polar bear

Scala/FP: I can’t believe I used a var

As part of the illness stuff I went through in 2014-2016, I have absolutely no memory of creating this Scala/FP “I can’t believe I used a var” image, but as I just ran across it while working on this website, I thought it was funny. Apparently I created it when I was writing about How to create outlined text using Gimp. (I do remember that someone else created an image of Martin Odersky with the same phrase.)

This is a page from my book, “How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary”

Monday, September 30, 2002

An Alaska polar bear

Taking the advice of a friend, I declared today a "Mental Health Day" for myself. I called my client to let them know I wasn't coming, left a message at the office, had breakfast at a little restaurant I know, and then went to the zoo. For some reason I like to go to the zoo once a year, with or without other people, and I love to commune with the polar bears.

Scala Cookbook cover images

If I had a choice in the matter, one of these images would have been used for the Scala Cookbook cover. (I thought they were a nice combination of “Alaska” and “Scalable”.) In the end, I appreciate the O’Reilly folks putting an endangered animal on the cover. Here’s some information about the O’Reilly Animals program: http://animals.oreilly.com