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, February 12, 2001

We usually make cakes from scratch, but yesterday we were out of cake flour, so we attempted to make a cake from a mix we found deep in the back of our pantry. The mix, once made, smelled sort of weird, so we called the toll-free number on the cake box, hoping to learn some way of determining whether cake mix goes bad, and specifically whether this one had. We got one of those touch-tone response systems, and the second choice we got was, "If you are trying to determine the age of your cake mix, press 1." While I was happy to find the information I wanted so easily, I found it very strange that this was featured so prominently. Anyway, it asked me to input a code from the cake mix box, and it turns out the mix was 11 years old, and we put it straight down the disposal.


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