Monthly Archives: September 2005

Politics Meme

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Insights on The Lord of the Rings

I just recently completed re-listening to The Lord of the Rings. As with any really well written book (or movie, TV show or play), subsequent readings (viewing) — or in my case listening — will bring about different insights and give the reader (listener or viewer) a chance to notice different aspects of the story.

There may be spoilers if you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings.

My insights from this re-reading

OK, I’m not as well read as I should be

Following up on a quiz done by fr_john.
Quiz Results

This never happens

Yesterday, just before I left work I had finished compiling a major modification to a program. This modification added a lot of functionality to the program, and a corresponding amount of code. Because it was the end of the day, I didn’t have a chance to test it.

Just now, after checking my morning’s e-mail etc., I tried the modified program. On the first attempt, it ran successfully, doing everything it should without apparent error.

Any software developer can attest that it is rare that any program work correctly the first time it is run.