Monthly Archives: February 2005

The very thought of food…

Ah, how sweet it was when Man discovered — to his great relief — that the Elder Gods were basically scary-looking creampuffs, all roar and no firepower. And so good to eat! Here are a few recipes from the troops … Continue reading

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Plague

The Gibber brought home Something Awful from daycare. That, or I got it from someone at work and spread the wealth. Summary of people tossing cookies: Me, my wife, Grandpa and the cat (the last probably hairball related, or so … Continue reading

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Vulcain 2 Engine

More rocket geek stuff on the Vulcain 2 engine, and a simulation thereof (in French, but understandable).

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Programming Languages of Middle Earth

(part II of Outsourcing to Middle Earth) ELFTALK Few men have seen actual ElfTalk source code, as its syntax and semantics are tightly guarded Elven secrets. However, bits and pieces of early versions of ElfTalk have leaked out, notably in … Continue reading

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Hubba trubba

From an NPR interview with the program manager of the NASA project to build the robot that will be responsible for bringing the Hubble Space Telescope into the atmosphere, where it will burn up. Q: “Will there be an executioner, … Continue reading

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Outsourcing to Middle Earth?

More and more software jobs are going overseas. If this is something your company is considering, there are many things you need to know in addition to employment and contract law “over there.” In addition to differences in diet, culture, … Continue reading

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Conservative mailing list

I get this wacko physical junk mail. I’d like to say: “How I get on these mailing lists, I’ll never know,” but I actually have a pretty good idea about some of them. You see, I joined the NRA a … Continue reading

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Start 'em young

And this is what he wrote: yyy\zDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDZ [,…….xzamasxSX/ AZZZZDB n f xbnb eeeeeexzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 4:58 PM 2/6/20057666y67grzzsddd dddddddddddddddddddddvyy vj,vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvxffffffffffffffff fffvffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffdddddddddddddddddddd ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddaa aaaaqAQAz1,=hhhhhhhhhhhhhj777777 77777777777777777777777777777777 cbvny vvbb mW3EE4W We have no idea how he got today’s date and the time in there. … Continue reading

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What are Daddies for?

Honk!

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Architectural Ultimatum

“Gentlemen, I want abstractions, not capitulations!” “That’s not an interface, that’s a bloody surrender!” “Sure, that looks like great C++ code.” [comment on some managed interface] “If we change direction one more time, let’s rename that class to JEdgarHoover.” Fumes … Continue reading

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