[geeks] Dream job
kurt at csh.rit.edu
Fri Apr 19 12:12:30 CDT 2002
> > If you could work for any company on the planet, which company would it be,
> > and what would you be doing?
TiVo. Product development.
They just released the new version of the software, and
they rewrote all the stuff that was in Tcl in C++ to save
on memory. Because of this, it would break a popular
hack people have used to do PPP through the serial port.
So, the programmer got permission to put a PPP stack in
the replacement binaries AND replaced the old script with
a text file explaining what happened and how to use the
backdoor to use the new implementation of what was a hack.
I just think that is really cool. How many other consumer
electronics companies would do that?
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