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Letters to the World


Stupid spammer redux

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:32 pm

Actual spam subject line: “Hello lwallace ! NEW! Find out ANYTHING about ANYONE with your PC!”

My idea of a potential response: “Hello spammer ! Use your own product to discover that my username isn’t lwallace!”

Sigh. Will spammers ever learn?

Life as an INTP, part 42

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 4:16 pm

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m an INTP personality type. Naturally, that’s something that’s rather difficult to explain to other people. But another INTP has attempted to explain the NT worldview— in a manner, of course, that will probably only be amusing to NT personality types.


Non Campus Mentis

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 5:08 pm

OK, I absolutely have to get my hands on a copy of the book Non Campus Mentis one of these days. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a collection of mistakes taken verbatim from college students’ essays, almost all of them absolutely hilarious– something along the lines of Richard Lederer’s infamous “World According to Student Bloopers“, done with some refreshingly new material. Read a few samples here and here to see why the book’s gotten such good reviews– seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up.


Beware the Georgia bird…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 2:04 am

Jabberwocky. What a wonderful poem. Unfortunately, artificial intelligence still has a long way to go before it grasps the poetic genius of Lewis Carroll. (See also this previous blog post of mine…I thought I had done this topic before!)


how not 2 rite essays lolol

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 3:06 pm

From the “it wuz bound 2 happn lolol!!!11” department: Instant messaging impacts kids’ grammar. And note that, as little as I post here lately, I still do so in complete sentences with correct punctuation and with no pointless abbreviations. 😉


Gotta love those childhood beliefs

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:49 pm

I used to believe, back in kindergarten, that “habit” and “habitat” meant the same thing. I used to believe when I was a toddler that all TV shows were filmed in the local station’s studio (illogical as I realized that premise was!). I used to believe that “brat” was a dirty word. What did you use to believe?

There’s no need to fear–ooh, shiny things!

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:21 am

A superhero for the attention-deficit crowd: it’s Captain Distraction!


If it ain’t broke, indeed

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 9:54 am

Via Need To Know, here’s a very Wired definition of irony.


Live, from Daytona…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 9:50 pm

Woohoo. The Mercer Glaciers, my team, came in second place in the undergraduate division and 18th overall in the ACM Southeastern Regionals. Not bad for a bunch of programming-team newbies, eh?


Babelrink redux

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 9:27 am

Heh. Looking through the server logs again, I notice that someone hit my site by searching for ice skating rink in spanish on Google. Zone38 was the first link, in fact, but I doubt this Babelfish mangling was of any help…

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