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Beware…I live!

by on Apr.22, 2007, under Uncategorized

For those of you who might be wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been working. For my father’s company. It’s been busy.

My father, masterful ISTP artisan, has literally decades more experience programming than myself. I suspect, however, that in terms of natural intelligence we may be about equal. Today we were discussing a thorny coding problem. How would we check for out-of-sync network messages? It was the kind of puzzle you just had to beat your head against for a bit until you suddenly had an insight.

After a moment I thought to myself, well, maybe you could use the PeekMessage function to check if there were invalid messages waiting in the message queue.

And a moment later he said, “What if you peeked into the message queue…”.

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