Use of Asterisks in this Blog
When I'm either being ironic or outright lying, I'll usually include an unattributed asterisk to make it obvious, in much the same way advertisers do. Except they're supposed to include fine print, whereas I'm not.
I like pizza. - is true.
I like being beaten at chess*. - is false.
So, wherever you see an asterisk without explanation, please feel free to add a comment that reflects your personal interpretation of the asterisk.
I'm generally not someone who uses pointers, being a no-unsafe-code type of person, so don't expect double-dereferenced irony.