Yearly Archives: 2009

A Decade In Review

Tomorrow, it will be 2010. Ten years ago Now I was a sophomore at RPI, considering a double-major in Computer Science and Management. I am a developer/manager for a small company. I lived in a tiny dorm room in the crummiest suburb (Troy) of one of the crummiest capital cities in the country (Albany). I [...]

The Anti-gift

What I asked for for birthday/Hannukah/Christmas: Freedom from shoe shopping. I hate that all the shoes kinda look the same to me. And I feel like I’m inconveniencing the salesperson every time I want to try on a different style. (Plus my feet are wide, so it’s hard to get the best fit the first [...]

Non-fun with MySQL

Some days, nothing goes right. mysql> drop table node_details; ERROR 1051 (42S02): Unknown table ‘node_details’ mysql> create table node_details ( id integer ); ERROR 1050 (42S01): Table ‘node_details’ already exists mysql> drop database local_nodes; ERROR 1051 (42S02): Unknown table ‘node_details’ This exercise in un-collapsed waveforms brought to you by this not-a-bug bug.

Why I use Windows

If you’re lucky, this is the last time you’ll hear me mention Windows 7 for a while. But I’ve received a number of queries about my continued use of it for a while now. I have some very excellent reasons that I figured I should put in writing for easy reference. Proactive non-reason: I don’t [...]

Quick ACL reviews

Here are some quick reviews of shows I saw at Austin City Limits. Shows that were really great: John Legend – He’s quite a showman. He made a comment about ACL not usually having much R&B, but I think he probably convinced them it was a smart move. Kings of Leon – I only caught [...]