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My personal theory is that Java is a fraud perpetrated by Sun to stimulate hardware sales. "What? Too slow? Tends to eat up all of swap? You obviously need our new E20599000!"

Journal of mary.poppins (3530)

Friday June 25, 2004
12:24 AM

Health ins. for self-employed geeks

I'm a self-employed geek living in the US.

Any advice as to how to go about getting health insurance? I'm thinking a
high-deductible "major medical" type plan, with infrequent routine stuff
out-of-pocket. I'm young and healthy, with no family to worry about.

The ACM and IEEE each have group deals with insurance companies. Anyone had
experiences with them, or with some similar deal?

Friday October 31, 2003
06:04 AM


It is really cold here in norcal. Winter has arrived!

It makes my hands all blue and numb. It makes it hard to type.

Friday November 15, 2002
06:56 AM

threading IM messages

While I've been a happy gaim user for some time, I miss the threading feature of email. If I am discussing several topics at the same time with someone, it's not clear which topic an individual message addresses.

I can't think of a convenient user interface for threaded IM, however. Perhaps the program would show, for each thread, all messages less than some age? The user would select a thread before responding, perhaps with the most recently responded-to thread selected by default.