If you haven't seen this Halloween Document I before you might like to have a read.
I was reminded of it this evening while I was mulling over the WS-* mess.
It's a document that leaked from MS years ago, concerning how they would tackle the OSS process.
In the spirit of 'clean sweep' I had a little bit of a tidy up myself here this evening.
NewsGator crapped itself, and Outlook is having a spaz, so I'm going to go back to SharpReader.
I think I'll investigate a non-Outlook mail client this evening, probably Thunderbird, but I haven't done that yet.
I've decided to stop reading any blogs from MS or their affiliates if they include an 'aggbug' or similar. Seriously, they can get fucked. I've put up with it for long enough. The only one I'll really miss is Raymond's. I liked him.
My 'blogroll' has been very heavily culled.
I'm just going to move a little further away from MS (and the rest of the world).
If they want developer mind share, they're gonna have to go and find some other plebe.
I'll keep using their dev tools... for a while...
I don't see their platforms, particularly .NET, as being something that I'm locked into. That is, the Mono implementation can become a reality for me, and a move to Java wouldn't be heart-breaking.
I most definitely won't willingly support any protocols from them, especially when they're not useful. HTTP works.
I don't want to waste any more of my brainspace in their communities if I can avoid it.
My office might be a mess, but my computers aren't. That's nice.