Monthly Archives: July 2008

On getting your software to work for the first time

I don’t know that I’ll ever shake that feeling of wonder and surprise I feel when a moderately complex piece of software that I’ve developed starts working properly for the first time. I build it to do exactly what it eventually does, but I still feel quite surprised when it does it. It’s a nice feeling.

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Cruel Eld, it has beset me

In a further and significant sign that I have indeed become old, Vicki and I are entertaining my parents at my home tomorrow evening. My aunt will also be coming, as she’s up from the Cape. This entails a sit-down meal with snacks and pudding and so forth – when did I reach the disturbing stage of entertaining my parents in my house? It’s like I’m grown up and stuff, and that can’t be right!

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