After getting my toddler to bed, I’ve been sitting on the living room couch writing a real blog post and watching a Tivo’ed episode of Stargate SG-1. The brilliant scientist types are concocting a scheme to write a computer virus to disable the Stargate system for the bad guys, or something like that. I happened to look up and notice the two characters on the show were writing snippets of code on a whiteboard to open a FileStream object in what looks like C#.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could write a C# program in 24 hours to reprogram an advanced alien technology. Heck, I spent a good chunk of the day last Thursday just trying to get a web service proxy and web service to work with X509 certificate security. I feel inadequate.
Of course, if we could just make the right abstracted DSL for the Stargate protocol…
Ok, I’m fine with the Stargate shows and Battlestar Galactica, but explain to me again why Firefly was a commercial flop and these shows are going strong?