You Are Not A Lawyer

Difference between them and us?

  • Techie: If you don’t know how to do what I do, then learn.
  • Lawyer: If you don’t know how to do what I do, pay me $500 an hour or your children

I Have N.A.D.D. (and I’m proud of it)

I  have NADD – that’s “Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder.” And I’m proud of it. (Rands – of Rands in Repose – does a great job of describing what NADD is, if you’re not familiar with the term, or if you can’t grasp the concept right away).

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A Programmer’s Perspective on Politics

Election time always finds me musing on the nature of politics. Of course I must admit that being a computer programmer colors my view of the whole process more than just a little bit. I mean, I know that the political process in this country is one that has evolved over (literally) hundreds of years…… Continue reading A Programmer’s Perspective on Politics

A Walk through Windows History

I freely admit, I’m a bit of a history nut. And I also admit I use Windows, and have used Windows for pretty much forever. I should also mention that I’ve personally owned just about every version of Windows to ever exist, at one time or another. Finally, I should mention that I’m a bit…… Continue reading A Walk through Windows History

Legal System as a Perl OS?

OK, you really do have to be a geek to understand this, but that doesn’t make it any less funny: Our legal code is almost entirely like an entire operating system written in undocumented Perl. There are no hints as to what any part of it is supposed to do and it is written in…… Continue reading Legal System as a Perl OS?