September 27th, 2007

insane

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Gnakku from being_isis

"Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post your this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along."

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insane

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Poll #1062297 Globetrotter

Global Warming:

Is a scientific fact, and if you question it, you're a fool or a conservative stooge.
6(30.0%)
Seems to be consistent with the evidence, but there is some room for questioning.
7(35.0%)
Is an unproven theory, as there is evidence both for and against it
2(10.0%)
Is most likely a misrepresentation of completely natural phenomena, and something we can't do anything about
3(15.0%)
Is a total fabrication, and if you believe it you are either a fool or a liberal wacko.
2(10.0%)

Global Worming:

Ha! Funny!
6(27.3%)
Giant flea collar
4(18.2%)
How dare you make fun of a serious world problem?
1(4.5%)
Worms eat dead people
11(50.0%)
My butt itches
0(0.0%)

Notice how you never see Elmer Fudd and Daniel Boone together at the same time?

Now that you mention it, that is a little strange.
0(0.0%)
Well of course not, they're actually the same person in different guises
0(0.0%)
Conspiracy! Conspiracy!
2(8.7%)
It's the Dutch, you know.
9(39.1%)
You're really bored silly, aren't you?
12(52.2%)
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codegeek

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I earned my pay these last couple of days with fixing an "issue" with the software. I say "issue" because it wasn't really a bug, but a side effect of another feature that had been requested so long ago. To fix the issue, I had to create new flags in a data structure that is shared across not only multiple processes but multiple operating systems, I had to add the hooks into the code to successfully manage the flags in the correct order under every circumstance of operation. It turned out to be a pretty major piece of distributed coding in two different languages, and I got it to work.

For those of you who understand the subtleties, I had to do this without any kind of synchronization like semaphores or mailboxes or message pipes. Strictly flags and asynchronous logic.

There are still some issues that I think need to be addressed, but they're relatively minor compared to this one-- though one is going to be a pain in the ass because we don't have a messaging system between the two different operating systems.