21 April 2009

shameless self-promotion (for my OSS project)

I've published a small library I wrote for logging performance in a Spring-based application. It's called beet, it's at http://beet.sourceforge.net. Just mentioning it here since I know a bunch of you do some Java. And yes, I know there are other tools and libraries that do similar things, but all of them suffer from longer names and none of them are written by me. I'll add a "punch my cock" link to the project home page if there's sufficient demand.

16 April 2009

Beck is the new Bowie

For my money, Beck out-Bowies Bowie.

13 April 2009

Name of the Year

If this isn't prime Anchorbutt material, I don't know what is. Too bad Cleveland's own Dr. Shasta Kielbasa is out of the running.

03 April 2009

Perl code Larry Wall finds impressive

Larry Wall spoke at Columbia recently. In response to a request for an example of some really impressive Perl code, he referred to the Lingua::Romana::Perligata module. Example usage from the author's page:

#! /usr/local/bin/perl -w

use Lingua::Romana::Perligata;

maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe.
meo maximo vestibulo perlegamentum da.
da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis listis.

dum listis decapitamentum damentum nexto
fac sic
nextum tum novumversum scribe egresso.
lista sic hoc recidementum nextum cis vannementa da listis.

01 April 2009

Housman: "Terence, this is stupid stuff"

An attempt to raise the level of anchorbutt discourse. I'll have you know, I'm president of a rather august literary society.