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12/31/10

  07:07:57 pm, by Nimble   , 380 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion

There Is No Compulsion

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 »

12/16/10

  01:12:09 pm, by Nimble   , 211 words  
Categories: Spamming

Blog spam reduction

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 »

12/03/10

  02:34:19 pm, by Nimble   , 1047 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Programming

Microsoft Totally One-Ups Me After Eight Years

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 »

11/16/10

  02:41:58 pm, by Nimble   , 136 words  
Categories: Programming

"Started and then stopped" Service Error

This is a quickie. I was having one heck of a time trying to figure out what was going on with a legacy service an old coworker had written in Delphi. It kept saying "{X} service on Local Computer started and then stopped". There seemed to be nothing… more »

10/04/10

  01:00:33 am, by Nimble   , 314 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Some ID Comments Just Take The Cake

ID is still developing it's scientific framework but many of you evolutionists are like hypocritical people who want to kill a new born baby on the basis of the argument that the baby does not talk and does not run even though you know it is a… more »

06/23/10

  02:48:53 am, by Nimble   , 707 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Languages

Language Review: Russian

Russian [1 - see footnote]: Alphabet Difficulty: Medium Much of the issue with the Russian alphabet is that there are distracting similarities to the English alphabet. The letter that looks like a C (с) is pronounced like an S. The 'P'… more »

04/02/10

  02:28:30 am, by Nimble   , 752 words  
Categories: Reviews, Thoughts, Ethics, Spamming

Blocking Unwanted Callers

I must admit, a few months ago, we were bandying about the idea of changing our phone number. Why? The incessant barrage of telemarketers and scammers was getting to be too much. They outpaced our actual calls from friends and family by about a 4:1… more »

12/20/09

  01:06:26 am, by Nimble   , 530 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Spamming

Scammers Using Our Phone Number

We got a call from a person wanting to buy a Jeep from us a couple of days back. That seemed pretty odd, but hey, wrong numbers happen. Then it kept happening. No huge influx, but 3-4 calls per day. I was home for one today, and decided to ask them… more »

10/06/09

  11:58:09 pm, by Nimble   , 139 words  
Categories: Distractions, Politics, Religion

Annotated Kitsch

There are people out there who can out-kitsch Thomas Kinkade. When they do, I dearly hope that they will be as lovingly annotated as this lovely picture of Jesus holding the Constitution, surrounded by a plethora of faces, many familiar. Mousing over… more »

09/23/09

  01:18:05 pm, by Nimble   , 56 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Ari's Got A Blog

My good internet friend, Ari Jokimäki from Finland, now has a blog! His main focuses on the blog are discordant redshift systems - that is, galaxies, quasars, etc. where the objects do not seem to be at their redshift distance - and the history of… more »

06/15/09

  12:14:11 pm, by Nimble   , 151 words  
Categories: Programming

Passing By Reference To SQL Server Stored Procedures

This is pretty simple to accomplish, though how exactly to do it can be hard to find. Quite simply, you add OUTPUT to your parameter lists, on both your procedure definition and your actual call, like so: Defining: CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.TestValue… more »

05/21/09

  01:53:56 am, by Nimble   , 1489 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Politics, Religion, Science

Bill 44 Passes Second Reading

This bill has been causing some stir in Alberta. Essentially, the bill modifies the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act RSA-2000 cH-14 here with modifications that, for the most part, add sexual orientation to these protected categories:… more »

04/28/09

  12:08:26 am, by Nimble   , 265 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Hack Attack

A hearty thank you to the folks who do my hosting for catching this. A hacker or script kiddie managed to upload a somewhat nasty-looking package into my cgi-bin directory. I haven't thoroughly investigated the code yet, but from the looks of it, the… more »

02/18/09

  01:00:30 am, by Nimble   , 1111 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

Theory and Evidence

The phrase "it's only a theory" is bandied about in some circles these days, but it's inappropriate when it comes to talking about a scientific capital-T Theory, in particular one whose sesquicentennial takes place this year. Cries of "prove it" and… more »

02/09/09

  01:07:26 am, by Nimble   , 590 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Science

Christopher Booker - Welcome to Twit Club

In this, the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Charles Darwin, some people feel obliged to weigh in on the subjects of Darwin, or evolution, or what have you, and show themselves to be right twits in the process. Take a look at Christopher… more »

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