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XML does the garbage collection? um. [Apr. 25th, 2001|12:16 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I just overheard, "but XML does the garbage collection" in the CS lab. That goes to show you how dumb people here are, and how much they love buzzwords and technical terms over actual knowledge of anything.

In other news, wonderful weather out today .... I should bring my camera tomorrow and take a picture of the HUB lawn.... so many people!

Sarah text messaged me while I was reading my history book in the lawn ... "rad" (it was common freshman year for her to call everybody by their name with the first syllable replaced with "R" ... Reri for Eli, Rerik for Erik, etc...) I reply, "what up? i'm reading in the hub lawn.". She replies, "me in library right by u". Then she came down and found me. We talked awhile and then I came in here to the computer lab to type up my history homework and debug LJ load balancing... making no progress. Dormando--- Theo--- help!

From: evan
2001-04-25 12:23 pm (UTC)
XML does do garbage collection. You just need to get the service pack for the compiler.

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[User Picture]From: tatak
2001-04-25 12:47 pm (UTC)
What? XML doing the garbage collection? You're joking... nobody is so stupid to say something like that...
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[User Picture]From: topher
2001-04-25 01:29 pm (UTC)

The XML clueless. . .

Yeah, it's truly amazing how clueless a lot people are abou XML.

I was trying to introduce XML for the config file format for a small project at work, and I had a handful of people ask me why we needed a whole separate programming langauge just for the config file.

Too much buzz and hype, too little understanding. ;-/
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2001-04-25 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: billemon
2001-04-25 05:11 pm (UTC)
... so there I was in the middle of a field, with this gigantic buzzword sticking out of my a**e ...

It's annoying, isn't it? I just sort of fume, and contemplate. Doesn't help ...

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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2001-04-26 08:09 pm (UTC)
Weird... What version of XML is it? Version High-Tech-Geek-Trying-To-Make-A-Fool-Out-Of-Themselves?
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