Most of this stuff is pretty old now, I just kept adding to it on my phone as I thought of it.
How about in a programming language having a kind of hash table for variables throughout the code; kinda like those magic number variables. Alpha-numeric code automatically given to the English name the programmer gives the variable. Then when you want to rename the variable you only have to do it once in the hash table. You know, I wrote this down as a note in my phone weeks ago and I really don’t know what I was getting at.
According to RTÉ news “obese people are 10% more likely to die.” That’s not subtext of a longer sentence, its a direct unedited quote; not taken out of context. I never knew obesity could lead to a 110% chance of human fatality but there you go.
Only RTE could manage this. On a day where the biggest security plan for a sporting event in the republic is being organised (Ireland vs. Israel soccer match) RTE decide in their wisdom to show a documentary in the morning about Israel’s involvement in the 6 day war in the Middle East.
When you want to make a swift exit from a group of people but make it look like a legitimate reason for your departure, set the message tone on your phone to whatever your ring tone usually is and then send yourself a message. When you receive the message from yourself, answer it like a phone call and attempt your very best one-way conservationism. Redirecting the through a magic distant message centre would be better if possible, just to increase the delay and add to the unexpectedness of the call.
What ever happened to Pat Inglesby?
Java is annoying: Why is it “Checkbox” in AWT but “JCheckBox” in Swing?! Bloody Sun, is it a capital B or not!
I heard the line “We need to resurrect a carpenter for that job” a couple of weeks back. I thought of replying “Jesus is a bit busy at the moment” but felt that the afterward explanation of the joke didn’t warrant it.
So now you can’t physically discipline your child. Yet for nine months before its born you are free to chemically abuse it up to deaths door. Why isn’t there a law against verbal abuse as well? Surely it’s as bad if not in some cases worse. What about striking fear into them with a scary face?
I recently watched a butchered version of Return of the Living Dead 3. Isn’t it Ironic that the first crew members in the credits list, who had their names in huge red typeface, had most of their work cut from the film by film censors.