Monthly Archives: January 2007

fw: USSA

Political appointees in every federal agency?  (link) In an executive order published last week in the Federal Register, Mr. Bush said that each agency must have a regulatory policy office run by a political appointee, to supervise the development of … Continue reading

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Merge day

All I have to say for today is, “Thank God for Araxis Merge.” Really.  I bought this tool a while back, and it’s been worth every penny, and more; it’s about as indispensable as the Emacs clone I use (Lugaru’s … Continue reading

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~RMS

Hey, another person who doesn’t like Richard Stallman. (A slow week on the blog.  Work is killing me.  I’m also guessing that every single toddler in our daycare is going to come down with a case of Galloping Whatzis Flu, … Continue reading

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ITFMA

ITFMA.  link (When the link breaks, ITFMA = “Impeach the M-F Already.”  The writer had the North Carolina license plate, and their DMV equivalent yanked it). FYYFF = “For You, Your Friends and Family,” according to the California DMV.  In … Continue reading

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Fetishes -vs- Patterns

I was going to write a rant on what I’ve come to call “Software Fetishes,” or the use of valueless patterns by organizations, but honestly I’m too headachy to take it to any satisfying conclusion. Suffice to say that a … Continue reading

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nice

A nice way to hash a 2-D point, while preserving some locality.  Link.  

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Build times

On your next project, seriously consider mandating a maximum build time of (say) fifteen minutes. Then hire someone – very early on – to keep it that way. (taps foot) (stares at photos of family on desk) (gets coffee) (doesn’t … Continue reading

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More than one interpretation…

Horror?  Maybe.  Link. Possible other interpretations: “I won?  Oh my God, I won the lottery!?!” “And she was wearing, like, totally ewwww, chiffon conkers and a persimmon h-bracelet.” “…and then the priest said, (hee), he said to the camel (haw haw … Continue reading

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MMORPG pillars

Nice paper on the foundations of multiplayer games.  Link.  

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That's all folks, the iPhone is dead

As Slashdotted (link), Apple will be restricting 3rd party applications on the iPhone. That’s it, game over, thanks for playing. (I was wondering how Cingular / Apple was going to screw with its customers.  Now we know).  

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