December 2001 Archives

A Quote

I found a crumpled index card on the street. It reads, "Funny how the freedom of youth turns to loneliness in old age."

Found at mighty girl

You Can Do It

Extreme Programming For One
A lone software developer is working on several small to medium scale projects. He needs to increase his productivity and resilience. While his management are amicable and approachable, they tend to frown on "over-designing" a system, since it is "liable to change in the future anyway".
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New Mexico church plans Harry Potter book burning

"I have met thousands of children now, and not even one time has a child come up to me and said, 'Ms. Rowling, I'm so glad I've read these books because now I want to be a witch,'" she said.

VCD Info

VideoCD Cook Book & Home Video Systems Visual Resolution Comparison just incase one was thinking of VCDing some downloads.

The Babylon 5 Untold Stories

The Babylon 5 That Never Was

Springfiend Map

Coolness, someone has done a Map of Springfield (local copy).

Experienced Fellowship

I have experienced Fellowship of the Rings. So as to not ruin the experience for anyone who has not yet had the pleasure I will refrain from talking about specifics.

Instead feelings and thoughts. I have yet to complete Fellowship, I know bad fozbaca, but because of the lack of that experience I was able to feel the intensity that can be presented via a movie vs. a book. It left me with feelings of questioning, doubt and meaning. There is possiably the beginnings of another journey for myself, or maybe the need for one. But I don't know where and I don't know when.

Please feel free to share your experience with Fellowship but also remember the many have not yet had the fortune to see the movie, so don't ruin it for them.

Specs everywhere

12 Bugs of Christmas

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A Software Developers' Version

1. For the first bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
See if they can do it again.

2. For the second bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

3. For the third bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

4. For the fourth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

5. For the fifth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

6. For the sixth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

7. For the seventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

8. For the eighth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

9. For the ninth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

10. For the tenth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

11. For the eleventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

12. For the twelfth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me:
Tell them it's a feature
Say it's not supported
Change the documentation
Blame it on the hardware
Find a way around it
Say they need an upgrade
Reinstall the software
Ask for a dump
Run with the debugger
Try to reproduce it
Ask them how they did it and
See if they can do it again.

Recieved from a co-worker

Excelent Hack

One Ring To Rule The Dome, great hack by the MIT folks.

Mr. G'kar, meet Mr. Dave Winer

from Dave Winer's Scripting News

In the rush of emotion after Sept 11, I decided to do something different -- I gave $100 to the Palestinian Red Crescent...

The first step to respect is to realize that these are real people, with hearts and brains, and like all people, it's hard for them to hate people who care for them. So I highly recommend doing this . I feel really good about it.

I got my mom to give them $100 too. Now we joke about how the Bush Administration is going to round us up. I told her I thought it would be an honor to be rounded up for giving a small amount of money to help people who need help.

Open your hearts and open your wallets. Let's help the Palestinians and at the same time help ourselves.

Note that Mr. Winer is Jewish. Think about this.

Rules of Humor and Truth

Buger Ring

Three drinks for the Burger Kings under the sky, Seven burgers for the Dwarves who are stoned, Ninety million consumers doomed to buy, One cut for the Dark Lord, the franchise he owns. In the land of Mordor where the Whoppers lie. Onion ring to rule them all, onion ring to dine them, Onion ring to bring them all and in the deep-fryer bind them In the land of Mordor where the Whoppers lie.
[via Jabber from arcterex]

MVC Design Pattern

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CGI Luv'n

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Blogging Drunk

Gotta love blogging drunk. Though I wonder if my faiful readers can notice the differnece.

Some Babylon 5 Quotes

Babylon 5 Quotes
"I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One."
-- Marcus to Neroon in Babylon 5:"Grey 17 is Missing"
"You're wrong, Mollari. Whether it was me or my world, whether it was a total stranger or your worst enemy, you were a witness! It doesn't matter if they stopped. It doesn't matter if they'd listen. You had an obligation to speak out!" -- G'Kar to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari"
"Their Rangers goal is to create the peace, not enforce the peace." -- Delenn in Babylon 5:"Rising Star"
"You are young, Vir. You don't understand. But you will."
-- Londo in Babylon 5:"And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place"

Because right now I really love it

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Blogdex Rocks

blogdex's social network exploer on fozbaca

Apache Doc

Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control for Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3

The travels of an accidental programmer

One Man, One Segway, What could be better

Handy HTML Resource

X86 on Mac OS X

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OS X Now Able To Run WinTel Software, nothing Virtual PC doens't allow for, except the cost. Much cheaper, like $30 vs $100+ for VirtualPC.

Mac Code

Get Your Web Foo On

A nice CSS Positioning and Menu Bar tutorials.

Ashcroft or McCarthy, you be the judge

Who Said It?

Attorney General John Ashcroft has been sounding a lot like former Senator Joseph McCarthy, infamous for starting the "Red Scare" of the 1950's, finding communists at every turn, especially in people who disagreed with his witch hunt.

Mac Sources

CMS Stuff

Release the Editors

bin Laden confesses

rc3.org Daily

It looks like everyone around the world complaining that there's no proof that Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 attacks can shut up now. The Washington Post reports that a home movie of bin Laden was found in an abandoned home in Jalalabad (the town where many of the Arabs in Afghanistan lived) during which he basically confessed to planning the attacks. I hope the White House releases it publicly, they have nothing to lose by doing so, and it's a tape that ought to air on Al Jazeera I think.

Cat Poll

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Take the What Cat Are You? test by webkin!

Most definately worth 5 points twords teh crazy old man with too many cats status.

Web Ring Fun

Last one for the night

Quickies

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Viridian Note 00283: Geeks and Spooks Bruce Sterling [bruces@well.com] on well geeks and spooks. Care to comment engel?
Segway News the blog the revolutionary, maybe, personal transportation device
Zappy vs. Segway like the pricepoint. Good xmas present for anyone wanting to get me something

Yet Another Who/What Are You

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Hey I'm Gandalf :)

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Gandalf

Gandalf the Grey

If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Gandalf, Wizard, a guardian against the Dark Lord.

In the movie, I am played by Ian McKellen.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software

Scuba Dog

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Too scarry, don't know which is worse the dog obsession or the scuba obsession.
found over at taint

GNOME VIM bonobo component

Found over at GNOME Summary

Jason Hildebrand announced a new Bonobo component that wraps vim via a number of the GtkHTML interfaces. This means that with a little bit of help Ximians Evolution can be made use use vim for editing emails rather than the current default editor. It is also a very nice example of the power of components.

Found over here.

How IT works

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