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Friday, July 16, 2004

Movie line of the week answer - [8:05 AM]

Yesterday's movie line didn't take long to find a winner. Alois Reisi was our "big" winner, congratulations Alois.

The correct answer is...

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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Movie line of the week - [8:03 AM]

Hollywood!No time, my new theme.

Here it is...

Actor #1: Lycans are allergic to silver. We have to get the bullets out quickly, or they end up dying on us during questioning.
Actor #2: What happens to them afterward?
Actor #1: We put the bullets back in.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Monday, July 12, 2004

To Pascal or not to Pascal... - [10:47 PM]

I've been toying with the idea of learning Object Pascal, like I don't have enough on my plate at the moment, so Cass has been kind enough to mentor me in my quest with some wonderful links. Delphi, Borland's Object Pascal, has a fanatical following. It reminds me of Mac folks! I'd like to join that crowd as well, but I digress.

RibbitI've only spent a few minutes with the Delphi Environment but it seems to be a very nice IDE but the language is what really struck me. It's way more verbose than I thought it would be. Not as bad as COBOL mind you but not as concise as C/C++/C#. It's going to take some getting used to and I'm sure I'll make a ton of rookie mistakes early on.

I really need to find a small project and start coding. Nothing as simple as 'Hello World', and nothing as complex as a Word Processor. I'll create some classes, I think they're called Units, and learn to take advantage of the languages strong points. I can learn to live without pointers, I've been doing that for the past nine plus months with C#, but I don't know about the verbosity of the language. There are also some inconsistencies that remind me of some VB annoynces. Only time will tell.
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Bad idea - [9:14 AM]

MSNBC : American counterterrorism officials, citing what they call "alarming" intelligence about a possible Qaeda strike inside the United States this fall, are reviewing a proposal that could allow for the postponement of the November presidential election in the event of such an attack... - No way this should ever happen. Extend your arm in front of you, ball up your hand into a fist, and extend your middle finger to Al Qaeda.
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