Looks to me like C# 3.0 takes the language farther from its Java roots and closer to more modern scripting languages. The examples shown have problems with omitted white space, but if you already know the language you should be able to overlook them.
Vaspers the Grate left a comment here that intrigued me to the point of subscribing. Now he has expanded that idea into a post on the Mouth as Weapon: 9 Signs of Psycho Blabbers, dedicated to yours truly (not, I hope, as an example). Numbers 6 and 9 seem the most penetrating, IMHO.
Kathy Sierra on the merits of jargon. When not gratuitous, specialized vocabulary can improve conversation, although it may leave everyone else in the dark. But I wonder how “Web 2.0″ really fits in this discussion. So does Shelley, who quotes Dare (who is more harsh). I wonder what Dave Greten would say. Regarding professional jargon, I’m reminded of conversations back in the 1990′s between Ken Lidster and myself about enhancements to Synergy/DE. As our intense dialog continued into the elevator that was shared with unrelated businesses, the looks on the faces of the other passengers often indicated that we were speaking a completely different language. After they exited, shaking their heads, Ken and I would turn to each other and suddenly laugh. Good times.
The Top 20 replies by Programmers to Testers when their programs don’t work (thanks, GMSV). Next time you’re confronted by QA, just try to avoid using one of these. Betcha can’t. Number 1 is most definitely my number 1 response.
ImageChef, a handy online utility for generating images with embedded text. Lots of images to choose from. Too bad you can’t provide your own.
Black-out Friday at Walmart.com. Not so smiley when along with the prices, down came the servers.
And BTW, Shelley, bravo. Regardless of what terms are used, we need a distinction between those who assert that there is no divinity and those of us who do not pretend to certainty. All human language evolves with usage, and regardless of scientific definitions, in common usage atheist refers to the former, and agnostic to the latter. The browbeating Shelley received in these comments because she refused to be labeled and neatly categorized only confirms why I shun the designation of atheist myself.
Last but definitely not least, The Sayings of Phil Factor. Hilarious. I guess I just disproved the penultimate one, though, at least in Phil’s case.