Monthly Archives: April 2010

Those daring young men in their…

I thought that the Europeans were self-panicking and over reacting to the volcanic eruption of <unpronounceable name> in Iceland, but the ever-practical Fins have flown in the dust, and have provided photos of what it did to their engines: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/04/16/340727/pictures-finnish-f-18-engine-check-reveals-effects-of-volcanic.html … Continue reading

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Some books

A few books that I’ve enjoyed recently. Sandman Slim. (Richard Kadrey). It’s been years since I’ve this much fun with a “bad-ass comes back from the dead to wreak retribution” novel. It’s a little predictable and somewhat repepepetititititiousify, but you’ll … Continue reading

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Compiler Pragmas We'd Like To See

#pragma expiration(date) Refuse to compile the following code after the specified date. #pragma moran(email address) Emails the specified address every time there is a compilation error in any code that follows. #pragma tricky Tells the optimizer to go easy on … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably full

Somewhere, a voice is calling. You’re neck deep in iterators, destructors are going off all around you, and if the bloody river full of pirhana and man-eating allocators doesn’t get you, the bunker of locally scoped nuns armed with automatic … Continue reading

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