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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:

"wwwwwwwhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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! ^_^