4 Sep 2001 ksandstr   » (Journeyer)

A word of advice:
If you have to wear glasses most of the time you're at the computer, do not, under any circumstance, give them up completely for a couple of days.

I did that, assuming that my older pair would be sufficient for the couple of days it takes for the current pair to get repaired. It turns out that the old, "backup" glasses have a left-side lens that's at -4.25, the same as the more recent pair's left lens, but the right one is 1.25 units off (-2.00, while I really need -3.25). The net result is that I either get a splitting headache after wearing the backup pair for more than 30 minutes at a time or don't wear the damn things at all (which makes me pretty much unable to get on a bus [unless there's other people who'll signal the right bus to stop] or walk anywhere that's not familiar).

Hacking:
I've been paging through the CORBA object trading service spec (most recent I could find on the omg.org website). The appendixes don't go to sufficient detail about the query constraint language to implement which makes me wonder about OMG's policies regarding proprietary extensions -- I mean, if I were to implement the language, I'd probably make a compatible but more general variant of the OMG trading constraint language (assuming that's what is described by the document I've been smo^Wreading). Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough and there's a proper specification of the TCL hiding somewhere...

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