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nothing comes naturally. Much more is in store. ^_^ (Not my work, much as I wish it were =:)

If you're in Florida, maybe you can help the CARE Foundation, Megaplex's charity of choice. They're in immediate need of people with "large trucks capable of moving animals in transport cages and hauling building materials" this weekend.

Musical infatuation of the moment: Lords of Acid. I'd come across them a couple years back, through a few anime music videos (especially one with Deep Sexy Space set to FLCL footage - 10MB), but now.. actual albums. Just right when you're feeling in a bit of a low mood, and need some unrelentingly energetic deep fuzzbass to illuminate your musical landscape. Damn, they even manage to make hip-hop fun.

Don't suppose someone's tried the Hungary Thai Bar & Eatery in Toronto, have they? Sounds like a luscious combination, especially with Hungarian cooking so meat-heavy. :-9

Interesting geek weblog - the guy's a dev lead at the MacBU of the evil empire, so, he gets to work with some very large codebases:


That was the sound of the fans in my G5 taking off after trying to compile Mac Office in Xcode! You see, Xcode uses GCC, and one of the great things about GCC is that it is incredibly standards-compliant. Unfortunately, one of the really annoying things about GCC is that it is incredibly standards-compliant. Parts of Mac Office date back to the mid-1980s (Remember Excel 1.0 for the Mac?). Office is so large that the older code hasn't necessarily been brought up to modern styles/conventions/standards, and we routinely migrate code from Win Office into Mac Office. Win Office uses Visual Studio, which wasn't always so compliant itself, meaning that we sometimes inherited code that needed some friendly compliance coercion. Our first passes at compilation generated almost a million errors and several million warnings!"

(Yes, he is being literal in those numbers =:)
Actually, I think I know of that restaurant. It was literally a block and a half south of where I used to live in Toronto, but I never went in to eat. More of a bar/mini-nightclub atmosphere, big on style - I have no idea what the food's like or if they put any emphasis into content. I was more interested in the "House of spice" bulk spice store next door. :)
Ah, sounds a bit like Thirsty Bear over in the City.. ostensibly a tapas brewpub, but with the emphasis on paying off the incredible remodelling costs of their SOMA location. Not that I begrudged them their venue when tgeller managed to swing me admission to a pleasant party there, courtesy of Dantz, makers of the erstwhile Retrospect backup software. (And I still have the souvenir shot glass "I drink I party I Dantz" =:)

Ooooh, bulk spices. Now there's two words that go together with the same reluctance as rare earth magnets. I love finding real delis and "ethnic" emporia that have no problem selling big bottles of fish sauce for the same price as a dainty little container in a supermarket, let alone the range of spices you can find. Or unidentifiable preserved vegetables and distillates.. who cares if the writing's unintelligible? It's what it tastes like that matters! ^_^
I hope their Thai 'doggy bags' don't literally have doggies in.
Well, maybe chihuahuas. =:)
Hot diggety dog!
Hungary Thai Bar & Eatery

Yep, been there twice. It's very nice, though my advice would be to avoid mixing the two styles since they contrast a little much. The Hungarian food is very thick and hearty, and the Thai is generally lighter and spicier. Either way you go, the food is great and the atmosphere is interesting.
Heh! Thanks for that. I should try getting along to Toronto sometime - it's been much too long since my last Canadian excursion (directly following ConFurence, for a QNX training course, which led the nice Customs officer to wonder just what the big box contained. I wasn't kept much longer after saying it was a red panda), and the impression I gain is of a place I could quite enjoy, visiting or as a resident. As dearly as I love San Francisco, it does have the drawback of being under DC's rule, and the sociopathic nutcases that come with that.
We've been there!

Had the schnitzel. Mmmmm....schnitzel. *drool*

The patio is cool too. Kensington market is such an interesting place. In fact, before you go to the Hungry Thai you should hang out at The Hot Box Cafe and work up some good munchies first. Then have a Waterloo Dark on tap at the one patio on the corner. (I can't remember the name of the place now) By that time you'll be all primed for a huge schnitzel.


Oooh.. wonder if I can find an affordable SFO routing via Toronto? =:) 'Course, if I could find someone in the area wanting someone with a particular knack for PowerPC and ARM assembly (plus the usual C/C++), I might not bother continuing the journey for a long while. ^_^

When we eventually meet, somewhere, I've got to try to make it along with a jug of Weston's Scrumpy in paw. For a commercially available cider, it's remarkably good - just like real farmhouse stuff: unfiltered, not fizzy, and brimming with apple tang. And ethanol. =:)

You need to make up a full bunny suit, you know. ^_^
I know the job market around here is always changing. Programmers can make good money though, if they find themselves in the right place at the right time. I wish I knew a little more C/C++ Until then I'll have to be satisfied with being marginally capable in a "fake" language. :)

This place Magstar has posted positions a couple of times on the TLUG list. Apparently they do all kinds of POS software. (Hmmmm...someone once called one of my programs a POS...)

Things seem to heating up again in the industry I work in too.

I've had Scrumpy once before. But I can't remember the maker. It was tasty though, and if I recall we all got a little silly after a few glasses.

I do have to make a full bunny suit, and I will. In fact I'm planning to unpack everything this weekend so I can organize all my stuff. I probably already have everything I need to make a couple of fursuits. I think it's going to be a little while before we move out of here, so we may as well be comfortable until that happens.

The "ears" I'm wearing in the icon found their way to a friend though. I started them as a little experiment. They're lined in red satin and I wasn't sure how well that was going to work out. They turned out nice though, so I'll probably do something similar next time.

If you're in Florida, [...and no-one else can find them...] maybe you can help the CARE Foundation.

Someone must have come up with a furry version of that show by now. ^_^ (With full 'morphs, could be really fun, too, each using their particular talents. Murdoch strikes me as maybe an otter, or just some manic weezil..)