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Happy Emmett Brown Day
November 5, 2009



 
Yankees Win!
November 4, 2009

The New York Yankees just wrapped up their 27th world championship, beating the Phillies 7-3 in game 6 to win the World Series 4 games to 2!

Hideki Matsui was a monster for the Yankees tonight. He went 3 for 4, one homer, two doubles, six runs batted in. Derek Jeter played great all series, Johnny Damon was the same, Alex Rodriguez had a good final four games of the series after getting shut out in games 1 and 2. The pitching got the job done, and of course Mariano Rivera came in and shut down the Phillies to close out each victory.

Awesome series.

Song O The Day: Shine, Andy Hunter.



 
One win away?
November 1, 2009

Yankees just grabbed a 3-1 series lead over the Phillies. It about fell apart; they had a 4-2 lead in the game heading into the 7th, but Chase Utley hit a solo home run with 2 outs, 2 strikes to cut the lead to 4-3. Same scenario in the 8th, 2 outs, 2 strikes, another solo home run to tie the game. But the Yankees scored three runs in the ninth when Johnny Damon got a hit, Mark Teixeira got hit by a pitch, and then Alex Rodriguez hit a double to drive in Damon. Jorge Posada drove in Tex and A-Rod for the final two runs and a 7-4 lead. And, of course, Mariano Rivera came in to close out the game. Now the Yankees have three chances for the series-clinching win. But as Yogi Berra would say and the Yankees would certainly attest (after blowing a 3-0 series lead in the 2004 ALCS), it ain't over until it's over.

Cliff Lee is pitching for the Phillies in game 5, and he was untouchable in game 1. AJ Burnett is going for the Yankees in game 5, and he was great in game 2, but he's pitching on short rest. I think the series is certainly going back to New York for game 6 and possibly a game 7.

Song O The Day: Keep The Party Alive, Family Force 5.

 
I bring you news from the future
October 31, 2009

Tonight is officially the greatest night of the year. It has nothing to do with Halloween. Tonight, we get to turn our clocks back one hour. It's the most amazing thing ever, like our very own time machine. At 2 AM, we turn our clocks back and start all over at 1 AM. Does that mean what we do from 1 AM to 2 AM the first time doesn't count? Is it a practice run? If someone is born at 1:30, does the time change 30 minutes later make them -30 minutes old?

Of course, for every high, there is a low. In March, we'll jump forward and skip an hour. I'm always a fan of gaining an hour. Giving it back? Not so much.

Song O The Day: Contained, M-Seven.

 
Fabulous Adventures in Coding
October 28, 2009

I've had some downtime at work recently, and I've taken to reading various blogs on C# and .NET programming. I went through a few which seemed to be more of a practical purpose, presenting a specific problem and a specific way to deal with it. Those, of course, have their place. But a recent blog I found is one that doesn't necessarily deal with the specific problem, but rather the behind-the-scenes issues of the language and how it affects the compiler, code base, customer, etc.

The name of the blog is Fabulous Adventures in Coding, and it is by Eric Lippert, who is a software design engineer at Microsoft and has been working on the C# language and compiler for the past few years. I have to admit a lot of the code samples and scenarios presented in the blog posts themselves or in the comments are a bit above my paygrade, but they're fascinating nonetheless. I guess I'm hoping some of it finds its way into my brain and stays there, maybe through some sort of osmosis.

Song O The Day: Colour, Soulstice.

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