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The story of the GUID and the software programmer


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Once upon a time in a country far away ( somewhere east of Germany and west of Belarus) in the kingdom of Fibaro lived a software programmer,

 

Now this software programmer was very clever but liked to use integer IDs for everything. Interfaces, devices, types ohh and did I say interfaces.

 

One day he thought it would be nice to share the fun of programming with his friends all over the world. So the very next day the nice programmer ( from somewhere east of Germany and west of Belarus) in the kingdom of Fibaro sent out a nice new version of his system.

 

In this system was a nice new way to make things even nicer so everyone could play. It was a lovely thing that shone brighter than anything else in the kingdom of Fibaro. All his friends got down to work building beautiful devices and integrations that made the system the best in the world.  But oh dear, if everyone creates their own types and interfaces all those nasty integers get confused and the dragons of disrepair make all of the systems fail. What a nasty mess.

 

But not to worry, in a country many miles away from the country ( somewhere east of Germany and west of Belarus) there was a clever wizard called Richard Hipp. Now Richard understood the magic spell that could give everlasting happiness and solve this problem of messed up integers. He knew the spell for the GUID and he had cleverly included it in his lovely lite product.

 

So the very clever software programmer used the very clever wizard Richard's GUID spell and changed some of those integers to GUIDS. The next day he shared his lovely system with all his friends again and guess what everyone lived happily ever after.

 

"Like that is ever going to happen!" SHREK 2001

 

 

 

 

I don’t believe in self-assertion
Plugins was a slight diversion
Now it seems I've got my head on straight
I'm a freak, an abberation

Seems I've made the right decision
Try to turn back now, it might be too late
And it's up to the morning then back again
Same old day, same situation
The happiness rears back as if to say

I want to stay home center 2 day (don't want to go out)
If any one comes to play (gonna get thrown out)
I want to stay home center  2 day (don't want no company, no way)
Yeah yeah yeah

A simple life's my cup of tea
I don't need nobody but me
What I wouldn't give just to be left alone
I want to build a million plugins someday

And know what it feels like to give it away
Watch me march to the beat of my own drum

And it's over and over and over again
Same old day, same situation
The happiness rears back as if to say

I want to stay home center 2 day (don't want to go out)
If any one comes my way (gonna get thrown out)
I want to stay home today (don't want no company no way)
Yeah yeah yeah

Frayin' rain every day now
Everyone just stay away now

Come another day

I want to stay home center 2 day

No plugins no way.

I want to stay home (don't want to go out)
If any one comes to play (gonna get thrown out)
I want to stay home center 2 day (don't want no company no way)
Yeah yeah yeah

I want to stay home (don't want to go out)
If any one comes my way (gonna get thrown out)
I want to stay home center 2 day (don't want no company no way)
Yeah yeah yeah

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hahaha, yes this made me laugh while watching the polar express with my daughter

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  • 6 minutes ago, jimicr said:

    hahaha, yes this made me laugh while watching the polar express with my daughter

     A lovely thing to be doing on a Saturday afternoon.

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     “If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning, and the response would be, ‘We’re sorry, here’s a coupon for two more.’ “
    - Mark Minasi
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