Saturday, July 31, 2004
After this, my first choice for lunch was the D'Angelo sandwich shop in the same plaza. I walked in, looked at the empty line and the six people waiting for their sandwiches to be made to order, and retreated to Pluto (or more precisely, the Burger King drive through.)
The reason is simple, Although I loved their sandwiches for 12 years, the chain doesn't seem to execute well any more. Anything which implies a failure (like a backlog of customers waiting for orders, even though they may have been standing around for mere seconds) sent me running.
Their quality has slipped and thus they have lost the trust with came with fast execution and good product. That's how you kill a relationship.
Friday, July 30, 2004
I don't actually do my blog posting via http://www.blogger.com, but rather I run MovableType on the local machine running Kendra Electronic Wonderworks. So if you see this post, you're likely not seeing the the real blog; head directly over to my real blog to get my latest.
Is Microsoft less reliable than other software companies? Probably not, but their breath and depth of market share makes them more visible. If they are less reliable, it's not any one KLOC is worse than anyone else's, but that their attempts at tight integration cause the failure to be seen in more programs.
Writing a program (merely an interface actually) to use SSPI in place of OpenSSL should be a week's work. But somehow I cannot seem to get my head around it after over two weeks, and I don't know why.
It's not a technical problem, per se. This back end glue stuff is what I do for a living. But I seem distracted almost by choice, be it by chasing after the cats, going to my sister's wedding, posting photos from same (sorry no link), reading the news on the web three times in an hour, or ... writing this.
I need to break down the problem and more simply, get cracking.