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I got my first segmentation fault today. Learning C++ feels like trading in a big old Continental for some cramped Italian car with a stick shift. Sure, it's faster, if you know how to use the thing. But all I can do is lurch forward in bunny hops, and there's this strange grinding noise coming from the gearbox...

A day spent eating pizza flavored burritos ( incredibly enough, there is no link to Tina's pizza burritos on all of Google ), and placidly wading among the intriguingly specific databases offered by our own government, at the National Institue of Standards. When is a Perl script worth $47,000? When it downloads mass spectra for you, instead of making you buy the $47,000 CD.

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