Archives May 2004

No mention of redemption or rehabilitation (Databases meet liability litigation and the stigma of previous criminal behaviour...)

There's an article on Wired News this afternoon discussing yet another effect of the huge public/private databases being collected by various firms as a service to Big Brother. What's interesting to me is that the article doesn't even mention the idea of the arrested and/or convicted person having "served their time" or been "rehabilitated".

It's all a plot (The computers are watching us and *laughing*)

Well, after all that work last night, the dratted group statistics still aren't working for one CMTS (though they are working for the other four). Going to just load the darn thing and use pdb to debug it.

I'm always kind of surprised just how well pdb works for poking at complex systems (e.g. Zope ...

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Yes, I'm still here... (Sigh.)

Well, going on for 19 hours in the day so far, the last 10 hours of that being an exercise in frustration. Turns out an optimisation of the tracking archiver was causing a problem. I'd reduced the set of records it was loading to an easily queried sub-set, letting all other records be found by ...

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You assume those you like are like you (And, of course, that they like you)

When we identify with something or someone, we tend to ascribe to it the values that we ourselves hold as important. I'm realising that this is a serious impediment to properly understanding your world (though it does make for more harmonious relationships).

Over the last couple of months I've come to realise that there are ...

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Beginning to sag a little (But new weight-level might help)

Evening has been mostly frustration, and I'm beginning to lose my drive to continue. Finally (I think) got the group-statistics summaries working, but I've discovered 3 or 4 show-stopper bugs in the process (that darn PostgreSQL hang being the biggest one).

On a more interesting note (well, for me), I finally moved up to 20lbs ...

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Working tonight (Slept yesterday...)

Yesterday I didn't so much as code a single line. Got up, watched cartoons, went back to bed, got up, watched a Tivo'd movie, went back to bed, got up, read email, and went back to bed. Still wound up a little tired, but at least the bags under my eyes are mostly gone. Hands ...

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So often education is all that's missing (Pool with the kids, snooker with grams)

Took grams to Mother's day brunch this afternoon, then dropped in for a game of snooker to find the kids there. For months now they've been going down and playing on the table unsupervised (and messing things up rather horribly). I spent a half hour or so giving them some basic ground rules (don't hit ...

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Need to stop thinking about Lisa's thesis (I'm obviously a sucker for a beautiful woman...)

Have been thinking quite a bit about Lisa's thesis over the last couple of days. No particular reason to do so, after all, she didn't ask me to. The problem is that some part of me looks at the part doing the thinking and says "you are obviously just infatuated with the woman and trying ...

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