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· · 2005
· · · April
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Inverting Sentences · I was read­ing the O’Reilly JXTA book and en­coun­tered this: A prop­a­gate pipe con­nects one out­put pipe to mul­ti­ple in­put pipes. “OK,” I thought, “things get put in­to mul­ti­ple pipes and they get mul­ti­plexed to­geth­er and come out of one pipe.” In fac­t, a few sen­tences lat­er, I re­al­ized I had it ex­act­ly back­ward: you out­put in­to one pipe and it gets copied in­to mul­ti­ple pipes and oth­ers can get in­put from them. I think you can read that sen­tence ei­ther way with­out much strain. Ain’t lan­guage won­der­ful?
 
Spring · Through most of March and the first two weeks of April, Win­ter was a cold grey dam hold­ing the next sea­son in check; on April 19th or so, the dam broke and we’ve been in a glo­ri­ous flood of sum­mer since then. One of these pic­tures is re­mark­able ...
 
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