Archives for: October 2007

Mmm.... Kidneylicious

posted by graham on 07.10.31 at 11:19, random, Other, null, Leave a comment Permalink

Top books in the Seattle network.

posted by ben on 07.10.28 at 08:26, null, seattle, 1 comment Permalink

1 Harry Potter
2 The Bible
3 1984
4 Catcher In The Rye
5 Angels And Demons

Comment from: graham [Member] ·
Yep, terrifying.
Permalink 10/30/07 @ 09:09

teh catitudes

posted by graham on 07.10.23 at 13:49, random, Other, null, Leave a comment Permalink

1. wen he seez lotz kittehz, he climbz tree. His BFz climbz tree too.
2. he sez:
3. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz wiv no cookies on tehy inside; tehy can has Ceiling.
4. cheezburgrz 4 sad kittehz; tehy can has petting.
5. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht not want pwn otehr kittehz; they can has urths when otehr kittehz is daid.
6. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht is liek "can i has good?"; an cookies 2.
7. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht no pwn otehr kittehz; Ceiling Cat no pwn tehm.
8. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht has bath on they inside; Ceiling Cat no invisble 4 tehm.
9. cheezburgrz 4 cheezmakrs; Ceiling Cat is liek "u mi kittehz."
10. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht iz pwned by otehr kittehz coz tehy iz good; tehy can has Ceiling.
11. cheezburgrz 4 kittehz taht iz pwned by otehr kittehz coz of me.
12. b happy. u can has cookie in Ceiling, cos itz liek wen kittehz pwned Ceiling Catz kittehz.

feeling meta

posted by ben on 07.10.12 at 22:23, null, New York, Leave a comment Permalink

I !<3 NY

posted by ben on 07.10.12 at 15:03, null, New York, 2 comments Permalink

My sunlight is going away.
The view from my living room:
(Also, I want the six legged majority to live somewhere else)
Vive Londres!

Comment from: collin [Member] ·
Are they close enough to climb out onto now? That could be fun. I miss the pipe...
Permalink 10/12/07 @ 17:06
Comment from: ben [Member] ·
There's currently an impressive I beam a foot from my window. Soon there will be corrugated metal 6 inches from my window.

Also: I love my chair.
Permalink 10/12/07 @ 18:54

"It's an old man's drink, it's boring, it tastes like shit"

posted by collin on 07.10.12 at 08:34, null, rant, rant, 1 comment Permalink

And most people are stupid. I'm not sure I like this guy. Blending Caol Ila?

Comment from: ben [Member] ·
I bought a bottle of Scapa the other day. The label's different now.
Permalink 10/12/07 @ 10:59

I want one...

posted by collin on 07.10.10 at 14:37, null, coffee, tech, 2 comments Permalink

Bellman espresso machine...

Comment from: graham [Member] ·
Holy crap, that is awesome. Fantes is awesome. My life is complete.
Permalink 10/10/07 @ 16:33
Comment from: collin [Member] ·
Amazon has it cheaper. But Fantes is cooler.
Permalink 10/10/07 @ 17:04

Fall down.

posted by collin on 07.10.09 at 20:24, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Lasted about a week. Back up with brackets into the ceiling.

They cut down the trees in front of my childhood home.

posted by collin on 07.10.08 at 20:53, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Birthplace of the Schwinn of Rustiness

posted by collin on 07.10.08 at 20:49, null, nonsense, random, Leave a comment Permalink

Reasons I hate eclipse:

posted by ben on 07.10.04 at 12:47, null, technology, Leave a comment Permalink

(1) "we don't need main anymore" - apparently the Java convention of using a main method, inherited from C, is too simple. Instead, eclipse keeps programmers off guard with a vast array of config files and an application loader.

(2) "jars are legacy" - my eclipse book actually says this. In the modern eclipseified world we are apparently supposed to blow our jars apart and then glue them back together into eclipse packages... because using existing standards is for sissies.

(3) "by default everything can move" - because no one really wants tabs to stay where they were when the application loaded. Instead, it's better to accidentally click close and have a vital menu disappear. Bonus points: store the current perspective so that even if the user closes the application and reloads it, the perspective is still fucked up.

(4) "confusing and useless sample apps" - sure legions of programmers have learned UI programming from calc and paint examples, but what they really wanted all along was a sample help browser for an application that doesn't exist.


All this said, I do recognize that it's the only even remotely viable alternative to Mircosoft. So, if you want cross platform support, you're probably stuck, like me!


And it doesn't respect arguments to the JVM... classpath being the obvious one at the moment. This, a vision of what the world would be like it programmers ruled.

Ah shadenfreude...

posted by collin on 07.10.01 at 20:22, null, rant, rant, bike, 2 comments Permalink

After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed tune-up. They quickly informed me that my 14 year-old U-lock was not going cut it on the mean streets of New York and then demonstrated by easily opening it with a regular Bic pen.

So I needed a new lock. The recommended approach is to use at least two, one to secure both wheels to the frame and another to secure the frame to a post—which doesn't even cover the seat.

What about your fork? ZOMG!

The true test is always on the street. After a night of being locked to parking sign on a dark street off Houston, I found the bike with both wheels and the seat exactly where I left if it. The handle bars, however, were gone.


Comment from: Devin [Visitor] ·
I love the dangling participle because it's entirely plausible.
Permalink 10/01/07 @ 21:40
Comment from: ben [Member] ·
I didn't do it.
Permalink 10/02/07 @ 07:04