Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine
hannibalv

December 26, 2001

Work was unusually slow tonight. At one point I checked my watch against my pulse to make sure neither had died.

Not a hell of a lot beyond that, actually. Didn't get the opportunity to do the shopping I wanted. Maybe Friday.

It's staying cold. This is a good thing, indeed.

A toast to the U. S. Constitution: 210+ years, and still running version 1 (technically 1.27, though you could argue it's actually fewer than that, since there was one big software patch at the beginning, and another one of three about 90 years later-maybe 1.16?)

That particular bit above is not in response to any current event-I was trying to fill my time at work today by seeing if I could remember all the amendments, in order-when it struck me that that's almost exactly what it is: they put together the base code in 1789 and have released patches and bug fixes when necessary. And to think, one of the main creators of it (who shall remain nameless-let's call him Thomas J.-no, T. Jefferson-no, wait) thought we'd need to release a new version every 25 years or so. (Not to impugn President Jefferson in any way with that statement-from everything I've read, he's actually my favorite of the early Presidents, and my second favorite "founding father", after Benjamin Franklin.)

Today's Link Of The Day is Digital Priest. Christopher Priest is…a very hard man to get a hold on. I know him from his work as a comics writer (just why the hell aren't you buying Black Panther?), but that's only part of what he does. He's a minister, raconteur, and, on some base level, mad genius. Start with his piece on Alicia Keys, available on the site. I'll bet you stick around to read the rest of what he has to say. http://www.digital-priest.com

JHR
12/27/2001 4:10 AM
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