I've just finished reading Tom Clancy's The Teeth Of The Tiger. The story, set in Ryanverse, involves Jack Ryan's son - Jack Ryan Jr. - and two of his nephews - Dominic and Brian Caruso, who are recruited to be part of an off-the-books outfit (set up by Ryan Sr. when he was president) named "The Campus".
I just finished watching Como Agua Para Chocolate, a Spanish (Mexican) movie which is apparently pretty famous. It was a pretty funny romance, a little weird with some one-hundred-years-of-solitude-esque fantasy elements liberally sprinkled all over. I've been watching a number of Spanish movies off late and have found that a vast majority of them involve copious doses of nudity.
While I was on my the toilet seat just now contemplating my latest toilet paper origami masterpiece, an odd thought crept into my brain out of nowhere... I wondered what percentage of blogs/journals etc. on sites like blogspot would belong to dead people in, say, 20 years time. I suspect that while the medium and feature-set will evolve, the basic concept and practice of having a blog will still stick around. How about in 50 years time? There'd be millions of dead people blogs still available on the ever-eternal (mmm tautology) innernet.
I was about to educate a co-worker on some of the better practices to follow while communicating on the Internet, and being the generous chap that I am, decided to share these invaluable nuggets of my infinite wisdom with you lot. So, here goes:
- Format: Never send e-mails in HTML format. Always use plain-text only.
- Subject: Always use a descriptive subject line. Subject lines such as "Hi" and "Please help" will get your behind flamed.
I saw Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer last night, and boy did it suck! I've not really been much of a fan of either series - FF4 or Silver Surfer, but nevertheless, I thought this might be interesting as I was under the impression that this was the first instance of a crossover. Apparently, this is not the case.
I suck at regex. But the fact that Eclipse leaves trailing whitespace everywhere is pretty fucking annoying. Although, this will apparently be solved in 3.3, that's still a month or so away (IIRC). Anyways, while I normally just use a
$ regex search (whitespace switches don't like working in Eclipse's find dialog) to repeatedly weed out the bastards, today, I came across a more robust expression. Here goes:
Today's Song Of The Day is Ayreon's Valley of the Queens, a breathtakingly beautiful vocal-centric piece. A quiet song, its beauty lies in the harmonies provided by the wonderful Anneke van Giersbergen coupled with the poignant lyrics which paint a moving picture (I'm a sucker for all things fantasy after all). I'm seriously hooked onto Ayreon at the moment.
The lyrics follow:
My journey's over,
I'm standing on the edge,
And close my eyes
To this world of lies.
Server: Apache 2.0.52 + SVN 1.4.3 + mod_dav_svn enabled. Most repositories also use a bunch of post commit hooks to automate tasks.
Client: Eclipse 3.2.2 + stock subclipse callisto install.
commit -m "commit message." files
RA layer request failed
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/repo/path/!svn/vcc/default'
svn: PROPFIND of '/repo/path/!svn/vcc/default': Could not read status line: connection was closed by server. (http://example.com)
So, what do you make of the error message in the title? I ran into this while coding in PHP and thought that I must've installed a dodgy version of PHP or might have been h4xx0r3d. But a quick google revealed that PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM represents the
:: operator in Hebrew.