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Windows 2000 ... *sigh* [Nov. 29th, 2000|11:49 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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It seems that the more I use Windows 2000, the more I hate it. Same with anything, actually.... the more I learn about Linux, Perl, web programming, MySQL ... hate them all. Come to think of it, there's very few implementations of anything that I really like.

Anyway, today's win2k silliness: I'm on a machine at school right now, a P3-766 or something, with 256 MB of ram... normally these machines fly, almost as fast as my win2k machine at home. Right now it's chugging along slower than a 486 with 16 mb of ram running win98. My keystrokes are delayed by a couple seconds as I type this. I check task manager and winlogon.exe is taking 99% CPU. I can't kill it because "This is a critical system process. Task Manager cannot end this process." Stupid Windows.

When will Microsoft make a reliable operating system?

[User Picture]From: seadawg
2000-11-29 03:01 pm (UTC)


Have you ever thought of using PHP instead of Perl? I've been trying to decide which is "better": PHP or Perl? They both are a lot alike, can do quite a bit, and can be pretty fast. Right now I only use Perl because of BML. I can't decide though... some people swear by Perl and others swear by PHP... ohh the dilemmas... what do you think?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-11-29 03:03 pm (UTC)


PHP's unsuitable for any project as far as I'm concerned because any non-web based code that I need to write to maintain the site (for LJ, there is a lot) would have to use a different library of functions, since PHP can't run offline.

Or maybe it can, but in a hackish sort of way if it does.
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[User Picture]From: seadawg
2000-11-29 03:07 pm (UTC)


hehe... running a cron job using wget "localhost/maintience.php" would be rather lame, so I guess that is true. :)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2000-11-29 10:33 pm (UTC)


i've seen web sites that do that... i'm just like, WTF?
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