tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
I am ashamed to admit it in this day and age, but I have not "driven" a Mac machine. Not once. never. Yes, I've known people who loved them, used nothing but MacOS, swore by it.. but I have never even been remotely interested in seeing for myself what makes it so special
Maybe its all Pudge's fault for demonstrating cute AppleScript tricks (VBScript and its cousins seem somehow scriptkiddish ? dont flame me for my prejudices
But I cornered the only Prof in the department who uses Mac (and has a dual G5) and asked for a test drive. Now, if this were a review (or a nice bedtime story), I would be enthralled with its power and usability and I would become an instant convert, right ?
Wrong. He told me he uses the department x86 machine here and uses the G5 at home! Rats!! Thwarted again!