Build Date: December 13

The Day of Software Craft

Modules, products or systems built on December 13 strive to compute every detail. They do it so precisely without departing from the big picture of their computational goals that there is a danger that they become stuck. Being a kind of computational psychologists or detectives they can go though interface facades and various superfluous defences. As a result components build on December 13 must respect privacy. Modules, products or systems built on December 13 are mostly crafted to help with the design of objects and less often to output persistent data. Unfortunately they can show erratic behaviour, component peculiarities and create difficulties in maintenance. Components build on December 13 should adapt themselves to be not so demanding and compromise for the harmony of computation. Being designed for design, products and subsystems built on December 13 can be overly concerned with self-checks and have strange built-in computational paths to deal with troubles. Good maintainer who is sceptical about the latest software engineering methodologies and tools is their best friend. Readjustments of their detail-driven event processing and moderate computation are encouraged.

DLL, SYS and EXE born on this date:

oleaut32.dll    Thu Dec 13 08:49:29 2007
srv.sys         Wed Dec 13 21:19:02 2000
taskhost.exe    Sat Dec 13 02:02:54 2008
uhcd.sys        Sat Dec 13 02:37:25 2003
usbehci.sys     Sat Dec 13 02:37:43 2003
kdcom.dll       Sat Dec 13 00:28:28 2008
hal.dll         Sat Dec 13 00:24:05 2008
mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll Sat Dec 13 00:26:34 2008
PSHED.dll       Sat Dec 13 00:32:30 2008
CI.dll          Sat Dec 13 00:32:19 2008
cdd.dll         Sat Dec 13 00:19:06 2008
symmpi.sys      Mon Dec 13 21:03:14 2004
dump_symmpi.sys Mon Dec 13 15:03:14 2004
dump_arcsas.sys Wed Dec 13 11:54:58 2006
arcsas.sys      Wed Dec 13 11:54:58 2006
metsrv.dll      Tue Dec 13 05:10:41 2005

Weaknesses: Disturbing computation. Irritating UI.

Strengths: Attentive and perceptive UI. Thoughtful code.

Advice: Keep moving on when you finish your piece of code. Remember about good enough rule when feeling urge to polish code again and again.

- Dmitry Vostokov @ SoftwareAstrology.com -

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