you are all these things?
    >


    Man, you just don't get it. Yeah, I will consider it and really, it doesn't
    bother me. I just consider the source.

    >What you have done is the equivalent of making derogatory racist remarks

    and
    >then claiming it was a joke. Only a moron, a**hole, jerk, loser would wonder
    >why people took offence.

    First, I didn't wonder why people took "offense". I am not crying over it
    or losing any sleep. Second, I will say it again(for the last time) ------RACIST?
    ME? I am an african american male in the good ole USA. Hardly a racist.
    Now, I'll tell you like I've told many others, Shut the f*** up.

  15. #30
    Blob Guest

    Re: Real Programmers


    >Its is amazingly close though. One C Guru here at work wanted to prove to

    me
    >how slow vb was. For the same simple routine he could only find a 10% gain
    >in speed.


    Holy jesus h-christ pyle!!! Post the code!!! Doesn't 10% mean much to VB
    programmers. 10% is enormous!!!! Let's see the for loop that you used.
    I sure hope it wasn't that trival.

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