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Joachim Joe Feise

* Office
ICS2, Room 248
Phone: +1-949-824-3100
Fax: +1-949-824-4056
* Research Group
* Advisor
Richard Taylor
* Areas of interest
Software Architecture
* Research and Papers
DAV Explorer, a WebDAV client
* Class presentations
Formal Methods(ICS 222), Winter 1997
Software Analysis and Testing(ICS 224A), Spring 1997
Advanced Compiler Construction(ICS 280B), Spring 1997
Software Processes(ICS 225), Fall 1997

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The Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest is held ever year at San Jose State Univ. by Professor Scott Rice. It is held in memory of Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), a rather prolific and popular (in his time) novelist. He is best known today for having written "The Last Days of Pompeii." Whenever Snoopy starts typing his novel from the top of his doghouse, beginning "It was a dark and stormy night..." he is borrowing from Lord Bulwer-Lytton. This was the line that opened his novel, "Paul Clifford," written in 1830. The full line reveals why it is so bad: It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents -- except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
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