Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

It’s been fun to watch Microsoft pitch cloud, cloud, cloud, Azure, cloud, fluffy cloud, with relatively little attention devoted to Windows Server these days. In fact, I’m told it almost caused a semi-rebellion in the Windows Server team, who was all like, “um, we bring in eleventy billion bucks a year, love us please?” But let’s imagine why that might be.

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The word “bated” is unusual these days, so it’s understandable why people – and their AutoCorrect – explain that they’re waiting with “baited” breath. But please don’t. “Bated” is short for “abated,” meaning “reduced;” I’m waiting with bated breath is similar to I’m holding my breath, I’m so excited. Waiting with “baited” breath… I shudder to imagine what you mean, there.

Worms?

Categories: Life

In the past few months, I’ve engaged in a number of discussions on trust. Specifically, in relation to software found on the internet, and most specifically with regard to software in public repositories like PowerShellGallery.com, a NuGet repo, an NPM repo, and so on. I’ll lay out some of what people have told me, offer some observations, and then – most important – ask you what you think.

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October 26, 2017

Truthfully, I do not understand why anyone is content to clap from the nosebleed section instead of standing on the stage.