William Adams' WebLog

Esoterica for a new Millennium

February, 2004

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    Scheming with Schema

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    Pokemon; Ed, Edd, and Eddy; Masters of the Universe; Zoids. These are the cartoons you get to watch, either because you woke up at 6am, or so happen to be watching at 9pm like I am. Why am I watching TV right now? Because I was typing some schema...
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    On the cut list

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    Through the closets and shelves downstairs, what do I find? Selective issues of Dr. Dobb's Journal, dating as far back as 1993, to 1998. At some point I think I had a subscription, and I thought I'd be referring to these things over time. Turns out that...
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    From Queen Ida to JaRule

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    About 3 years ago I went through a transformation. I discovered that there was a ton of music that I wanted to listen to. I never was much for the Napster craze, so I actually went out and bought a bunch of CDs. I just counted, and I have about 100 of...
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    All things old become new again

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    As I'm perusing various blogs, I'm reminded of two things. BBS, and “Snow Crash”. The first one reminds me of my Commodore PET, and my 300 baud modem. Of course there was FidoNet also operative at the time. But, it was basically a “community”...
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    Posting pictures probably presents problems

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    So, I removed them. I'll have to find a better location than MSN to put them so that I can link to them without causing problems.
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    What's the difference?

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    Between an 'article' and a regular post? I don't know, so I thought I'd write one and post it and see where the weblog server puts it on my page. I don't really want to write an article, but if I were to write one, it would be about the pleasures and...
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    Spring is in the air!!...

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    As I look outside into the cold gray sky, I remind myself that it is probably sunny and 80 degress somewhere in the world. With the advent of modern flight, I could possibly be in that sunny warm place within 24 hours if I'm willing to pay enough money...
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    More random thoughts

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    As I was contemplating de treasuring various of my computer books last night, I began to get nostalgic, and I suffered a bit of panic. What if what I wanted was NOT available on the internet? So, I went look. A very long time ago, I compiled a set...
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    Random What? Mersenne who?

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    What do these books have in common? CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae, Numerical Recipes in C, Seminumerical Algorithms, Applied Cryptography, The Twofish Encryption Algorithm For starters, they are all published earlier than 1999, mostly...
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    De Treasuring

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    I've been bumping around the computer industry for about 20 years now. I've worked with everything from a Commodore PET, to a PDP 10, VAXen, Sequent, PCs, and lots of other little boxen in between. I've worked on all operating systems big and small, including...
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    How Wireless broke my HVAC

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    I live in a two story rambler sort of house. I have MSN Broadband at home, and I use a LinkSys wireless router thingy to allow me to get on the internet from anywhere in the house, from 3 or 4 different computers. In the beginning, I had the broadband...
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    Are Heroes more than just sandwiches?

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    So, I'm what they call a dev manager. It's the most interesting and powerful job in all of Microsoft. I fly air cover for the men and women who are on the ground grinding out the code that makes this company great, and makes the world go round. Programmers...
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    Rev Me Up, Shut Me Down!

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    I work in the group that is at the “Center of the Universe” here at Microsoft. Or at least that's what we tell ourselves so that we can get up every morning and take the arrows in the back that accompany being on the bleeding edge of technological...
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