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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)

Saturday July 20, 2002
06:44 AM


[ #6494 ]
Dear Log,

Today I did what I do when I have to review some really arduous and involved code: I print it out and go to some near-empty diner and sit there for a long time, reading the code and nibbling at whatever, and sipping iced tea. My record so far is about nine hours I spent in a diner in Grants, New Mexico, going over the old code for HTML::TreeBuilder and endless pages of trace output, trying to figure out why it just wasn't working.

But today it was just an hour or so pondering the code for the new (perlpodspec-compliant) Pod parser, which I hadn't looked at in ages. I did a bit of refactoring, and a bit of rearranging, and clarified the code here and there. I hope I can do an alpha release in two or three weeks, maybe even with a passable amount of documentation.

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  • I will have to mail you your Official Pod Squad Kommisar Fez since you aren't coming to TPC :) You'll have to wear it at the diner and get the Shriner discount while attracting midgets in carts. :)

    • Wowza! Then I'll be an Ottoman emperor!! VIZIER, off with his KHEKH!

      Random memory: Once, a younger me was walking down a street in downtown Buffalo, wearing a stately black Jughead hat [] (minus text and picture). A middle-aged black guy in a leather jacket was talking into a payphone, saw me walking by, and said "Hold on a second" into the phone, and said to me:
      --"What religion is your hat?"

      I don't remember what I said to that complex question, but I have since decided that that will be

  • I would love to have the time to do that kinda stuff.

    It sounds like you need to make a trip to the [] Frontier [].