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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Wednesday April 28, 2004
07:38 PM


[ #18536 ]
Dear Log,

I'm starting to find that there are two good language-related indicators for how tired / distracted / overworked I am:

* How often I get bizarre misreadings or misparsings. For example, the other day I misread «Premature optimization is the root of all evil in programming. --C.A.R. Hoare» as «Premature ejaculation is...». Which may be true, but still.
And today I saw "cost of living calculator" and parsed it as a "[cost of [living calculator]]" instead of "[[cost of living] calculator]". So I thought it was the value of a calculator made of living material. Spooky.

* How often really random and bizarre typoes creep into what I'm typing. Like if I mean "marshalling objects is a problem if the attributes are somehow ordered" but instead I type "marshalling objects is a released if the attributes are somehow ordered".


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