Be Careful Who You Prank

I had this conversation this morning via a random AOL IM sent to me:

(10:09:04) AtypicalCoho: If you respond with an away message containing a phone number, I will laugh… then rickroll you by phone. (10:10:08) Me: I am not available. If you need to contact …

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Get a better one

Last January, coming home from my Boston trip, I was sitting in Chicago O’Hare aiport, desperately searching for free wifi, when I looked at my kernel log messages. But, what to my frustrated eyes should appear, than another example of the humor of Open Source developers, specifically, the developers …

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Building Python Eggs with C Extensions on Windows

I recently had the task of building Python Eggs on Windows that had C extensions. I did the usual googling, and found a few HOWTOs, but nothing I could find was very concise and straightforward. So, I present to you a very concise, very straightforward guide.

Setting up the Build …

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A near (computer) death experience

It’s amazing the things that can cause a lump in your throat. Say, for instance, your computer not booting.

Tonight I was trouble-shooting a trackball I thought to be dead, and I went to plug it in to a USB port on the front of my work computer. I …

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Starting up at a Startup

After being out of full-time work for 17 business days, I’m starting up a full time job! I’m going to be doing, as I have been for the past 2.5 years, programming and system administration. My title is still in flux, but my duties will be a …

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You’re using what!?

Yet another reason I will avoid PHP at all costs. The head developers of PHP have decided, after much discussion, to make the back-slash the name-space separator when referencing classes. Thats’s right, this\is\a\tree\valid\variable. I’m sorry, a back-slash? This will create no end of …

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Job Hunting

So, due to lack of projects at my current employer, I might be getting laid off come Wednesday. Not the news one wants to hear. :)

If anyone has any leads for telecommuting tech jobs, please let me know. There is a link to my resume at the right of this …

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