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, December 02, 2002


I flew last night, and my delicious airline dinner included mashed potatoes and something they would probably call "vegetable medley": peas, corn, and diced carrots. I don't like peas, so I avoided the veggies, but I wanted the mashed potatoes. One bite of potatoes had a pea stuck to it, so I tried to wipe it off back into the plate. This commenced a few minutes of comedy wherein every time I tried to wipe off a pea, I just ended up with more peas stuck to the mashed potatoes on my fork. Eventually you couldn't see the potatoes at all, and it just looked like I had an impossibly large wad of peas on my fork. I had to suppress a ridiculous urge to hold it up and shout, "Ta-da! 27 peas on a fork, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week."

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