Monthly Archives: January 2013

VS madness

Whoever decided to make the menus in Visual Studio 2012 uppercase deserves to be taken out back behind the woodshed. Y’all know what happens then. Whoever put in the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General\SuppressUppercaseConversion (set the DWORD value to 1) deserves a … Continue reading

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A modest proposal

I propose that at the end of a legislator’s term in office, that they should be required to recite the text of the bills they voted for, word for word, under penalty of fines and imprisonment (as with impeachment). In … Continue reading

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Wham smash pow

Kirkus Reviews on E. E. “Doc” Smith, here. Doc Smith used to be my go-to guy when I wanted to retreat from the world and read some good old fashioned planet bashing. It’s hard to beat the thrill of a … Continue reading

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Still forbidden

Adding to the list. Not allowed to put up signs with bogus directions to user play-testing sessions for a game that doesn’t exist, in a room that doesn’t exist. Not allowed to write, as many times as will fit, and … Continue reading

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Seymore Cray talk

Seymore Cray talks at Berkeley in 1976. And more┬áhere. Installation of a recent model (very interesting build process) here. I’m gonna have to go re-read The Supermen.

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