Charles Engelke’s Blog

May 8, 2004

Building Apache

Filed under: MSVC — Charles Engelke @ 10:44 am

I posted some
notes
about building Perl with
Microsoft’s
free C++ development tools
. Today I’m rebuilding my PC, and
I’m using my own Apache build instead of their binary. Here’s what
I had to do.

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May 6, 2004

Green stamps of the 21st century

Filed under: Vacation 2004 — Charles Engelke @ 9:08 pm

When I was a kid (in fact, even when I was a grad student), grocery
stores gave you green stamps with your purchase (or brown and yellow
plaid stamps if you shopped at Winn-Dixie). The more you
spent, the more stamps you got. You dumped the stamps into a
drawer, and when you decided you needed a new waffle iron, you
dragged them out, unstuck them from each other, and pasted them
into a book. If you had enough books, you took them to a
redemption center and traded them for your waffle iron.

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