Swimming with the Razorfishes

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

AOL launched its TV network with a whole bunch of TV shows. I'd sure like to check it out. But it requires Windows XP and MediaPlayer 10.

I have neither.

I guess I'll keep downloading the shows from Bittorrent.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Have you seen the poop swatches?


I'm taking a BPEL class; discussing tools for modeling business processes explicitly in software. >The essence of just about any process modeled in software is a state machine. Which makes me wonder: should java include a finite state machine as part of the core library?

Anyway, so I'm taking this class about business process modeling. The library is composed of small abstract concepts like Node and Transition. And Token.

But every time the instructor says Token, I think Token. And I giggle.


"We were all eating in the hotel when he too came in and after eating he paid and as the boy received the N500 note from the suspected ritualist he felt a cold shiver immediately and his penis disappeared.

Alarmed, he started shouting 'my penis, my pennies' and he touched me and immediately I too also felt the same way and my penis also disappeared and so it was with the third victim, so we all raised alarm and a crowd gathered at the scene [...]"

Monday, March 13, 2006


I would like to propose that terminating the process (e.g. exit()) is a profoundly stupid error handling strategy inside a library. I've come across this twice today.

Light bulb burned out? Lets torch the house!

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Silver Jews are touring. I'd really like to see them do that song about Goshen, but Webster Hall? I don't want to go there.