March 26th, 2007
|jimbojones||07:01 pm - BREAKING NEWS FLASH|
As if I wasn't already pleased enough with Microsoft today, it turns out that Exchange 2007 - although it says nothing about this on the packaging, on the DVD-ROM, or on the order form in the catalog - is ONLY distributed in 64-bit binary form. Admittedly, if one drills about three links deep in a Technet article, one will EVENTUALLY come across this little tidbit of data if one reads closely enough, but it sure as hell isn't getting shouted from the rooftops.
For those of you following along from home, that makes Exchange 2K7 simultaneously the only application to require the 64-bit Windows platform, and the only application that fucking works on the 64-bit Windows platform.
GREAT JOB MS, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Current Mood: murderous
Well, work for is a strong word. We're all volunteers, although sometimes it feels like a job (and I certainly list it on my resume -- it intrigues people). I do support and userdoc. I suppose the reason anyone would do volunteer support is somewhat like the reason people would code open source software. Even the Abuse Team is all volunteer (those people are hardxcore: "quota" of 10 hours a week and essentially volunteering to have users pissed at them).
You can actually run your own build of LJ if you're really interested in doing that: a lot of people do -- apparently it's not hard. There is a dev server but I don't know a lot about getting access to it; there's also a community, lj_dev. I think a lot of the relations with LJ's volunteer dev community as a whole blew up a while back due to really bad behavior by one person who was essential to the community (he pissed off a lot of old school folks and got banned from our IRC network), and then other people left when the 6A thing went down, and so there are very few volunteer devs these days . . . it's more like some support people do it on the side. Also, a lot of the dev work is now being done in house because 6A can pay, and people aren't working at a distance, so it's on whiteboards and not necessarily easily accessible to volunteers.
I've been living in Atlanta for two years now! I was a grad student, but I dropped out, and am working as a web designer, and contemplating whether I want to go back to school for courses in print design, marketing, interaction design, IT admin, or web development, because most people want to hire someone with web design PLUS one of these other skill sets. I was moving within Atlanta -- I have SUCCEEDED in my mission to move.
researched by me, escalated into "issue investigation" where the support -> dev liaison is going to contact the Bad Behavior developer and ask him how we can modify our user agent string to be acceptable to bad behavior (that's one theory), or whether the byte range is actually bad. Thing is that starting a byte range at 0 is NOT against W3C policy, but it may be a problem with his specific plugin, in which case he needs to fix it to be in compliance with W3C, not us. Until then, the workaround you can use is to turn off bad behavior on the originating site, immediately create the feed, and then turn it right back on. It won't block any further requests from LJ. If you sense that I kind of don't know what I'm talking about, I don't, cause this is kind of bordering on being a Perl question, and I don't speak Perl.