Get the games while they’re fresh! Just in time for my enforced 2-week hiatus from work…
Month: September 2008
My project got cancelled today. I don’t have too much to add to the official memo; I am one of the lucky ones who now has his pick of which project to go to next. Many good people I worked with have been let go; others have been shifted to other projects; I expect some… Continue reading Cancelled
Yesterday I went to the optician for my yearly checkup. I still have 20/20 vision (both eyes at 0) and intraocular pressure of 15 mmHg in both eyes, which is normal. Since I have a family history of glaucoma, my optometrist always does the pressure test. I also have a small nevus (mole!) on my… Continue reading Optician
If there’s a silver lining to the current financial crisis, it’s that I prefer the “market down” music on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report to the “market up” music. Markets are up: they play We’re in the Money Markets are down: they play Stormy Weather Markets are a mixture: they play It Don’t Mean a Thing… Continue reading Money music
How many programming languages do you know?
I had a lecturer in university who claimed to have taught something in the region of 15 languages. I was wondering recently about how many languages I know and how to count them, given that there are many languages out there that are similar. Do C and C++ count as different? I think most people… Continue reading How many programming languages do you know?
Dreamhost backups: the appropriate incantation
Recently, and without much fanfare, Dreamhost introduced backup users. Each account gets a single backup user, whose function is to provide a remote backup. Dreamhost’s TOS states that regular user content must be served on the web: it is not intended to be a backup service. However, clearly the need for remote backups exists, and… Continue reading Dreamhost backups: the appropriate incantation
Book sale time again
And this time it seems like it’s been quite a while since the last one. Shelf space in our house is still at a premium, of course. We picked up lots of things for mini-Elbeno, including some really nice non-fiction stuff (a science encyclopedia and a book on weather). Mrs. Elbeno got some interesting novels… Continue reading Book sale time again
(Part of) what I do all day
Lately I’ve been asked what I do at work. What I really do. Well, if Great Biggary can frequently expound on his latest Maya scripts and python excursions, here goes with my explanations… Most of what I do all day is read code. Just like an author or poet will read many many more books… Continue reading (Part of) what I do all day
Tales of a full hard drive
In between watching the US Open finals this weekend, I had to fix up my PC. My hard drive (300GB) has been filling up with stuff and finally got full. My partitions looked like this: /dev/sda1 (NTFS): 40GB at 80% /dev/sda2 (ext2, /boot): 40MB at 50% /dev/sda3 (swap): 2GB /dev/sda4 (extended) /dev/sda5 (ext3, /): 40GB… Continue reading Tales of a full hard drive