So, what have I been up to while I wasn't updating this thing?
Sheesh, there's a question. It's probably best answered with a selection of links and snippets from my Facebook and Google+ postings, from oldest to most recent. Brace yourselves, punters.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6YbLZf8i5Ihttps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.152324534819021.44703.100001244274697&type=3Avril Lavigne has never disappointed me quite so much as she did this New Year. "Hell yeah, I'm the one and only princess"? It's New Year. It's live. You're a damn millionaire. Pay the FCC fine, and sing the song as written.Resolutions for '11? Not sure. Lose about 75 pounds, maybe? Be more appreciative of and attentive to my wife. Gotta do something about the ol' tobacco habit too, at some point.
-- Read on for the hilarious conclusion.
Started playing World Of Warcraft
fairly seriously, and haven't stopped.I've been reading about Perl 6 and Parrot, and now I want to write a Java compiler that compiles to Parrot bytecode (instead of JVM bytecode). In Perl 6, of course.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ERbC7JyCfUhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-form#Table_of_correlatives
Been working more on
, my contribution to the world of Internet-oriented modules for the Perl programming language. Still crashes during install on random platforms, but at least I've got some ideas of where to look to find out why. Now, if I just had the time.Had the most awesome popcorn last night. Real from-scratch corn, popped in coconut oil, seasoned with equal parts powdered sugar and powdered salt. I'll take that over microwave "Kettle Corn" stuff any day.No, Turbotax, just no. We do not owe more in taxes than I earned. That's very probably wrong...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-weOXYqWmr8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv3tadz5Q3ohttp://waynedorrington.blogspot.com/2011/04/star-wars-episode-v-retold-in.htmlOnly took 3 years and 14 major releases, but the thing I work on is having the final switch flipped tomorrow -- we're moving over the last batch of stuff from the legacy system to the "new" system, and putting the legacy system into read-only mode. Must remember to bring a bottle of bubbly into work. I'll either need it as refreshment, or a weapon.I'm getting expensive tastes in my old age. The sort of tastes had by the sort of man who is liable to die penniless and happy. For the curious, I'm talking about fine cigars, top-shelf Turkish cigarettes, and a particularly interesting blended VSOP. Nothing salacious...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz2-ukrd2VQR.U.S.E moment o' the day... KEKEKE PANZER III RUSH! Victory in less than 16 minutes, and that's only because I wasn't sure what I was doing at first.
בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃http://mapofmetal.com/#/homeIntroduced Kathy to Sepultura. Not impressed by "Territory". "Kiowas" made a better impression.
It was at about this point that my occasional desire for a cigar became a 2-4 cigar a week ritual. This on top of officially graduating to a full pack of Camel Turkish Silver per day. This is the hilarious conclusion referred to above. Well, kinda, it gets better. Between now and then, I've acquired a 600-count humidor, and have been looking around very carefully for things to stock it with.
Compare and contrast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD2jXjV9Z8A
vs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwVVI4B3oYHappy 197th Birthday, Samuel Colt. The "real" inventor of the assembly line, despite what Henry Ford would have you believe.Cowboys from Hell was released 21 years ago today. I feel quite distressingly old now.Had a very tasty bowl of Miso Soup for dinner last night. Tastes like seawater would taste if God were Japanese ^_^http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0BIazf-7j4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVjiESZ1614(17:41:29) me: well, I've read 3.5 books, cover to cover (except of course for the half, which is where I stopped to come back to announce that I've found something) and I think I might have found something useful wrt this damn serialization problem
(17:41:56) X: what does lotr have to do with work, paul?
(17:42:40) Y: Harry Potter and the Web Services Prison
(17:43:05) X: my precious... data...
(17:43:53) Y: But then the Code did something that Paul did not intend...
(17:44:32) me: YOU SHALL NOT PARSE!
(17:45:16) Y: It is written in the black speech of WSDL, which I will not utter here
At about this point, Kathy went into the hospital with another incarcerated hernia. All went well, and she was back on her feet in no time.Great googly-moogly, reading official W3C standards documents will make you go cross-eyed in a hurry.Trying to figure out how (if at all) to rearrange the furniture in the family room / den. With a 12 x 14 open-backed space, an 8 x 2 entertainment center, and a 6 x 4 viewing area, there aren't all that many options, especially if you need somewhere to put speakers, a 4 x 7 couch, and an exercise bike that's about as big as the couch.Turkey Day. What a day for the brownwater outflow to get stopped up. For the entire apartment complex...
select state, left(host, instr(host, '.') -1) as hname, count(*) as num, if(count(*) = 1, id, null) as id from information_schema.processlist where state is not null and state > '' group by state, hname;Finally broke the seal tonight. Had my first ever raiding experience in WoW, trying to 4-man Tempest Keep 25-man. It would have worked too, if not for that whacky mind-control business right at the end there. The Raid UI is no longer terra incognita, and much less scary. Now on to the whole "several groups not quite all in one group" thing. Any suggestions for 10-man content to warm up on for an ilvl 361 pally tank?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLkWyuW2JTghttp://www.cabletv.com/doctor-who-timelineSpeccing some new hardware for a new project at work. Looking at systems with 80 cores and 4TB of RAM. Looking at maybe ten of them. It makes me feel funny in my pants.
-- However, that hardware is apparently not to be. I'm still pressing for more RAM (and maybe more cores) in our current servers, though.How does one explain to a C-level executive "You wouldn't understand. I barely understand, and I
Finally ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okRea54TE_w