14 Mar 2004 ncm   » (Master)

This is the funniest thing I've seen since Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby: Understanding Object Oriented Programming. This one's not intentionally funny, though, which makes it even more so. (Note: that the examples are Java is surely only incidental.)

Finally upgraded to linux-2.6.4, from 2.4.21-pre5-ac3. I think this was the longest I have ever used one kernel, eleven months. It all went surprisingly smoothly: the only hiccup was when the hotplug daemon startup script hung during boot (in the pci hotplug section -- nil, since I have a laptop) until I hit ctrl-C, and then startup resumed. Everything seems to work, and it swaps a lot less. I plugged in a USB mouse, to see what would happen, and it Just Worked.

lindsey and cactus: What C# calls "properties" are what most people call hints of bad design; that is, if you have enough of them in your code to benefit from automation, you probably have way too many. That said, I'm saving off cactus's example. (About Shakespeare: I would leave out the <speaker> element entirely, and just add an "id" attribute to the <speech> element instead. No point in repeating the speakers' written names throughout the document.)

Am I corrupted yet? I have used Gaim as an IRC client to talk with graydon and others about Monotone implementation details.

Membership in my "I hate Java" community on Orkut has tracked the "Lisp" community's, almost exactly, ever since it first caught up. Probably every member of each ought to be a member of the other too. It's a shame that the similar experiment here didn't, ultimately, work out -- Advogato article threads are too susceptible to trolling -- although it did evoke a few memorable lines.

Listening to Supersuckers, "Must've Been High" (I used to think I hated country music; so did they, I think) and Satan's Pilgrims.

Before I rebooted into 2.6.4, I upgraded to the latest mozilla library dpkgs, which made galeon and firefox not leak zombie children any more. Happy day! Nothing I run crashes or leaks too badly any more.

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