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, March 31, 2004

I had a friend in college who went to get a job, and was told that the social security number he'd provided was invalid. After some investigation, he discovered that when his father had opened a bank account for him as a baby, the form had asked for his SSN. He didn't have one, so his father just made one up. Somehow, the fact that this SSN was specious got forgotten, and he subsequently used that SSN for work, taxes, and the like for many years before the error was discovered. I bet he's still trying to get that straightened out.


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