Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

"Dear AIG, I quit!" - a reaction

I saw the headline. My initial response: "Boo Hoo buddy!"Then I read the article.OK, I have a little more sympathy for you, but I still have a difficult time going that extra mile to really, I mean really, feel bad for you, oh former AIG employee.I do agree that your boss was a weasel. Any stand up person would have had the guts to come out and say "no bonuses until we weather this out", but no, that
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Every coder's worst nightmare!

I am stuck doing documentation and feeling kinda bored.This is weird, because normally I really like documentation! Countless times (at least for work) I have come up with manuals, cheat-sheets, assisted in writing departmental policies and SLAs, and it did not really bother me to just sit and write. I like documentation because it's concrete. You can document something and know what it is, what it
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Fox execs need to go back to B-School

First they cancelled Space: Above and Beyond. Then they cancelled Firefly. Now apparently they have also cancelled Drive.What the hell? Honestly, Fox needs to send their execs back to B-School or just fire their sorry asses and get new ones! I was in class last night, but I had set the VCR (yeah, I know, antiquated technology). No Drive! After a couple of weeks of absence from the airwaves on Monday
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Happy Greek Independence Day!

March 25th, 1821 - the day the enslaved Greeks rose against their Ottoman oppressors!Today we honor their commitment and bravery, for without them, there would not no modern Greek nation.
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It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is...

...well in my case it really depends on what the meaning of 'urgent' is.I did not know that the meaning of a word could be debated, after all I thought that the OED (that's oxford english dictionary for anyone who doesn't know the lingo) was the definitive source for word definitions for the English Language. Let's see what it says, shall we?Urgent (adverb): Pressing, impelling; demanding or calling
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Losing steam?

My undergraduate career spanned from Fall of 1998 to Spring 2003 yielding me a BA in Computer Science, a minor in Italian and a quasi minor in German (I decided that I wanted to graduate already and decided to not do the course in German Literature that was my last requirement for a full German Minor) - so that was five years. After a small break of eight months I went back to school, this time grad
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One hour left until 24!!!

Season 6 is about to start!!!What sort of situation must Jack escape from this season?!?!?!
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AppleTV = m'eh!

Gotta escape the hype (gotta admit thout that steve did do a good job with the presentation!)The AppleTV does have a lot of good points! Permit me to list them:1. Support for Standard Definition and High Definition TVs2. No need to have a dedicated PC hooked to your TV, unlike Microsoft's Media Center PCs3. Easy Integration with iTunes (Music, Films, TV shows, audiobooks, podcasts)It really does simplify
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Bloodrayne: Another video game movie gone bad

A few years back I played Bloodrayne on my mac - I really liked the game so I decided to go see the movie that came out. Video game movies have been hit-or-miss in general but this one... boy-oh-boy... way it bad. I don't have to say anything original because the IMDB comments of others are sufficient:"The dailogue is either very cliché, or very stilted (and often both). There are serious continuity
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Vote YES on proposition #1

Never seen so much BS on TV as I have with this year's elections.One of the propositions on the ballot is Proposition 1, which will allow grocery stores to sell wine.Right now Massachusetts in one of only two states that does not allow alchol to be sold by anyone other than liquor stores.There is so much bullshit and propaganda on TV that you would not believe, people opposed to proposition 1 say that
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Spock's Crib

While I think that Star Trek 2.0 on G4 is stupid (sorry, I don't know how to jazz-up the original trek, but 2.0 is indeed stupid) I do like the promo ads.Here is one of them:
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Hot and sticky

Summer has hit New England! It's hot and sticky today -- wish I had a pool....
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Interesting Symposium

For the last few months I have been attending various Symposia that the Department of Computer Science has provided for a long time.I largely avoided those when I was an undergrad because I could not handle the overload of computer science information that was thrown my way because of the courses that I was taking.Now that I am in management, and I need a break from management, I got and attend CS
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