Stickies

LOL – Among the bill payment account my cubemates processed today was Jimmy Buffet’s commercial bill payment account.

The corporate proxy is blocking the IBM CICS operator’s manual under the category “Alcohol.”  Now having to work with CICS for any length of time might make someone want to drink but I don’t think that’s a reason to block it.

I never understood why short ‘e’ becomes round ‘a’ in British English sometimes.  Classic examples are “derby” and “Berkely,” which the British pronounce as “darby” and “Barklee,” respectively.

LOL.  I read the abbreviation BDFL on the Python forums.  BDFL in relation to Python stands for Benevolent Dictator For Life, a.k.a. Guido Van Rossum, the creator of Python.

Only I read “BDFL” as “Bondage and Discipline in Florida.”  I’m strange.  It was really funny in context, too.  Something about not wanting to bother the BDFL with trivial changes…

My coffee attacked me this morning.  Literally jumped right out of the cup.

[10:09] == imbrius [c7c81b09@gateway/web/freenode/ip.199.200.27.9] has joined #lopsa

[10:09] <prometheanfire> sexy

[10:09] <imbrius> Why thank you.

Since M.C. Eschers drawings can be modeled mathematically but not implemented in our reality, then it must be true that reality implements physics poorly (that is, not according to spec), and NOT that our understanding of physics is flawed.

If an algorithm can produce results consistently but has its output domain unfairly restricted, is it the fault of the algorithm or the constraints placed on it?

The only case in which I would concede that our understanding is flawed is if a particular model required more than the four dimensions we can perceive.  A good example of this is the tesseract.  We know it can be built in any universe with at least five dimensions given that at least four are able to be directly manipulated.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to “work at” a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

From bash.org via fortune(6):

<Myth> I’m getting a connection refused when connecting to port 25, anyone know where the damn log is?
<aj> Myth: /var/log/damn.log?
* aj wonders what that’d look like
<aj> Dec 18 05:32:30 blae smtpd[123]: DAMN IT ALL TO HELL!!

Linguistic conjunction “or” is equivalent to logical XOR.  Logical OR is equivalent to linugistic “and/or.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_Zone_(Golden_Earring_song)

Twilight Zone is the perfect Shadowrun theme music.

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  1. #1 by Phillip on October 24, 2010 - 3:02 AM

    I don’t really like all the dialects of the English language. But, it does make it very easy to read/hear something and figure out where they’re from.

    The Royal Bank of Scotland say (we’d normally use says) that they are the ones that spoilt (typically spoiled here) the fun at the Liver (lie-ver) Building in Liverpool (lih-ver-pool), and also in the streets of Edinburgh (ed-in-bur-a).

    I don’t hide the fact that I watch Top Gear. In this one scene, one of the hosts had to go to the Liver Building, but he pronounced the name like it was the name of the town. But they will have people on from different parts of the UK and they all have very different accents; some of them I would not have pegged for being from the isles.

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