Monthly Archives: November 2005

Cleanup

The Gibber is enrolled in a Montessori day care; it’s a pretty neat place, and I mean “neat” in two ways. Firstly, as in “cool.” Secondly, neat as in Montessori teaches kids to put things away when they are done … Continue reading

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A spin on a museum visit

I asked the museum guard if they had it on display. “Not really, we have it in an area that’s not open,” she said, immediately knowing what I was referring to by name (it is at least a little obscure … Continue reading

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Ancient History

Wanna run V6 unix on a PDP-11/45 again? TOPS-10, but without bankrupting you via the cooling and power bill? Vax/VMS (with EDT, the only honestly usable editor DEC ever wrote, and I am not going into the TECO debate again. … Continue reading

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A Distinction

Let us distinguish, please, the difference between a Software Pattern and a Software Habit. A pattern is something common and useful (feel free to debate this). A habit is, well, a habit might look like this – #define U16 unsigned … Continue reading

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Zelda and WoW

A while ago I whiffed through the classis NES game The Legend of Zelda. It’s a fairly primitive-looking tile-based adventure; you trudge through an “Overworld” populated with crudely rendered monsters, ugly trees and dialog in “engrish.” As you grind through … Continue reading

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Update

Okay, it’s been a while since my last entry here. FYYFF isn’t dead; there are lots of reasons for the silence. The Gibber has been going through serially fussy nights, putting the kabosh on the whole sleep thing, we had … Continue reading

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DRM phones home to Sony

The Sony rootkit-like DRM stuff was brought to more public light last week. Now, it turns out that the DRM code contacts a Sony site every time you play the album. Enough is enough. This stuff needs to be transparent. … Continue reading

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