Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2000

I was in Denver airport the other night, and the gate agent's phone rang. It was a really old
2500 deskset, with a ringer that is an actual pair of bells. I remember having one of these as a kid, and that there was a dial where you could adjust the volume of the ringer; at one end of the dial the ringer was loud, and at the other end it was really loud. Anyway, it has been so long since I've heard a phone that didn't have an electronic ringer (or worse, lately, one that plays some damned tinny annoying song) that the noise felt really startlingly out of place.

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