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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 =:)
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.