December 3rd, 2002

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random thoughts from class.

My Foundations of Software Design teacher doesn't like sci-fi.

This came out of a discussion about cryptography and NP-complete problems, which lead to somebody mentioning Neal Stephenson and Cryptonomonicon, which led to the teacher's confession that she didn't like sci-fi, even though people have tried to palm Snow Crash on her.

It's great.
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That time of the year

This is for Christmas card addresses, though if you'd all at least participate in the country poll... :)

Poll #80356 Addresses

What country are you in?

US
14(73.7%)
Canada
1(5.3%)
UK
1(5.3%)
Netherlands
1(5.3%)
Israel
0(0.0%)
Australia
0(0.0%)
New Zealand
1(5.3%)
Japan
0(0.0%)
Other
1(5.3%)

If other, what?

Address line #1

Address line #2

Address line #3 (if needed)

gravity, surreal

reason number #586 why programming sucks.

I had to write a recursive program that would take a string and return it backwards. For example, if I put in java, it would need to return avaj.

I spent the last twenty minutes chasing the bug that made garage print as "egarag". Until it dawns on me that if you slice the e off garage, it's a palindrome, and that's not printing as last letter rest of word, it's printing the right answer. :P

Twenty minutes chasing a non-bug. I'm slipping.
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