May 26th, 2015

marcus 2013

Vorlons

Saw on someone's tweets that Microsoft's latest free product (for javascript developers) is called Vorlon.js, and is supposed to be an all-wise all-knowing developer's aid, if I understand the article below correctly (I am NOT a javascript person).

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/eternalcoding/archive/2015/04/30/why-we-made-vorlon-js-and-how-to-use-it-to-debug-your-javascript-remotely.aspx?CR_CC=200629810

The trouble is that it describes the Vorlons as "helpful wise diplomats" or words to that effect. And to the best of my recollection it was almost impossible to get a straight answer from them at the best of times, especially if there was some sort of crisis. See, for example, the second half Drabble here.

Am I missing something?
marcus 2013

RIP Tanith Lee

Just heard that Tanith Lee died on Sunday, aged 67. I did't know her, but I enjoyed most of her books, and felt that she was generally a better read than a lot of other fantasy authors. She'll be missed.

rozk has written a beautiful tribute in verse here.