Monthly Archives: September 2006

JMF postings

Here. Link. Worth it. “Tonight on Mythbusters, we’re going to test the legend that if you hook folks up to a Wheatstone bridge and a cheap voltmeter, money will fall out of their pockets.” God, the man could write…

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RIP John M Ford

Author John M Ford is dead. I’ll keep this quick. Read his Web of Angels. This vision of “cyberpunk” predates Gibson and is comparable to Vinge’s work of the time. It had a big impact on me when I read … Continue reading

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Math major

“Look, I can count to four!”

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Separated at . . .

One of my WOW character’s current nemesis. More visits to the graveyard on a village full of these suckers than I can recall ever having – And today, we looked over at The Gibber, and saw – I have theories, … Continue reading

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Five realizations

My five moments of clarity with C++ (after link) – 1. When I realized that not only was multiple inheritance buggy as heck, it was also a bad idea. (This was with CFront in 1988. It was bad). 2. When … Continue reading

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Patriot Day

Sep 11 is now “Patriot Day.” Link. Also on this day… link.

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The HP Way

“No, no, we weren’t lying to the phone company to get those records, we were, um, we were . . . pretexting! That’s it. We were pretexting those records.” “Oh. I see, that’s okay, then.” “Those trips I expensed to … Continue reading

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Five years ago

Five years ago I remember that the US grounded all the planes for three days. The skies seemed to have fewer clouds after the first day. It’s a good thing that they started flying again, because the birds seemed to … Continue reading

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I think we know why the movie Snakes on a Plane more or less failed; it was the stupid title. Anyone could come up with a better name for a movie than that, and even Samuel Jackson can’t save a … Continue reading

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