Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Friday, July 14, 2006
Well it's been a long time since I've pulled an all nighter. Given it was a Friday and the city I'm in is celebrating their 25th(?) anniversary there was an event everyday this week at the local park we were in the mood for something. They setup rides, musical entertainment and fireworks, nothing overly exciting but still it gets the entire population out. It was after that was interesting. I returned home about 12:30pm to meet, "Mr. African". He recently returned from a 2 week vacation in BC. I don't think it went too well but nothing terrible. Just things didn't work out. So we gvaafe ourselves, watch the DVD, "The Butterfly Effect" then went for a walk. It was really interesting he began to tell me the story of what happened on his vacation, but we always got side-tracked and never finished. Really-really interesting stuff.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Once in a while it's nice to make a change and do some, "hard-labour". What I mean is we computer science people do a lot of thinking and planning but every so often I think it's healthy to do some manual labour. Today I did just that. I went Strawberry picking. Starting at 8:00am and finishing at 3:00pm. Though the work was, "back breaking" I did get some sun. Unfortunately I think, "Donald" the owner of the farm was exploiting some people. He had claimed that one could pick $45 worth of boxes by 1:00pm. Logically this works out to be around $100 for the entire day. I managed to pick 11 boxes in the time I was there. At $1.50/box this equals $16.50. No one came close to what he had stated. And from what one of the other workers said was he paid by hour last year. He was obviously try to save money and obviously what he's doing is illegal but unfortunately he will no doubt get away with it. I'm so surprised to see such things going in the year 2006. Truly surprising. So disappointing :-(
Monday, July 3, 2006
Sunday, July 2, 2006
Given the upcoming end of Moore's Law and the need to expand computing power horizontally I would think it makes good business sense if Microsoft would buy Digipede. They basically have a Dotnet solution for distributed computing. From the sounds of it it sounds easy to implement and the power of such a solution coupled with the easy of use of Dotnet should make for some exciting applications. Imagine with the, "flip of switch" in VS.NET being able to 'distribute' your application. Looks exciting. Microsoft please [pay attention].