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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 01:55 pm
1. How much of an effort have to made to meet new people make friends in CT, and how successful have those effects been?

Most of my social interaction has been limited to people in my company, but I've made some good friends there.

2. What hobby currently occupies most of your leisure time?

World of Warcraft takes a fair amount of my time, although I'm still doing what I ever do: reading, coding, modeling, and gaming.

3. What does "Angel/0A" mean?

Its a Deus Ex reference. It refers to the security clearance level of JC Denton.

4. What's your current plan regarding your future employment?

This question delayed my answering the rest, since I had to wait until I posted my notice, but I am leaving Westbrook Technologies on 18 March, and I'll be moving back to Massachusetts for a consulting position.

5. Name one thing that readers of your LJ are not likely to already know about you.

I am missing the big toenail on my left foot.

1. You have just found a time-viewer device which will allow you to observe what happened at any time and place in the past. Where and when do you look first?

60.917 N by 101.95 E, June 30, 1908, at 0717 local time.

2. What is your favorite equation?

e = mv^2/2.

3. What is your favorite acronym or abbreviation and what does it stand for?

EMACS. Escape Meta Alt Control Shift.

4. Is there a piece of classic literature that you are planning on reading but haven't gotten around to yet? If so, what is it?

De l'attaque et de la défense des places by Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban. Probably the Rothrock translation.

5. What is the most memorable analogy you have ever heard?

Much like a ski resort full of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation was not a symmetric as it first appeared.

1. If you could live anywhere where would you live?

Worcester.

2. What is your favorite weapon (in real life or any sort of game)

Big Bertha, TA.

3. What is your favorite text encoding?

UTF-8.

4. How would you describe me in 20 words or less?

Pete's brother. For as long as I've known you, that's been your classification.

5. What is the total computational power of all of your computers in MFLOPs/sec?

Something close to 6,237, if you switch them all to turbo mode.

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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)

This question delayed my answering the rest, since I had to wait until I posted my notice, but I am leaving Westbrook Technologies on 18 March, and I'll be moving back to Massachusetts for a consulting position.

Booyah! Congratulations on achieving a major mission objective, and let me be among the first to prematurely welcome you back into the area.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)

He may be coming back to the same state, but I'm fairly certain that he'll be further away time-wise.


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purly
purly
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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)

So you've quit and John still hasn't made the announcement?


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Mon, Mar. 7th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

I've posted my notice. He asked me to hold off on telling anybody in the company until he sends out a message to the managers tonight. I shrugged and agreed.


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rgfgompei
rgfgompei
Rachael
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)

W00T! Where in MA and what's the position?
I knew about #5 *feels special*
Meta? That makes me wonder what the X in XEMACS (the editor I'm currently using) stands for. I should look that up.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)

It stands for X Windows, probably.

EMACS actually stands for Eventually malloc()'s All Computer Storage.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)

or Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping.


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)

Well, I was gonna say that, but the problem is that 8 megs doesn't cause constant swapping anymore. The copy of Emacs I'm running right now is only taking up 16 megs. Compare that to VirusScan which is currently taking up 23, or Outlook which is using 44. Emacs really hasn't grown much in size, but the computers it is running on have, to the extent where its size really isn't a problem.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)

Of course, you're not really using EMACS to its fullest. For example, you aren't using it to develop, virus scan, parse, screensave, play snakes, generate eschelon-defeating text, meta-evaluate. You're probably just using it to read Usenet, Email, and maybe to edit text documents.

If it can allocate 16MB for that, imagine what else it could do...


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petercooperjr
petercooperjr
Peter Cooper Jr.
Tue, Mar. 8th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)

Point scored for Bronzite.


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