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tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..

He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.

Journal of tinman (2063)

Saturday January 10, 2004
11:39 AM

Libraries ...

[ #16748 ]

Advantages of being in a university: near unlimited reading material, that you couldnt get your hands on elsewhere... case in point, I saw a copy of Ed Yourdon's Death March book. Its been out of print for a while, so I was pretty glad to read it. About three chapters into it now.

Oooh, the Badger book is out. Next demonstration paycheck is going to be spent at Amazon ;)

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  • Excuse my ignorance, but what's a "demonstration paycheck"?

    I guess I don't feel bad for not knowing, really, as of 1839 UTC 1/10/24 Google turned up no hits whatsoever for it [google.com], although I expect the spider will be around to pick up a few here soon...

    I would have thought that some web page would have had some odd reference to it... like "I get a paycheck for each new product I demonstrate, each demonstration paycheck is accompanied by a note which explains the current withholding policy." or something... bu

    • grins widely...It's my contorted english, sorry.

      I demonstrate various subjects in university here (basically hang around the labs for a few hours a week and help undergraduates out if they get stuck).. its one way for a research student to pick up some extra cash for goodies. Each session that you demonstrate yields a bit of cash, which I put into things I might not have gotten otherwise.. like books I always wanted to read or a treat of some sort ...

      rant mode on Bah, I would have spent most of it at th

  • Are you sure it's out of print? I bought Death March from Amazon UK (I think it was) a couple of weeks ago.
    • Darn, you're right.. *shocked* Where did I remember seeing it out of print ? (oh, yeah.. last year, when I was looking to buy it)

      Curiously, Google pointed me to an Amazon page (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/013143635X/reviews /026-6460583-7315630) that promises a paperback edition end of this month.. nice. (the version I'm wading through didnt have XP or Agile stuff).