Catching up on friends' blogsNothing original to see here. But plenty at others' blogs. That I know these people makes me very happy.
Programming Languages is an odd mix of extreme formality and handwaviness, which I think is what happens when you take math and give it to computer scientists.
Lunch with Jan, soup, because it's soup weather and I like soup.
I hitched a ride home in a Lexus that had a GPS system. My favorite GPS moment: At your earliest convenience, please make a U-Turn.
My #1 restaurant choice: The Marc Restaurant. Marc short for Marcus, not MARC (machine-readable cataloging). Imagine the menu at the latter:
- 610 _3 |a Bob's Red Mill blueberry pancakes |l German
- 340 __ |a Macaroni |b 6" round |d baked.
Hmm. I just noticed that the URL in the location bar in Firefox for the Mac (i'm using version 1.0.7) is momentarily drawn with whole-pixel antialiasing before being redrawn again with subpixel antialiasing. I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this. (By the way, if you are one of the few people on this planet crazy enough to find this kind of attention to detail somehow endearing, i want to know. And if you also happen to be female, i want your number.)