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Archive for May, 2003

West Wing 2003 Finale

The West Wing season finale was last night. My watching buddy Dave freaked out when he saw John Goodman. Is Sheen being forced out for his political activism? I sure as hell hope not. However, I haven't heard anything to the yay or nay, so I'm not going to worry about it until I see […]

QotD: Haircuts

Question: How many different haircuts (styles) have you had in your lifetime? My Answer: I've had about one. There was an MC Hammer-inspired time that I got "steps" in the side of my head, near my ears, but otherwise my hair has pretty much been the same way since I was born. And when it's […]

Question: What is your favorite alcoholic beverage? My Answer: I like amaretto sours. I like amaretto with chocolate milk. I like amaretto in nearly everything. Sometimes, though, I drink a drink I invented in college (it has a somewhat inappropriate name, I may post it in the comments). Mmmm, amaretto… How often do I drink? […]

OneWord: Hold

I love how when you call somewhere they say "can I put you on hold?" and oftentimes before the "s" of "yes" escapes your mouth you hear the soothing Muzak of Enya or somebody who you'd really rather not hear Muzak-ized. So you "hold on" while "on hold." Perhaps you even hold yourself. Or a […]

QotD: Phone Sex

Question: Have you ever had phone sex? My Answer: I dated a girl for five years that lived hours away from me, so, uhhh, do the math. Yeah. I know some people are against it, but I tell a good story, and I'm descriptive, and I'm going to stop talking now before I share any […]

Here's a good overview of various programming languages. Nothing earth-shattering. The list at the end is cute and all, but the rest of the stuff is pretty generic information. Nearly any reasonably intelligent developer thinks the same, and it boils down to a few things: Different languages are better at different things. Some programmers are […]

We're down to three. I'm eating ice cream (Breyer's mint chocolate chip) while I watch, so I probably won't be typing a whole lot. Plus, there are only three contestants. Let's get to it. Wow, wait, next week is the last show. And three songs each this week? Wow. A randomly chosen song?! Chosen today? […]

I scored very well on the "Identity Theft Quiz from March, but today that world almost came crashing down on me: I got a statement from both MCI and a collections agency for a well-overdue account. The amount was only $158.89, but the number was certainly not mine. I called MCI, explained myself, and was […]

Endings and Beginnings

I met a girl a while back, and we became fast friends. We hung out, we watched movies, we took walks, we talked until 4am. We tried new things together and had a lot in common. We smiled, we laughed, and we cried laughed some more. I was as happy as I've been in months […]

The Color of Money

In an effort to thwart counterfeiters, apparently we're going to have new money soon. I like them. I've had run-ins with counterfeiters before.


Today Andy and I used Hydra. As others have written, it's a pretty damn spiffy collaborative typing tool. You share a document, others join, and everyone types. Hydra keeps track of who's written what with colored backgrounds. Nice! I could say more about Hydra, but others already have. It's nice. However, Hydra is lacking one […]

Learning C

I taught Jamie a little bit of C yesterday. Just a little bit. She's a smart girl, so I know she felt like I whipped through some things, but that's part of my plan. Soon she'll begin wondering just what in the hell a pointer is and whether she can do int i = foo(j++); […]

OneWord: Torch

For some reason when I saw the word torch and started writing, Butch, camp, and whatnot from Survivor popped into my head. That place got torched pretty good. Those were some serious flames. Now I'm thinking of extinguishing torches at tribal council, which actually makes more sense than the fire at camp did, because those […]

iWipe. Do You?

Today Freshly Squeezed Software is releasing iWipe. What's it do? Basically, nearly everything that this thing does. The only thing it doesn't really do is offer as much customizability because, frankly, we think it's pointless. We overshot my initial $8 estimate. Brad spent a lot of time working on the thing, and the Unix commands […]

Yes/No Dialogs

MPT has long hated Yes/No dialogs, and I must throw my hat in the ring. On the Mac, developers typically do a good job of applying the HIGs (which, in part, state that you should use a verb for button titles). Entourage, it seems, doesn't: This is the worst dialog box I've seen in a […]