Monthly Archives: October 2007

Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams has written a new book, read the interview in Locus.  Link. I think I like his earlier books.  Voice of the Whirlwind was great, Angel Station was pretty good, and Hard Wired was probably the last decent … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Warnock on continuations and my favorite beverage

From Planet Lisp comes this pointer to a description of how Scheme continuations might work in the context of start-up financing and coffee houses.  Link. (I mean “context” loosely and not in any language-theoretic sense, of course.  I’m not that … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Newton Storage History

I joined the Newton group in early June of 1992. I’d been at Apple since 1987 working on tools and then a database engine in the development tools group, but after a bunch of bad politics that I won’t dwell … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | 8 Comments

I knew FORTH was evil

I knew that FORTH was evil. I had no idea it was this evil.  Wow. [via reddit]

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

The source of the disease?

I ran across an option the other day that was something like: SERVER_OPTION_DFLT_ZONKERS_ON Can you see what drives me crazy about this?  There’s this 26 character identifier that’s already impossible to type, and somebody decided it would be a good … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Stormy Game

Material required: – One email system – A windstorm Play – Each player is allowed one entry – Play goes until a set time (e.g., 5pm, 10pm, the winds die down) – The winning entry is the last successfully sent … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Watch!

“Watch!  He really is a robot!  I’m going to shove this up his ass and he won’t even stop grinning!”  

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Here be monsters

Here Be Monsters is really quite cute.  Link.  Box Trolls and cheeses…

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Buffy Loaf

A very simple meatloaf. Note the lack of egg and dairy. 2 lbs ground buffalo 1 onion, finely diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 small carrot 2 tsp oregano 2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced 1/2 cup ketchup 3/4 cup bread … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment

Spam

5,325 pieces of blog spam and still counting. Nitwit losers. Look, if you’re going to comment on something, then comment.  Don’t just say, “Nice post, couldn’t have said it better myself” with a URL pointing to some stupid you-know-what-kind-of-pill-site because … Continue reading

Posted in Rantage | Leave a comment