So long, and thanks for all the Wine!

Jim White jim at
Sun Apr 1 23:47:37 CDT 2007

John Smith wrote:

> April fools?

With utter certainty.

For those who don't know Dan personally, it might not be completely 
obvious that the job description he gives (team lead of 50 guys doing 
C#/VBScript @ Micro$loth) is precisely his idea of working hell.  In 
contrast, his current gig with Google that pays him to spend some of his 
time mentoring folks doing Linux/C/Wine is probably close to his ideal.


> On 4/1/07, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
>> Wine was a fine dream, but come on, there's
>> no way a bunch of volunteers could put together
>> an emulator for a real operating system like Windows.
>> Heck, after 14 years, Wine can't even run the
>> average Visual Basic program!
>> So I'm bowing to the inevitable, and
>> have accepted a job with a popular operating system vendor
>> working on fixing something called a "start menu"; I
>> haven't heard the details yet, but it sounds very complex.
>> They say I'll be leading a team of 50.
>> If anyone's interested, please let me know;
>> (I think the new start menu will be implemented in
>> a mix of C# and VBScript for efficiency, so no C programmers
>> need apply.)
>> Cheers,
>> Dan
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