Monday, February 20, 2012

It is a bit slow IMHO, but after a months of actually using the search key in Android, I can't help but think this should be integrated into PC's as well.

Or at least, I find it rather useful when mated with Android apps that can make their data searchable :-)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Woman Like You

Last night, outta the blue
Driftin' off to the evening news
You said "Honey, what would you do
If you'd never met me"
I just laughed, said "I don't know,
But I could take a couple guesses though"
And then tried to dig real deep,
Said, "Darling honestly...

I'd do a lot more offshore fishin'
I'd probably eat more drive-thru chicken
Take a few strokes off my golf game
If I'd have never known your name
I'd still be driving that old green 'Nova
I probably never would have heard of yoga
Be a better football fan
But if I was a single man
Alone and out there on the loose
Well I'd be looking for a woman like you."

I could tell that got her attention
So I said, "Oh yeah, I forgot to mention,
I wouldn't trade a single day
For 100 years the other way."
She just smiled and rolled her eyes,
Cause she's heard all of my lines
I said, "C'mon on girl, seriously
If I hadn't been so lucky

I'd be shootin' pool in my bachelor pad
Playing bass in my cover band
Restocking up cold Bud Light
For poker every Tuesday night, yeah
I'd have a dirtbike in the shed
And not one throw pillow on the bed
I'd keep my cash in a coffee can
But if I was a single man
Alone and out there on the loose
Well I'd be looking for a woman like you."

She knows what a mess I'd be if I didn't have her here
But to be sure, I whispered in her ear
"You know I get sick deep-sea fishin'
And you make the best fried chicken
I got a hopeless golf game
I love the sound of your name
I might miss that old green 'Nova
But I love watchin' you do yoga
I'd take a gold band on my hand
Over being a single man
Cause honestly I don't know what I'd do
If I'd never met a woman like you."
A woman Like You—Lee Brice.

Tales from the debugging session: I hate you

This week, I finally wrapped up an annoying bug that basically is a heisenbug at heart, that pretty much lead me to use shotgun debugging to trap the problem, and once I found it's control flow, I stimulated it with something like this:

try {
    // block of code under test
} catch(ugh) {
    alert("I hate you!");

And gradually reduced the block size until I found where the code was, fixed it to not make Firefox 9.0.1 croak at the old code. Then I committed it and marked the bug accordingly in our tracker.

Then when I was shutting down to leave work, my team leader IM's me....oopsie, it turns out that I forgot to remove my "Affection" for Mozilla before commiting! I'm really glad that my boss has a sense of humour, and I think I was laughing for at least 45
Now that I've got a dock for my ASUS Transformer Prime, and have had my tablet for a good while, I think I might do a review, perhaps even against the original Transformer, which has served me so well....even while being battle damaged so to speak, lol.

A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked. The Story Behind Corning's Vision.

This really is our future, although I expect it will be over 100 years before it can be fully realised, perhaps closer to the year 3000.

  • The tablet already exists and recently has reached a point where this is practical in the near term
  • Cars with such displays are already in progress, although it will likely be within the next 20 years or more before this becomes the universal normal—like power windows and locks. Damn, I still remember manual everything.
  • Being able to so seamlessly transition between closet doors, class room walls, etc is the Jetsons of the mobile software world....I long for it.
  • The glass room, is the Jetsons of todays digital work flow.

  • This is what the first world will look like someday, if we don't nuke ourselves back into the dark ages first.