jamoche: Snowcrash quote: "Movies, music, microcode, and high speed pizza delivery" (snow crash)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 01:46am on 10/07/2012
References a running joke in "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance", no spoilers for the plot. Less of a fanfic, more of a "things I really wish I could say when bug-wrangling".

Ivan had developed a personal metaphor for this first task (after the coffee) of the day. )
jamoche: (bookcrimes)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 02:02pm on 28/12/2011
Liveblogging "The Fountainhead" movie. I'd never seen it or read the book but it comes up often enough on Slacktivist that I just had to watch it, and chat with a friend who's read the book but not seen the movie.
'Confess! Confess that you did not design the building!' Architecture - srs bsns )
jamoche: 42: Life, the universe, and the Riemann zeta function (ultimate answer)
I wrote my first Apple program in 1980, when I was 15.

I saw a prototype Mac in 1984 when Apple was sending them around to colleges to drum up interest. The college wasn't interested; I was.

I wrote my first Mac app on a Lisa, when Inside Mac was a frequently-updated looseleaf binder.

In 1991, when I was in Texas trying to get a Silicon Valley job on Macs, a computer salesguy I knew was pessimistic. "It's a Windows world," he'd say. I always answered, "So I'll change it." I ended up working for the people from Xerox who'd given that fateful demo to Steve.

I was an Apple employee very briefly. I was probably the last person to interview for Copland. I ended up in hardware instead. It wasn't a good match, but when I moved on to Javasoft it did give me the incentive to push Sun and Apple to work closer together on Java - so much closer that I had an Apple office for the next 4 years.

I was there when the reverse takeover began.

I met Steve twice (not counting the time he was knocking on the IL1 door because he'd forgotten his badge). The first time, he knew who I was already (see above).

The second time: I used to bring my Aibo robot dog in and let it run around IL1. One day someone came down and asked if I had 15 minutes free, next thing I know I'm showing off the Aibo to Steve. Now, an Aibo has two reactions when it's been tipped over and righted itself - one of them is a head shake very reminiscent of Luxo Jr. That happened to be the one it picked for Steve; he was definitely amused.
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 07:31pm on 26/07/2011
Google+ says their reason for wanting "real names" is so people can find you. Now, that might make some sense if they were dropping this project into a vacuum, but anyone who needs a search engine to find me isn't someone I want to socialize with.

(Yes, that means you, if you've ever retweeted Glenn Beck. Yes, especially if we're related.)
jamoche: (air raid wwii)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 11:03pm on 15/07/2011
Well, every secret you can know (Like a password or a special code)

And every token you can show (Like a smartcard or RFID)

And anything that's your bio (Like your retina or fingerprint)
Authenticates, authenticates!

Authentication's very slick,

Two of the three will do the trick,

I find it quite interesting,

You need a person, code or thing.

(OK, kind of reaching for the rhymes there...)
jamoche: Opus wonders what's so bad about left wings (opus left wing)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 04:45pm on 09/04/2011
Finished rewatching Babylon 5. To be technically accurate, this is the first time I've seen *all* of Season 5. I went into it this time thinking I'd been too hard on it the first time through.

Nope )
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 12:41am on 06/09/2010
This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
Massive Dynamic
We do what we want
because we can.
For the good of all of us.
Except the ones over there.
But there's no sense crying that we drove you insane.
When your friend and partner carved a hole in your brain
But the science got done.
And you stole a new son
From the people who are over there
jamoche: Stanford Memorial Church angel. Don't blink! (don't blink)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 09:52pm on 01/07/2010
jamoche: DW Ten w/kitten: I has a Timelord (i has a timelord)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 04:48pm on 24/06/2010
Donna Noble
Donna Noble
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You're Donna Noble!

Oi! Wotch it, Martian boy! The Doctor thinks he can spout all kinds of ridiculous technobabble and 'Last Time Lord Angst' at you just because he's from outer space, huh? Well, you're not having any of it! You've got a heart of gold and a will of iron, and you're a rather boggling combination of a romantic idealist and a staunch realist. But you never let logical paradoxes get to you; you prefer to shoehorn the universe into a little box of your own perception. More often than not, it fits... probably because the universe is too intimidated to argue!

AKA Why I am the one black belt of all the ones he's trained that Pat Burleson would choose to have at his back in a bar fight.
jamoche: cat with dead bird. It's not a gift, it's a warning (cat trying to kill you)
posted by [personal profile] jamoche at 11:44pm on 18/05/2010

My iPad, [personal profile] tiferet's cat. No worries about scratches; glass is hard, claws aren't (patio doors get scratched by pets with sand under their claws).


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