Monthly Archives: August 2002

small world

Will Wheaton uses Moveable Type.

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Fortune cookie

From the fortune cookie I received at lunch today: “You are going to have some new clothes.” Talk about playing it safe!

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Landmark backfilling

Landmark fires back criticism at criticism of Werner Erhard. Heck, I was just curious if they were still around. Boy, what a nightmare that was… someday I might tell bits of that story.

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Chapter 300 and counting?

Book ten of the Wheel of Time is going to be out in a few months. Amazon is taking orders. Oh boy. I didn’t make it through book four. Or was it book three? About the point where Rand takes … Continue reading

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(Software) Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught In School

If, during a status meeting, there is a distant rumble, the earth begins to shake, the lights dim, the meeting room grows cold, a stiff breeze blows papers from the conference table, an icy terror grips your heart as the … Continue reading

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Three Mile Island

Last weekend we flew to Pennsylvania to my sister’s wedding in State College. Our flight was into Harrisburg. The wedding went great, btw. On our return, we learned that Three Mile Island was right there in Harrisburg. I’d had no … Continue reading

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metaspam

Oh great, now I’m getting spam from morons who are trying to sell me anti-spam software, or put me on “do not email” lists. I’m not quite sure if these folks should have their toenails removed with a blowtorch before … Continue reading

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RIP Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra died of cancer on August 6. I must say that I did not entirely appreciate his work — except for the famous “GOTO considered harmless.” I guess I just don’t like to read math all that much. … Continue reading

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A Step Beyond Mordor

Gandalf pounds his mouse with frustration. He whacks his keyboard and mutters a curse; sparks fly and the computer reboots in a puff of oily smoke, disks screeching like banshees. The soul of the document he had been working on … Continue reading

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Fire Works

Some cool books on fireworks (and supplies and things, if you care). This looks really neat; I have a couple of Dover books on the subject, but they’re kind of dry. (I’m wondering if a “Girandola” is one of those … Continue reading

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