Archives for: December 2010

There Is No Compulsion

12/31/10 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Religion
I've often seen "there is no compulsion in religion" taken from the Koran/Qur'an to demonstrate moderation and tolerance. This is from Surah 2, verse 256. That surprised me a little, since the second Surah is known to be somewhat nasty about heretics… more »

They Want Your World of Warcraft Password

12/21/10 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]
"Oh my god, somebody else is just about to steal my account!" That's the fear they prey on, hoping that you will do anything to stop your account being stolen, and in doing so, will type in your name and password on a fake site, thus ensuring that your… more »

Blog spam reduction

12/16/10 | by Nimble | Categories: Spamming
UPDATE: No, it slows them down but it does not stop them. I am going to have to put up with it in the short term and trying to dig into B2Evolution's code again at some point. F-ing jerk-ass spammers. The comment spam was really picking up this… more »

Microsoft Totally One-Ups Me After Eight Years

12/03/10 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A], Programming
Eight or nine years ago, I embarked on a small project to make non-blocking concurrent programming easier. There was a fair bit of code out there on semaphores and mutexes and getting threads to just wait, also known as blocking. The threads in this… more »