Aaaargh! Stop auto substituting my text!


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Coding, Not-so-funny | Posted on 20-03-2014

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I’ve been running into problems with my Jenkins scripts that would fail when attempting to run my p4 commands, because the three periods I inserted into the p4 command were automatically converted to an ellipsis by MacOSX, which is not a good thing: Three dots are automatically changed to an ellipsis

Starting the week off right


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 14-05-2012

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Squeek squeek I say!

Wow… first my hard drive at home and now 2 of my RAID drives in my office died this morning… what a way to start the week 🙂

Starting the weekend right


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 13-05-2012

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I love watching my Mac slow down to a crawl…

So, off to the to see what is going on:

Squeek squeek I say!

kernel	disk1s1: I/O error.


Steve Jobs 1955-2011


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 06-10-2011

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It saddens me to read about the passing of Steve Jobs, who had been battling cancer since 2004.

Last night, Steve Jobs passed away, leaving a legacy that has affected so many people in a positive way.

Steve Jobs is more than the products he saw delivered during his helm at Apple, NeXT or Pixar. He is the man who kept his ideals close to him and would not compromise his vision for anything less than perfection.

He is an inspiration to so many of us in the same field, reminding us that we should be happy with what we do, being able to look ourselves in the mirror and know that we will live today as if it were our last.

With the words he spoke at the commencement speech in 2005, at Stanford University, he reminded me to keep my core ideals close. To live true to myself.

Importantly, this reminded me that I should stay the path towards programming Zen.

Steve, thank you for your time on this earth… for making a difference to many people.

You will be so dearly missed.

How not to design a video game


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Funny, Not-so-funny | Posted on 27-09-2011


This is a very funny video on how a video game should not be implemented:

Interesting Word 2011 Bug


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 19-07-2011

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Word 2011

I have Word 2011 installed on my Mac.


Anyway, I have 2 monitors on my MacPro. I create a new Window ( Window->New Window ) to view my Table of Contents on the secondary monitor. When I switch to another app, like Google Chrome, then click on that new window in the secondary monitor, the window immediately moves to the primary monitor and reduces it’s width to about 10% of the monitor width.

Joy. Reproducible bug.

Midway games out of business


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Gaming, Not-so-funny | Posted on 26-05-2011

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Wow, I am out of touch with the gaming community.

I was on the MidwayUSA site and my wife asked me if it was the video game company.

No, I said, but then when I pulled up the info on Wikipedia ( ), I was surprised to see that they had filed for bankruptcy.


QuickBooks 2007 and PowerPlant


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 30-03-2011

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Wow. I love using QuickBooks. Like I love nailing my funny bone!

QuickBooks is one of those slow programs that you have to use when it wants to work.

Cause when it’s not working, it’s crashing:
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000189ffff0
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0xffff0eda __memcpy + 1850
1 0x000719b1 0x1000 + 461233
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
14 PowerPlant 0x00de9762 LWindow::ClickInContent(EventRecord const&) + 290
15 0x00487389 0x1000 + 4744073
16 PowerPlant 0x00deb733 LWindowEventHandlers::ClickContentRgn(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*) + 51
17 PowerPlant 0x00dcec60 LEventHandler::EventHandlerCallback(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 32
18 0x9085eecf DispatchEventToHandlers(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1567
More Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

PowerPlant? PowerPlant? What?!

Why are they still using PowerPlant?

And why does this program crash so much?

Haven’t they heard of QC?

Japan’s earthquake


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 13-03-2011

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My heart goes out to those in Japan who have had to endure the 8.9 earthquake that struck last week.

Here is footage of a tsunami that followed the quake that hit Japan: Tsunami

2011-04-07 Update
It seems that the link to the original video is broken.

Here is news footage that includes some of the original video:

What’s wrong with this code?


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Coding, Not-so-funny | Posted on 02-03-2011


I love reading code like this:

int IAmGoingToReturnAnInt ( int* gimmeSomeData )
    int munchMunch = *gimmeSomeData;
    // Developer note:  FU

Okay, the last developer note doesn’t really exist, but you would think that this function would return an integer.

I mean, come on! Give me something!