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Programming Languages

clock August 28, 2010 10:39 by author Leigh Dupee

What happened to using the proper language for a task? It reminds me of groups trying to make people of the same mold, as if variety was not wanted or needed. Times were you would evaluate the issue you were trying to resolve, then, using your knowledge of other languages and experience, you would choose the proper language to use. It would then be compiled (to enable fast execution), tested, and deployed.

Now it seems that many want to push everything through one language (perhaps the only one they know). Then the program is not compiled but either an interpreted language or a "pre-compiled" component.

No one language, just like no one person, is best for everything. Why treat any language like it is the only thing to use?



Lets start a new July 4th Tradition

clock July 3, 2010 09:11 by author Leigh Dupee

This weekend while you are out and around, why not thank those who are still working? Say thank you at the register. Say thank you to your bagger. Say thank you to the gas station attendant.

I want to say THANK YOU to all those people working at the Bennington Price Chopper. It was crowded, and busy, and I know everyone wanted to be outside enjoying the beautiful, warm, day. So Thank You for working today so I could do my shopping.

Thank you to the register people, baggers, shelf stockers, the people who bring in the carts, and eveyone else. Thank you for all your efforts.

Who knows, maybe it will catch on.....



Transportation

clock June 28, 2010 11:32 by author Leigh Dupee

My car has just passed 300,000 miles, as you can see below. I purchased my 2000 Ford Mustang GT in 1999 and picked it up just before the 25th of December. I had to wait for Ford to build the car, I could not find one I wanted at any dealership. They did a wonderful job.  It has protected me through a couple of accidents, including a rear ending by a pickup truck. No major repairs in all these years, but I do go through windshield wipers and tires! Before anyone asks how I can drive an 8 cylinder car, let me point out that I drive mostly highway and get around 26 MPG. No long trips in these 10 years, just back and forth to work.

With mileage like this in New England, maybe I should be test driving cars, to see if they hold up! In over 30 years of driving I have only owned 3 cars, all Ford and all standard transmission. I do like rear wheel drive!

My first was a Pinto (everyone probably remembers those), a Black and Titanium Mustang GT, and now a bright Blue Mustang GT.

If you are going to travel over a hundred miles to work, you may as well be comfortable and travel in style.

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Games

clock June 13, 2010 04:02 by author Leigh Dupee

As I was watching the interplay of 2 people yesterday, I was struck by the inability of the two to just interact and not just be straight. It occurs to me that no matter how old we are, we still feel that we have all the time in the world and that what we really need to say can be said at any time. How can we not realize how precious and short our time in this life really is?



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