Infinite Loop

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Today at work, I used this line of code:

pnlError.Controls.Add(pnlError);

Oooops! =P

Sloppy Seconds – This is Your Brain on Drugs

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Song is from the album “Endless Bummer“, go buy it – its awesome.

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Sloppy Seconds – D.I.Y Till We Die

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Can’t find the lyrics to this song anywhere in a quick google search. I reproduce them here for peoples information. Comment if you think I got any wrong… I will do other songs in the future.

Song is from the album “Endless Bummer“, go buy it – its awesome.

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CEOs don’t feel guilty, but maybe they should

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So I was thinking about this whole money thing and hard work and reward what not. Right or wrong, some NOFX lyrics come to mind. First some background: 

General Motors blew other job-loss news out of the water this week when it presented its viability plan to the government.

The 117-page plan, required for the company to get the billions it needs to save itself from extinction, hit every part of the company with cuts, alterations, trims and so on. The big number to come out of it all: 47,000.

and

General Motors Corp (GM.N) Chief Executive Rick Wagoner’s salary and other compensation rose 64 percent in 2007 to about $15.7 million, mainly due to option grants, according to a proxy filed on Friday.

So now for the lyrics:

Frank, the new ceo had to answer to the board.
The board was getting anxious, and the shareholders were
On a bed, legs in air, ass-cheeks open wide
They were about to get fucked like it was their first time.
When one makes 20 million, ten thousand people lose.
What keeps that one from swallowing a shotgun?

And I would honestly like to know how CEOs can continue to justify millions of dollars in salary and bonuses at the expense of their workforce. One guy makes 15 million dollars, and in order for him to continue to do so, 43,000 people need to lose their job. They justify it as “like sports, you are buying talent when you get a CEO” however, this isn’t sports. When you don’t return on your promises and supposed talents, tens of thousands lose their job – in sports some people just get mad that you didn’t make the playoffs.

So I would really like to know how CEOs can make 20 million, and 10,000 lose, what stops them from swallowing a shotgun. NOFX apparently has the answer there too:

The guilty dont feel guilty, they learn not to.

CEOs: If your company is sinking, do the right thing and cut loose your bonuses and your benefits. Hell, you should probably cut loose your salary too, considering you make more in a single year than 100 of your employees combined. I think you can probably afford to spend a year or two without salary to keep a few people employed until this whole mess blows over.

Dare I say stop bashing Windows Vista?

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I do.

Against all the jesting of my friends and co-workers. Against the mass media commentary. Against everything the computer industry seems to think… I say stop bashing Windows Vista. Moreover, I will even go ahead and say its okay (not good, just okay). Yes, I use it on both my desktop and laptop both the 32 bit version and the 64 bit version. I am not really all that proud that I do… but if you want to get DX10 and 64-bit its really the only game in town. And, I am not one of those fanboys that came in after SP1 was out and asked what all the fuss was about. I used Vista RC1 and managed to trash it five minutes after install. I have been around the Vista block – I know what I am talking about.

I’ll tell you what I like, what I don’t like, and how you can bring Vista into a much more usable condition on your own home computer. Get ready, misconceptions are about to be shattered!

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When writing networked apps in java…

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…and you are using plain text encoding, use a Scanner instead of a BufferedReader, wrapped over a InputStreamReader. I just fought a timeout bug for quite some time that was fixed by this.

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