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Archive for April, 2011

We Turn it into Theorems

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Dinner lady in University cafe today:

“You lot are obsessed with caffeine.”

Things I Only Understand after a Quarter-Decade of Programming (1)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

That obscure, meaningless compiler error messages are obscure and meaningless, not deeply meaningful messages meant for a more experienced programmer than me.

Life on the Edge

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

A while ago the campus shop had a suggestions box, and a notice board detailing how they had responded to suggestions. One of our students filled in a slip asking that the shop stock Edge, a popular computer games magazine. A few weeks later the following note appeared on the notice board:

Edge Margarine – we have looked into this and cannot find any details of this brand of margarine.