#ruby-lang - Fri 9 Mar 2007 between 01:10 and 01:21

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slyphonin my mind
tefericore is anything you don't have to require
in my mind, at least
actionslyphon nods
slyphonnods
that's a good definition too
actually, that's a better definition
teferiand no fair mentioning the rails const_missing hack
slyphonheh
teferianyway, off to bed. long day with lots of travel tomorrow
bitsweator the core autoload hack :p
teferiI wish train tickets were less expensive, but such is life
slyphonteferi: where ya goin?
teferiDC
slyphonah cool
teferiseeing friends
not meeting with the CIA, not at all
slyphonhehehe
actionslyphon adjusts tinfoil helmet
slyphonadjusts tinfoil helmet
teferiwhen I'd just graduated and was still job-hunting, my father would leave issues of The Economist around the house open to the CIA recruiting ads
it was funny for a while
slyphon"Dad, are you trying to tell me something?"
teferiwell, it was obviously a joke
slyphon"Yes son, I'm not really a real-estate tycoon"
"Really? The bacon-stained undershirt told me _that_"
teferithe exams they put you through are harder than the foreign service ones, and those are enough of a bitch
slyphonmy dad took the NSA test back in 74 or so
he passed the cryptography section
teferi(my father passed the written exam for foreign service but failed the orals)
the orals are apparently hell on earth
actionslyphon nods
slyphonnods
Juulhow does one write an integer to a socket? i don't want to convert it to a string first. i just want to write the value of the integer
slyphonyou need to use Array#pack
Juulah
slyphonor "\002"
teferithat only works for integers less than 256, no?
er, positive integers etc.
slyphonprobably, i've never needed to do it, so..
oGMoyeah but you can do it with bitwise manips
slyphonew
oGMobut pack is probably faster

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