LostYouth is back...

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Back in the day, amidst all the stupidity prevalent on the web, there was one site that dared to raise the banner and take the stupidity one step higher. That site was, my friends, lostyouth.com.

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“Unfortunately, the regular expression language is no different from any other in that it has various dialects and accents” – Masting Regular Expressions, Jeffrey E. F. Friedl

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TimedLock revisited

In an earlier blog entry, I asked the question if it made sense to add code in a debug version of the TimedLock class (written by Ian Griffiths in this post and commented on by Eric Gunnerson in this post) to store the stack trace when acquiring a lock on an object so that if another thread blocks an attempt to acquire a TimedLock, we can discover the StackTrace of the blocking thread.

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Windows 2003 Installation Blunder

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I’ve spent the last 3 days trying to get an installation of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition onto a Virtual PC machine. I couldn’t understand why it took so long until I realized I had accidentally selected the ISO image for the checked debug version. Arggggg!!! How stupid is that!?

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New Edition Of Code Complete

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Code Complete 2Code Complete by Steve McConnell was the first programming book that had me glued to its pages as one would read a page turner thrilling novel. I couldn’t put it down. I still have several scars from the many obstacles I would walk into as I read the book and attempted to carry on my normal business. It’s that good!

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MUST SEE: Skateboarding Bull Dog

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Tyson the skateboarding
bulldog You’ve got to see this to believe it.

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Event Log Monitoring via RSS

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This is freakin’ awesome! Greg Reinacker writes some sample code to generate an RSS feed from the Windows Event Log. This is a simple idea, but very useful for those of us who monitor EVERYTHING via an RSS Aggregator. Event Log Monitoring With RSS.

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A New Way To Fold Clothes

The video is gone. Sorry.

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UPDATE: Buying LCD Monitors.

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In a previous post I mentioned that I bought an LCD monitor from some unknow Yahoo store. Well I recieved it yesterday and I can’t tell you how happy I am with it. I’ve never seen such a nice, well built, sharp LCD. It took my eyes a few minutes to adjust as I think they’ve grown accustomed to blurry text. In any case, the store sells it for $399.00 (includes shipping) which is a steal. Here’s the URL http://store.yahoo.com/3btech/deulbysa17fl.html

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Ummm... oh shit...

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The Onion Taken Seriously

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I’m not one to act like an elitist snob and make fun of stupid people. Ok, who am I kidding. I do like to make fun of stupid people. Especially those with no sense of humor. Wired News has this great article about how many people take The Onion as serious news.

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The Apprentice meets Top Model

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Looks like four of the women in the Apprentice posed for FHM. They were offered $250,000 to pose for Playboy, but chose to pose for free for FHM instead.

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New William Hung Music Video

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Geeking out to the 3rd edition Player's Handbook.

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DISCLAIMER: When I say Player’s handbook, I’m not talking about a “Playa’s Handbook”. The book I am referencing is absolutely the WRONG thing to read if you want to pick up chicks. I’m already married, so I can bring this stuff out.

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Car Accident

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I have a perfect eagle eye view of a car accident that just happened on San Vicente. Looks like a gray SUV slammed into the side of a little red civic or corolla (can’t tell from here on the 17th floor). Funny how all these cars are slowly driving around it as it blocks most of the intersection. They just want to get on with their lives. Both passengers walked out of the car and seem to be having a civil conversation about it.

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Yahoo Launches Soul-Search Engine (The Onion)

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All moved in...

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We’re all moved in to our new place. I took a personal day Monday so that we could put the place together and not have to live in a huge mess. Much love to Dan, Micah, and Matt for helping with the heavy lifting.

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Rumsfield Sound Bytes Of The Week

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My man in the field, Koba, found this site with sound bytes from Rumsfield that put him almost in the class of the President himself.

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Looking for a JOB?

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I know someone looking to fill a .NET developer position. They’re paying around 75K for someone with around 2+ years of experience with ASP.NET, C#, etc… Let me know if you know someone who might be interested.

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Blast from the past

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I was recently contacted by a Contractor that I worked with a loooong time ago, Hi Thomas! Funny thing is, he contacted me because he was trying to find information about Reporting Services. My former employer is all over the place when you search on those two terms.

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