Monday, January 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I've gone sour on Mono, so decided, now I'd settled on a music player other than Banshee, to get rid of it:
Removed: mono-core.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 Dependency Removed: avahi-sharp.i586 0:0.6.25-3.fc11 banshee.i586 0:1.4.3-3.fc11 banshee-musicbrainz.i586 0:1.4.3-3.fc11 boo.i586 0:0.8.1.2865-6.fc11 gnome-sharp.i586 0:2.24.0-3.fc11 gtk-sharp2.i586 0:2.12.7-4.fc11 log4net.i586 0:1.2.10-5.fc11 mono-addins.i586 0:0.4-6.20091702svn127062.1.fc11 mono-data.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 mono-data-sqlite.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 mono-extras.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 mono-ndoc.i586 0:1.3.1-4.fc11 mono-nunit22.i586 1:2.2.10-9.fc11 mono-sharpcvslib.i586 0:0.35-9.fc11 mono-web.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 mono-winforms.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 mono-zeroconf.i586 0:0.7.6-8.fc11 monodoc.i586 0:2.4-19.fc11 nant.i586 1:0.85-27.fc11 ndesk-dbus.i586 0:0.6.1a-4.fc11 ndesk-dbus-glib.i586 0:0.4.1-4.fc11 notify-sharp.i586 0:0.4.0-0.6.20080912svn.fc11 podsleuth.i586 0:0.6.3-2.fc11 taglib-sharp.i586 0:126.96.36.199-2.fc11 Complete!
You won't be missed!
Friday, August 07, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
I've mentioned for several years that I think Microsoft is in decline. It's still profitable, it's still a behemoth, and it's not going to disappear, but there have been a number of problems and business decisions that have taken some time to fully manifest within the marketplace. John Gruber goes into a lengthy analysis of some of the factors.
To be clear, Microsoft remains a very profitable company. However, they have never before reported year-over-year declines like this, nor fallen so short of projected earnings. Something is awry...
...I’m not arguing that Microsoft will collapse. They’re too big, too established for that to happen. I simply think that their results this quarter were not an aberration, but rather the first fiscal evidence of a long, slow decline that began several years ago.