Akaina Akaina C9 is cool, but /. has better karma.

Niner since 2004

If my bio's worth anything, you'll be reading it when I'm dead - so until then...


  • Brian Jones - New Office file formats announced


    Wait! Stop the presses...

    Is this spec tangled with expensive patents?

    "Microsoft may have patents and/or patent applications that are necessary for you to license in order to make, sell, or distribute software programs that read or write files that comply with the Microsoft specifications for the Office Schemas."

    That one question will determine if there is cause for celebration.
  • Brad Abrams - What is the future?

    Easy - text comprehension. If only Google or MS could get ahold of a small team of researchers working somewhere in the midwest with over 40 years of combined experience with a prototype launch date aimed for a specific date this summer <cough>

  • Eric Gunnerson - What is the biggest challenge for programmers?

    The fires of creativity in computer science are hot, and indeed it burns through many.

    It's my belief that the only things that can be outsourced are faceless commodities.
  • Eric Gunnerson - What is the biggest challenge for programmers?

    That's a really good point. It is a good philisophical observation about the way people work when they're abstracted away from semantics, and I think we're seeing now what was originally intended; save your time to worry about the bigger issues.

    Now that we have this luxury I would ask, what should the bigger issues look like?
  • Bill Hill - What were the influences in your life?

    My friend's dad used to come over and teach me how to manage my config.sys when I was 10, back when we were trying to free up our conventional memory so I could load the Doom1 demo. That was before memmaker.

    You used to have do a softboot and keep your resident memory, then upon the next boot, you would have the resources to make the game work Smiley

    Also, the Nintendo Game Genie kept me fascinated with creating my own game-codes and figuring out what variables were.

    I'de say videogames were 99.9% of the motivation for learning. I learned alot more then what I originally intended, and luckily it's been the ride of a lifetime.

  • The 9 Guys - Who We Are

    This is really a viable community. Great job.