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Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Well. I’m not in Europe. Of all things, I came down with a really nasty cold on Tuesday. We got together and discussed our options, then decided to postpone our trip to Europe until early spring. Fortunately, neither the airline nor the hotels imposed penalties for backing out. It looks like we’ll be making our trip in the last week of March and the first week of April, 2001. Meanwhile, I’ve been […]

Monday, October 2, 2000

In keeping with my creation of Hangman the other day, this morning I spent two hours and wrote up a complete simulator of the ancient African board game Mancala. It even has a computer opponent (whose strategy is summed up by the phrase “choose a random move,” though that can be challenging in-and-of itself). If you’re not familiar with Mancala, you can check out my handy-dandy rules page.

Sunday, October 1, 2000

Ahhhh, my favorite month of the year. October. When the air is crisp, the apples are tart, and the leaves are the color of gold and fire. Also, it’s the time of the month when my main diary page is mercifully short, because I’ve moved all of last month’s entries to the archives. We didn’t go to church this morning, electing to stay home and go over plans for our Europe trip, which begins with an Air […]

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