Posts By: jon


I finally took the time to grab the pictures… …plus… Hooray!

C complaining and geekery

Two things you never ever want to see in a chunk of (production) C/C++ code: void someReadFunction(char *buf, size_t buflen) { … pos = -1; end: buf[pos] = ‘\\0’; return pos; } And no, the […]

Dethroner has a cute little post about diner coffee. An excerpt: Let me tell you why coffee — even the scalding devil’s spunk of truck stop pots — is a precious, positive force. No one […]

Barenaked Ladies Are Me

One of my favorite bands, the Barenaked Ladies have a new album, Barenaked Ladies Are Me, out on their own label. (NPR’s Weekend Edition had a good interview (RealAudio or windows media formats only; sorry) […]

The kdevelop 3.3 in kubuntu’s edgy’s repository has a nasty tendency to lock up when working in C++ code. Apparently this relates to it using an old and creaky Berkeley DB version. I’ve been using […]

Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu has released 6.10 (Edgy Eft). The noticable upgrades from 6.06 are Firefox 2, faster bootup, and a simpler control panel for system settings. There have been reports on the forums of people having difficulty […]

Semi-recent pictures

I haven’t posted news in quite a while, so here goes: I’ve been helping Diann with house projects, baking, playing nine ball (lost the LTC by one game), fixing poorly-made home appliances, hiking (Diann’s first […]

Firefox 2.0 beta2 is out

The Firefox 2.0 beta 2 release is available. Major features appear to be sessions (restoring your tabs, input fields, downloads, etc. from when you last closed), automatic spell checking in any input field, slightly improved […]

Switched to Kubuntu

After Windows annoyed me one day too many, I’ve switched over both my daily computers to Linux. Oreo (our file server) has been on Fedora Core 4 for quite some time, and I’ve run FC […]

An interesting quote from (the very quotable) The Design and Evolution of C++ by Bjarne Stroustrup (emphasis added): My impression was and is that many programming languages and tools represent solutions looking for problems, and […]

Seven Sevens (for Diann)

Hey, I’m only about six months late with this. I didn’t forget, though! Seven things to do before I die: be better than I am visit Florence have a vacation home; use it a lot […]

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