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January 30, 2006

Would you buy a laptop from a tv shopping channel?

I was up late channel surfing last night and came across the ShopNBC channel. They were selling something called the Durabook, which can supposedly survive having hot coffee dumped on the keyboard (the visual was cool, anyway). What I found really amusing, though, is that both the description on the screen as well as the voice-over guy described it as having 512Mhz of memory. Even moderately computer literate folks were sure to pick up on that. It probably didn’t hurt sales to their target demographic, though.

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If you ignore the fact that I never watch tv shopping shows, I'm no more or less likely to buy a laptop from such a show than I am WalMart or Office Depot. In either case I'd read the specs and make my decision based on them instead of letting the ignorance of the salesperson influence my decision.

Posted by: Bryan Johns | Jan 30, 2006 4:05:15 PM

ASPSOFT has quite a different philosophy about consulting than most companies out there. We don't believe in commoditizing development talent. Instead, ASPSOFT employs published and industry recognized .NET experts. You don't get stuck with inexperienced developers who are just learning the ropes.

Dont forget the way one come from. Dont blame the beginers or other least experienced developers for making the contract on your way.

let live

keeep up the good job

Posted by: vijay | Feb 10, 2006 11:35:00 AM

As the owner and operator of a highly prominent anger site, I just want to let you know that I would never, in my life, hire someone that was such a fucking idiot to have anything to do with my website.

You ass clowns couldn't hold a candle to a real developer like me (hey, check out my website if you want to see *real* quality code). Even my wife, whose still learning English, could do a better job than the shit you try to pawn off.

And what the hell is with Angry Coder? I was going to add a link to your page in my links section (check it out, why don't you?) but then I realized what utter and complete shit it is.

It's a damn shame you try to build yourself to be some kind of guru or a hotshot, but in the end you can't even maintain your own fucking pages or keep on track with a simple blog. Give me a fucking break. Anyone that pays you must be out of their fucking mind.

Posted by: Ned Brickley | Feb 10, 2006 10:37:44 PM


I just Googled you. Nothing but crickets chirping. Thanks for playing, though.

Posted by: Jonathan Goodyear | Feb 20, 2006 12:09:44 PM

Hmm, seems that someone has been impersonating me. The posting from February 10 was NOT from me. I only came here because I found the site listed in my logs and was curious. I also have a much better command of the English language then the fraud who posted under my name. I don't curse in my public postings. It demonstrates a small and uneducated mind.

I haven't done web sites prefessionally in almost 10 years and don't care to. My path in technology went down a different road. I also never claimed to be a master coder. In fact I will freely admit I can't code my way out of a wet paper bag with a machete. I do Anger Central as a hobby, nothing more. Whoever fraudulently under my name obviously isn't aware of this.

If you have logs from this time you may want to see what the IP of the poster was when he posted the above drivel. I really doubt it came from my systems.

I don't blame you for feeling insulted and responding in kind. I would have done the same, but I think I would have been a bit more biting in my sarcasm. ;)

And as to the chirping crickets...
http://www.angry.net/images/crickets_1.wav :)

Ned Brickley, the one, the only and uncloned to date.

Posted by: The Real Ned Brickley | Mar 28, 2006 6:45:30 PM

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