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Code Complete

Numerical Recipes in C

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to grasp the info in Code Complete. So far I'm almost to chapter 4, and there's been nothing but good info. As for the recipe book, taking a quick glance has revealed to me many things I don't understand. This is going to be a good one. :)

Well it's been a couple of days since I've written, just didn't want to disappoint you all out there dying to read my next words. arg. If only that were true... lol.

Gotta get back to my books. I'm tempted to plot my reading progress here, but then I know there's many of you out there that can polish these books in a week, so maybe I'll hold off, I'm not exactly the fastest read in the west ya know.

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6 May 2001 (updated 8 May 2001 at 16:33 UTC) »
Wookin punub

Looking for a kayak partner, anyone interested? No special conditions except the following:
  • Need to be able to roll, or you're close to getting it.

  • you live in California
  • you have a kayak
  • you want to go paddling down some not too crazy rivers (class III for now, but to some people my class III is a IV, whatever)
  • you have the time
  • talking computers doesn't kill you, nor does not talking about computers :)
That's all
Email me

In other news, I'm getting the hang of xml transformations using saxon. Xt wasn't cutting it on the laptop I've been using. Nor was Xalan, but of course I'm using a company laptop with windows98. But my home machine will run them fine.

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Happy Fridayness!

Just finished a crazy week at work. Got handed an integration project, converting the previous company's website to look like ours. Of course, it's a different platform running a different web server, and the content is generated from binary files, and no source code...

Decompilers are a great thing. :)

So the code is now in assembly. Working to convert it into a higher level language. Anyone know of an Assembly to C++ Converter?

Also handed a variety of word documents to convert into XML. Eventually they'll go up as HTML on the intranet server. Found majix. Hopefully it will be able to what they say it can do, transform Word and RTF Docs to XML.

We'll see

Well it's time to find a new place to live. My significant other has decided I'm too boring. Needs her space away from a comp geek. 7 years together. argh.

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tweaking here and there

working on an image scroller in JavaScript. Should be pretty basic. Don't want it to suck up a lot of bandwidth, just scroll thru thumbnails and keep the processing down. Maximize speed and execution, keep that info flowin.

Life is good, I have to say I've been feeling really good lately. Maybe it's that psychic shield I've woven around the apartment, that could explain why i don't like leaving the computer... nah. Could be the running. Started doing that again. Maybe I'll be back in triath shape again? Nah. Too much exercise fries your brain. At least running in a lot of heat. :)

More on that later

back to work!

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Looking for projects to be a part of
not sure how I can correlate extracurrilcular coding and get "advogato" credit for it. I really don't want to be just an observer, but I guess if the majority says so... eh, this site has been good for getting me off my programming butt, and busy making some some kewl things, and for that I'm thankful.

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more to it, just keep playin

added yet more content to the perl section. of course it's all basic stuff, but that's what i'm good at right now. :)

anyway, added a section on file i/o. should be helpful for those of us that forget which means append, and which means write over the file. :)

good nite!

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new booty for me perl section! Arr!

made some changes to my perl section. trying to create an online reference for myself, maybe others :)
so far it's just basic info. hopefully i will just keep adding to it.

well back to work

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may is almost here

It's friday nite, working on some JavaScript code. People say it's really easy. But that's really only if you do easy things with it. The tricky stuff is still tricky and it's still fun. I don't know.

learning cold fusion at work. inherited a box from a company that used it so i guess i get to learn how to keep it alive.

lots of asp code, writing an email subscription form for the web stats reports in perl (cgi-based). lots to do and then provide info for a CRM architectural implementation. good thing is it will be hard to get bored with so many things going on. :)

and she can go ahead and leave. only means more time I can spend with people that want to be around me, and I them.

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new site

completely revamped my site in the space of 5 hours. doesn't say much for my site, but it downloads a heck of a lot faster. actually added content. not sure of the quality, (well I'm pretty sure of it), but there's stuff out there now. code snippets, a start of an image gallery, basic stuff, thoughts section.

well i'm tired now. haven't gotten used to sleeping by myself yet. 7 years we've been together...
well, it gives me time to learn new things i guess.

word of caution:
don't ever spend more time on the computer than your woman, 
no matter how much that code means to you, your woman will 
mean more, especially when all you have left is your code
(and in my case I'll have plenty of time to improve it)

well it worked. I had a log file with multiple values, a converted datestamp in the first column and a need to sort. Sort::Fields to the rescue. I admit, it saved me a lot of time in trying to build my own sort routine. Sort::Fields

here's what I did:
     print SOME_NEW_FILE fieldsort [ '1n' ], @unsorted_array;

life and love,
work and death,
food and air,
fire and breath,

take you here, take you there, hold your mind, hold your cares.

these won't bite, these won't sting, these are ideas, these won't cling,

toil toil, boil and bubble, how much is it worth to you? these times of trouble?


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