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Apr. 25th, 2007

- House we liked got an offer that was accepted hours before we went to see it for the second time and decide if we wanted to write an offer ourselves.
- House we saw after that was awful.
+ Everything got scheduled such that I can leave Friday morning for NAC. Desmon will be in tow. A good time will be had by all. Those of you not attending are expected to have a good reason. http://www.notacon.org/
+ Cough went away. Sufficient supplies of allergy medications knocked it dead almost immediately. I guess that means it's allergy season. Woo!!!!
+ Software load went great, it's fixed every problem we've run across.
+ Anything but ethernet project could happen this year and work right. Barbed wire is involved. Again, you'd better have an excuse for not attending notacon.
+ The new ignignokt server kicks ass. It's been working solidly and performing well above expectations.
+ Becky's got an asston of cookies. All sugar free because she's diabetic and I'm hypoglycemic. Woo!

Also regarding itszer0's perl coding:

[paul] your overuse of the underscore variable makes me want to cut my eyes out with a knife
[paul] I ban underscore from all my programs
[itszer0] hehe yea
[itszer0] i dint feel like setting variables
[itszer0] :)
[paul] i am going to knife you in a dark alley someday
[itszer0] hehe
[itszer0] sweet
[paul] you'll look up and with your last breath ask: "Why!"
[paul] and I'll just say "underscore."


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
My reasons are twofold:

1. I'm in California, and am not allowed to drive fast enough to be home by then.
2. I'm burying my grandmother tomorrow... (which is the OTHER reason why I'm in CA at the moment.)

Good enough?
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
familial issues are paramount. Hope everything goes well with that and sorry to hear about your loss.

You're hereby excused for this year.
Apr. 26th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Apr. 26th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
I'm in Houghton, and the car I have up here at the moment gets half the gas mileage of my $_.
Apr. 26th, 2007 12:56 pm (UTC)
They have an airport up there, no? Steal a plane.
Apr. 27th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
Catch a ride with Peter?
Apr. 26th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Also, while Becky's cookies are delicious, I'm not sure describing them as an "asston" is all that great of marketing.
Apr. 26th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
You didn't see the batch where she used one cup of flour less than she should. Delicious, but suspiciously poo like.
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
also I'm not referring to:

$blah_var1, I'm referring to use of things like:

open PW," ) {
print "Username: $_[0]\n";
print "Password: $_[1]\n";
print "UID: $_[2]\n";
Rather than:
open PW," ) {
($user,$pw,$uid) = split(":",$q);
print "Username: $user\n";
print "Password: $pw\n";
print "UID: $uid\n";

Ugly. Functional but harder to document or change later without breaking something.
Apr. 26th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
woops, the lj mangled my crap. That's:

open PW,"</etc/passwd";
while ($q = ) {
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
That is a bit different then what I had to do... You're talking about *USEFUL* information that would be *GOOD* to store in variables, not stupid shit that has no relevance after its printed. ;P
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
It still violates the idea of self documenting software. You have to look at your data source to figure out what the variables mean, unless you comment them. And if you add a piece of code after the split that also returns data into $_, you just broke the whole damn thing. :)
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Re: underscore_is_better_ThanStringingEverythingTogetherWithCaps
Its a class project.. They should be able to figure it out... ;)
Apr. 26th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
Rack me up to a little bit each of financial, family, and employment issues. Money is tighter than expected this year, so I can't afford NAC, and visiting family later this year (haven't seen my parents in almost two years now). Plus, it'll be enough of a pain in the ass to get the two weeks off for that, plus the time I'd need for NAC.

Also, I'm looking for alternate employment seriously now, thus I want to have maximum availability for that here.
Apr. 26th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
That excuse is barely good enough, but I suppose I can give you a pass for this year, and this year alone. Plan better for next year. :)
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I cant leave West Michigan without government approval, as well as I should be going down to FL at that time on business... Does that work?
Apr. 26th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
I suppose, as I've used an almost identical excuse. But only insofar as you are on government restriction.
Apr. 26th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
I thought I'd throw the latter in just for a double excuse :P
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