Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Create the Splendid Future!

The MP3 player I bought for myself from a Hong Kong dealer on eBay, several years ago, has just died. It won't turn on. It makes a rather bulky 128MB USB drive, but that's about it.

Searching for new firmware from its manufacturer's website,, I find the following "mission statement". I'm thinking of adopting it myself!
JiaHongFengHui Technology Co.,Ltd.Time which in the after PC time, the numerical code soar, receives spirit which goes all out, devotes to the numerical code industry condition unceasing
innovation: On the one hand has established the nation -like numerical code product channel network, on the other hand establishes represents the development tendency the digital product system. The Shenzhen good rainbow numerical code science and technology limited company the continuously close attention modern numerical code technology development direction and consumer's personal demand tendency, and the anticipation hand in hand will cooperate in the digital domain with your multitudinous strength merchant, altogether will create the splendid future!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Offshore cluelessness

Why is it that offshore developers don't have a clue?

I mean, they couldn't get a clue if you covered them in clue musk and locked them in a nightclub full of horny clues and made them do the clue mating dance.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Not getting enough

After the last post about Inemuri - "power naps" - I had opportunity yesterday to indulge...
We had a 2.5 hour "roadshow" from senior management to endure, including presentations, a patronising sketch to teach us how to project-manage, and a tepid Q&A session. I suppose it was an opportunity to find out what was going on in the company, but I used it to catch up on some zeds.

As it turned out, I needed it. A sleepless night followed, and I am now knackered. Staring through bleary eyes at MS LookOut(TM) wondering what urgent email requiring immediate attention to delete next.