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 Thursday, 13 January 2005
Thursday, 13 January 2005 12:43:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

I was in a casual setting last night, talking to a bunch of Microsoft people. One of them casually commented that his work wasn't targeted at “20th level dragon slayers”.

I asked if he was a role-player, thinking that would be a good turn of conversation. He looked at me blankly, replying “What?”

At this point I knew he was no role-player, but I re-asked the question - “Are you a role-player? I thought you might be with the reference to a 20th level dragon slayer.”

“Oh, I don't play those kind of games. I got that from a design meeting we had the other day.”

Only in a true geek company could you have official design meetings where the phrase “20th level dragon slayer” gets tossed around as a common thing. ;)

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Thursday, 13 January 2005 21:34:39 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Huh. Who'd a thought?


Friday, 14 January 2005 20:02:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Seems odd that someone would toss about a phrase like that without understanding its meaning.
Saturday, 15 January 2005 21:10:41 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Oh...I don't know...people use all kinds of idioms that they don't know the meaning "he's the spittin' image of his father"...what the hell does that mean? LOL!

I always hated using "Like" in every sentance, but I STILL catch myself doing it. The ambient language patterns, even the ones that don't make sense or that we don't even like :-)

Wednesday, 19 January 2005 14:04:03 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Microsoft? Full of geeks? Oh, my worldview has been shattered!

Of course it's full of geeks. I wouldn't trust my software design to anyone else. Geeks rule!
The Evil Cub
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