I think Chris Anderson is totally wrong here. I am currently the smartest person in the room. I don’t CARE if I’m also the dumbest person in the room. He’s still wrong. ;)Read More
The Boing Boing Effect
Wired printed an article recently (I wish I could remember the title) that discussed the network structure of relationships and fame. For example, imagine individuals as nodes in a big graph. Join the nodes by drawing directional vertices that indicate whether a person knows of another person. An arrow drawn from Bob to Alice indicates Bob knows Alice. The fact that there’s no arrow from Alice to Bob indicates Bob’s a total loser (or stalker).Read More
NAnt Build File For Rss Bandit
Recently I blabbed on and on about how to create a sane build process. One question I’ve heard in the past is what’s the point of a setting up a big formal build process when you have a very small project, perhaps with a team of one or two?Read More
Judge Dismisses Kobe's Rape Case
According to Yahoo News, Kobe Bryant’s Rape case has been dismissed by the judge. So now begins the civil trial?Read More
Joke Of the day: Restroom Etiquette
(A funny story I heard from somwhere. Supposedly its a true story.)Read More
We're Having A Doggie!
So after much deliberation and research, we’ve decided that we’re going to provide a home for a dog. In particular, we hope to adopt an Italian Greyhound from a rescue center. A rescue center is basically a foster home for dogs rescued from the dog pound. A rescue typically specializes in finding homes for a specific breed. For example, there is a Labrador Rescue, a Poodle Rescue, etc…Read More
PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC.
Statement Graph Reflector Add-In Makes Pretty Flowcharts.
Peli has a post about a new Reflector Add-In he will release soon. It generates a statement graph from the body of a method. It’s a nice way to produce a flowchart and visualize the “flow” of execution within a method. See an example below:Read More
Get Your GMail Invites Here... (UPDATE: All out)
I have a few GMail invites to give away. If you don’t mind having a profit driven corporation scanning the contents of your emails in order to target you with ads, then post a funny comment with your email address. Or just post a bland comment. I don’t really care.Read More
Burning Man 2004 Starts Today!
So today, loads of clean people will be driving through the small town of Gerlach into the temporary city of Black Rock City. Trust me, they won’t stay clean for long, and will definitely bring home a souvenir of a nice coating of Playa dust over everything.Read More
Be A Real Political Geek, Buy The </bush> T-Shirt
In the comments section of the post about the geekiest protest sign, Clara points out that tshirthell.com sells a t-shirt with the end Bush tag (seen below).Read More
Congratulations Kyle and Cara!
We just got back from their wedding reception in San Francisco and we had a great time. I can see that you two will be very happy and I was honored to take part in the reception. Also, many thanks for the iPod, an overly generous gift, but one I will make good use of. I now finally have an iPod. Wohoo!Read More
Joke Of The Day: Kenny the Rooster
This farmer has about 500 hens, but no rooster, and he wants chicks. So, he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster that he would sell. The other farmer says, “Yep, I’ve got this great rooster, named Kenny. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.”Read More
Custom Source Control In CruiseControl.NET?
I’m in the unlucky position that CruiseControl.NET doesn’t support the source control provider (Seapine Surround SCM) we use here at work. Briefly looking at the source code for CCNET, I noticed that I could create support for Surround SCM by implementing the ISourceControl interface via inheriting the ProcessSourceControl.cs class. However, before I go down that road, does anyone know if I can add a custome source control provider as a plug-in?Read More
World Officials Ask Hamm to Give Up Gold
Riiight. You know kid, you did nothing wrong, but we’d like you to give back that gold medal anyways. We mistakenly gave it to you and we’d love it if you corrected that mistake for us. While you’re at it, I also had an accident in the bathroom we’d like you to clean up. Thanks, now there’s a good kid.Read More
Creating A Sane Build Process
I’m not proud of it (well maybe just a little), but I once created an insane build process once. If Pat (who maintained the build after me) posts in my comments, he’ll tell you about it. Take a stew of a proprietary microcomputer flavor of Fortran written in the 70s by a programmer most assuredly clad in polyester, churn it through a Visual Basic 6.0 preprocessor that spits out Fortran 90 code, all the while correcting memory bound issues, mix it together by compiling it with a custom NAnt fortran compiler task, and voila!, 20 or so compiled Win32 fortran dlls. At this point, the process compiled and sprinkled in some C# code.Read More
Corporate Sponsored Pornography?
I thought that would get your attention. I recently realized that my old blog on blogspot is still up and running. When I was working at a large ethnic television network (that will remain unnamed), I received the following internal email:Read More
Could This Be My Next Digital Camera?
[Via Boing Boing]Read More