San Antonio has encroached on Eisenhower Park. In the seventies loop 410 was the outer loop and Eisenhower Park was still a part of Camp Bullis. Now light pollution is endangering the night exercises at Camp Bullis, since the park was created sometime in the eighties.
Peer into the crystal ball. It will tell you the future. This was what the principal researcher(PR) wanted. To be more precise PR was the customer and he wanted a formula that would take a few simple measurements and return a yes or a no. Simple enough, but it didn’t make sense.
February of 2017 was a warm springy month. There was enough rain and sun so the rosemary was blooming. The bees buzzed me, trying their best to shew me away from their flowers. Read more
It is not too hard to make an annoying animated gif. I was looking at RGB color system because I thought it would be a good place to start thinking about analog vs digital(maybe not). I have used RGB colors forever in application development and in page development. It turns out I only know a teeny tiny bit about RGB. Read more
As a monolingual monster I’ve used Google Translate to get first cut translations for applications. Put these translations into the front facing application and someone with actual language skills would fix them. Sometimes the Google Translate would be right, but other times I tripped over nuance and context. Read more
Regulations aren’t bad, until you have a real stickler in the mix. Unthinking, unreasoning application of a regulation wastes time, kills trees, burns watts, all in the name of some unknown benefit*.
Once upon a time I worked at one of the cool corporations. There were ping-pong table, video games, pool tables and an assortment of things to make the place phun. Read more
People have been pushing magic cookbooks for software development for decades. The problem with all the cookbooks is that they miss the important things. Or maybe the important things can’t be captured in the cookbook. Read more
A random talk in a country Texas bar, with someone whose name I didn’t catch, who I probably won’t meet again. Read more
Programming warps the brain. That is what all the programmers that I know say. Maybe it is the obsessiveness required to make things work. Read more