Friday, November 12, 2004

Dangerous Bug

Being a ridiculous geek, even being in Japan doesn't stop me from reading, for instance, the release notes to the latest Python 2.4 beta. Here was one of the bug fixes:

Bug #1055820 Cyclic garbage collection was not protecting against that calling a live weakref to a piece of cyclic trash could resurrect an insane mutation of the trash if any Python code ran during gc.

If you see anyone in lab spurting blood from his severed neck, chances are he was gored by an insane mutant resurrected from the dead. Glad they fixed that one.

Wednesday, November 3, 2004


Well, at least something amusing happened today. This spam was sent to me:

Our latest survey displays that it takes usually of only 1.2 drunkenness to induce a hangover. But this tablets aids you avoid katzenjammers and come alive feeling immense from head to belly and all over else.

What sort of testimonials will this product get?

"I used to get 1.5 drunkenness, but now even if I am drunk 1.8 or 1.9, I feel immense in my belly and everywhere!"

"Boy, if there's something I hate it's katzenjammers. They used to steal my food and charm my women, but now I avoid them all the time."

It's also possible that all these things are real, and my lack of drinking knowledge is embarrassingly exposed.