Forgotten dreams of 2005

I found an old dream journal from 2005

Posted by Rob Nelson April 18, 2008

I found an old dream journal that dates back to 2005. I had forgotten about it. Most of the dreams I had completely forgotten about - and some of them are funny. Or just strange. Here they are listed by date with a few ancillary comments.

Posted in Dreams | 1 comments

The Buddha Projector

A dream involving a statue of Buddha and gardening

Posted by Rob Nelson January 28, 2008

This is a dream I had where a statue of Buddha projected a movie about gardening. I'm not that interested in gardening - or for that matter - Buddha. So I'm not sure why I had the dream.

Posted in Dreams | 2 comments

Why do Web Programming Languages Suck?

Being a rant - with some possible explanations

Posted by Rob Nelson January 25, 2008

Programming a web application is a horrid mish-mash of languages, standards, and browser incompatibilities. It's chaos. It sucks. Why?

Posted in Programming , The Web | 5 comments

Yawn Classification

Yawns should be named

Posted by Rob Nelson December 12, 2007

Everybody yawns. I've noticed there are different kinds of yawns. This is an attempt to classify them.

Posted in Misc | 0 comments

Freddie Prinze Movie

A dream involving Freddie Prinze and Andy Warhol

Posted by Rob Nelson October 10, 2007

A dream involving Freddie Prinze and Andy Warhol. I have no explanation for this or any analysis - it just seemed funny.

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Curriculum Vitae - pt.2

Part 2 of a serialized history

Posted by Rob Nelson September 13, 2007

In which the author transforms from a code hack into an advanced code hack

Posted in Programming , Misc | 13 comments

Eulogy for Tetanus

I had a dog named Tetanus

Posted by Rob Nelson August 16, 2007

Being a eulogy for the recently departed Tetanus (11/26/1991 - 8/13/2007). He lived for more than 15 years.

Posted in Misc | 3 comments

Curriculum Vitae - pt.1

I've been programming for 10 years now.

Posted by Rob Nelson August 14, 2007

I got an Art degree in college. How did I end up as a programmer?

Posted in Programming , Misc | 9 comments

The Code Documentation Conundrum

What is the best way to document code?

Posted by Rob Nelson July 2, 2007

I've tried various methods of documenting my code - but I have not been satisfied with any method. I don't think this is a problem the industry has solved yet.

Posted in Programming | 0 comments

Your Tax Dollars at Work, Episode #17

A little story about the workings of State IT

Posted by Rob Nelson March 15, 2007

I lost connection to the web server this week at work. What follows is a boring story about the 3 full days it took to get up and running again, which serves to illustrate some underlying deficiencies in the IT department where I work - and which, I contend, is typical of most IT departments.

Posted in Misc , Bureaucracy | 0 comments

Dream About Building a Room of Ice

In which the author describes a dream involving a room of ice

Posted by Rob Nelson December 27, 2006

A few nights ago I dreamt I had to build a room in the side of mountain. And I was in charge of keeping some sort of being alive. I was never clear on whether it was a child or a dog - or something else.

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My adventures with DSSSL (and Scheme)

DSSSL was probably better than Xsl after all

Posted by Rob Nelson May 9, 2006

DSSSL is looking better to me these days.

Posted in Scheme | 1 comments

The Green Goblin

A dream about an incident involving a serial killer

Posted by Rob Nelson March 23, 2006

A strange dream I had recently for which I have no explanation - except perhaps an unhealthy interest in forensic crime show like Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, the Case Files of Dayle Hinman.

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Trying to Quit Smoking

Trying to quit smoking

Posted by Rob Nelson January 25, 2006

In which the author describes some of the mental struggles involved with quitting smoking.

Posted in Misc , Smoking | 0 comments

Open Source software and the Goverment

Some more arguments for the use of open source software, from the perspective of a government worker

Posted by Rob Nelson October 7, 2005

A simple expository on why the Government, and the Government in particular, should be using Open-source software.

Posted in Opensource , Python | 3 comments

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