Archive for March, 2004

Dear 66.65.2.105: d00d. Do not run kiddie scripts that generate buffer overflows against my web server. They will avail you nothing but a 414. This is especially unwise if you happen to subscribe to the same cable company, in the same area, as I do, because then I will inform them, and they will find […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted March 23, 2004 @ 8:59 PM | Code

For once I’m with Teachout; Chaplin gets on my nerves too. For reasons I will defer to the 20th century’s best hater, the old Enemy, Wyndham Lewis: The childish, puny stature of Chaplin — enabling him always to be the little David to the Goliath of some man chosen for his statuesque proportions — served […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted March 20, 2004 @ 12:15 PM | Movies

My father asked me write about dollar-cost averaging, which is strange, since his own financial career is epitomized by refusing to buy an apartment in New York in the wake of Manhattan’s last great real estate crash in 1973, shrewdly choosing instead to commute two hours a day to his job in the city. Or […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted March 18, 2004 @ 2:23 AM | Business

All rock critics like Elvis Costello because all rock critics look like Elvis Costello. –David Lee Roth Were you a grade-school liberal like me? Anyone who isn’t a socialist at 10 has no heart, anyone who still is at 20 has no brains. I grew up in New York’s legendarily Republican Dutchess County, of which […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted March 12, 2004 @ 12:25 PM | Culture,Heuristic,Poetry

You don’t want to know. Or maybe you do. I’ve spent 14 to 16 hours a day programming — rearchitecting, in the argot, a project I’m working on. The application tracks resources, for construction companies, in real time, and there were quite a few things to fix. (Note to Cosh: this is what I do […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted March 7, 2004 @ 6:18 PM | Code,Navel-Gazing