Monthly Archives: July 2002

$ecurity $ham

We visited Hearst Castle today. There was a pleasant little notice taped to the door of the visitor center, to the effect that was necessary to photograph everyone going to the castle “due to heightened security.” There is a similar … Continue reading

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MtS (memo to self)

Don’t drink Dr. Pepper at midnight if you need to get up early the next morning. You’ll always find a 24-hour pharmacy, say at some Walgreens, very near by a hospital.

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MtS (memo to self)

Bare feet are an efficient way to find the kitty litter you missed when you swept the bathroom.

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Todo

Things to do when the time machine arrives: (1976) Convince Gary Kildall to use LF for a newline separator, not CRLF, and “-” for command line switches, not “/”. (mid 70s) Give Bjarne Stroustrup (age 15) a Xerox Alto to … Continue reading

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Go go go

From Kuroshin, a nice piece on the game of Go: “There are nine mental levels into which players are distinguished. The first is called ‘being in the spirit’, the second ‘seated in enlightenment’, the third ‘concreteness’, the fourth ‘understanding changes’, … Continue reading

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WTF?

No, FYYFF hasn’t been bought for twenty million bucks by some investor with more money than sense. This is 2002, get real. That stuff all happened in a valley far, far away. I just installed MovableType. It was either this, … Continue reading

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