Archive for February, 2008


Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Obamanation! Obamanable! Obamarated! Obamatastic! Obamanothermiddleeasterncountryfornogoodreasonidontthinkso! I’ve been an Obama supporter for a long time. There’s no correlation between experience and success when it comes to the Presidency. Our previous least-experienced President was probably Abraham Lincoln. Most experienced? Well, Herbert Hoover ought to be in the running for that; George Bush Sr. as well. Kinda makes […]

How Not to Release Software

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

A lot of us in the programming community have been looking forward to the first release of Paul Graham and Robert Morris’s “Arc” language, which Graham has been talking about for a long time on his widely-read site, On January 29th, they finally released a first-draft implemention. Although billed as experimental and subject to […]

How did the Necker Cube cross the road?

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Q: “How did the Necker Cube cross the road?” A: “It looked both ways first.”

Mitt Romney on Responsibility

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Mitt Romney dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination today, with one of the most disgusting quotes I’ve ever heard (if Talking Points Memo, my favorite political blog, is reporting accurately, and they usually do): “If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the […]