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About Me


Hi, I'm Brian. This blog is a place to write about things I find interesting. That will generally be programming and Linux. I am not an expert programmer but I am a very enthusiastic one.

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  • Location: BC, Canada.
  • Marital status: Married. Sorry to disappoint.
  • Occupation: Code Monkey Cow.
  • Religion: No thanks.
  • Operating system: Arch Linux at the moment. Sometimes Gentoo Linux.
  • Text Editor: I dual-wield Vim and Emacs.
  • Programming language: Clojure. Ruby in a pinch. Others and needed.
  • Aspirations: To be a better programmer. To learn everything about everything.
  • Music preference: Japanese. Loud.
  • Own a wallet made of duct tape: Yes.
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About Cows

Cows are domestic ungulate mammals of the species Bos primigenius. For more information, please consult your local library.

March 15, 2009 @ 9:57 AM PDT
Cateogory: Uncategorized
Tags: Cows


Quoth bug on May 04, 2009 @ 5:07 PM PDT

E-Mail is broken. How come you don't have Jabber? What kind of a geek are you?!

Philip Brocoum
Quoth Philip Brocoum on May 05, 2009 @ 7:40 PM PDT

Your blog is awesome. Even if you aren't always right, you are always entertaining. And that's what I look for in rants :-) Keep it up!

Quoth Brian on May 07, 2009 @ 11:29 AM PDT

@bug: I have Jabber but I don't advertise it. Email is good enough.

@Philip: Are you implying that I am SOMETIMES right? Awesome, that's news to me. Thanks for reading, I'll try to keep my blog monkey dances entertaining.

westinghouse rma
Quoth westinghouse rma on June 02, 2009 @ 9:49 AM PDT

I was hoping to avoid your troubles with some of your westinghouse wisdom. I had a 32" lcd referb arrive not working. I managed to find a number off cnet to their corporate office, rather than cust. service, since I was getting nowhere fast with them.
A guy who I think is actually in HR gave me an RMA and fedex label to ship it on their dime. He told me to just email him the tracking number, and he'd ship the new tv.
The tv is on its way back, but I can't find this guy.

I their some magic email you found where I could send my rma number and fedex tracking number so they will send me my new one?

Tomorrow I am going to try my guy again. Didn't work yesterday, but I have his name. He should have never given me his name, cause now Im on him..

thanks, interesting blog by the way.

Quoth Brian on June 04, 2009 @ 3:38 AM PDT

Sorry about your troubles. I don't know of any magic email address to make things go faster. Once you have someone's direct contact information you should be able to hound them until they help you. Threaten legal action or threaten to report them to various agencies, that worked for me.

Quoth E.T on August 24, 2009 @ 3:58 PM PDT

Hey, you write your blog engine yourself using Lisp? That must be fun, compared to mine written in Python under restricted GAE environment...

Quoth Brian on August 25, 2009 @ 10:11 AM PDT

Yep, it's fun. Python would be fun too. Doing it all yourself is more fun than playing with someone else's code.

Noah Dverts
Quoth Noah Dverts on March 22, 2010 @ 10:18 AM PDT


Just discovered your blog. Also, out of curiosity, took a peek at your profile.

What can I say?

Thanks, brother!

Quoth Hoagus on July 15, 2010 @ 6:08 AM PDT

Love the Windows/Access/Office rants. I feel like I could have written them myself, but that would only prolong the agony.

Quoth Moo! on July 19, 2010 @ 7:24 PM PDT

Thought of your fetish when i saw this.

Ivar Thorson
Quoth Ivar Thorson on August 15, 2010 @ 6:40 PM PDT

Thanks for putting effort into your blog(s)! I laughed when I saw you had also made the Final Fantasy Classic site...Natsukashii! I'll put you on my list of people to whom I owe a drink (beer/coffee) if we ever meet in person...

Chad Braun-Duin
Quoth Chad Braun-Duin on September 04, 2010 @ 4:28 PM PDT

I love reading your blog. I appreciate the practical insight on all things Clojure and Emacs.

I'm also interested in Clojure. I've been using it at home for a half year or so now. I'm also interested in Emacs and use it for, in addition to Clojure, Ruby and Scheme.

So you are an Emacs / Swank / Slime user with Clojure. Judging from some of your older posts, it seems you also have some experience with Common LISP.

Have you configured Emacs to accommodate both Clojure and Common LISP in regards to Slime? Both use it and obviously if you just type M-x slime you get one or the other. Any insight in this area?

Thanks, Chad.

Quoth Alfredo on October 04, 2010 @ 8:48 PM PDT

Cows are amazing!!! Clojure + Cow => I'm in heaven :D

Roman Heinrich
Quoth Roman Heinrich on May 07, 2012 @ 7:37 PM PDT

hey, your RSS Feed XML is brocken! )))

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