(we’ll see if JBZ gets that one)
Today, my dad turned 86. The man is my hero.
He never drank nor smoked but had plenty of fun. A model of health, my dad played tennis until he was 78 or so. He learnt it from the best, before he fought that war that tore Europe appart. Mind you, he’d still best me everytime we played or at least until I discovered his short game wasn’t what it used to be after he turned 70 or so. I was 16.
He’s on IMDB and thanks to him, so am I. Even you have to admit, it’s pretty cool. Though I was never interested in the moving image as much as he is, he might have given me an eye for things.
People say I look much exactly like my mum (who is, incidently, my heroine), others say I am a spitting image of my dad. In any case, I think I got a lot from him including his view of the world and life philosophy. Oh and I know how to piss off my mum which is something he taught me, obviously.
People often ask me if I miss home, France. I don’t, really. I can find Tome de Savoie, Nutella and croissants here. Also, there is plenty of rude people in New England so I don’t miss Paris all that much. I do miss my south, my forest and my parents. I get to go for five days, next week. I am psyched.
So today is about my dad. I wish I had a photo handy to post here but it’ll be for later.
Happy birthday dad (oh and he doesn’t read this, no decent internet access where I am from).
HTTP Client testing
I wanted to mention that we’re looking to hire someone to write a dummy HTTP server (not a real HTTP server) to run through all possible permutations of HTTP responses (good and bad) to perform regression testing on our Mono HTTP client API. If you think you could do the job or know of an existing framework, test suite to do so, let me know.
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
I bought a robot kit yesterday and started putting together the structure for the sample robot. I think it’ll be a lot of fun. Fejj, Rodney and I have a plan to build a pirate juggernaut boat. Fejj is in charge of the flamethrower and Rodney said something about ball bearings for canon balls. We might be able to claim the Charles river and sink a few RC sailboats in the process.
I wonder how many robots it would take to stop Dan Mills on his scooter. Permanently.
(couldn’t find much of an internet community arounds those Vex kits, do you know of any ?)