3 Mar 2003 sjanes71   » (Journeyer)

The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and Programmers     Tim Sweeny's "radical claim" that
our thought processes as programmers are deeply influenced by the language we programmed in.
is not a new claim as it was theorized early last century that (natural) language affects how we think and related languages affect how we think similarly. I don't think that anyone could dispute that a programming language could not be considered a "human" language, considering the amount of Perl poetry that exists. :)

Gentoo and KDE     Got bitten by the KDE 3.1 bug in Gentoo where everything just collapsed and fucked up after I logged out. Solution is to edit /etc/env.d/49kdelibs-3.1 and add KDEDIRS=/usr/kde/3.1 to that list of variables. You'll probably have to reboot. Without this, look for basically zilch in your KDE menus and no ability to even launch an xterm from inside KDE. TWM makes me shudder.

Orange Juilius Equivalent     Never had one from the mall, but this is pretty good.

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 heaping cup ice
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8th cup powdered milk

Chuck in a blender, blend until frothy and smooth. Makes two drinks. The "Top Secret" recipe says to use 2 egg whites, but with a 2/60,000 chance of salmonella, I'll think that I'll stick to powdered milk.

Nullsoft Superpimp Installation System     v2.0b1 is verrrrry nice. My favorite "windows installer" software for sure.

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