Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Interestingly, I saw no fewer than 20 wild turkeys on my way in to work. Bad timing, fellas... :-)

And now for something not quite so different... (yes, this means you!)

Monday, November 24, 2003

Argh. My right pinky feels like it's going to fall off.

Why, oh why, do most of the relevant punctionation marks in C require significant pinky extensions? Trying to hit [ ] { } | ' and " while toggling back to  ;  and occasionally  :  is maddening...

I'm about to rip this keyboard open and relocate those keys between my index fingers.

Monday, November 3, 2003

Dear Canada

Dear Canada,

It has been brought to my attention that the maple leaf is your national symbol.

While I am touched by the pride it brings to you, I kindly ask that you not litter my yard with your symbol. I'll admit that the first time was funny; it was nice to spend the hour or so in the crisp autumn air raking away. This weekend, however, I spent about seven hours hauling 40 30-gallon bags -- that's a total of about 4500 litres -- of maple leaves off my rather steep front and back yards.

I ask that you please identify those responsible and send them to clean up the mess they have made of my yard. I will provide rakes, bags, and some refreshments.