DNA Lounge: Wherein we get wood.

Now that's a big piece of wood:

Do you think it was cheap? I'm guessing not cheap.

It's going to add additional support to the ceiling above the new bar. We're not changing anything about that ceiling, and it's been there for, let's say, 80 years, but our structural engineer had a whim of some kind, and so, a new beam goes in.

You know, people often wise-crack that software engineering isn't real engineering because it's not rigorous, or doesn't contain enough proofs or something, but they sure look the same to me in one fundamental area: Second System Syndrome.

Say you've got a project (code, or a building) and it needs a new feature. The hacker says, "Let's do the minimal amount of work necessary to implement this." But the engineer says, "Well you know what you ought to do is throw everything away and start over. And we'll totally do it right this time."

Easy to say when you're spending someone else's money and time.

We're closed tonight. On a Friday. Which is a tragedy.

One of our promoters canceled at the last minute because he realized his party was going to tank. He was probably right, and we'll probably lose less money being closed than we would have being open, but it's still depressing. We are still having a ridiculously difficult time filling up our Friday nights. The only options we're finding are for parties that would be a really bad idea, either because of violence or the spectre of cock.

I can't believe how much this stupid construction project is costing. We are ridiculously over-budget. The fact that we can't fill Fridays is not helping.



It turns out that practicing juggling bowling pins, drunk, in the dark, while watching tv, is a good way to break half of your fingernails.

I am intensely aware of this right now.

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Children warned name of first pet should contain 8 characters and a digit.

Children warned name of first pet should contain 8 characters and a digit.

Banks are now advising parents to think carefully before naming their child's first pet. For security reasons, the chosen name should have at least eight characters, a capital letter and a digit. It should not be the same as the name of any previous pet, and must never be written down, especially on a collar as that is the first place anyone would look. Ideally, children should consider changing the name of their pet every 12 weeks.

Expectant mothers have also been advised to choose carefully where they give birth. Anywhere that has a place name is best avoided. These are listed on maps, which are freely available on the Internet.

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Fucking Youtube.

Apparently Youtube has decided that they would rather I not have videos on the front page of the DNA Lounge web site.

They recently changed it so that if the player is less than 200×200 (which really means 356×200 at 16:9) then when you press play, it just says "player is too small."

At least, it does that sometimes. I assume this means that this fucked up change has been rolled out to some of their servers but not all.

So the only way to make my web site's layout work with this new restriction is to remove the videos entirely.

I'm sure that's exactly the result they were hoping for. Well played, asshats.

Also, can anyone tell me why none of my Youtube iframe video embeds will play at all on iPhone/iPad any more, no matter what size they are? Now they display the "play button with a slash through it" and run the spinner continuously. This used to work, and nothing on my side has changed.

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Mr. The Plague, Sir?

What we have here is a coupla nerds drinkin' and watching a documentary about the Hungarian demoscene.

I'm sad to say that it's kinda dull -- too many neckbeard interviews, not enough C64 eye candy.

But this cannot go un-noted -- glVertex3f! Suck it, GLES!

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