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Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Awesome book!  Chabon’s use of language alone is worth the read.

Debugging the debugger

After working on gdb for a while, I’ve noticed a funny flaw: gdb is too good at debugging itself. I often hear stories of disappointment from gdb users.  It doesn’t scale well.  It doesn’t handle threads well.  It only has a vague understanding of the C++ that users insist on typing at it.  That was […]

When Robots Attack

Tonight we got one of the famed McCain robo-calls.  Living as we do in a swing state, I’m a bit surprised it didn’t happen earlier. As these calls go, it wasn’t too bad.  There was only one lie, by omission. What is weird is that, first, we’re registered Democrats.  Second, we voted by mail more […]