Monthly Archives: March 2007

Shiny Silver Bullets again

That Silver Bullet guy came calling again, but this time we were prepared. We made a quick call and sent him packing, trussed up in the back of a Turing Patrol squad car and still hollering about the O(N) sort … Continue reading

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Maybe some incentive?

Another unexpected admission of guilt from a Guantanamee, this one from the Aussie Hicks after being held for only five years without due process (link). “Ya got me fair, coppers.” It occurred to me that maybe Congress simply needs to apply these … Continue reading

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Chilling thought

Scary thought.  Link. [The link is speculation, “What if legislation were passed making it ‘child abuse’ to raise your children as athiests?”]   

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Rainy day

“It’s days like today, when I’m fiddling with connectors or restoring a backup or reinstalling an operating system or just swabbing the decks clean of C++ inheritance botches, that I like to reflect that my mom thinks I work in … Continue reading

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Shed Metaphor

Almost every guy has a shed (or a garage, or at least a closet) where he spends time puttering around, fixing things (or more likely, taking them apart and forgetting how to stick them back together), but most importantly, for … Continue reading

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The case for Emacs

Ah, someone else likes Emacs.  Go figure   [Yes, I did leave a comment].  

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Big book

At the library the toddler takes a BIG book from the shelf full of children’s books. “This is a BIG book,” he says, “Read it!” Indeed it is. It’s a large book; it’s big and floppy and the reason for … Continue reading

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Sheds, I had no idea….

Um, sheds.  Sheds sheds sheds and more sheds.  Here.  The FAQ (not to be missed) is here. We do indeed have a shed.  A very stout but ill-used shed.  I must ponder. From the FAQ: C++ is something of a … Continue reading

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Simple Buffalo or Turkey Chili

(30 minutes prep, 30-60 minutes cooking, not much cleanup) One pound ground buffalo (turkey or 9% ground beef will also work) 3 medium carrots 1 green pepper 1 largish onion 1 stick celery 4-5 cloves garlic 2 tsp cumin 2 … Continue reading

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Outsorcery

“Out-sourcing to Middle Earth? That is so last year.” “Really? I thought you were doing that. All those trips, ahem, ”overseas” and stuff. Those gifts to the kids that the feds got so interested in.  The spooks just swarming over … Continue reading

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