The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

June, 2004

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    Solitude - Part I

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    Oetho rushed out the doorway at the base of the stone tower. His gray hair whipped in the wind and his black cassock snapped. He held his arm up to shield his face, but the wind still bit at his eyes and ears. Wincing, he forced his way across the small...
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    Solitude - Part II

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    Click here to read Part I Part II Amana pursed her lips. “If not you, then Juxin,” she spat. “Damn, him! What has he done? What have you helped him to do?” Her fingers clawed at his forearms, and her legs buckled in...
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    Programming without Types

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    Warning, actual serious content. This is not a joke. Repeat, this is not a joke. I don't want to get rid of types. I just don't want to have to explicitly say them all the time. I want more type inference in the language. Again, this is not some lead...
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    Stump the Chump

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    This is your chance to ask me incredibly hard to answer questions. Try to stump me. Every question will be answered. I will compile them into a Q/A format and post them at some time in the future. Sample questions: “Why does nose hair grow...
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    Stuck in the Slow Lane

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    Been writing in C++ lately. Man, I feel disconnected, alone, naked. So many pointers, deref'ing, addresses, pseudo-maniacal linked lists all over the place. Where's ArrayList when you need it, or managed arrays. I want my managed code back. Please, give...
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    Through the Looking Glass

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    What's the fascination of 3D for the desktop? I'm referring to the Sun announcement of its new Looking Glass desktop. Of course, it looks intriguing. I'm not one to scoff at the overuse of CPU power just for the sake of using it, and I have not seen a...
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    Solitude - Part III

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    Read Part I - Read Part II “I had not given up everything,” Oetho said, “and my mind does not easily forget all that I have learned.” He placed the disk into Amana’s palm. “You married a Mystic, my love. My powers...
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    Feeling the Love

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    I think I've been spoiled these last so many years. It's gotten to the point where I cannot program without it. I've tried to do it, on my own, for different projects, on the weekend, late at night, but I find that its just not the same. I actually need...
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    Free is Better

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    It is always difficult when you are working on something new at Microsoft. They company is so big, it can choose to cancel projects that it has invested millions in, and never even flinch. So when you are developing a product you are never quite certain...
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    Solitude - Part IX

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    Read Parts I , II , III , IV , V , VI , VII , VIII Oetho trembled. The pain in his heart was his only sensation. He allowed the stone to slip from his grip and dangle from the chain. “Alright,” he shouted. “Just let her breathe...
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