Musings

How to solve a problem

CrackCommandoUnit theATeam = new CrackCommandoUnit();
timer.schedule(new mil.army.jagcnet.SendToPrison(theATeam),
  new Date(1972,10,27));
theATeam.setCommitedCrime(false);
timer.schedule(new mil.army.jagcnet.EscapeMaxSecurityStockage(theATeam),
  new Date(1972,11,27));
theATeam.setDistrict("Los Angeles underground");
theATeam.setWantedByGovernment(true);
theATeam.setSurvivalMode(CrackCommandoUnit.SOLDIERS_OF_FORTUNE);
int i = 0;
while (this.hasProblem() == true && i < others.size()) {
  others[i].solveProblem(this.getProblem());
  i++;
}
if (this.hasProblem() == true && theATeam.getLocation() != null) {
  try {
    this.hire(theATeam);
  } catch (EmploymentException e) {
    System.out.println(e.getMessage());
  }
}

Bad names for Balls

Having the surname ‘Ball’ rather restricts the range of first names one can have. At least if one wants to avoid whole new levels of merciless teasing (the surname itself is bad enough). Here is an inexhaustive list of names which we'll never be able to inflict on any children we might have.

  • Aaron
  • Abe
  • Abram
  • Adora
  • Adorna
  • Agrippa
  • Alika
  • Amar
  • Amena
  • Amy A.
  • Anay
  • Anne
  • Annette
  • Aram
  • Ard (Arden)
  • Arfer (Arthur)
  • Bob
  • Bram
  • Bucky (one for the Chemists!)
  • Caeser
  • Cannon
  • Carr (one for the Geographers!)
  • Chaney
  • Chuck
  • Clay
  • Cleva
  • (D. or N.) Cody
  • Cort
  • Crystal
  • (N.) Deli
  • Eddie
  • Effie
  • Esau
  • Fleur
  • Fay
  • Free
  • Freya
  • Gabe (Gabriel)
  • Gay
  • Gam (Gamaliel, etc.)
  • Hannah
  • Honora
  • Horry (Horace)
  • Hunter
  • Hye (Hyacinth)
  • Isadora
  • June
  • Kay
  • Kissa
  • Lae
  • Maliha
  • Mandy
  • Marea
  • Mete
  • Netta
  • Nika
  • Noah
  • Omar
  • Ophelia
  • Peta
  • Any name starting with ‘Q’
  • Ram
  • Rue
  • Sandy
  • Sean
  • Steele
  • Terry
  • Valentine
  • Viola