Author Archive for emile

6 Things I hate about the mail I get

It’s a public service thing, one day when the mail server achieves self awareness, we don’t want it’s young little mind corrupted with this garbage. Garbage in, garbage out as they like to teach first day programming students.

Update: SANCL Project

It’s been a while since I last tinkered with the SANCL site. No major comps happening and everyone’s watching the Rock and Road trip with Adam Ondra.


One day a guy dies and finds himself in hell. Walking around, he runs into the devil.

Devil: Why are you so sad?
Guy: Why do you think? I’m in hell.
Devil: Hell’s not so bad. We actually have a lot of fun down here. You a drinkin’ man?

Stir of Echoes

Yes, I should be working, and I have deadlines, but this a lot more interesting at the moment. Today I’m adding “Stir of Echoes” to my must see list. Another oldie, yes, but definitely a goodie.

Be your own test subject and while you’re at it, wear your own fur

The number of ‘procedures’ on laboratory animals rose by 14 per cent in 2008. It is the seventh year in a row that the figure has gone up and follows pledges from scientists and the Government that they want to reduce animal suffering. “‘It has repeatedly been shown how irrelevant to human patients animal disease models can be”

The shopping spree

A woman was in town on a shopping trip. She began her day finding the most perfect shoes in the first shop and a beautiful dress on sale in the second. In the third everything had just been reduced by 50 percent when her cell phone rang. It was a female doctor notifying her that her husband had just been in a terrible car accident and was in critical condition and in the ICU.

Point demerit system shelved

Apparently the much anticipated and feared point demerit system is not yet in use, and will only be implemented in November 2010, so you can be bad for a little while longer.