Special thanks to Microsoft for forcibly updating my Visual Studio installation LAST NIGHT with unpublicized breaking changes to the Package.manifest format! We got through it and made it happen though. 😉
Here’s the presentation I rifled through at the beginning of the talk: http://bit.ly/tallycc2016
We didn’t go though all the slides since we pretty much covered it during our talk… and because the Voice Command Service Stuff isn’t in it.
(For what I feel is the first time in a long time…) My talk crashed and burned.
The projector setup in my assigned room had a VERY bad VGA cable that my Surface Book refused to work with… at all. So the participants at my talk sat and waited for nearly 25 minutes (out of a total of 50 allocated minutes!) until a couple of MacGyver-types figured out how to get things working again (thanks you two!). We raced though the content of the talk but I felt bad that they had to drink from the firehose on what was already a LOT to ingest in under an hour.
So, good people, I apologize that things weren’t right for you while we were there. Hopefully you’ll be able to easily figure things out based on the comments in the code. If you’re coming to the Tallahassee Code Camp on 4/16/2016 please consider giving me another chance. 🙂
So I’ve been wondering why I’ve been getting fatter even though my food choices have gotten MUCH better. Other than the obvious lack of exercise, this article — if true — sheds a whole lot of light on the subject.
I find that people are so quick to label someone “arrogant”.
Bing and Google both define arrogant as “having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.”
Even Urban Dictionary (God forbid, and, NSFW) defines it as “When a person is led to believe that they are in some way more superior to everybody else.” [note: the rest of the definition wasn’t PG enough for me to quote it here.]
Arrogance is something that must be demonstrated over time. If the desire to label a person is a snap judgement then the most you can accurately call that person is “smug“. Don’t besmirch people just because you don’t agree on how things should be, or because they won’t accept your point of view. In that situation you should first agree to disagree and then ask yourself, “Who am I, anyway?”
And no, this isn’t me venting because someone calling me arrogant or implied that I am. It came up in my morning meditations and simply bothered me enough to say something about it.