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Readership and Geeking

How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Readership and Geeking

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First, on word definitions, I'm co-opting the hebrew "mitzvah", which is essentially, a "good thing to do, a blessing" to replace my "good thing" phrase I use al the time. A horrible misuse of terminology, but I like it.

So, I've completely re-read the Dark Tower series, including the latest book, Wolves of the Calla. Yer bugger, but it was good!

I'm not completely sure that finding the copy of Salem's Lot was a mitzvah. It was expected, but a bit... well, cheesy. Still, depending on where King goes from there... it could be awesome.

At any rate, I'm spending some time looking for COBOL development tools that don't look for a VAX or IBM mainframe. Eclipse has a COBOL plugin, but it's for the windows version only, which means using a Windows box for my study. The windows version is mitzvah for the class- they can ghost the images real easy. I'm going to take it out for a spin, and see what I think.
  • http://www.thekompany.com

    Look for Kobol. It isn't free, but its worth the 60 bucks. A cobol to c++ compiler, that works with Cygwin g++ on windows or purely native g++ on Linux, the IDE is decent. You can download *both* versions after paying once, its a single user rather than single computer license. There is a debugger available for I think another 30, I haven't used it so I can't say if it is any good. But Kobol itself is pretty good.

  • Did you see the lo-t3k fridge on boingboing? good for postoilcollapse, ne? Would post it but am in class.
    • Yeah, that's been kicking around on World Changing for awhile. It's a really neet concept, and brilliant in its simplicity.
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