Grammar

I just ran into this sentence in Six programming paradigms that will change how you think about coding You’re probably used to type systems in languages like C and Java and marveled at its ambiguity. “Used” and “type” have several different grammatical meanings. As Hobbes (of Calvin and Hobbes) said Verbing weirds language. (The article itself […]

Chicken

Q. Why did the multiprocessing chicken cross the road? A. to To other side. get the — Jason Whittington

The equivalence of patents and source code

The Software Freedom Law Center has filed a Supreme Court brief re Bilski, and I loved this idea within it: “The source code of a program which performs the steps described in a software patent is distinguishable from the literal patent only in that it expresses the same steps in a different language. Therefore, since […]

Windows is Stupid

I have an application with a main window.  It opens a find dialog that can remain open, i.e. it is not modal.  I mark it as STAY_ON_TOP so it does not disappear behind the application window. The application pops up a message box to announce that the search term cannot be found, but it CANNOT […]