As the lights go up after a comic book movie, there are reactions one expects: Awed silence; various onomatopoetic words like "Whoa!," or (in the DC Universe) grim reflections that it either did or didn't suck as much as expected.
One does not expect seething, shocked anger like the gentlemen next to me, "Well, I'm glad I never saw Black Panther," or the repeated, mindless exclamation of a teen across the auditorium. This movie BROKE ME. This movie completely BROKE ME. I am Broken.
Truly, after Infinity War, I think none of us will be the same again. Our happy childhood of origin stories and side quests is over. The reality (stone?) of us dutifully hitting the bar in our rat cages marked "comic book movie" with our $$$ since 2007 is coming to pass.
Or, as Master Mordo said in a (much better) comic book movie: "The bill comes due."
(Note: I'll try to avoid spoilers)
Too Many Sorcerers...er...Characters
The film opens with....geno…
At first glance (and second, and third) glance, this API doesn't seem to work. It promises to provide asynchronous notifications of state changes to the print objects in the spooler, but how the $#@^ does it work? Let's look at it more closely. (It's defined int he file prnasnot.h, if you've got your sdk handy.
As luck would have it, we decided today would be a good day for midwinter cleaning, as I'm halfway through my 2 week stint off work. I dug through a box I had from our move back in June, and within was my first Employee Evaluation from Amazon. I got to look at what I thought would be my 2017 and got to compare it to what I actually accomplished.
What an interesting idea. So, let's do that for 2017.
Here are some things I wanted to do in 2017. These are not New Year's Resolutions, but, meh.
Get out of that Rental. We were paying 2k / month for a rather crappy rental with little insulation. It leaked air like a sieve, had a back yard full of fire ant mounds, and had a proprty management company with all the integrity of your average Nixon advisor. Status: Achieved. We were out by June 30th.Get out of Austin. I like Austin. Sort of. I dislike the concrete and traffic, but it's a place with style all its own. That being said....the northern subu…