[LINK] Apparently useless Mac Software
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 14:47:02 +1100
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. :)
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!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Antony Barry [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2003 13:04
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>> 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
>> 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
>> phone : +61 2 6241 7659 | mailto:me@Tony-Barry.emu.id.au
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