Thoughts on curling, camping and life.
"When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb."
- Steve Haflich
I wonder if I would have pursued a career as a developer if my college education hadn't been so focused on C++. I developed many sore thumbs. My class started to call CTRL-ALT-DEL Shit-Damn-Fuck as another compile would lock up the entire PC.
Back in the DOS days, we had a co-op student who would often write into the area of OS memory where the BELL lived. We knew he had a rogue pointer when his machine locked up and started ringing like a fire alarm.