It’s getting cold. In a few weeks it will be way too cold to ride my Vulcan 500, so I’m trying to make use of it as much as I can before I have to put it into storage for a half a year. Now it’s 2 AM and I just came back from a …

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This is a letter I mailed to Suzan Kadis. She’s the MP for Thornhill, Ontario – where I live. It’s an issue I feel strongly about. You should write to your MP about bill C61 also – if your MP thinks their constituents don’t care, they won’t care either. Verbatim copy follows. 26th June 2008 …

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I’ll pick on Java but this should apply to other languages too. I’m just afraid that due to circumstances beyond my controll I’ll end up writing Java code this year – that’s what got me thinking of this. All Java applications I ever used (web or local) were dreadfully slow and used way too much …

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All proper programming languages I can think of have a real simple function – sleep(). It suspends the execution of your program for a time. This is what I wanted to do. Having no choice but to use javascript in this case, I went around looking for what the sleep() function is called in this …

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