Do you know someone who couldn’t surf responsibly if their life depended on it? Someone who thinks music lyrics websites legitimately offer free ringtone downloads just because they say so? Someone whose Windows partition has an average life expectancy numbered in the weeks rather than years or even months? More likely than not, when Windows inevitably succumbs under the burden of spyware, adware, registry rot, and Internet Explorer toolbars, you are the one on call to salvage the remains of a once-proud system and format that sucker. You, my friend, are at the mercy of a Microsoft Poop-Midas.
Strictly defined, a Microsoft Poop-Midas is a person who turns anything carrying the Microsoft label into a great, steaming pile of crap, just by touching it (and sometimes, just by sheer proximity). These people are easiest to identify in the ranks of the unsophisticated masses by their poor internet habits and sometimes by their email addresses. But what happens when you encounter a Microsoft Poop-Midas whose computing skills equal, or even exceed your own? By some strange twist of Karma, could someone from the technical elite suffer from this most unholy of curses?
I’d like to introduce you to my brother, Mark. He’s helping us with our map editor. Unfortunately, he’s in the awkward position of being a C# developer who can’t use Windows or Visual Studio. Not that he’s incapable of doing so, only that his fingers turn all brown and squishy after a few minutes of work.
Since Lewis and I can’t afford to bathe regularly, Mark adds some diversity to the unpleasant odours of our independent game development studio. So, Mark, welcome to the team! Just remember to wash your hands before touching our code 😉