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Tales of cryptic Cobol: strings

One of the more interesting things about Cobol is the way it deals with strings. Consider the following declaration is Cobol:

01 input-area.
    02 line1 pic x occurs 80 times. 148 more words

New strings

OK, I last changed strings on the 1st of September 2016, more than 200 hours of playing ago! So much for my commitment to change them more often. 128 more words


Not Just a G String

There are rounded monoliths that rise
To proclaim their own turf, as eyes pop out like springs
To wonder, what heaven am I in.
And strangely there is no string theory here. 170 more words


Where You Are and Where You Want to Be: Cynical Optimism and Sara Bareilles’ “Uncharted”

In which the piano is futzed and the sound of pizzicato strings is very dry.

To my dear reader,

I’ll be the first to admit that my life has rarely gone as I planned. 604 more words


Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D minor Op.103 II

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): a prolific composer, having written over 100 symphonies, 69 string quartets and vocal works and much more.  Known as the ‘Father of the Symphony’ and ‘Father of the String Quartet’, he was also one of the First Viennese School, the other two being Mozart and Beethoven, with Schubert occasionally mentioned. 497 more words