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Friday, September 10, 2004

Static C++ objects - [6:28 PM]

Don't smell the sock!Michael Geary: "Static objects are bad eggs." - I know this probably doesn't really help, but if you wanted to you could implement your own new and delete for those objects that allocate out of some pool of memory and just don't delete it until your application terminates. I know that's an overly simplistic statement and it would probably be a pain in the butt to do it for multiple platforms, but it could be done without too much effort I'd expect.

I know he didn't ask for my advice, he's just making an observation, so I'll shut up now.
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File under: London vacation - [11:01 AM]

LondonTown.com. Someday I hope to visit London.

Of course I'll lean on my friends with London travel experience, like Big Ben.
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Sybase for FREE? - [10:33 AM]

Slashdot: Sybase announced today that they are releasing a free (as in beer) version of their flagship database for Linux. - Neato. If you're a Linux guy you can't go wrong with this kind of offer, right?

Sybase page for the free offer.
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Dreamweaver as a blogging tool? - [9:57 AM]

Dreamweaver Developer Center: This article is the first of a series of six tutorials that will guide you through building a complex blog using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 within the PHP MySQL development environment. You can build this blog on either a Windows/IIS, Mac/Apache, or Linux/Apache development platform. - For my Dreamweaver friends, might be worth a look.

Dreamweaver RSS feed, here, if you don't already have it.
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Movie line of the week answer - [9:52 AM]

Good morning movie liners! I hate to report that yesterday's movie line was a complete flop. Is it because most of you, like me,take a few minutes in the morning to catch-up on all your RSS feeds, or was the line a tough one?

Anywho, here's the correct answer.

Drop by next week, hopefully I'll be able to post sooner.
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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Movie line of the week - [1:25 PM]

Cut, cut, cut!
Good afternoon! I'm running a bit behind today, sorry for the delay.

Are you ready? Here goes...

Actor #1 : Where will you be?
Actor #2 : You'll know, read your paper every morning.
Actor #1 : Which section?
Actor #2 : The obituaries.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Wisdom - [10:06 AM]

Brad Abrams: "I mean, really, as much of a managed code zealot as I am, even *I* would say donít use managed code if the cost of managed code does not have good cost/value proposition (deal) in your scenario. I certainly hope the productivity, scalability, deployment capabilities, security, 32-64 bit interoperability, developer support and community, and great IDE all make managed code worth it for your next project. But if they donít, by all means donít use it." - Bravo Brad!
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Monday, September 06, 2004

Build it, I will buy it... - [3:00 PM]

MSNBC: "Subscribers who belong to both services will be able to download their Netflix DVDs over the Internet directly into the TiVo boxes in their homes, instead of receiving them in the mail." - This is the thing that would make me purchase a TiVo and Netflix, period. I've been wanting video on demand for years, just like everybody else. If this service would work with my current Dish Network subscription, instant video nirvana baby!
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Sunday, September 05, 2004

Dear Charter - [8:19 AM]

I had a feeling it was too good to be true, sigh. I ordered Broadband Cable a couple of days back knowing I'd probably get a 'Dear John' letter telling me it wasn't available, well that's exactly what happened.

Dear Rob Fahrni,

Thank you for your recent order for Charter High Speed Internet service.

Unfortunately, the Internet service is not available in your area and we do not have a date listed as to when it may become available. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

I have canceled your order

Our customer care center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our subscriberís convenience. The toll free number is 866 731 5420.

Elizabeth S
Charter Communications

Thanks for nothing Charter.
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