Thursday, March 27, 2008


Still after a few posts, the references to RUP from a few months ago are still pulling Adsense into those kinds of links. My post was a joke, but of course, Adsense isn't smart enough to figure this out.

I thought the thread between some former associates was a hoot, but then humor from a machine? Perhaps too much to expect...

Monday, March 24, 2008

First thing into the pool

On vacation in Nice, CA. It's uncanny, I could have predicted this.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Obscure measurements

Recently, I send in a comment on the Technorama podcast listener line about this subject, what I said was that I prefer latency to be measured in nanofortnights. Chuck and Kreg didn't believe it, but this is a "real" measurement, obscure yes, but certainly in the days of the VMS operating system, with the TIMEPROMPTWAIT variable, in units per microfortnight.

A microfortnight is 1.2096 seconds, thus the nanofortnight is 1.2096 milliseconds. Both are plenty obscure, but they generally used to slow users down, allowing them to set the parameter properly only after having given the matter some thought.

Yes, the following week, I voice-mailed Chuck and Kreg with this info, so they wouldn't think that I was just making this up.