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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. […]

Thursday, September 30, 1999

long day at work + going to bed early = no news AUGH. I just found out that I lost all of my August diary entries. Arg arg arg arg arg arg arg. This is very painful.

Wednesday, September 29, 1999

*sigh* That’ll teach me not to trust myself. I went to a local Barnes & Noble last night to participate in a roundtable discussion of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Turns out it was scheduled for Monday night instead. I’d even written the correct date on my calendar. I just hadn’t double-checked it. Arg. Good to see that Brennen’s homepage is back to normal. He reviews Ender’s Shadow, and it looks […]

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