i have met the developer ... he lives in my city (none / 0) (#8)
by semis on Fri Oct 27, 2000 at 02:24:50 AM EST
And with all due respect, he is a total nutcase. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania - which is where I happen to live. And I have met him at numerous computer shows etc..
He is the most eccentric, rude, person I have ever met. He won't look at you when he speaks, rather he seems to mumble at you and look off into the far right corner.
Basically, my short conversation with him revolved around his justification of using pascal which was:
me: "hi, I heard about PetraOS - I'm wondering why you are using pascal?"
him: "what would you know.. HAVE you programmed in industry before ??"
me: "um, yes I have in fact. This launch we are at is for software that I helped develop"
him: "its bullshit.. its absolute bullshit - object pascal is the ONLY decent programming language"
me: "um.. why?"
him: "don't you know anything?! you obviosly havent written an operating system in Pascal before!"
me: "no.. thats why I am asking you"
him: [looks down at the floor] ... "how long have you been in the industry for?"
me: "oh.. about three years"
him: "exactly.. thats why you dont know!"
I had an almost _exact_ conversation when I asked him why he was developing a windows clone - and not just developing on wine. When I toyed with him about what he thought of Linux, FreeBSD etc.. he said
"Linux is bullshit.. its bullshit"
and would offer no further reasoning.
Anyway.. I, like about 20 people I know.. AVOID him at any computer meeting that occurs. He sits on his own and nobody speaks to him.
Yes.. I might come across as If i hate this guy. I don't actually, rather I can't be bothered with people like that.