Event Log RSS Feed Generator

This looks like a cool project. It’s an ASP.NET 1.1 project that allows you to access the event logs from a system as a RSS feed. I usually make good use of the event log when I work on server apps, this could be handy.

More fun with threading

Here’s an interesting post from benwu.
After executing Thread1 and Thread2, what are the possible values for “i”?

bool b1 = false;
bool b2 = false;
int i = 0;
private void Thread1()
{
    b1 = true;
    if (b2)
    {
        i = 1;
    }
}
private void Thread2()
{
    b2 = true;
    if (b1)
    {
        i = 1;
    }
}

On multi-processor machines, sometimes it will be zero. Check here for his explanation.

In New York, no one can hear you scream

Alien Loves Predator by Bernie Hou just kills me. It takes a sureal pup to take two of cinema’s biggest Sci-Fi villians and and have them share a NYC appartment like Felix and Oscar. After 100+ episodes, it’s still funny. The most amazing part is that 20th Fox didn’t sue Hou into the ground, someone there must get it. Check it out.

Geek Joke

Geek Joke

Q: Why do computer geeks celebrate Halloween on Christmas?
A: Because Oct 31 is equal to Dec 25.

courtesy of Sahil Malik

The Human Journey

The National Geographic Society has running a project called the “Genographic Project” that is traces the geographic roots of our ancestors. By tracing DNA markers, it is believed that all living humans are descended from a group of about 2000 that lived in Africa about 60,000 years ago. The web site has an interactive timeline that lets you follow the various routes our ancestors took across the globe. They also have a pitch for you to submit your own DNS samples from a kit to contribute to the process.