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Microsoft bought my beer.

  1. #1

    Microsoft bought my beer.


    So I'm in Norway. On Wednesday I went down to visit my husband's friend at a startup work space in Oslo, at this place: Introducing Startup Summer 2012 teams | Startup Norway

    It turned out we had missed the representative from Microsoft by about half an hour. He was down there to give a presentation on Windows 8, the developer environment for Metro apps, and the Surface. And just in case people needed some encouragement to go listen to the Microsoft fellow, he had brought along 144 beers for fewer than 20 people.

    I was really bummed that I missed the Microsoft guy, evidently they only have one developer in the work space working on a metro app, and that guy has never used windows 8 on a touch device. It might have been fun to ask interesting questions about things like: "Hey Microsoft! Did you know that developers are making apps that are dependent on the codecs they have installed on their own machine without telling the user what codecs she'll need?" And "What do you intend to do about it?"

    Oh well, I was in time to get slightly fewer than 7.2 free beers.

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    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    So I'm in Norway. On Wednesday I went down to visit my husband's friend at a startup work space in Oslo, at this place: Introducing Startup Summer 2012 teams | Startup Norway

    It turned out we had missed the representative from Microsoft by about half an hour. He was down there to give a presentation on Windows 8, the developer environment for Metro apps, and the Surface. And just in case people needed some encouragement to go listen to the Microsoft fellow, he had brought along 144 beers for fewer than 20 people.

    I was really bummed that I missed the Microsoft guy, evidently they only have one developer in the work space working on a metro app, and that guy has never used windows 8 on a touch device. It might have been fun to ask interesting questions about things like: "Hey Microsoft! Did you know that developers are making apps that are dependent on the codecs they have installed on their own machine without telling the user what codecs she'll need?" And "What do you intend to do about it?"

    Oh well, I was in time to get slightly fewer than 7.2 free beers.
    Hope they visit Australia ... I might be able to get drunk enough to stop the recurring kaleidoscopic nightmares I have of Win8!
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    7.2 beers? Never a bad day with that in my book...
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    I've been running Windows support forums for 7 years and the most I've had from them was a bag of jelly beans and a grow you own chillies kit
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    They conduct preview and with beer.
    Would people appreciate what they have presented!?
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    I reckon given the price of beer in Norway it would have been cheaper to give away Win8 licences.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    I might be able to get drunk enough to stop the recurring kaleidoscopic nightmares I have of Win8!
    Do you suppose there's enough beer in Australia?
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    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by stefalopod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    I might be able to get drunk enough to stop the recurring kaleidoscopic nightmares I have of Win8!
    Do you suppose there's enough beer in Australia?
    Hell no! There's never enough beer in Australia ... we're a nation of alcoholics!
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  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    I reckon given the price of beer in Norway it would have been cheaper to give away Win8 licences.....
    Lol, I wonder if people would have been quite as happy to accept them
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