Tagged with Extreme Blue

make is quirky

So tonight I was working on my compilers project. Josh had made a Makefile for the project but it wasn't working.

Eventually we traced the error back to a \~/ in the file. Make doesn't like that relative path, once it was changed to the absolute path everything was peachy.

I then remember back to this past summer and mentioned I had met Stu Feldman while out in IBM in the Extreme Blue program.

Stu created make back in 1979. He recounted to us that he never meant for people to have to use \t in make files.

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End of Extreme Blue 2004

So here I am sitting in the Logan airport waiting for my plane I was supposed to fly out at 5:45 to Chicago, but I am on standby for the 2:30 flight instead. That way I will at least make sure I am in Chicago for my fligh to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Paul is waiting for me at MSP so we can go down to Rochester on the first leg of our trip out to Oregon. Guster is playing on my iRiver...


Ben, Jeff and I are enroute to the Guster, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright concert. Jeff is ...

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Yesterday Dan and I went to the last Dispatch concert ever in Boston at the Hatch shell. We left about 4 and got down to the river about 15 minutes before the concert started. It was already crowded when we got there but Dan and I were not dissuaded we were able to get inside the walkway and get a pretty good view of the stage. There were 100,000+ people at the free show according to the band. That is an awesome turnout for an independent artist who has no links to the RIAA or their friends.

The band ...

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Ben Folds, Guster, Rufus Wainwright

Last Sunday the 11th I went and saw Ben Folds, Guster, and Rufus Wainwright play at the Fleet Pavilion. The Pavilion is not near as large as I thought it would be so even though we had back row seats the view was fairly good.

Rufus played first. Damn is he hard to listen to live when you don't know his music. He doesn't enounciate as clearly as he does on his albums so its very hard to pick up on what he is singing. Still is music is very good and he did sing Hallelujah from Shrek ...

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4th in Boston

Boston has a very nice 4th of July celebration that occurs every year. On Saturday a group of us went to see the Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade. It wasn't that crowded and the concert was very good. It wasn't quite the same as the concert on the 4th because they shifted the order of the music so they could record a section to be broadcasted to the military and to show on TV in case of rain on the 4th.

On the 4th, Joel and I walked around Fanuil Hall and Quincy Marketplace and checked out ...

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So Ben had the awesome idea of going to the Wang theater to catch Rent before its run ended here in Boston. The musical is very interesting. The singing was top notch and featured a variety of musical types. The lead singers were on top of their games and put in top notch performaces. I wasn't familiar with the storyline going into the performance so at times it was a little hard to follow the cast and story. I was suprised by the love relationships in the story everyone was represented. At times touching or laughable kudos to Jonathon ...

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Boston, IBM, & Summer

So I am now out in Boston for the summer. So far its been a blast. The people here in the BU dorms are really nice and I feel my team mates and I should be able to accomplish the goals we have set for ourselves for the summer. We should be able to deliver something we will really be proud of and IBM will find usefull.

I have been having fun on the weekends walking and taking the T around Boston. It is an interesting experience depending on public transportation and not having a car. I kinda like it ...

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