Monthly Archives: January 2005

Quotes

“…it uses Smalltalk, rather than modern-day kludges such as Java, which resembles a modern object-orientated environment in the way that a pub ashtray resembles a cigar store.” – Andrew Orlowski, “Forgotten language enables nonstop gadgets”, The Reg “All this pseudo-template … Continue reading

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Macs and "The more things change…"

I’d forgotten how big a pain in the rear it was do do anything systems related on a classic Macintosh. I’ve been reviving dead macs recently (I now have two IIsi systems, don’t ask, but they were both $10), and … Continue reading

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Garfield

The LA Times has dropped Garfield in the daily paper (retaining the Sunday strip). Sounds good to me — the strip has been rotting for about fifteen years. In 1984, my officemate at Atari, Judy, was given the job of … Continue reading

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Online Fiction

SciFi.com (which I ordinarily wouldn’t touch with a ten foot Myr’jhamba [*]) has a neat collection of online fiction. I especially liked Jury Service, by Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow. [*] Apostrophecation: What’s wrong with the genre.

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Coupon Lady From Hell

A month or so ago I was on the way home from work and stopped at a local Safeway to pick up some milk and cereal; a quick stop. Most registers were pretty busy, but there was one with only … Continue reading

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das blinkenlights

Crucial has added Hollywood style lights to their memory modules. It’s stupid, but the video is still nice. Link

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brief

if it’s not the Gibber, it’s the cat somehow constraining my ability to type. sarah is sitting on my wrists at the moment. at least she’s purring. no caps, it’s hunt-and-peck time it froze last night in our neighborhood. thus, … Continue reading

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