Dreaming About Microsoft
I had a seriously messed up dream last night. I was at the microsoft campus, and for some reason was being shown an unreleased version of visual studio (2005 maybe?). Robert Scoble was there as was another lady who was a programmer and was showing me things in the system. At one point I saw some oddness in the UI, a missing “:” on a label, or a strangley put together dialog box, and mentioned it. The lady nodded understandingly and then made notes to fix it! I was overjoyed! Empowered! I felt myself being sucked into the Microsoft kool-aid vortex! I said that they should bring me back later and I could go through and give them more feedback (obviously they didn’t have people that could do that already), and they agreed. I told Robert “now this is getting users involved!”
Sadly, this was a dream. However, since it was a dream I can reveal a few details of the upcoming release of windows that I was privy to in my dream. They have changed the BSOD screen color. It’s now more of a dark grey-ish blue, and the text has a cool frame around it with a Giger-like monster (or was it Doom 3 like?) either in the frame or animated underneath the BSOD screen dump.
I guess in a couple of years I’ll get to see if I’m clairvoyant or not!