Dear Windows Mobile,
By the time you read this blog post, I’ll be gone. I’m sorry for doing this but you left me no other choice. I know comes as a bit of a shock to you – especially because things have been going so well. But I’m sorry – I cant stand watching all those iPhone users giggling in the corridors anymore. I think you’re swell, but I don’t think we’re right for each other. First of all, we’re not compatible. You’re a a bit too clunky and I’ve lost patience. Secondly, I’m tired of waiting for Windows Mobile 7. It’s too late isn’t it?
Anyway, I want to try another smart phone. But you know what? I still want to be friends. We had some good times, developing software on the brilliant compact framework. I’m very sad it has to be this way. But please, don’t cold boot like last time. Maybe I could still answer questions on the Compact Framework from time to time. I still code in .net! Look I wont even make issue of the fact that I had to buy you a replacement battery.
So, take care of yourself and all the best.
Am I the only one that finds this picture a bit strange?
What is Microsoft trying to say?
Why are those people so manically happy? (Obviously to see Stripey means alot to them)
Are they Live developers that are thrilled to see at least one person is using the search engine?
I’d be interested in what you believe is going on here. Please post a comment.
Click on the image below to experience the grandeur and tragedy of the past, bought to your by Anthony again.
Inspired by Moulin Rouge, my friend Anthony has come up with a movie summary with an important life lesson. Click below to learn the full story of a classic comedy.
(It’s a shame he didn’t include the part about the parking attendants, but what can you do?)
Creating user experiences that are intuitive and rewarding for just about anyone is one of the most interesting aspects of my work.
I frequently agonize about the design of programs, worrying whether normal people will be able to understand how to interact with them. Perhaps I shouldn’t worry too much. My 2 year old seems to have an uncanny ability to use electronic devices, which should be a credit to the designers.
A list of things my two year old can do (that I don’t want her to do), without any training:
- In a 5 second burst, using the computer mouse and keyboard to wreck havoc on my Windows Desktop (this is not unique to my child. A smiling little boy wandered over to me yesterday in the doctor’s waiting room and managed to do the same thing on my laptop in less than 2 seconds)…..Let me assure you that Visual Studio is NOT child-proof.
- Eject the PCMCIA card from my laptop and bring it to me whilst I am cooking (it happens frequently, let me assure you)
- Eject the SD wireless networking card from my PDA and leave it neatly next to the pda (she wouldn’t dare show me that one)
- Switch off our media center (c0mputer) using it’s hardware button when the show is at it’s most interesting (while the audience on the couch yell warnings)
- Switch on most computers the house whenever she feels like it
- Access the Internet with mummy’s mobile phone (we suspect that the phone company may have called one day and tutored her on how to do this…there can be no other explanation)
- Find the “stop” button on the media center remote
- Pulls out my PDA stylus and manages to run virtually every program on the thing
- Turn on the phone and lock it out so we have to call the phone company
- Turns on our digital camera, watches previous videos and takes pictures
- Turns the heater off and on (of course she’s not allowed to!)
Perhaps I need to model my designs on modern electronics, as these seem to require no prior learning.
My kids love TMNT, so by popular demand, here’s the official movie summary.
Don’t have time to see movies? Want to know the plot so you won’t be embarrassed at social occasions?
One answer (although not a particularly good one) is a “movie summary”. This is a short comic that sums the movie up.
So, what do you think?
How could you forget “Teen Wolf” with Michael J Fox? What do you mean you never saw it.
Perhaps this will trigger your memory: