Monthly Archives: February 2006

Super Pac-Man

Some memories of my stint at Atari, brought to the surface by a cow-orker who, it turns out, did a lot of work on some Atari platforms in the mid and late 80s, and we got to talking a couple … Continue reading

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NB

It’s hard to throw away an inflated helium balloon. At least, when there’s a ceiling.

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Forthcoming SF

Uncle Hugo’s list of forthcoming SF. This is more accurate and updated more frequently than the list on Locus. Link. Highlights: A new Vernor Vinge book (set in the “bobble” universe, not the “Depths of Thought” — Amazon is incorrect), … Continue reading

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Transactions, again

(Geek warning) Again? Maybe the first time I’ve mentioned transactions here. This is a transcript of a nice talk on the implementation of the ext3 file system. Link. (I did a bunch of work on the Newton’s transactional object store, … Continue reading

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Graveblogging

My parent’s home is next to a big cemetary in Port Townsend. It’s a nice place to take a walk. Some of the headstones are . . . interesting – Look carefully at the dates . . . oh no! … Continue reading

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Okay, write that 100 times…

You can make him say anything you want. Link.

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The Enemy of Anemone in an Anime

We’re playing “Can you say…?” “Trader Joe’s” “Drajha Jos” “Good. How about . . . ‘Cracker’?” “Gacka” “Kitty?” (loud screech. supposed to be ‘meow’, but okay…) “Cool! Now . . . ‘Bush’?” “Tush.” “Close enough.”

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Antec story

A year ago my four year old PC died, and I chose to do a near entire refresh of it. I bought a fairly mundane system with a relatively quiet case, an Antec Sonata, and things have been fine. A … Continue reading

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the parental class

World of Warcraft Buffs in the Real World Remote Attention. Allows you to remotely sense what a toddler (up to level 24) is doing. Range: 1 yard per level. Mystic Comprehension. Understand toddler speach (level 15 or greater) for two … Continue reading

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