Author Archives: joeygibson

George Carlin On Flamethrowers

My favorite George Carlin quote of all time is this: The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not … Continue reading

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Get a REPL On Your Current Java Project

I like to test things out interactively, so I love working with languages that provide a REPL. I’m currently working on a Java project, but Java doesn’t have a REPL. Several languages built on top of the JVM do have … Continue reading

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That Insipid “Ancient Aliens” Show

O, how I hate that stupid “Ancient Aliens” show on the “History” channel. Tonight, as I was scrolling through the channel guide, I happened to see the info for an episode that was about to go off. The title of this … Continue reading

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Conway’s Game of Life, In Go

About a week ago, I decided to implement Conway’s Game of Life in Go. There was no particular reason, other than that I was bored, I wanted to do something else with Go, and I had never tried to implement … Continue reading

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Now I Know: Aces High

From today’s edition of the Now I Know newsletter, this bit of interesting stuff: In ordinal rank, the ace in a deck of playing cards is lower than the two — it’s the one, after all. But in most card … Continue reading

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Go: Beyond the Basics

Tonight I gave a lecture to the Atlanta Go User Group called “Go: Beyond the Basics.” Here are the slides from that talk: and here is all the sample code that I showed, and here’s a PDF of the slides, … Continue reading

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Are You a Southeast Uker?

Do you play the ukulele? Have you always wanted to? Do you live in or near Atlanta, GA? The Southeast Ukers are a group of ukulele players who get together twice a month to play and sing together. We meet … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody Parody

This commercial cracks me up every time. This is the longer version, too.

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Bleeding Board

Thomas said I kicked the board so hard it bled. But the blood on this board is my own. I was channeling Jackson Pollock.

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1st Dan – Boo-Yah!

I am now officially a 1st Dan in Taekwondo. w00t!

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