Archives April 15, 2004

females aren't fickle; they just change their mind (It's-from-the-CBC-so-it-must-be-true...)

Interesting article this evening. Looking at the how the mating preferences of bower birds change as the females age. Apparently flashy displays are more likely to impress the younger females, while older females are looking for energy and skill in a mating dance. Weirder yet, the young females are said to be afraid of the ...

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Continuing to simplify (And the party-count rises)

This evening I charge back into revising the core engine for Cinemon, particularly breaking out the processing of individual modems into a stand-alone operations that can be interspersed with the actual querying of the network.

Count for the party so far is 12 people with 4 of those tentative and 2 definite, but late. Still ...

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My that Joey's a useful chap (Perl at minimum...)

So, I have these things in my mind that I should be learning:
  • Haskell/OCaml/Functional Programming
  • Ruby/PERL/Messy Programming
To round out my programming toolbox. Sure, I could go for any number of other practical languages, but these seem like the ones that I should be learning to be a better programmer.

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