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Archive for May, 2005

Gnomes and Elves…

So I tasked some of my gnomes and elves to do a little more work on the problem of the editor gutter.  I gave them all the feedback received from this post just to see what they would come up with.  So here’s the result: And optionally: Hmm…. Actually I kinda like it.  Who says you can’t [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 27th, 2005 under Uncategorized | 27 Comments »

Waking up in the gutter…

So, yesterday, Steve Trefethen, stopped by my office and had asked whether or not I’d gotten any internal feedback on what to do about the left gutter in the editor.  You see, we have an internal blog and an internal wiki that we use to communicate newsworthy items and to float around technical specs among the various teams.  Because [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 25th, 2005 under Uncategorized | 39 Comments »

Black holes and Developer surveys

I thought I’d take a moment to dispell any myth regarding whether or not we take the current (or past) Delphi survey seriously and they really don’t end up in some black hole.  In between Mods E and F here at the Scotts Valley, CA campus, there’s an entire wall that is one huge dry erase board (whiteboard).  Just yesterday, [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 13th, 2005 under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Delphi 2005 running on 64-bit Windows…

Mark Russinovich, of SysInternals fame, posted this blog entry about the new Windows XP 64bit Edition.  Why do I mention it?  Well, for one thing, Mark mentions using Delphi 2005.  Unfortunately, his reference to Delphi isn’t too flattering. “The Borland Delphi 2005 debugger has a more serious issue: when you launch a process [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 11th, 2005 under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Enthusiasm and excitement vs. fear and trepidation…

When we look to hire a new junior/entry level engineer, there are several key qualities I look for in the candidate.  The first and foremost quality I want to see, obviously, is talent.  Do they really know the stuff they said that they did on their resume(CV)?  Another quality that is one of the hardest to [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on May 3rd, 2005 under Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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