Monthly Archives: April 2006

OMG Ponies!

Oh no, RMS themed merchandize is next? Link

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Transactions in the Trenches

Here are some      Interesting     Database     war     stories. Pretty much what I figured. — I was working on a product once, and fairly early in the dev cycle marketing hired a DBA. He showed up at my door one morning … Continue reading

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In no particular order

Does it bug you (it does me) that the IE icon in XP is labelled “Internet,” like it was the Internet, and not just a web browser that happens to use a handful of Internet protocols? —- I opened my … Continue reading

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New Campus Rule

Apple is building a new campus. Link. Bad news. Remember what happens to nearly every Silly Valley company that builds a campus? gurgle, gurble, swishWhoosh…. [Located across 280 from Valco, in the industrial area where Tandem and so forth used … Continue reading

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Only slightly used

I’ve picked up some miscellaneous books at garage sales, ones that I’ll probably never read and that will grace a used bookstore (or our own garage sale) at some point. Turns out that T.H. White, in addition to writing wonderful … Continue reading

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MS Trivia

Digging through some old manuals, I found a software package that had this support page at the very back – (You’ll probably never guess the piece of software itself… hint: It’s not any of the ones mentioned by the checkboxes).

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Mmmmm

Mmmmm, pancakes!

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Some days

Some days are just like this, all over, in spades

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The 20 Worst Agents

A list of twenty of the worst agents. Well, literary agents, anyway. Link.

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This call is stone dead

A short video on Concurrent Erlang in a telephony app. Link. I giggled through the whole thing. ItÂ’s dead serious, but it *feels* like a Monty Python skit, music and all; I kept expecting the Major to come out and … Continue reading

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