[LINK] Apparently useless Mac Software

Frank O'Connor foconno1@bigpond.net.au
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:47:02 +1100


Mmmm,

It's sickening! Truly sickening ... how some people are over endowed 
with the talent thingie!

There should be a law against it ... that's what I say.       :)

			Regards,

At 2:31 PM +1000 18/2/03, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
>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
>>
>>  phone : +61 2 6241 7659 | mailto:me@Tony-Barry.emu.id.au
>>  mobile: +61 4 1242 0397 | http://tony-barry.emu.id.au
>>
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