I am flying to Nashville, TN, USA today for GPUG Summit and the pre conference Dexterity and GP Power Tools training I am presenting. Here is something fun, but with a serious underlying message.
A few days ago, the company that 40 years ago invented the “hook and loop” fastening, Velcro, released a funny video begging people to stop calling the fastening “Velcro” regardless of who actually made it.
They are trying to address the issue where the name of one of the most popular brands for a product becomes synonymous with the product itself. This becomes a problem as it is difficult to maintain a trademark when everyone is misusing the brand name. There is a legal ruling about not being keep a trademark that has become part of the common language.
I am a great fan of James Veitch, you might remember his videos and presentations on how he deals with spam emails. There are not many people who can get email spammers and scammers to beg him to stop emailing them.
If you have not seen James in action, check out his YouTube Channel: James Veitch.
Every developer out there tries to write perfect computer software code.
Well, if they are not trying to write perfect code, they should be.
So, what is perfect code? One would hope it is code that functions as it was designed to. Even better if there are actual documented specifications and the software looks and behaves as described in the specifications.
It has been a while since I posted a Friday Funny post or a puzzle for you to solve. So today this shall be rectified. Here is something to keep you entertained as I travel to Fargo, ND, USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.
The following Mathematical Challenge is one that is causing confusion all over the interwebs and is one which I believe can have two legitimate answers. However I would argue that only one of those two answers is actually correct.
This is from a little while ago (March 2016), but it is hilarious… especially if you enjoy cycling like I do.
Before you read any further, let’s start with a challenge: Grab a pen and a piece of paper and draw a men’s bicycle from memory, include as much detail as you can.
How did you go? Could your drawing actually work
Today is the 12th of April 2017 (at least it is already in Perth) and is now known in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community as “Fabrikam Day” thanks to the Training Dynamo herself, Amber Bell.
While most customers set up a test company based on their live company’s data, partners including ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and sales & support consultants have usually used the Sample or Lesson company that comes with Dynamics GP to demo and test.
I am not usually someone who goes on about the environment and saving the planet. I do believe in minimizing pollution and using limited resources efficiently. I also think that we should do our bit to bring down our carbon emissions even though it will hurt our economy, while the economic powerhouses of less developed countries use their cheaper labour and non-existent pollution restrictions to take up the slack.
However, I just learned about Dihydrogen-Monoxide (DHMO) and I am absolutely horrified.