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Daytona, let’s go away…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 9:06 am

Tonight I’ll be heading off to Daytona Beach for the Southeastern Regional of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition. I’m planning on bringing my laptop with me, so hopefully I’ll be able to post some blog entries about the competition while I’m there…wish me luck!


More search requests

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:43 pm

Heh. It’s time for another round of interesting search requests…

  • A Polish Google user came across my site by searching for another world cody— an unusual search until you realize that “Another World” is the title of a video game and “cody” is not only my name but also the Polish word for “codes”. What’s especially amusing is that, in my younger years, I used to be able to remember tons of obscure video game cheats; go figure.
  • Several more searches for that perennial Dave Barry line, “There’s a weasel chomping on my privates“– one of which traces to an IP address in Japan, no less.
  • Connection is dropped at random times while connected – Yes, I had used all these words on my blog about a week ago. Just not in any sort of order.
  • “super marion bros” – Hey, I’ll admit that it’s a pretty easy typo to make, since even Nintendo Power was guilty of it
  • “proofreading” +carrot – I wonder whether this is a really bad pun, a typo on “caret”, or a reference to the perpetually amusing Song of Carrot Game. Or perhaps all three.
  • And finally: usage of oneth in a sentence. My advice? Don’t.


Here we come a-calendaring…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 7:07 pm

I just saw a banner ad which promoted a scheduling service with the slogan “event calendaring made simple”. Am I the only one out there who thinks “calendar” just shouldn’t be used as a verb?

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