I have a holster 
2009.07.27 18:21 - Guns, Browning Hi-Power
I guess I need to stop by the indoor range tomorrow and sign up for a CCW class, so I can then apply for a license to be a paranoid lunatic carry a concealed weapon.

About the holster, though. I purchased a Comp-Tac MTAC after reading the goings-on at SayUncle.

You kinda have to (not) see it to believe it, and in the twenty or thirty minutes of messing around I did, I'm satisfied that it's going to work fine. (SayUncle links a nicely illustrative review elsewhere.) And their customer service does seem to be very good.
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ACR Might Actually Happen 
2009.07.21 19:23 - Guns, Magpul Masada/Bushmaster ACR
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This is something I hate 
2009.07.21 09:13 - Whining, Work-related
Was handed half-finished application yesterday afternoon. Seems like it ought to be a very straightforward thing: if it were a console app, I could probably pull it off in less than 1K lines of code.

So, of course, it's got a GUI and at least twice or three times that much code already written and it doesn't do anything yet.

[Addendum: Possibly the best part are the weird bits of code that are either an indication that the coder doesn't fully understand the ins and outs of the language, or that there is some very weird and stupid business logic laying around.]

[Addendum Addendum: Looks like I'm overreacting a little. I think I should be able to get where I need to go with this by the end of the week, especially now that I've cleaned most of it up.]
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Been reading novels lately 
2009.07.20 00:21 - Entertainment, Books
Old Man's War by John Scalzi, and Old Twentieth and The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Good books. The Forever War seems most important, with more to say, though I think Old Man's War was a more entertaining read.

I'm not really sure what all I think of The Forever War. It's essentially an allegory for the Vietnam War, but I get the feeling that it's as much a personal allegory as anything else. The social extrapolation doesn't really work for me, but that probably has as much to do with the timeframe involved as anything else.

I liked the ending, though. A happy one.
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House of Nerds 
2009.07.19 01:33 - Meatspace Stupidity, Miscellanea
Was watching "From Russia With Love" earlier this evening with my parents and sister. Everybody in the room had seen the movie three or four (or five or six) times, so we were engaged in a certain amount of conversation about the film. I was talking about guns (C96 Mauser, AR-7 rifle), because that's tho sort of mental fixation I seem to have these days.

My dad and sister were discussing the way at least three different pickup trucks appeared to have been used on-screen for the one flower truck Bond uses to escape late in the film. A Dodge and two Chevrolets from different years. I couldn't tell, personally.

So, in case you were wondering, I come by it honestly.
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