Archive for October, 2007

Spot the error

October 28, 2007

What is wrong in this picture ?


Is VAT value correct ?

E 43.99 * 20% = E 8.80

Isn’t it ? 🙂

Milestone: 1000 spam comments

October 23, 2007

Nobody cares about them; you always delete without regards.
So do I.

But, when you reach your first 1000th spam comment …
well you know, it’s a sweet moment we should enjoy together. 😉


Waiting for …

October 17, 2007

Finally, I remembered to order the book The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit .


Don’t tell anyone I’m looking forward to get it in my hands. 😉

I trust Gabriele Lana (generally) and what he wrote in this old post of mine.

I’ll let you know.

ps: since I’m not very lucky with deliveries, this time I’ll keep twice fingers crossed 🙂

(easy localization == bad localization) ? ( return : )

October 9, 2007

This transcript comes from a Windows 2003 R2 Standard Ed. SP1, language italian.
An old bug returns from the past: answers available are english only.

C:\temp>copy \\tsclient\c\*.zip
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): Sì
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): s
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): S
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): si
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): SI
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): Si
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): sì
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): T
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): t
Sovrascrivere C:\temp\ (Sì/No/Tutti): Y
        1 file copiati.
Microsoft Windows [Versione 5.2.3790]

This is a perfect example of incomplete localization.
The simpler the job, the worst the side-effect !

I’m so sad. 😦

ps: Need eng<->ita legend ?

Sovrascrivere: overwrite
Si: yes
No: no
Tutti: all

Is your Ajax interoperable ?

October 3, 2007

Once upon a time … actually few months ago, Microsoft joined OpenAjax Alliance, and everyone of us began waiting for some big news.
Maybe “dreaming” is more suitable, due to dreaming minds every developer (should) have.
If you didn’t know, you may read some news about that event here Microsoft Joins OpenAJAX Alliance .
A big present came to us few days ago, a fruit born from that joining.

Microsoft passed OpenAjax InteropFest test (InterOp Fest 1.0 site).
you may find more infos here: Microsoft Passes OpenAjax Alliance Interop Tests .

This is a good news, especially for this Ajax meeting in Pordenone, next October 11, guested by 1nn0va (depliant pdf).

An unexpected wishing well 🙂

Two speakers are Andrea Boschin and Andrea Dottor from XeDotNet.

If you are interested in this tecnology, you may find more news about this meeting here ASP.NET: Evento AJAX a Pordenone (italian lang).

You’d better not to leave this meeting.

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