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Archive for February, 2010

A Happy Accident and a Silly Accident

By now you’re all aware that we’re getting ready to move to a new building here in Scotts Valley. This process is giving us a chance to clean out our offices and during all these archeological expeditions, some lost artifacts are being (re)discovered. Note the following:

These are some bookends that my father made [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 23rd, 2010 under CodeGear, General, Random, Work | 3 Comments »

What. The. Heck.

Is. This? I simply cannot explain this. At. All.

This was on a bulletin/white-board in the break area. I’d never noticed it because it was covered with photos from various sign-off (final authorization to release the product) celebrations. Lots of photos of both past and present co-workers, many thinner and with more hair ;-). Since [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 19th, 2010 under CodeGear, Delphi, General, Random, Work | 10 Comments »

A case when FreeAndNil is your enemy

It seems that my previous post about FreeAndNil sparked a little controversy. Some of you jumped right on board and flat agreed with my assertion. Others took a very defensive approach. Still others, kept an “arms-length” view. Actually, the whole discussion in the comments was very enjoyable to read. There were [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 16th, 2010 under CodeGear, Delphi, General, Work, ednfront | 38 Comments »

Oh, the things you find…

When you’re cleaning out your office.

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Posted by Allen Bauer on February 12th, 2010 under Delphi, General, Work | 3 Comments »

A case against FreeAndNil

I really like the whole idea behind Stackoverflow. I regularly read and contribute where I can. However, I’ve seen a somewhat disturbing trend among a lot of the answers for Delphi related questions. Many questions ask (to the effect) “why does this destructor crash when I call it?” Invariably, someone would post an answer with [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on February 5th, 2010 under Delphi, General, Work | 31 Comments »

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