Monthly Archives: March 2005

foodage

    feeding solid food(cry giggle spatter whap fling)    wish we had a dog

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Dem Feets

(from a lunch conversation) Customer: “Is your computer LRF-compliant?” Salestype: “Sure!” [A salestype will promise anything to make a deal] (later, back at the home office) Salestype (to engineer): “What does LRF mean?” Engineer: “Little Rubber Feet” Salestype: “Uh oh….”

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Pretty Fast

Style matters. Print out your stuff. Take a step back and squint. Can you still see structure, or is it all a blur? What if you pasted the thing on the wall and stood back ten feet; could you still … Continue reading

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Lyrical Lists

(from BoingBoing). An altogether hazardous representation of popular songs. Link.

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Laundromat

You heard it here first: Thomas Keller [principle of the famous French Laundry restaurant] sells out with his new line of frozen foods… Lobster Tots Fava Bean and Asparagus Express “Lite” Leg of Lamb …can’t go on…

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The Long Emergency

James Howard Kunstler’s The Long Emergency. Link

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Fritz Leiber Cat Story

Fritz Leiber’s story Space Time for Springers, about genius kittens, coffee, mirrors and metamorphosis….

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Schiavoscreen

With the foo-fa-rah and circus surrounding the Schiavo case [1], it’s always useful to ask: What is going on while (they think) we’re all looking at the Goodyear Blimp? I don’t know. I’m just paranoid. Keep your eyes peeled. [1] … Continue reading

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Coding style

What is this “leading underscore on identifiers” crap that I’ve been seeing all over the place? (Note to C programmers: Symbols with leading underscores don’t belong to you. They belong to the toolchain). Besides, they look ugly.

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RIP Andre Norton

Andre Norton died this morning, age 93. (CNN link). I loved The Stars are Ours, and Dark Piper. I’m going to re-read them now…

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