* Posts by Oliver Reed

14 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Microsoft has gone to great lengths to push its tech, but survey suggests many devs slipped through the .NET

Oliver Reed

Re: 12% used it *before* release?

I used .NET before it was released.

I was a contractor at the time working with VB6 and thought that .NET would be the next big thing (i.e. would get me more contracts!) - so I was exploring the SDKs in 2001 before the IDE was released.

Roll forwards to 2021 and although I'm no longer a contractor I'm still making a living from using .NET :)

Looking for something on which to spend all that bonus Bitcoin? How about The Hoff's very own KITT?

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Both in action (Bodie and Doyle, Capri and Escort) ;)


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Must be Bodie's 3.0 Capri


Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram

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All well and good but ...

Given the mass of the ass and the angle of the dangle . . . .

. . . . can they use them to calculate the measure of the pleasure?

We checked in with the new Windows 10X build, and let's just say getting this ready for late 2020 will be a challenge

Oliver Reed

Re: Please, no more.....

"Are you going to actually tell me that (almost) every man and his mother isn't WHINING about Windows 10's Tiles???"

Sorry - couldn't let that go.


Grammatical Liaison Officer

Pope tells his followers to log off for Lent

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Down with this sort of thing

(Apologies for using such strong language)

Jimmy Hill feted in Shoreditch

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Re: Instead of Jimmy Hill or David Attenborough, who would you like to see commemorated instead?

Mr England himself - Oliver Reed

Heavy sleeper? Put your god-given talent to work and raise some cash

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Unfortunately I suffer from insomnia . . .

. . . but on the upside, only 3 sleeps until Christmas

Microsoft's Azure chief: What's good for cloud is good for on-premises too

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Guthrie's Alive!

But his blog died about a year ago

It's time for a long, hard mass debate over sex robots, experts conclude

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My God! You're a machine!

My girlfriend often says this

Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Object Orientated Programming is like making love to a beautiful woman...

Pull out the appropriate object and remove any bugs and viruses that you find.

Make sure that interfaces are clean and (initially) loosely coupled.

Try out a few different and obscure methods.

Explore a few test scenarios; in the event of an unexpected failure, simply pause, re-adjust your code-base and jump straight back in.

But when you're done it really doesn't matter what kind of mess you leave inside as long as the final result is that, after the next major release, you have another happy and satisfied customer.

UK.gov job ads entice IT bods with promise they will be OUTSIDE IR35

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It may be outside of IR35 now...

... but a few years down the line HMRC will refactor the rules and get it all back again.

Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

Oliver Reed

The WOW . . .

. . . stops Now

Sysadmin sticks finger in pipe, saves data centre from flood

Oliver Reed


And by Hanumans balls too!


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