Red Echo

January 31, 2009

foggy morning, Capitol Hill, Seattle

January 30, 2009

Syntax for map/dictionary/hash literals in various languages:

JavaScript: { "foo" : 1, "bar": 2, "baz": 3}
Ruby: { "foo" => 1, "bar" => 2, "baz" => 3 }
Python: {"foo":1, "bar":2, "baz":3}
Clojure: {"foo" 1 "bar" 2 "baz" 3}
Perl: ("foo" => 1, "bar" => 2, "baz" => 3)

January 24, 2009

The new mars-mobile

January 22, 2009

The latest Mars-mobile is a cute little BMW 325. It’s the two-door model, red with black interior, inline-six engine. It’s automatic, not 5-speed, but it hit all my other points, and I was running out of time – so I decided it was good enough to make me happy, and bought it.

It’s in pretty decent shape for an ’86 model; it’ll need new brake pads soonish, but it runs well and all the electrical systems work.

Time to let someone else take a turn as the Guy With The Truck.

January 14, 2009

A brief but interesting post about storage allocation strategies in multiprocessing environments. I’ve been thinking about this sort of thing a lot lately with respect to Radian.

I heard back from Geico; the Mars Rover is a total loss. If it weren’t wintertime and thus ski season, I would ignore the matter for a while and just ride my motorcycle. I will most likely buy another Rover, but I’m thinking about getting an actual car instead. It would have to be something small, snobbish, and fast – though I could swap “fast” for “runs on biodiesel”.

Tonight I’ll be playing a couple of live-PA sets at a fundraiser for Jerboa Dance, supporting their upcoming show “Back from the Brink“. It should be similar to the “accelerant” event I played last year: downtempo grooves with a little bit of glitch. The event is at Hengst Studio (1506 Franklin), starts at 7, and costs $25. Silent auction, preview of the performance, wine & mingling – come on by and check it out.