Friday Random Ten: 2008-02-29

1. Crazy LifeToad The Wet SprocketCoilAlternative & Punk
2. Outside NowFrank ZappaBroadway The Hard WayAlternative & Punk
3. La Quera Baila (The Fair One Dances)Stan KentonCuban Fire!Jazz
4. Lightnin’ HopkinsR.E.M.DocumentAlternative & Punk
5. Mahler: Symphony #4 In G – 1. Bedächtig – Nicht Eilen – Recht GemächlichChristoph von Dohnányi; Cleveland OrchestraMahler: Symphony #4Classical
6. Soul KitchenThe DoorsThe DoorsRock
7. Run Away!Monty Python’s SpamalotOriginal Cast RecordingSoundtrack
8. Bought For A SongFountains Of WayneWelcome Interstate ManagersAlternative & Punk
9. SelimMiles DavisLive Evil [Disc 2]Jazz
10. One Short DayKristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, EnsembleWicked: Original Broadway CastSoundtrack

I’ve been tagged for a book meme

(via Dunner’s)

The Rules:

  1. You have to look up page 123 in the nearest book around you.
  2. Look for the fifth sentence.
  3. Then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123.
  4. And then tag five people, just like you were tagged!

Let’s see… My home office is packed with books, so I’ll also do both fiction and non-fiction.

Fiction: Unknown Means by Elizabeth Becka (by my desk because it just arrived in the mail a few days ago)

Maybe not.

No one wanted to think of Marissa as a victim. Marissa least of all. But if Evelyn tried to avoid the topic, people would assume there has to be more to the story. Nothing beat a good drama like a terrific conspiracy.

Non-Fiction: The ACE Programmer’s Guide: Practical Design Patterns for Network and Systems Programming by Stephen D. Huston, James CE Johnson, & Umar Syyid (I was using it as a reference yesterday)

This is an application of the Strategy pattern [3], which allows you to change your “strategy” without making large changes to you implementation. To facilitate changing one set of IPC wrappers for another, ACE’s are related in sets:
[list deleted]
Each class abstracts a bit of low level mess of traditional socket programming. All together, the classes create an easy-to-use type-safe mechanism for creating distributed applications. We won’t show you everything they can do, but what we do show covers about 80 percent of the things you’ll normally need to do.

I’ll tag (a more or less random selection from my blogroll):

Oxford Online Lottery

Another Oxford lottery scam gets by the spam filter… From: Oxford Online Lottery <> – Why would something called “OXFORD ONLINE LOTTERY” use an Earthlink email address? Reply-To: Oxford Online Lottery <> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:26:13 +0100 (GMT+01:00) Subject: Annual Draw Winner Oxford Lottery H.Q 32 Hurst Street Birmingham, B5 4TB United … Continue reading “Oxford Online Lottery”

Rampaging Tank of Hydrazine

(via What’s new by Bob Park – Friday, February 22, 2008) 2. ANTISATELLITE WEAPONS: THE HYDRAZINE DECEPTION. What do you do when a newly-emergent space power shows off its new anti- satellite capability, as China did last year? Well, you have to show that you too can shoot down a satellite. It’s relatively easy – … Continue reading “Rampaging Tank of Hydrazine”

Friday Random Ten: 2008-02-22

1. Big Dumb TownStan RidgwayBlack DiamondAlternative & Punk
2. Welcome To The OccupationR.E.M.DocumentAlternative & Punk
3. I Never Loved You AnywayThe CorrsTalk On Corners (Special Edition)Pop
4. The Sun RoadBozzio, Levin, StevensBlack Light SyndromeRock
5. Astral TravellerYesTime And A WordRock
6. Red SleepDavid Torn/Mick Karn/Terry BozzioPolytownRock
7. Hell HoleSpinal TapThis is Spinal TapSoundtrack
8. Beauty of a DreamThomas DolbyAstronauts & HereticsAlternative & Punk
9. Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle And The SleeperDream TheaterImages And WordsMetal
10. The Black Page #2Frank ZappaBaby SnakesAlternative & Punk

DCI: Dead to me (almost)

(via Fans will make the call with 2008 ‘Countdown’ cinema event Drum corps fans will get their chance to “make the call” as they select – and then judge – their favorite performances of the world’s most elite marching music ensembles as part of Drum Corps International’s 2008 spring cinema event, “The Countdown.” Coming … Continue reading “DCI: Dead to me (almost)”

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