I know you miss my rantings, so here they are Web 2.0 style baby.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Visual Studio Rots the Mind

Ok, this one's for the boys at 900 W Hastings:


Charles Petzold in one of his more enlightened moments...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Teach your kids what real life is like!

Railroad Slums

Playmobile Security Checkpoint

Man, what has this world come to. These are almost as scary as the junior executive kit.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Lisp Rampage

From the c2 Wiki on Why Lisp Users are Arrogant:

Lisp is like TheRedPill -- after you take it, you think that maybe you should start killing other programmers who don't know any better and seem opposed to taking TheRedPill anyway. This wears off eventually, and you focus on building your own little submarines that fly. Occasionally popping into the net and fighting mythological creatures like trolls, or offering strangers odd red candies.

Heh. Time to don the trenchcoat and start firing. :) I've been reading Practical Common Lisp and damn I forgot how cool Lisp is. so... damn... cool...
Lock and load!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Did you know?

SQL Server 2005 has built in support for running C#. Did you know that PostgreSQL has had the ability to run almost any language for quite some time? Or that there's even support for Ruby!

Ricky Gervais is writing and starring in an upcoming Simpsons episode?

Someone thinks Paul Graham is a blowhard?

Eric S Raymond has written about sex tips for geeks?


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Web + Non-Web Apps

Okay, sometimes I think he's a tool and other times I think he's brilliant. Actually, I think as long as he isn't being a fanboy about the company he works for then I can stomach it.

I think he has a really valid point about where web apps are good and when they aren't. Of course, it depends on what kind of user you are. I use a word processor (read: fully fledged formatting tool) about 3 times a year (usually to pound out some sort of cover letter), so perhaps a web app version would suit me just fine. If I were a writer, however, I think I'd like one that has a slightly better and responsive UI.

For those building, I dunno, let's say call centre apps. Used all day? Or only occasionally? Hrm?