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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for September, 2004

It’s Your Responsibility To die()

Friday, September 24th, 2004

No, this isn’t a mor­bid entry, a cry for help, or a polit­i­cal jab at the “civ­i­lized” nations who won’t do squat to help the doomed hostages in Iraq (sorry, had to slip that one in there). It’s actu­ally a quote from the PHP doc­u­men­ta­tion for cus­tom error han­dling. Specif­i­cally:

Also note that it is your respon­si­bil­ity to die() if necessary.”

A lit­tle cre­ative writ­ing never hurt any­one, well, except per­haps in this instance…


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Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

tree broken in half by hurricane frances

This is just one of the trees brought down by Frances over the week­end. It took down a power line as well, thus our entire block is with­out power (still) and will likely remain that way for the next few days (I’m cur­rently post­ing from Star­bucks, which is kindly offer­ing free wire­less access for the time being).

I’ll have some more pho­tos soon, but I was able to take a few small videos dur­ing the first feeder bands of the storm, so if you are on a high speed con­nec­tion, go ahead and give them a whirl:

We’re thank­ful no one was injured, and other than the trees we suf­fered no prop­erty dam­age either. We count our­selves lucky, how­ever Hur­ri­cane Ivan lurks on the hori­zon, so our shut­ters will remain in place for the time being…


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Hurricane Frances Ain’t No Sissy

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004

In case I’ve ever referred to “Frances” as a “girl’s name” upon hear­ing about a guy whose par­ents thought oth­er­wise, I would just like it to be known, for the record, that I no longer pos­sess that opinion.

Wish­ing Paul good luck on the West coast, and hop­ing for good for­tune here on the East, in the mid­dle of the cur­rently pro­jected path…

Unre­lated News

All has not been quiet on the South­east­ern front: check out the side­bar under “Recently Com­pleted” for a few newly-launched projects that have been tak­ing up var­i­ous chunks of my time in recent months. More to come soon in the “projects for clients” cat­e­gory, as well as the promised SB redesign (cod­ing it in all my free time) and the long-overdue Web­graph site.


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