Yes, yes, yes. Joel has a grea …

Yes, yes, yes. Joel has a great prose style and in Nothing is as Simple as it Seems he’s onto a winner again. When asked how long something’s going to take, I’ve learnt to add at least 50% on to what I think it’ll take. Software projects always take longer, somehow. No matter what fancy tool you have, a sheet of paper and a pen can pay dividends faster than you might realise.

Plenty of good stuff on Meryl. …

Plenty of good stuff on – it’s a blog powered by Movable Type
I like the simple design of My 2p

I’m really glad Galeon has tabs, I’d have about 20 windows open now. Galeon is now my browser of choice on Linux.

I want to look at b2 sometime.

Jodrell had a page where you could find out the playboy of the month when you were born. It got slashdotted. Ha! Another Galeon user too!

I used to be a part of the dem …

I used to be a part of the demo scene. It seems like ages ago. It was.
Phew! Thanks Brian for linking to my old demo scene website. God, it’s an awful site, but a mine of history for me. I get very nostalgic when I run old demos I wrote over 10 years ago. *sigh*
Back then I coded on the ol’ C64, made lots of friends in the scene, both in Ireland and abroad.
Way back around 1989 I bought a book on assembly coding on the C64. I’m almost 100% certain it was in that bookshop in Paul St. in town (Sorry Martina, I don’t think Waterstones was open then!). I sat at the bus stop, in the warm sun, waiting for the bus to come, and flicking through the book, thinking to myself, “no way, this stuff is way over my head.” I’m really glad I stuck with it. I liked it because it was close to the metal. There weren’t any fancy APIs, it was just plain assembly and an action replay to debug.
I’ve gone to the other extreme now, doing all my work in PHP and Unix scripting languages. I’d bawk at having to write anything in even C nowadays! Maybe.. I want to do some sort of demo coding again, nothing fancy you know, but just to keep myself familiar with my roots. Stay posted. Links to demo stuff to follow!

I'm sticking with my Alfa – bu …

I’m sticking with my Alfa – but what about other road users? Will the MS EULA allow road users sue for damages if the product is faulty. This has happened in the past when tires and other car-parts were faulty.

Finally, another blog has picked up on abortion in Ireland
I’m voting tomorrow.

I see a flaw in this article, New candidate cancer drug does damage only in tumours. The new drug didn’t damage the mice tissue but destroyed the human tumour that was implanted. Can anyone tell me if human tissue is the same as mouse tissue? I imagine they’re not, no wonder the drug went for the correct tissue!