So Microsoft is sponsoring breakfast at the Ruby Hoedown this morning. Which is a little ironic because the conference is held at Red Hat headquarters.
I’d actually been feeling less hostile towards MS than a lot of my Linux-using brethren lately. They are doing some cool stuff lately. C# is what Java should have been. They are making friendly overtures to the Open Source community, finally. And the work John Lam is doing with Ruby, silverlight, and the DLR is really cool.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but from stories of other MS-sponsored events I’d been half expecting something fairly lavish. Stacey was expressing her envy this morning that she would only get the hotel breakfast.
So I arrive and it’s… Krispy Kreme donuts and Starbucks coffee. That’s it.
Now let us be very clear. Krispy Kreme does not make donuts. They make horrid sugar wafers with holes in the middle. And Starbucks is one step up from truck stop coffee.
Some merciful soul brought in a box of Dunkin’s Donuts munchkins. So I’m not going completely hungry this morning.
Meanwhile Stacey is munching sausage, biscuits, eggs, fruit, and danish back at the Amerisuites.
Fuck you, Microsoft. You’re back on probation.