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This article is about the product I work on at Google. It's fun seeing it explained to newcomers.
 
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Some guy named Chuck Berry (no, really) keeps signing up for things using my gmail address. Over and over and over. The latest is Classmates.com, which has been prodding me for (his) updates for a week, now. There's no obvious way to report the problem.

I am so, so tempted to recover his password, change it, and then begin creating a life story for Chuck. Perhaps he's become a drag performer on Bourbon Street. Or he has recently been promoted to associate drug lord in Caracas. Or his hobby is skeet-shooting kittens.

But that would be wrong. No, wait, not "wrong". I think I mean "probably illegal". And yet, it's tempting.
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Yeah I got the impression Simeone Marino was thinking of me as his secretary for a while and just getting his travel info and conference registrations sent to me because he knew I'd kindly forward them. No more, Simeone.
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The demiurge gets tough.
THE HEAVENS—Killing four and critically wounding several others, armed guards dispatched from the Right Hand of God reportedly opened fire early Monday morning on a group of angels attempting to escape from heaven. One of the Eternal Kingdom’s...
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"The Angels know the rules."

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Yes, why else would they have abandoned Paradise? Stupid fucking rules.
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Gender identity is now explicitly addressed in the USGL non-discrimination policy. In my experience, this has already been the case de facto, but it's always very welcome to establish such policies de jure as well.
The U.S. Grand Lodge non-discrimination policy has been amended to address gender identity. The full policy is now “There shall be no consideration of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation when considering the fitness of candidates for admission, advancement, ...
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It's a wonder we see anything correctly. If, in fact, we do.
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Too late!  Maybe if I switch the black for white ...
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Our Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
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Back when I was progressing from apprentice to journeyman programmer, Dr. Dobb's Journal was my guide and companion. I believe I learned more from that magazine than any other source. The world has changed, and I understand why this is happening, but as the quote says, it's not clear where else this kind of information can be found today. So this is truly the end of an era. Farewell, DDJ!
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Yeah... I remember getting my Dr. Dobb's in the mail every month even before I could afford a real computer. I'm surprised they weren't able to make an online version work, similar to what Linux Journal did a while back. Maybe they could do a DVD archive of the entire series, if they haven't already (I didn't look). Ah well... R.I.P., DDJ.
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Stupid code maintainers!
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And here I am freezing my donkey off...
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I recently read Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling, and I'm angry. Spoilers follow.

This should be the kind of science fiction I like. There's an interesting premise -- if electricity, gunpowder, and a few other technologies suddenly and mysteriously stopped working, what would happen? At the macro level, Stirling does a good job of answering this, following various groups around central Oregon as they struggle to survive while reinventing medieval tools and techniques, from farming to warfare.

The problem is that he is so busy playing what-if games he forgets his characters. I could go on and on, but one example will suffice. Late in the book, one community is in negotiations to ally with another, with distrust on both sides. The doctor of community B reveals that he has had a stockpile of powdered antibiotics since the Change, which he's barely begun to use up. And the doctor for community A punches him, screaming that a child died of disease under her care because she didn't have antibiotics.

A powerful scene...or rather, it would have been if this weren't the first time we heard about this dead child. Here's a group of perhaps a hundred people, close-knit, terrified of disease as the world goes to hell around them. Wouldn't everyone have been obsessed with the outcome of a child's fight with disease? The leader of community A is a Wiccan high priestess, deeply concerned with the welfare of her people, and we never heard her talking or even thinking about this???

I nearly threw the book across the room. And that wasn't the only time. I'd heard great things about Stirling, but from this book, color me extremely unimpressed. I won't be reading the huge number of sequels (two trilogies, a tetralogy, and more), that's for damn sure.

Oh, but he gets his cavalry tactics excruciatingly right for fifty pages at a time. I'll give him that.
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I don't think it was Mama that brought things to a halt.  More like some Ultimate Evil Doers.
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There's no scorn like the scorn of a software developer for bad software design.
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Love that the next line of code is a "sanity check".
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Must be a bug in the app
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