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Which movie best gives a feeling of what computer programming is like?

Which movie best gives a feeling of what computer programming is like?

Nov 28, 2011

  “Phil? Hey, Phil? Phil! Phil Connors? Phil Connors, I thought that was you!” - Ned Ryerson – Groundhog Day Ned is like a NullPointerException that refuses to go away. Ned is a unrecognized selector thrown against a strongly typed variable. Ned is a HTTP timeout error when you’ve set all your timeouts to infinite. Ned is a...

Why would someone eat at a restaurant in NYC with a B or C rating from the Health Dept.?

Why would someone eat at a restaurant in NYC with a B or C rating from the Health Dept.?

Nov 24, 2011

Like William Wallace, I follow my heart when choosing a restaurant to eat at, not the rating given to it by a faceless technocrat from the Department of Health. The Health Rating affixed to the window is but another sign on a window that I choose not to read. Personally, I could care less if a restaurant had on it...

What do people do when their usual currency is quickly devaluing?

What do people do when their usual currency is quickly devaluing?

Nov 15, 2011

I cannot do true justice to the plight of the masses during the Great Inflation of the Weimar Republic. Nor can I give much informed insight to the scenes played out across the Zimbabwe countryside as that country plunged through the currency abyss. However, let me take this question as an opportunity to provide my best guess as to what would happen here on the...

Dear Glenn: About that alumni donation…

Dear Glenn: About that alumni donation…

Nov 11, 2011

Dear Glenn, You know that every email from you always gets a big yellow star in my Gmail inbox right? After all that we went through together, from that 9am class on something or other that you taught, to the turkey leg we shared at Thanksgiving, I knew you wouldn’t forget to write to your homeslice (with parents) from the subcontinent. I’ve always...

These phone booths are driving me crazy

These phone booths are driving me crazy

Nov 7, 2011

Chew on some of this cud for a second: when was the last time you saw somebody actually make a call from a public pay phone? Now before you get lost somewhere in between the Nixon administration and Oliver North, let me ask how many times you’ve seen someone smoking a rock in a phone booth? what about enjoying a nice midnight urination? Now , I’ve...