It’s always something

The week of August 25th-30th earns a major black mark. Localization is just one of those things that shows everything bad and evil about Open Source Code. It’s one of those things where Microsoft has a clear and winning advantage because someone makes the call and bing all products comply with a single, standard, well defined interface for supporting languages.

I finally beat the code on 3 platforms into conformance; I spent today baby-stepping through migrating the MySQL databases to UTF8/UCS2 encoding/storage on the dev cluster and then validated it on the beta.

Wrote up my end of week report and decided to test something quick on the dev cluster. Odd. It’s not running, though.