April 29, 2004

and then there were three

Nick finished his classes (culinary at GCC) and has moved out, leaving just me, Kyle, and Chris for the last month

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April 23, 2004

random book quote

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

"See the discussion of shared libraries later in this chapter for more information"

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April 20, 2004

alternative to logging

log4j and it's siblings are really nice. Aaron Farr discusses a few problems with it and IoC (Inversion of Control) and references some other blogs & Avalon stuff. I haven't yet read the Patterns book, so I don't exactly know what IoC or a Monitor means. However the Avalon wiki page referenced from his post makes an interesting point that logs are often used as stringified callbacks. return values are useful too.

So here's my question: can we some use Aspect-oriented solution and reflection to automatically log all method calls and their return values? Perhaps with a (x)doclet to give some fine-grained control over the logging. 80% of my logging is for debugging to get a "trace" of the code execution without connecting a debugger. This could pretty much automate that.

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April 12, 2004

Trolltech & KDE interview

Philippe Fremy's interview with Trolltech CEO and KDE founder finally got posted. I helped him transcribe a few sections several months ago. Definitely time consuming :-)

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April 11, 2004

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everybody!

Make Satan hate you.

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April 05, 2004

new linux commands

comm - opposite of diff (i've been passively looking for this!)
seq - print out a sequence of numbers

... learning something every day!

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April 02, 2004

april fool's pranks

ooh they were good this year

I told lots of people that Cherith and I were engaged and were going to get married next summer. Brian flipped out, Anna was really excited and even called her mom & my sister, others were generally congratulatory. It was fun to see their initial reactions and their reactions after telling them it was a joke. Everybody fell for it.

Of course this prank wouldn't work on Cherith and I had to get her with something. So I told her I found a job in Calif and got accepted and would start there instead of school next year. I planned ahead (company, line of work, what about college, etc) so it all went flawlessly. She took it hook, line and sinker. I went along with it long enough to get all the facts out, but not much longer because that would involve relationship status issues which wouldn't be too fun to get into unnecessarily. So then I told her it was an april fool's joke. Ooh was she mad. What a punk I am :-) she believed it the whole way along. ah ha ha

i am so good. best april fool's day ever

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