Compiler Ancestry

While compiling the compiler the other day on this very server, I had some time to think about compilation. The server's running Gentoo Linux, a BSD-like dis...

How do you spell Queue?

We were exploring abstract data types one day in class, when a student looked up from his notes and asked, "How do you spell 'queue'?" "Oh that's easy," I an...

Whoa. Lego Leia minifig cleavage

Another gander at page 3 (ahem) of the Lego catalogue that arrived yesterday reveals that Jabba's Sail Barge comes with the slave girl metal bikini version o...

New! Lego! Catalogue!

The Summer 2006 Lego catalogue arrived in the mail today. As usual, it's brim-full of over-specialized Star Wars, weirdo mechanized alien, and now Batman, ki...

The letter L. How do you spell that?

For a short time in the early '90s, I administered a small SCO UNIX system (from the Santa Cruz Operation, not the litigious SCO Group) while working for Nes...