The boring rants of a lazy nerd

Sunday, August 31, 2003

1st day of school for the K-12 crowd. I can't believe how ickle they are. Well, except for the girls not old enough to know whether they like boys or girls who nevertheless dress in "fuck me" style - they are ickle-minded. I blame MTV. :P

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Monday, August 25, 2003

The catfight to end all catfights. And the missing time thing. Awesome. And Season Three should be here soon! No more Enterprise! w00t!
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Friday, August 22, 2003

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

A question about sleepwear: what is usually worn under a "dressing gown"? How many layers are there to traditional (i.e. neither the wife beater nor the extremely minimalist approach) female nightwear architecture? What is appropriate on which occasion? How, if at all, is lingerie involved? I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not I support the relationship development described in a 6th year fic because I don't know what the "macking" involved. I do realize I have just used a slang term that is also loosely defined somewhere between extreme flirting and amateur pornography. I want to know where on this spectrum to put a scene the graphical details of which, for reasons of tact, tastefulness or rating, were left mostly for the readers' imagination.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Find a way to reply if you really want this place to look better.

Friday, August 15, 2003

The Internet is a great thing, but not even google can tell you what you're supposed to read and learn from this massive pile of shit. If I had read Neal Stephenson's "In the Beginning was the Command Line" three years ago, my life would probably have been different. Or maybe, I wasn't ready for it yet. BTW, being all sentimental about the SSHPF reminded me that the aforementioned essay confirms many claims I have clumsily made in several political/philosophical discussions (aka flames) on those boards. Of course I argued with unenlightened fools and do not have an award winning and bestselling gift with words, but never the less - I was right. Vindicated, at last. This amount of progress suggests that it is possible for me to become a whole person in a few years. On a different topic: Found a couple of fics archived at that were deemed worthy of my preciousss time. I believe a common characteristic of all shippers is self insertion, escapism and wishful thinking. In my early teens I have been a big noromo, and now I�m a complete shipper. I know why. Now I wonder what makes happily coupled people ship. Is it boredom?

Thursday, August 14, 2003

"Named the #1 sexiest woman of 2001 by MAXIM men's magazine." You can add my vote.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Today is the Jewish equivalent of St. Valentine's Day, and that happens on the 15th of the month of Av, and the Hebrew calendar is Lunar, therefore the moon should be full tonight, which brings me to asking: Where is Lou? :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Top 12 things likely to be overheard if you had a Klingon Programmer

  1. "Specifications are for the weak and timid!"
  2. "This machine is a piece of GAGH! I need quad Alpha processors if I am to do battle with this code!"
  3. "You cannot really appreciate Dilbert unless you've heard it read it in the original Klingon."
  4. "Indentation?! - I will show you how to indent when I indent your skull!"
  5. "What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software 'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake."
  6. "Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' - they have 'arguments' - and they ALWAYS WIN THEM."
  7. "Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not coddle the weak."
  8. "I have challenged the entire quality assurance team to a Bat-Leth contest. They will not concern us again."
  9. "A TRUE Klingon Warrior does not comment his code!"
  10. "By filing this defect you have challenged the honor of my family. Prepare to die!"
  11. "You question the worthiness of my code? I should kill you where you stand!"
  12. "Our users will know fear and cower before our software! Ship it! Ship it and let them flee like the dogs they are!"

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

This is what good web design should look like. Well, feature-wise, at least. I and a friend of mine decided to do a little coding project on the side, for free, to learn and to use the thing we'd build for our own needs and for boasting rights/resum� points. So we've invented a web technology based, not-so-thin-client (i.e. advanced browsers) oriented OLAP and also SOAP, CORBA and XSLT in order to implement it (Thank God, we were already aware of the existence of the Validating XML Parser itself, and of DOM. The wheel we have invented last week). Then I've decided to check on the internet for other people solving the same problems. Guess we're not the first, huh? ;-) Well, knowing when to use other peoples' code is a sign of maturity. Now I just need a year or two to learn the basics of all these technologies.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

1. Lots of people from my department leave in October, so we'll be left to maintain a system none of us worked on when it was first designed, with too few experienced coders and managers. :-( 2. The nicest (and best looking, IMHO) female colleague is being let go too. :-( 3. While returning home have been staring at really cute girl (GW look-alike, of course) till got noticed by her boyfriend who gave me a Look. Totally understand him. LOL. ;-) 4. Have met the guy from my platoon in Basic Training who spilled some boiling tea on my hand (wow, that was a long time ago!). He serves in Gaza, going home every two weeks for an extended weekend. Talk about karma. (No hard feelings, really, I'm clumsy myself sometimes).

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Have read Winterfair Gifts (in Russian. It leaked.). Niiicccceeee. Awesome fluff. And Carpe Diem. LMB R0X my world. Edit: Correction. LMB's Russian publisher printed it, it didn't leak. It's authorised. The stall of the original is the Yankee publisher's fault.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Wah. Looks like POA will look like a Breatney Spears clip. :#@

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