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gizmo_mathboy
  reversethis-{moc ... } {yobhtamomzig}

aerospace engineer by education, all-around walking cesspool of knowledge by nature, and professional grade slacker by choice. Sysadmin at a major midwestern university.
Friday March 29, 2002
11:30 PM

A couple good days and a big purchase

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Well, I did get a lot accomplished at the office. There are some bits of code I need to add but I think it's tweak mode at the moment. The real task I need to do is go over the code base and hack away the cruft.

It is amazing to me how bad code can get when you are trying to fix a problem quickly. Sometimes the design I laid out saves me from writing crappy stuff but other times I'm rushed and write some hideous stuff.

I think I'll try and do that in the next week or two. It should also give me the incentive I need to create a proper dev environment that is separate from production. Heck, maybe I'll be hyper-ambitious and get CVS up and running (anyone have a version control system that they think is better?). I might even make it a pseudo-content management system.

On top of everything else I just bought a new view. A big, bad 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. Damn it is huge. Shiny, too :-) I probably wouldn't have bought if I didn't get a discount because my buddy works for DaimlerChrysler (1% off manufacturer's invoice if you must know).

It guess crappy mileage but I intend to be places where I need a truck and 4wd, too. Also, ain't I being patriotic buying big ticket items? ;-)

Well, off to do some more surfing and maybe some work.

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  • - Everyone knows how to use it
    - It has Mac, Windows, & Unix clients
    - It's free software
    - It works well enough for most things

    There _are_ better alternatives:

    BitKeeper - not free, don't know about the clients

    SubVersion - not done!

    arch - better? maybe. It's a collection of shell scripts, which scares me.

    Perforce - not free