Monthly Archives: February 2007

Feh

Bellevue Square is going to expand. Betcha they still don’t have a decent bookstore by 2010.  (I suppose I’d rather have the U of WA branch bookstore survive nearby, though, even if it’s a shadow of the parent store).  

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In keeping with that last post

Huh. Personally, I think this works in any administration.  

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Moles in the White House

CNN: “President Bush had two moles removed from his left temple on Friday. His doctors expect tests on the skin growths to show that they are noncancerous.” Sheesh.  Of course the moles are benign.  It’s the whole rest of the … Continue reading

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C is for Cuneiform

We’re still punching holes in things to make programs.  Yes, we are.  All these fancy editors and we’re still baking code in clay.  Most code is syntax on wax tablets, dead bits about as accessible to your average program as … Continue reading

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Lunar surface journals from NASA

What I said.  Link.  

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froot bar gag

A TV news anchor walks into a bar with a basket full of fruit, some glue and a wad of wool. He sits down, orders a drink, and starts to attach little tufts of wool to the tops and little … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Double or nothin’, Iran setting up centrifuges (CNN). Feel lucky?  

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FORTH

I only know two good FORTH programmers. One is Chuck Moore.  I met him once (he was doing chip design for Toshiba or something at the time).  Interesting, smart guy. The other one wrote a bunch of Finnegan’s control software … Continue reading

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Why do we still use C?

[slightly edited from a private flame yesterday] If you have ACM access to the PLOS 2006 proceedings, I recommend Jonathon Shapiro’s paper _Programming Language Challenges in System Codes_ (Why Systems Programmers Still Use C, and What To Do About It) … Continue reading

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