Brian Valentine may get all his news from the Official Newspaper of the
ExchangeWindows division (no Brian, I haven’t forgotten you abandoned us :)), but I get all my news from Slashdot 🙂
Today, I learned, much to my surprise that I’d been re-orged once again. Mushroom city, I tell you, we’re all mushrooms.
I’ve already gotten several emails from my family asking how the re-org is going to affect me.
And, as always, I’ve answered back “Not in the least”. I’ve been here for 21.5 years, and lived through countless reorgs. In all that time, there has only been one or maybe two re-orgs that have affected what I do on a day-to-day basis. Microsoft just loves re-orgs, they’re a fact of life here.
On the other hand, I’m pretty enthusiastic to be working under Steve Sinofsky, I remember when he started as a developer working on MFC, he and I have exchanged emails in the past, he’s a pretty cool guy.
Btw, on the /. article (for those that click on the link), I have NO idea where that 60% thingy came from, as best as I can figure, the site that published the article pulled that information totally out of their hat. In addition, if you think about it, it’s a nonsensical comment. According to the wikipediaa, Windows contains 40 million lines of code (I have no idea if that’s accurate or not). But assuming that it is, and assuming that Vista had the same amount of code that XP had, that means that Microsoft would be re-writing 24 MILLION lines of code. In two months (Vista’s only slipped for 2 months according to this press release). Now Microsoft programmers are good, but they aren’t THAT good. Anyone who’s ever worked on a project that involves more than a thousand or so lines of code understands how utterly laughable that is.
But that’s why I read /., it gives me opportunities to spew Coke all over my monitor 🙂
PS: Before everyone asks, yes, I did get all the emails on Wednesday along with everyone else, it was just funnier to wait for the /. article.