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Category Archives: Not-so-funny

Aaaargh! Stop auto substituting my text!

Ugh! 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

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

I love watching my Mac slow down to a crawl… So, off to the Console.app to see what is going on: ?View Code TEXTkernel disk1s1: I/O error. Awesome!

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

The passing of a great visionary.

How not to design a video game

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

Interesting Word 2011 Bug

I have Word 2011 installed on my Mac. Joy. 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, […]

Midway games out of business

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 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Games ), I was surprised to see that they had filed for bankruptcy. […]

QuickBooks 2007 and PowerPlant

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 Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000189ffff0 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch […]

Japan’s earthquake

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 […]

What’s wrong with this code?

I love reading code like this: ?View Code CPPint IAmGoingToReturnAnInt ( int* gimmeSomeData ) { int munchMunch = *gimmeSomeData; ++munchMunch; // 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!