Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you just can't use all the tools you are accustomed to having. I had one of those weeks recently.
Once every couple of years people get to talking about the "hot" political issues. Seems like the fact of an upcoming election gets everybody worked up. Or does it?
It looks like the North Koreans have decided to pollute the ocean with defective missile parts...
I know this is terribly late. And I should have seen this movie when it came out like the rest of the movie dweebs. But here's my review of Speilberg's Munich. If you are a fan of moral ambiguity, murder and mayhem; If you are either an Israeli or an Arab sympathizer then this is the movie you've been waiting for. Everybody else keep waiting. Not that it is a bad movie. Certainly worth every penny I paid to see it.
Yet Another Compiler Compiler or yacc. From the way it was named it sounds like the latest tool in compiler building, right? But actually it is old and venerable. Please don't email to tell me about the much better tools out there. I refer you to the Wikipedia topic on compiler-compilers.
Saw my previous post? Hey Yacc is only half the battle. So why don't I give it all away and post the lexical analyzer too? OK I will. But I hope you appreciate how difficult it was to post this code since many of the characters in here have meaning to html as well.
Hopefully no errors have crept in with all of the escaped character codes I had to add to please html.
I was thinking the other day about the level of paranoia in U.S. society. People living here might actually be used to it, but you really notice it when you live abroad. I lived in Spain for five years and never felt so calm and relaxed.
It occurred to me after wandering around my house changing all the clocks that maybe the bewitching hour should be updated for the new millennium. In my home there is only one clock left with hands that point straight up at midnight. Maybe the old stories should be changed for the new clocks. Maybe Cinderella's carriage should turn into a pumpkin at the time 12:34.
Recently there has been a lot of news about the security of Mac OS X. A lot of the press would like to sell the idea that the Mac isn't fundamentally any more secure than any other operating system (read Windows). The reasoning is based upon popularity. Surely the less popular operating system has fewer problems because it naturally has fewer attackers.