The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Notes from lunch at a Thai restaurant somewhere in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

As I was sliding my way into the booth, I noticed that the older gentleman in the booth next to ours had an uncanny resemblance to William Gibson, a writer well known for his cyberpunk novels Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive. It was amazing to think that I might be in the presense of the William Gibson, but I did a quick scan of the restaurant, on the lookout for Neal Stephenson, cyberpunk author as well, known for Snow Crash, The Diamond Age and Cryptonomicon. It was too much to hope for, and too terrible to contemplate the both of them being in the same place.


If you play in someone else's sandbox, don't get upset as they change the rules on you—it's not your sandbox to do as you please

While I realize that I have the knowledge and skills to run my own blog on my own server, I am, nonetheless, grateful that I can, for it appears that Google is now dictating what you can and cannot post publicly on Blogger (link via Flutterby).

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