Freeform's Collection of Bits
Monday, January 31, 2005 - Freedom of what? - Jan 31, 2005 - Freedom of what? - Jan 31, 2005: "First Amendment no big deal, students say"

Sad, so sad.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Knowing God's Mind
Thought of the Day:

Those who assert that they know God's mind or will are either lying or delusional.

Friday, January 28, 2005
Threading is Evil
Threading is Evil: "Threading is Evil"

It is, it really is.
I got access to a competitor's server today to transfer some files over to hosting with us. Here is what I found:

-Singe Processor Pentium III @ 860 Mhz
-About 600 MB of RAM
-OpenLDAP,Zope, MySQL,Apache/PHP all installed in /usr/local and running as root.

And get this. They charge $600.00 a month for hosting.

KJH YIG *& T L*T^& BHJ LUK^T K^U K&U^L KLRT* RTO&^ TYJL O&*^ ^&KF!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Python != Java
This blog entry by Phillip J Eby sparked Ryan Tomayko to explore the topic a bit more in-depth. The first post titled, The Static Method Thing, goes in depth about how Python Class methods are not Java Static methods. His next article titled, Getters/Setters/Fuxors dives into the differences in approaches between the two languages uses of getters and setters.

Anyone coming from Java who is interested in Python should read these.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
What do I want?
Had dinner with a friend. In conversation we were discussing various things, and my (probably chief) failing was mentioned. I live in the past too much.

I realize this, and have known this for the past year or so. But I got to wondering about exactly when I started thinking more about my life that was, than my life that is.

It's not like I don't have lots of things to be happy for. I have my own company that is doing well, I have a son, who is healthy, a beautiful wife, who is now a doctor (of Psychology). Overall a bright, near term, future.

Which lead me to start thinking about what I keep yearning for in my past. The only conclusion I can reach is that I miss the financial stability of my old job at UBS/PainWebber. Which, I ironically left because I wasn't happy with the corporate structure and general corporate BS (present at all companies who employ more than 1 person). That corporate stuff is the same thing that provided the financial stability that I now want.

Go figure.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Quote of the Day
"While I don't believe in the Devil, he believes in me." -- edwardam
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Quote of the Day
"It is better to develop no software than to develop non-free software." - Richard M. Stallman, kerneltrap interview.
Sunday, January 02, 2005
Microsoft Collects a Pair of Patents
Microsoft Collects a Pair of Patents: "The United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) has granted Microsoft a pair of software patents, one that deals with software compilation and another that addresses software editing."

Thought of the Day
Until my son came along, I never new I could get addicted to a smile.

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