Archive for May, 2007

Us, ourselves and you

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

If there was one change I could make to the English language, it would be to have two words for “we”; one meaning “us including you” and one meaning “us excluding you”. Think of all the confusion that would avoid. For starters, that persona non grata (some would say spare wheel) would quickly get the message when you say: “We (excluding you) are going to the pub now”.

Of significance too, but of lesser importance perhaps, would be singular and plural versions of “you”.

Of course, if you combine the two, you would have four variants of the phrases covering the different cases of “we” stated above.

Netbeans 6.0 M9 – now with Ruby + Rails support!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Oh boy, it seems everyone is jumping on the bandwagon! I’ve just been over to Netbeans, where I saw that there is a preview release (M9) of Netbeans 6.0, and lo and behold – Ruby and Rails support! Mind you, I never bothered to check whether someone had created Ruby/Rails plugins for Netbeans, so I’m not sure whether this is the culmination of long-term work from another project. It sure comes as a surprise to me! (more…)

Who’s your special Basis person?

Monday, May 14th, 2007

With Mother’s day over, it’s time to reflect again on the other special persons in ones life. Today I had an amusing discussion with two colleagues about who’s Basis guy is the best. It turned out very much like a discussion between some five-year olds about who’s dad is the strongest. (more…)