Friday, February 22, 2008

2 Guys 1 Cup

Thankfully not what you think.

The other day I came out of a bit of a marathon coding day on my compilers assignment with my teammates. This assignment will essentially finish our parser, build the AST (Abstract Syntax Tree) and do semantic analysis on the code.

So, with my one partner starting semantic analysis, my other partner and I began to link up the parser code with our AST structure.

It took awhile. We use Java CUP to generate the parser and I've spent way too long staring at the code in our .cup file.

We finished, after about 6 hours, and I'm pretty happy about that. I have to say, I haven't coded with teammates much for a while, and forgot how quickly it can go with someone looking over your shoulder giving advice, remembering variable names, and just making sure you don't screw up. It probably would have taken me another couple of hours to do it all myself.

Now we have to work with the rest of the team to finish semantic analysis, but at least we don't have to look at that damn .cup file anymore!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Work and Nerdy Band Names

I had a rather mind-numbing meeting at work today that went on for nearly 2 hours, and cut greatly into lunch.

I like to amuse myself during boring meetings with little games. One of my favourites is listening to the conversation and deciding on what phrases, terms, acronyms, etc. would be good geeky band names.

Today’s meeting turned out to be useless for me, and to top it off, I didn't even get any good names.

For example, the top contender of the day was: "A target called reference".

Which is clearly not that good of a band name, though it beats out: "A target called fiscal08".

On a side note, I think a good name for some Nerdcore group could be: "assert TRUE".

EDIT: What am I on? "assert FALSE" would be better.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Can't wait

So, the new awesomeness that is the Indiana Jones trailer:

I must say that I am looking forward to this movie more than any movie ever!

For anyone who needs a Indiana Jones fix now, the Bloor Cinema is showing a double feature of Raiders of The Lost Ark and The Last Crusade on both the 23rd and the 27th.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

More Snow

We got more snow. Good stuff. Anyway, on the day of the storm, I adsent mindedly went north on the Yonge subway line instead of south. Getting off at the next stop and walking over to the south platform gave me the chance to snap for pictures of the open Rosedale station.

Geekiness: Geek Test and Geek Code

So, I seem to score higher on the Geek Test every time I take it, which I guess proves that my life is a continuing expedition of geekiness. Anyhow, taking the test tonight scored me a 54.04339%, ranking me as a super geek. I guess my years as a comic book store employee paid off.

Anyhow, as an addition to taking the test, I decided to figure out my current Geek Code, as it's been quite a few years. I have to say, quickly, that the Geek Code is really starting to get out of date. X-Files and Babylon 5 have been off the air for some time, though I still love to watch B5. Further, when the Macintosh options include, "Macs suck. All real geeks have a character prompt," it's dating itself to pre-Mac OS X. Also, the sheer number of USENET related geek-ratings. The code is definitely in need of an update. Anyhow, I'll still post my code for kicks.

Version: 3.1
GCS/C d-(--) s+:- a- C++$ UL>++ P+ L+ E-(--) W++ N o-- K w(+) O---- M- V? PS++@ PE-(+) Y PGP- t++ 5+++ X- R++ tv+ b+ DI+ D+ G e++ h--- r++ y+++

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Daniel's Claymation

A claymation from my friend Daniel:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Groundhog Day


Balzac Billy - Early Spring
General Beauregard Lee - Early Spring
Malverne Mel - Early Spring
Punxsutawney Phil - 6 more weeks of winter
Sir Walter Wally - Early Spring
Staten Island Chuck - Early Spring
West Indies Wilbur - 6 more weeks of winter
Wiarton Willie - Early Spring

Then again, we just got a snow storm yesterday.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Frag'n Railgun!!!

All my scifi dreams are becoming reality.

US Navy railgun test

Museum Station

So, the renovation of Museum Station is comming along. They still have a ways to go, but I'm starting to see where they're going, and I like the look of it (unlike my opinion of the actual museum, but I'll post about my hatred of their idiotic crystal another time).