Lost in Limbo

I stopped by the post office this morning to mail out a small package.  It was a few small collectible items that were being sent out as part of a trade with another person I had only met over the internet.  There was no line to wait in, so that was lucky, yet when I…


Terminal Atrocity

I’m sitting at home using VPN to connect into work.  I’m downloading one of the later builds of whidbey and all of our source tree.  It’s going to take a long time.  At least I’m not doing it manually, my home computer is talking to my work machine using terminal server. Now that’s an excellent application. …


The Couch Trip

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seemed to just go wrong?  I have, but that day was not yesterday.  It was one of the other kind.  Not that everything went well, it just sorted of all worked out in spite of itself.  AND it had nothing to do with Walter Matheau….


Dragon Stank

Dragon Storm, Saturday, SCI-FI channel:  I want my two hours back. I sat through that rubish tonight.  I had it recorded on TiVo.  TiVo is great and all, and someday I’ll write a glowing review and share all my wonderful experiences, but tonight the whole experience just sort of stank.  I caught glimpses of ads…


Chaos Trees Reloaded

A reader pointed me to a bunch of reviews of Wolfram’s book A New Kind of Science, that I was alluding to in my last post.  Here it is in case anyone else is interested in checking out how tiny computer programs actually created the universe. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1579550088/qid=1075577679//ref=pd_ka_1/103-5704049-9739019?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 Apparently there was and still is a lot…


Chaos Trees

Have you ever done a lot of work writing code over tree based structures?  I’ve been doing that a lot lately. It’s kind of a habit now.  It started years ago working on the .Net XML library, and it has progressed through various language development projects.  I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to get…


Drug induced dreams

So Bill’s updated his character sheet.  I’m not quite sure, does Knighthood count as an epic level paladin or a prestige class?  I was thinking about this last night while I sat playing a game at a friends house.  It’s my once a week get-away from the family.  Not that I don’t enjoy my wife…


The parallel you

This is my first post.  This is my first weblog.  It is not much of a weblog yet.  You probably are not even reading this.  Heck, I may not even be writing this.  It’s early at Microsoft. All I have to drink is a can of bubbly water.  Lets hope some seeps into my personality. I suppose that’s the…