Borland Puts the “Turbo” Back In Development

Borland is bringing back the Turbo brandBorland Turbo programs:

In 1983, Borland revolutionized software development with one of the first PC development environments, Turbo Pascal®, which helped make the commercial development of PC applications possible. The new products revive the popular Turbo brand and provide users with a simple but powerful development environment that combines quick and easy learning with rapid productivity gains.

They’re making available a free version and a commercial Professional version. I’ll have to try it out.

I did most of my early programming using Turbo Pascal and Turbo C.

Hi There You Sexy God

A young woman entered the elevator with me this morning. She said, “I’m so tired! I hate getting up this early.” It was 10am. I said, “Do you work shifts?” “Yes,” she said. We arrived at her floor. “See ya”, she waved. “Bye”, I said, in my dark, handsome voice.

It always takes me aback when a pretty woman I don’t know starts talking to me.

The Case For Open Salaries

Why secret salaries are a baaaaaad idea:

Except for a few heretics it is almost universally accepted that mayhem would ensue in the workplace if people knew what their co-workers, their managers or – gasp – the CEO was making.
Companies must attempt to pay their people as fairly as possible. You might think a company should try to pay people as little as possible, but companies who subscribe to that philosophy must be prepared to steadily lose all their good employees to competitors willing to pay people what they’re worth.

It’s a noble philosophy that I can’t imagine being accepted by the corporate world, especially when most companies that I’m aware of don’t give a damn about fairness; it’s all about negotiation and money. Hell, an employee would probably be chastised if they made their salary public.

I’d love to work for an ethical company, one that has proven its employees’ values matter more than the bottom-line.