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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Monday, October 02, 2000


Fury today was expressing a yearning for a dot-matrix printer, which reminded me: I've been looking for years for one of those clocks where the numbers are printed in halves on little pieces of plastic, and it changes the time by flipping down the next little half-piece of plastic -- plup! There's just something cool about how that little noise marks the passing of time; it's subtle, not a tone, or a chime, or a bell, but just that little plup! that lets you know -- but only if you're paying attention -- that another minute has passed. I've seen funky, modern renditions of this, but somehow it's not the same if it's not enclosed in a big, ugly clock-radio. One of these days I'll find one at a yard sale, and my life will be complete.

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