Week Out and once more into the gap of hawgin’ tabs. This set is a bit better than usual and moves me to enunciate a cloud of mind itch.
First, an article [Link] entitled “What Is Windows Core OS?:” seems MegaHard is once more trying to reinvent their coffle code so that they have only one OS to rule the stupid.
Sounds like something out of Tolkien, and that’s how Byzantine ridiculous this is. The article claims that MegaHard has been trying to develop the one OS since Winders NT, which quite a few of us ORF consider the last decent OS that MegaHard managed to produce.
It has become evident over the years that MegaHard used to have a coherent vision (relatively,) but has been steadily losing it. This is a further demonstration. As I have noted for some years, it ain’t the OS, it’s the clients. I am an example of that: I keep WXP boxes so I can run Scientific Word. Everything else I need is handled by LINUX clients. And I pick the distro based on it supporting my list of LINUX clients. (And my prejudices for OS support – which is what damns Canonical.)
Another question I would pose to MegaHard is how many users of Winders have not graded up to WX? The answer is quite a few and the primary reason is clients that WX doesn’t support.
So MegaHard is once more orally flatulent.
Next, an article [Link] entitled “Valerie Harper, who played lovable, sassy ‘Jewish’ sitcom star Rhoda, dies at 80.” I mention this for a couple of reasons. I was in grad schule back when Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper ruled television. Ms. Moore was the lesser of the two. Other than her role in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” her acting was rather too tightly strung and mechanical. Ms. Harper, on the other hand, was the girlfriend we didn’t have time for. That was back when STEM departments had almost no women students and didn’t care. In those days we still had a delusion of free will. If a woman wanted to do grad work in physics or maths or chemistry and had the grades, welcome to the jungle! If not, do something else.
Yes, there were a lot of professors (and a few grad students) who were gender bigots but not very many. I have to admit that I wasn’t very concerned about competition because the competition was all about academic jobs and I wasn’t about to be an academic. That was a nasty a rat race as working on Wall Street.
A lot of my fellow students agreed with me. They also went the government/industry route rather than teach at junior colleges. And most of use wished we had a Rhoda to go home to. So she was our generation’s Rosie. Life was simpler then. We had valid expectation of useful, productive lives and, by and large, we lived them. But somewhere along the way, Amerika lost that and committed the worse environmental damage ever. So now we not only can look forward to economic poverty but also existential poverty.
And no Rhoda, so far as I can tell.
Makes me glad to be Linuxian and ORF.