Monthly Archives: March 2006

RIP Stanislaw Lem

Link. I spent many fine hours reading The Cyberiad, The Star Diaries, Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, and his other wonderful books. (My advice: Don’t bother with Solaris unless you really like Lem, but the aforementioned books are really good).

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On languages

Dang, I’m going to have to learn Ruby. Link. And link (<–with fox cartoons).

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They probably…

Somebody needs to sponsor the FBI with a few thousand web mail accounts or something. MSN? Google? These poor fuckers need help. Link. Why does it take “until the end of the year” to give out a couple thousand accounts? … Continue reading

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VH

Ah, Visual Haskell. Link. I’ll have to try this out…

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choke

A bit of relief (maybe) for folks who know they’re smart (and are), but choke during the job interview. Link. “Alpha children wear grey They work much harder than we do, because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m really awfuly glad … Continue reading

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C++ again

A fun, quick article on interviewing C++ candidates. Link. I used to have three questions that I called “the great levellers.” 1. What’s a virtual function? Everybody should know this. A few people didn’t (hey, nobody’s phone screen is perfect, … Continue reading

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Dr. Sthuess

Ahh. This explains a lot (from Red Fish, Blue Fish) – What ancient evil could Cthark be? How big will he grow before he calls the rest of the Old Ones over to help celebrate the kids’ birthday? “Gosh, thanks, … Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of…

“My friend, he can’t talk.” “What’s the matter with this invention? I see people driving around campus all the time doing this.”

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A Start-up Memory

It’s like 2AM. Everyone is tired. Things almost work. That sucks, because you almost get to go home, right? “Let’s have some music,” someone says. We’re in cubicals. The space we’re in is a top floor, nearly a loft, very … Continue reading

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Toddler Scale of Cleanup

1. Large toys (easily movable). 2. Effluvia, various orifices. Readily identifiable and cleanable. No problem. 3. Shredded paper (tissue, towels, extracted signatures of priceless books). 4. Small toys that multiply and move under your feet and onto stairs when your … Continue reading

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