Older blog entries for haruspex (starting at number 249)

19 Dec 2006 (updated 20 Dec 2006 at 04:29 UTC) »
fejj, Gosh, just maybe they cooperated because they didn't want their country destroyed? We now know the war was programmatic and nothing would have shoved aside the War President's drive to smash Iraq. It's undeniable that he, and each of his allies, lied to their publics repeatedly, and continue to do so, about the "motives". Feel good?

(update) nutella, not for everyone.

fraggle: OMG that's dumb.
10 Nov 2006 (updated 10 Nov 2006 at 03:54 UTC) »
roozbeh, AMEN. It's amazing nobody's called Fedora on to the mat for that.
sasubillis, Why not a web application? And skip C++, use something higher level.
10 Oct 2006 (updated 10 Oct 2006 at 23:13 UTC) »
gilbou, It's not Google's problem. It's the way whois greps the database that allows entries from non-Google domains (read from the right) to appear in the results.
nutella, The pithiest remark I've read on VSS is this one:

Here's a quote I once heard from someone who works at Microsoft:

"Visual SourceSafe? It would be safer to print out all your code, run it through a shredder, and set it on fire."

Also see this page.

johnnyb, I can perhaps explain the true/false one, having investigated this recently. The database client libs typically don't report a BOOLEAN column as a Boolean type to the client. It will be reported as TINYINT 0/1 (MySQL), CHAR(1) 't'/'f' (PgSQL), or perhaps other things. This can make it difficult to write a portable schema.
9 Aug 2006 (updated 9 Aug 2006 at 06:43 UTC) »
bi, fzort, I'm not sure why you're so excited about that population count function. If you're going to loop 32 times there are simpler expressions. But there are also non-looping solutions, which actually are clever. (Also see Wikipedia.)
tan, To install the MinGW cross-development system for Win32 on Linux, just emerge mingw (or equivalent).
vicious, put it this way: That might be the last chance you get to sit in a café and doodle, for a while. Enjoy it while you can. :)

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