@chjara Basic skills for programming weebs in China: Manually deciphering scrambled strings by manually undoing the incorrect conversion to Big5, HKSCS, GBK, Shift-JIS, EUC-JP, EUC-TW, and UTF-8. Sometimes several layers in a row.
Something I learned recently from reading HN comments.
If you're writing a command in Bash, you can actually edit it in VIM (or whatever you have set as $EDITOR in .bashrc).
While writing the command in your terminal, type <ctrl>-x and then <ctr>-e and your editor will open with the already written command text in it.
Once you're done, exit VIM (left as an exercise for the reader), and your command will execute.
@xerz As for delivering software everyone else was doing at the time, yeah, now you know why us Amiga, Mac, and Atari refugees hate Microsoft so much, even to this day.
ZERO originality. And, zero credit. Did you notice that the "PC History" slide didn't mention Atari or Amiga, and gave Apple a mere footnote mention for the original Macintosh?
The other thing they loved to do back then was buy out companies they thought were their competition (especially in non-IBM-compatible markets!) and shelve the technology purchased. Vis-a-vis, Bars and Pipes, from Blue Ribbon Soundworks. See https://software.fandom.com/wiki/List:Amiga_software .
As far as that brain-washed audience is concerned, Microsoft invented everything.
The only thing Microsoft seems genuinely good at is hardware design (mice, keyboards, etc.) and development technologies (e.g., COM, ODBC, Visual Studio IDE, etc.). Everything else is basically a sham.
I remember the public humiliation MS felt when it was revealed that Azure was run mostly on Linux machines and not Windows NT (as was also the case with HotMail, another company they purchased), contradicting Microsoft's attempt at publicizing the NT platform.
Yeah, still a bit bitter after all these years. But, all I can do is shake my head and weep for the younger folks who have never lived through Microsoft's overt tyranny in the market.