How often should you read my Blog? Use the RATIO between blogs you don't like and blogs you do, and divide!

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2012/04/11 07:01 -04:00, original URI:

Not everyone reads my Blog.

And I'm not just talking about everyone in the world.

Or everyone in the country.

Or everyone in the city.

Or everyone at Microsoft.

Frankly, not even all the people on my team read it.

Hell, I am pretty sure that most days my boss's boss and boss's boss's boss might not have seen it!

So perhaps I should not be surprised about how even though previously, in blogs like The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 12: Logic dictates that we keep a sense of proportion about the RATIO and especially Keeping a sense of *order* about the RATIO!, that people might be surprised about time values getting flipped in Arabic when they were using format strings like:

IDS_DURATION_HOURS_FMT             L"hh\x2236mm\x2236ss" // {Locked}

IDS_DURATION_MINUTES_FMT           L"mm\x2236ss"         // {Locked}

See that RATIO in there?

Same bug, different place.

They just got the message that their existing fix was not to be taken as a seminal technical decision....

IDS_DURATION_HOURS_FMT_RTL         L"ss\x2236mm\x2236hh" // {Locked}

IDS_DURATION_MINUTES_FMT_RTL       L"ss\x2236mm"         // {Locked}

Well, I guess that might work sometimes, right?


Le Sigh, in fact.

Anyhow, Keeping a sense of *order* about the RATIO! has the correct fix here.

And I really don't need everyone to think it needs to be part of their job to read my Blog -- even if they are in WIT (Windows International Test), or WWLI (my own group), and they have to deal with the kinds of bugs regularly that I tend to cover.

After all, I'll mention it when the problem reaches me.

Hell, I don't even expect Claudia to read every single blog, so everyone else is off the hook.

Though between you and me and >1500 others who see my blogs within the first 18 hours, you may well find your problems solved faster, or at all, if you do! :-)

John Cowan on 11 Apr 2012 10:46 AM:

I read all of your blog postings.  Just saying.

Doug Ewell on 11 Apr 2012 11:35 AM:

> my boss's boss and boss's boss's boss

I've gotten some mileage out of "grandboss" and "great-grandboss."

r on 11 Apr 2012 7:10 PM:

Gotten any Werther's Originals out of your grandboss?

Claudia Lawrence on 12 Apr 2012 7:48 AM:

y u no post my comment?

Michael S. Kaplan on 12 Apr 2012 8:06 AM:

I post every comment of yours!

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