Monthly Archives: August 2007

State of the spam

I get a lot of blog spam.  Fortunately there are tools that make filtering out the garbage pretty painless. Lately I’ve been getting a fair amount of attempts to post things like “I’m sorry for this” or “Sorry, this is business”, followed … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, on Mars…

Meanwhile, in little reported news, after hunkering down for several weeks in a sun-obscuring dust storm the Spirit and Opportunity rovers are moving again.  Link.  

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Tivo and the Cable Card Mess

(time is short: link) (the OCAP requirement is bogus as heck.  Requires Java, etc. — OCAP itself is a horrible mucking mess of a specification that looks virtually impossible to properly implement, and if you did, it would still suck … Continue reading

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Infinite pool

Ah, I too am trying to re-read Infinite Jest.  A pointer to a list of links.  The three bookmark idea is a good one. Giant hamsters, killer entertainment, recovery houses for people you are not going to like, cross-dressing canadian … Continue reading

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Sir, Yessir! (Thud!)

Via Slashdot, a bionic arm.  Link. —  “Figby, why aren’t the troops saluting me?” “Sir, they don’t want to wind up in the infirmary, like when General Havermeyer reviewed the last group.” “What?” “Ah, but it was beautiful, Sir. The whole … Continue reading

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At the tomb of the possessive apostrophe

Its a sunny day, the temperature is just right for ice cream but not hot enough to need sprinkler’s. Little fluffy cloud’s parade overhead. There are balloon’s on the common’s, and a band play’s military music in front of the … Continue reading

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Mighty, hubris, etc.

Wal-Mart is faltering.  Link.  Target and Costco are eating its lunch. Hardly surprising.  The times I’ve been to Wal-Mart stores, even brand new ones, I was surprised at how hideously messy they were.  Target and Costco won’t tolerate half-eaten bags … Continue reading

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Basic skills

How is it that someone can have a four page resume and not be able to program their way out of a paper bag? I just don’t get it.  I truly do not understand this.  At least, I can’t comprehend … Continue reading

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History…

Ah, I had forgotten about Dogs in Elk.  

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Games, threading

An interesting read on threading in modern games.  Link.  

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