[LINK] Apparently useless Mac Software

Chirgwin, Richard Richard.Chirgwin@informa.com.au
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:31:34 +1000


Tony - if you add "and he's a triple gold medallist in croquet" or some
such, I will have to violate the fifth commandment (?I think?), merely so
the rest of us can maintain our delusions of adequacy!

(Congrats ...)

Richard

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antony Barry [mailto:tony@tony-barry.emu.id.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2003 13:04
> To: grove@zeta.org.au
> Cc: Link List
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Apparently useless Mac Software
> 
> 
> 
> On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 06:57 PM, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> 
> > I wasn't casting aspersions on your son at all -
> 
> I didn't think you were. I was just showing off!
> 
> >  in fact he must be bloody genius
> > compared to me ;)
> 
> You sound very smart but Andrew did write his first compiler when he 
> was 16 for a school project. It was a Modula 2 compiler 
> written in C.  
> He reverse engineered it from a compiler which he had on disc but no 
> documentation. He was proud (!!) of the fact that there was only one 
> comment in the code which I think was there to let him go to a 
> particular spot with the editor. In 1994 when he was 21 he wrote the 
> code to put the Commonwealth budget on the web. He thinks in 
> algorithms 
> but three little daughters are starting to slow him up!
> 
> Through university he only got Ds and HDs except in his last 
> year when 
> he only got a credit in one subject but he was working full 
> time and at 
> night to interface the Commonwealth Parliament's internal 
> email system 
> with that at electoral offices.
> 
> I find him a bit scary but love him dearly. The rest of the 
> family are 
> rather fun too http://tony-barry.emu.id.au/people/tony/children.shtml
> 
> Tony
> 
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