Got a deadline at work, have 8 more days to get a functional production prototype of my workflow engine (the version written in C as an application running from my Apache SOAP module). Wrote the new lexer/parser last night with lex+yacc (the old compiler used a PEG written in Ruby). Still need to write both the compiler backend and the actual interpreter; I’m stalled because I’m fluttering back and forth on whether I should serialize persistent state (workflow processes can run for months/years at a time) to flat files or an RDBMS (or, if both, what data goes where). I don’t really want to introduce the extra complexity of an RDBMS, but I think I’m going to have to.
But enough of that boring shit.
With yet another major bank teetering on the edge of financial collapse (and with no end in sight), I’ve basically come to the conclusion that our economy is just plain fucked. I’ve decided that when the social order breaks down, I don’t want to be a fatass. I want to be a fatass with a gun. Myself and a couple of friends have been talking offhandedly about buying a couple AK-47s (the price ranges from $250-800 depending on the quality; a case of 1000 rounds costs $200) and a good amount of ammunition. I’ve got a couple grand saved up (and sitting in a bank…) which might be well-spent on a new form of entertainment, though I still need to find a good range around here.
I’d post on /k/ asking for advice, but I know better. inb4 conspiracyfag, it’s mostly for the lulz.
EDIT: Though really, at $200/1000 rounds, it’s a terrible idea. It’d be much smarter to get a .22 of some sort so I could actually afford to practice with the thing. There’s a range a couple miles from my house apparently, and they offer training and shit so I’ll probably check that out one day (they have loaner guns hooray). Should be a fun thing to do one weekend.4 comments