The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

February, 2004

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    ObjectSpaces: The Power of the Dot

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    When the ObjectSpaces project was first getting underway, back when the team consisted of just myself and Luca, there was a strange sort of awakening that occurred. One that can only be described as the sudden realization and belief in the power of the...
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    I want a new drug

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    I want something to buy. Some piece of technology. I've got the money, but there is nothing out there. Nothing that gives me a buzz, like it used to. I'm not saying that I have every gadget, gizmo and thing-a-ma-bob that's available. Quite the contrary...
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    Leaked Windows code shows similarity to UNIX

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    Now that the cat is out of the bag, I guess it is plain to see that windows shares a lot of similarities with Unix. SCO would be very interested to know that some lines of code are identical between windows and Unix System V sources. For example, I...
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    Compelling thoughts

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    Sometimes I get singly focused on my work. It's all I can think about. I know its happening. I even help it along by shutting myself off from everything else. It's easy to do at work. I go into my office, shut the door and I'm in my own little cave; a...
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    The XML Conspiracy

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    I really shouldn't be telling you this. It will probably get me into a lot of trouble. Still, its not like a lot of people are reading this, so I might as well open up for once and tell you the straight scoop. XML was a hoax. This is real. Not many people...
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    Lost in Limbo

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    I stopped by the post office this morning to mail out a small package. It was a few small collectible items that were being sent out as part of a trade with another person I had only met over the internet. There was no line to wait in, so that was lucky...
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    Language Inferencing

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    I've been involved in a lot of debates over the last few years over the merits of strongly-typed languages versus loosely-types ones. For example, vbscript and java script are generally loosely-typed languages. Local variables defined within a body of...
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    Reality Check

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    No Stargate tonight. They were all repeats of ones we had seen so Betsy and I played a hour of Neverwinter Nights instead. If you can't watch soldiers beating up on aliens on TV, the next best thing is to beat up on goblins yourself. We play cooperatively...
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    The XML Pull

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    What's all the hubbub about Microsoft's XML patents? It's not as if the company is trying to patent XML itself. You'd think by all the noise being stirred up over it that Microsoft was trying to steal milk from babies. And believe me, they are not. In...
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    Turbo Charged

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    At lunch last week a few of us were reminiscing about early language environments, compilers and what not. Anders was there telling us stories about his early days. I thought I would come clean for a change. I let everyone in on my dirty little secret...
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