I just learned that the shifty, fly-by-night software company Apple was apparently selling service contracts in Washington without filling out the proper paperwork. It makes me sick to think that these companies can just go around, doing business, without asking for permission from the government first.
Luckily, some of the bureaucrats found out about this operation and the fist of justice came down on this shady company to the tune of $100,000. I know I’ll sleep a lot better tonight knowing that the government is making sure these guys go through the right channels before they go trying to sell people the things they want in exchange for money.
If the multinational Apple can’t be bothered to research all the little laws and rules of every nation, state, county, and city in which they want to operate, then what on earth are they even in business for?
I had a kid come to the door selling hoagies a while ago, and I’m betting he didn’t have a license to be selling door-to-door. I let him off with a “no thank you”, but now I see it’s a mistake to let stuff like this slide, because these criminals will just keep pushing. Next time I’m calling the SWAT team.
On a totally unrelated note, I just noticed on the label for my perscription painkillers:
Bah. Those warnings are always overblown. I’m sure it won’t affect me.
The Terrible New Thing
Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
Raytracing is coming. Slowly. Eventually. What is it and what will it mean for game development?
The Opportunity Crunch
No, brutal, soul-sucking, marriage-destroying crunch mode in game development isn't a privilege or an opportunity. It's idiocy.
id Software Coding Style
When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.