« on: September 28, 2014, 11:34:39 PM »
I was pointing to his web site that touted a career as a C programmer but he had no clue what the missing DLL meant.
In all honesty, non-computer people make this mistake all the time. The perception that a C programmer is an IT guy is like saying that a automotive engineer/designer knows how to diagnose or repair a car. Much like auto designers don't want to get their hands dirty, programmers don't want to diagnose, fix or maintain operating systems, networks or printers.
So the fact that this guy is a C programmer actually explains a lot to me as to why he can't fix his own computer. Give him some software code and ask him to debug it and he may be brilliant. In fact, he probably knows more about DLLs than others. Knowing why a particular DLL doesn't work with the OS is another matter entirely. Tell him to figure out why windows blows chunks (errors out) every time he tries to run a particular application and he is lost.
It's not that surprising to me.