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august 2011 microblog digest
minutiae Posted 2011-09-07 18:15:40 by Jim Crawford
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Aug 01

  • Yep, in case you'd forgotten, Blizzard is still owned by Activision.
  • I feel terrible for the people for whom "get to play Diablo 3" vs. "don't have to put up with corporate scumbag bullshit" is a hard choice.
  • Edsger Dijkstra wrote: "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."
  • As soon as we figure out a better way to reach the stars I am leaving this rusty old shit behind.
  • Thank goodness for all the telescope fetishists out there, though. Can you configure remote debugging in Visual Studio for me?
  • What actually happens when you try that trick where you pick up girls using a falconer's glove as a prop:
  • When I compile "hello world" in Turbo C, the exe file is 6k but in Microsoft C it's 9k! WHERE ARE THOSE EXTRA 3K COMING FROM MICROSOFT
  • Belle and Sebastian, "Marx and Engels"
  • RT @RAgamesound I usually just mute the art when I play videogames.

Aug 02

  • "The authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why."
  • The line past which you can ascribe culpability to a subordinate for his or her organization's crimes is fuzzy, but it exists.
  • On one side of the line: the adolescent soldier fighting for an African warlord; the janitor who's lucky to have any job in this economy.
  • *Way* on the other side of the line: everyone with the luxury of choosing to work for a media company rather than one that's not as "cool."
  • "I mean, look where the religious studies major got me! I'm a floating alligator head in the goddamned desert!"
  • Michael Pachter's idiocy is usually harmless, but here he's actively working to change people's lives for the worse.
  • The sole Twitter archival service that actually functioned properly, without forcing you spam your followers, went down in the past month.
  • It's partly my own fault for not publicly praising them for being competent. I'm so sorry, Searchtastic! (Yes, it was the awful name.)
  • SoulEye, "Potential For Anything," from the VVVVVV soundtrack.

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  • @mrasmus Yeah, let's make it happen.
  • Jim Crawford facts: about once a year, I get email asking for medical advice re earlobe cysts. Google for earlobe cyst and you'll see why.
  • I accidentally bought sugar-free Gatorade and discovered that what I like about Gatorade after going running is the sugar.
  • And yet the idea of drinking soda after running is repulsive. Go figure.

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  • Just occurred to me, since I started taking melatonin a couple years ago, not once have I given up on sleep after trying for two hours.
  • Indy got excited at the minimalist cookie recipe, because he's gluten-intolerant. Lots of skepticism at Harper, but everyone loved them.
  • "I lay the blame squarely on slut-shaming culture and the myth of 'spontaneous' romance."
  • The skip button allowed DX:HR to include the most tedious tutorials imaginable. To any complaint, apologists can say "Hey, you can skip it!"
  • Maybe the tutorials do eventually, finally, get around to conveying important information. But I'll never find out.
  • Halloween science!

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