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Oh, what a tangled web

June, 2004

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    Gaming Discourse

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    I went to lunch with my brother today. This is a somewhat common occurrence. We are both soldiers for the Empire. We usually talk about programming or family business, but often we get deep into discourse over his recent gaming/macro-ing exploits. I have...
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    Two Bit Universes

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    If you take the cover off the box you will find some thin slabs of metal, some circuit boards, boxes of electronics sandwiching disk platters, diodes maybe, chips in sockets definitely. This is the physical reality. This is how the machine coincides with...
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    Hacking the Bozo Bit

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    Eons ago, back in the heyday of high school, there was this antiquated multi-user mini computer that we all used for course work and such. There was a computer 'club' with elected officers and a bunch of pre-geeks that gathered in the computer room after...
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    Barnacle Bits

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    I've been thinking of bits lately. You know, those fiendish critters that skitter around under the structures of our data. Take a peek. Look in the field and you'll see them; thirty-two in every integer. They are packed closely together, kind of like...
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    Good to be back

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    The vacation is over. The bags are unpacked. The laundry is done. The house is restocked of all those perishable food items. Days have gone by and I'm no longer feeling the jet lag, or the tightness of skin left over from the Sun and the heat. It's Monday...
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    Lazy Days

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    So the Summer is finally here, almost. In a few weeks most people with kids will enter that phase of the year where summer vacations happens. Lots of people go away on vacation during this time. It becomes hard to schedule people for meetings, so conversations...
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    Artificial Content

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    Controversial Topic 1. Catchy Lead-In 2. Comical Description 3. Obscure Prose 4. Ironic Summation For those of you using the 'artificial content' blog post formula, try to keep away from anything materially related to work or projects you...
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    Juiced Up

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    The flight back yesterday was generally pleasant, except for a few mishaps that I'll gladly go into detail here. Everything seemed to be going smoothly. Charlie and I were sitting together, he had the window seat. Soon after the plane took off and after...
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    Connecting Flight from Hell

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    Everyone has a story about the connecting flight from hell. I suppose I do too. This would not be it, but rather an observation about it all. Why is it when you have a connecting flight the respective gates are at the opposite ends of the airport, every...
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    Analogies and Metaphors

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    I thought that when I went on vacation I'd have a lot of time to think of brilliant new analogies that I could spin into a few thought provoking bits of prose that would shed light on life as a programmer, code and our reason for being. I thought that...
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