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Wednesday February 11, 2009
01:07 PM

Yak Shaving Mascot

I'm giving serious consideration to buying this for a $work mascot, and shaving half of it.

Wednesday November 05, 2008
10:21 AM

For the first time in a long time...

I woke up happy to be an American. All politics, finger pointing, commercials and accusations aside, we made history last night. The first African-American president [elect].

It almost brings a tear to my every time I think about it. For the first time, I fell like there's a chance we can bring people in this country back together again and do great things.

Wednesday October 29, 2008
12:41 PM

A Lesson in Probability

So, it's week 7 (woohoo!) of going to the gym, now 4 times a week. When I started going with a co worker, I bought a generic-Master-like padlock and gave him one of the keys. We could share a locked locker, and he could leave earlier than I without playing where's the key madness.

Monday, he asks "what locker did you have?". an odd question since he usually just uses the locker with our padlock on it.

As it turns out, there were two lockers that evening with the same padlock brand. Even more fun, our key opened both locks.

Given that I purchased that lock at a drug store and not at a kmart/walmart/lowes, I think this was an odd coinkydink.

My mind wonders at how the probability changes of two people, bought two locks for two different uses at two different locations are instead purchasing two different locks to use for the same purpose and the same location.

How fun.

Of course, this is what I get for getting a cheap Made in China knockoff. Time to get a paired set of Masters.

Saturday October 18, 2008
09:48 PM

One month in

It's been a month now since I started going to the gym. Just this week I've started going 4 times a week instead of two times a week (Mon/Thur -> Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri).

Not doing to bad so far. On the week parts, I've almost doubled the weight I can lift in the same # of reps. For the stronger parts, I've almost tripled the weight.

Hopefully in the next 5 months the muscle will start to burn some fat.

The routine is pretty straight forward so far. About an hour on the upper body machines (random order), about 10-13 minutes on the bike (2-3 miles) and then 5 walk laps around the track (1 mile).

Friday October 17, 2008
08:34 PM

Henching or Arching

Oh Venture Brothers cartoon, where have you been all my life?

What will it be today: Henching or Arching?

Monday October 13, 2008
03:46 PM

I Have a [Template] Dream

I'm not sure why I'm entertaining such thoughts lately. Maybe it's all the time I'm spending dickering in Rails/Django/ASP.NET MVC/CakePHP.

I'm used to Template Toolkit. I see there's a Template-Python in the works. I keep fantasizing about having Template-Ruby, Template-PHP and Template.NET so I could simply use my entire sites template directory across code bases. More often than not, my templates are just blocks, loop, iterators and simple ifs. No real magic.

Some days I wish I knew enough about parsers/lexers to start something. Then I look into them and remember that it makes my brain melt.

Somedays, the lack of having a true CS degree is a drag.

12:39 PM

Perl +1, Python -1

Learning new languages is frustrating, esp. when you're comparing them to what you already know: Perl.

Here's something I don't like about Python: the need for ending sub calls with (). I hate it.

Now, I know it's about something being 'callable' and without the params, you're returning the sub, not calling it. It's not intuitive for my brain. I don't like it.

Perl++ for never making me put () after method names or having to think about what it's doing.

Monday September 22, 2008
07:12 PM

Surviving the Gym: Day 2

I'm completely beat. On the plus side, while I ache, nothing is "hurt". Bonus.

Saturday September 20, 2008
02:22 PM

Weekend Warriors

Over the last 10 years I've had the pleasure to work with a slew of talented people. Luckily, most of us live in the area and maintain contact even though we're spread across many companies.

There's been talk lately of starting a weekend warriors club where we can all gather our knowledge/experience to build web projects as a group. With 2 designers and 5 programmers, this could be fun.

Thursday September 18, 2008
08:18 PM

DBD::SQLite Needs a Lover

This is a plea. I'm begging someone, as one Perl programmer to another. Won't someone please adopt DBD::SQLite and make it happy again. 1.14 and 1.13 are riddled with issues. The unfreed refs. The segfaults. The memory leaks.

No offense to msergeant. I'm sure he's busy with his own things. I just with there was a 1.15 already that mad things sane again. It's rather frustrating to keep explaining to people after the fluck up a new perl install why they need to downgrade SQLite to 1.12.