Random mumblings and bumblings
Indy got his third lizard kill this evening. If this keeps up, he’ll need to be awarded a Distinguished Terrier Cross pretty soon.
Quote of the day, amillenialist edition: “Look, Left Behind is just Twilight for holy rollers.”
Anyone know any good cheesesteak shops in Philadelphia? This is a non-rhetorical query, I would like to know if you know of any. Also, is it cheese steak, cheesesteak, or cheese-steak?
Fedora does not install the GNU compilers by default. This is a very unusual thing to discover when you download a .tgz archive, open it up, and try to run “./configure; make; make install”. It is even more frustrating when you installed Fedora in order to do development on Linux. Well, at least there’s yum, which is another interesting development in the Linux world that came about during my time in the wilderness of professional Windows development.
Last night I had to stay up until 1AM making sure some tasks ran correctly to generate the files we create every morning for Wall Street. The problem was caused by a file coming in entirely too late to have things run on schedule, so they had to be started by hand. Tonight looks like it will be a repeat, which is making me very cranky at the other people in my profession, particularly the ones who are apparently shipping code without testing it. What’s worse is that I had informed them of the problem last night, but for all intents and purposes they didn’t do anything to fix the problem. Sigh, oh well, this is why I get paid the big bucks.