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2-03-2004 3:30 pm
Beowulf: Binary, Hex and Frasier
Ok, tell me all you programming gurus out there, do you ever really use binary or hex in it's simplest form? Besides for colors in html, do you ever really have to input numbers in any form other than the typical alphanumeric method? Cuz damnit, at 8 o'clock this morning I had to learn to do bainary and hex addition and subtraction. That's way too early to be adding so many 0's and 1's. So, tell me, will it ever be useful?

And on a side note, I just found out that this is the last season of Frasier. Tis such a sad moment. 20 years of playing Frasier, and 11 of those having his own sitcom. Poor Kelsey Grammer. He's probably releived tho. Please, a moment of silence for the end of a tv legend.

Mood: Saddened, over Frasier
Browsing: Frasier

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1-23-2004 4:39 am
Beowulf: COBOL. The creators should have been drug out into the street and shot.
Right in the head. Execution style. I mean, what the hell? Were these people complete freakin masochists? Could it possibly be more verbose? How the hell did this become the dominant business language back in the day? Eight pages. Eight ungodly pages for a 15 line print out. I could have done it in C++ in less than one page. And that's accounting for the fact that I'm a horrible programmer and would probably write a hell of a lot of unecessary code. That eight pages of typing doesn't even include having to type out the input file. What the hell were these people thinking?

Mood: uh, angered at people who I hope are dead
Music: Lord Randall by the Prodigals

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1-21-2004 3:59 pm
Beowulf: Object Oriented??
Mmkay, here's the deal. I went to my Java class this morning and my teacher tried to start a debate about whether or not Object Oriented programming is more natural than procedural. The only problem is that noone in class has worked with either enough to form much of an opinion yet. The dabate was rather, well, there wasn't really a debate at all.

So, I thought I would get the opinion of real coders. Object Oriented or Procedural? Which do you feel is more natural?

Mood: ack, the evil day star. Oh my eye...
Music: Rocky Road to Dublin - Irish Descendants

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1-21-2004 4:13 am
Beowulf: B is home. The younger B is happy
Well, I'm sure he'll post on here before long but I thought those wondering masses should know that B made it home alright. Nitrus, if he hasn't called you yet I'm sure it won't be long before he does. One can only stand our mother so long.

I beleive he will be coming here to Pittsburg on Friday and sleeping here. I suppose I should try to get him out to see some of the stimulating night life here, but there's only one bar I can stand. I don't think they make their screwdrivers with Absolut tho. Disapointing. Saturday he will be joining me and several of my Taiwanese friends to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There's gonna be chinese stuff, chinese food, chinese people. Bodes to be a good time for all.

Mood: Cheers is on. And I have oolong tea. I'm rather happy
Music: Njosnavelin - Sigur Ros
Browsing: Ever wonder who Fenrir is? I did. I know, I know, I'm sad.

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7-21-2003 10:49 pm
Beowulf: Life is a risky venture

"The Risk"

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one...

Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - - safe, dark, motionless, airless - - it will change.

It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.

C. S. Lewis

Why am I posting this you may ask. Well, the truth is I don't really know either. I was given this poem by a friend who thought it encapsulated a part of her outlook on love and life. After reading it I thought that some of Lewis's ideas were right on mark. To love is to be vulnerable. Who can deny this truth? But not to love is to become callouse and uncaring. How much fun is that?

Again, why am I posting this? Mostly, just because I can. Maybe this tiny bit of literature will make someone stop and think.

G'day all

Mood: indifferent
Music: The Man on the Side, John Mayer
Browsing: Burn, baby burn. Disco Inferno!!

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