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Mon, 19 Dec 2005:

Take out your m4d h4x0r skilz - take a look at the following XML and tell me why parsing fails.

    [uniq] => {f30f3585-ebd0-4059-a799-dc4d268551f4}
    [title] => Pointer indexing is broken
    [body] => Maybe an offset-- might help zero-indexing ?

By the way, before you read the rest of it, you might want to read this.

If you didn't already know, you cannot put a '--' in an XML comment. Pretty obscure huh ? Hit this file and see your FF complain.

Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers.                -- Leonard Brandwein

posted at: 21:12 | path: /hacks | permalink | Tags:

One of my slide ideas when explaining lightweight drawing toolkits for one the talks I submitted for lb/2004 had an architecture of System.Drawing and explained how a properly done up lightweight toolkit can render widgets on paper with a crayon. Nearly 16 months later, it is slowly happening - though not on paper.

Heavily re-arranged after mDemon was done with it

Drawing logos, reminds me ... There was this one which I draw way back when I started on pnet. Nobody said it was bad, but everyone just ignored it.

If you are interested in working on libCrayons, wait till the christmas - new year is over. In all probability, the lead for that is waking up with a hangover at his apartment right now.

If God has meant us to write, he'd have given us hands.
Oh, wait...

posted at: 20:14 | path: /dotgnu | permalink | Tags:

If you see me walking around today, do me a favour - don't ask about Mrs Cake or how I'm feeling today. The most irritating thing about a fever is that it doesn't let you sleep. After 3 hours of tossing and turning, I decided to read a good book or watch an old movie. The book having denied itself the chance by refusing to be found, I turned to the movie option - Star Wars.

I had watched A New Hope on saturday night. I just love osd_cat - All I need to do is "gmake 2> err | tee log | osd_cat -l 16" and I can continue watching a movie while the build just scrolls by on the bottom of the screen. But on sunday night, I was just concentrating on getting sleepy and watched the other two of the trilogy (mostly in fast forward). Sadly, the DVD versions contain the re-re-re-mastered stuff.

Anyway, let me just say that Ewoks were the first signs of George Lucas going bad. At least I can ignore most of the mistakes he made - just because of some of the dialogues I re-caught on the movie. These two dialogues are seperated by over two hours of film tape - but just held on to my brain.

The Empire Strikes Back - Solo is going to be frozen in carbonite

Princess Leia: I love you.
Han Solo: I know.

The Return of the Jedi - Leia shows Solo the gun she's holding while
the troopers ask Solo to stand up.

Han Solo: I love you.
Princess Leia: I know.

And of course, I just loved Carrie Fisher as Leia. Of course I have to take up my problems with George Lucas when I meet him - especially about the Leia and Jabba the Hutt (is it just me or does he/that look too much like Leto II in God Emperor of Dune).

Even better is the part where Leia and Han Solo watch the re-furbished death star explode.

Han Solo: He must've got off it before it blew up
Leia: I know, I can feel him
Han Solo: You love him, don't you ?
Leia: Yeah
Han Solo: When he comes back, I'll not be in the way.

Yeah, fever turns my brains into mush ...

Han Solo: Admit it, sometimes you think I'm all right.
Princess Leia: Occasionally, maybe. When you aren't acting like a scoundrel.

posted at: 17:20 | path: /movies | permalink | Tags: