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  • Praise for uHear

    I still think that the uHear application I made for Unitron is pretty cool. So do some other people.

  • Closures with return values in Java

    Here’s how to get everything you need from closures today in Java, without waiting for the big foreheads to argue over how to make it nice and perfect.

  • Something I found written on a piece of paper

    I’m not sure if it means anything:

  • Singin' in the Rain's crazy dream ballet sequence

    I just watched the movie Singin’ in the Rain… and by far the best part was this sequence where Gene Kelly dances a ballet with Cyd Charisse. Wow!

  • An awesome little flash game

    You’ve got to try this.

  • The Entire Cast of Futurama — someone should make a poster

    Here is as close as we’ve ever got to a poster of the entire cast of Futurama… from their most recent direct-to-DVD movie Into the Wild Green Yonder. It’s notable for two things in my mind: first, it doesn’t include most of the principles (they would be easy to add) and second, wow, Futurama just doesn’t have as many characters as Simpsons. Simpsons has a LOT of characters. What do they say, 50 active on-going basis? That’s a lot.

    And now my fellow Earthicans … More Futurama is Coming

    Comedy Central was happy with the specials and with the 72 produced episodes of "Futurama" it acquired from 20th Century Fox TV in 2006. "Yet there is nothing like new, self-contained episodes week to week," said David Bernath, Comedy Central's senior vp programming. "This is all about reinvigorating the franchise, giving it a new burst of energy."

    In other words, futurama pays.

    OK, this is stupid but I came up with this joke for Zap Brannigan.

    SCENE: ZAP BRANNIGAN IS YET AGAIN TAKING CHARGE OF A
    TOP-PRIORITY MILITARY MISSION BY DRAFTING SOMEONE. LET'S SAY
    LEELA. IT COULD BE ANYONE, THOUGH.

    ZAP: Ahh, do you remember me? I'm Zap Brannigan.
    Captain Zap Brannigan. I put myself in your charge.

    SOMEONE: How generous of you.

    ZAP: By which I mean I put myself in Charge. Of You.

    Lame joke? Maybe. But I don’t see YOU making up jokes and blogging them for everyone to see.

  • How many programming languages do you know?

    List of programming languages that I know* that appear on the Official Wikipedia List of Programming Languages**.

  • Nokia blows it on the N97

    Nokia’s new N97, I was hoping it would be the next great phone. But looking at a review in AAS, it looks like they totally blew it on the keyboard. There are only three rows of keys, which means that the space bar is in completely the wrong place. Gak!

  • StartupCamp Waterloo Numero Six

    StartupCampWaterloo6 will be… is … was. Yesterday in fact.

  • The old server was always crap, but...

    % uptime
     00:59:46 up 607 days, 14:13,  2 users,  load average: 0.06, 0.17, 0.36