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Saturday, November 13, 1999

Well, Mom and Dad were out all day at a Boundaries seminar, which they enjoyed greatly. I spent the day basically watching TV and taking care of the dogs, plus doing a few little computer things. I was hoping to get some work done on Informant, but hopefully I can work on it tomorrow. I also picked out a few songs to sing tomorrow at church. Earlier in the week, I was asked to do the music for this […]

Friday, November 12, 1999

Got quite a bit done on Informant yesterday evening, which is a Good Thing. The Compose window now pops up correctly, with headers and all that all filled out. Now I get to figure out why the quoting code I downloaded from is choking on a simple bool variable (“true undefined”?! Huh?). I watched some of WWF Smackdown yesterday, since Arnold Swartzenegger was on. Unfortunately, they spent […]

Thursday, November 11, 1999

OK, I think I need to get this off my chest. Ahem. An open letter to Microsoft: Dear sirs, What with the Department of Justice ruling last week, and the negative press Microsoft has been receiving lately, I would like to suggest that Microsoft re-align its strategies and aim for a new market. You certainly […]

Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Didn’t get much of anything done today. I spent the night listening to Christmas carols and waiting for Saalon to come online, except he didn’t and so I went to bed. Exciting, huh?

Tuesday, November 9, 1999

To quote a recent Volkswagon ad: Well, that was interesting. A recruiter at Litton/PRC caught me in the hall on the way out the door, carrying an armful of computer equipment (more on that later) and asked if I would help her recruit potential new hires at George Mason University. On Tuesday, today. I said I’d be happy to if I could get approval from my manager. After getting home, I called my manager and he was nice […]

Monday, November 8, 1999

No updates over the weekend, for no particularly good reason. I did come down with some nausea on Sunday, if that helps at all. Saturday morning was spent helping my Dad move firewood. Our next-door neighbor had a few trees taken down, and had said that we could take whatever we’d like from the remains. I spent some time learning how to split wood, which I am […]

Friday, November 5, 1999

Work is going reasoanbly well, getting a few things up to speed. I found a used coffee pot in a corner of our lab, and on a whim cleaned it up and set it to make some coffee. We’ll see if anyone actually drinks/uses it. Not much else going on in my life. I did a bit of work on Informant last night, plus a bit of cartooning. No major breakthroughs. Marco Nellissen was nice enough […]

Thursday, November 4, 1999

Ugh. I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I hate coming in to work when I don’t even feel like checking my e-mail at home. I learned that Marion Zimmer Bradley, famed author and editor, died September 25th. Her level-headed editing and wonderful writing will be treasured by many. And does anyone know what happened to Elfwood‘s Most Popular Images page? I’ve been skimming around there recently (it’s where […]

Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Well, things are pretty much back to normal on the diary front. I downloaded wget, a GNU tool that downloads web pages to a local machine, and wrote a little shell script to use that to back up my personal website. I’ll set up a few more to back up other pages I have scattered around (e.g. the STUN Software sites, my CGI scripts, etc. etc.). Then I’ll copy all of that to tape […]

Tuesday, November 2, 1999 — My Birthday

Well, that’s that. My October diary entries are no more. Gone. Kaputskied. Mostly due to impatience in saving an update. Well, hopefully this will teach me to back up more often and more definitely. I’ll keep a closer eye on my backup procedures from now on. Well, what new has happened? Daemonsong Productions may be allying with Super Thin to provide more web content exposure. […]

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