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Wednesday, January 31, 2001

When the hounds of spring are on winter’s traces,  The mother of months in meadow or plainFills the shadows and windy places  With lisp of leaves and ripple of rain— Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909), from “Chorus from ‘Atalanta’ “ Man, this is insane. I just installed a hit counter thingie that I wrote on, only to find out that Informant has been downloaded an average of three times a day for the past several weeks; more […]

Tuesday, January 30, 2001

When I went out for lunch today, I stopped by Suncoast to look for the latest Dual! DVD, only to find that it hadn’t come in. So instead, I bought the first DVD of the Rurouni Kenshin TV series, as well as the third Neon Genesis Evangelion DVD. Didn’t know that 0:3 had come out so soon. As I chowed down on a disappointing Blimpie lunch (their “subs” don’t deserve the name; they’re no more […]

Monday, January 29, 2001

AWANA is up and running in the new National Wildlife Federation building. We had a very successful night last night, despite low numbers due to the Superbowl. Afterwards, I went to a Superbowl party at a friend’s house. Had a really good time, particularly since I wasn’t rooting for either team. There were a few folks from work there — this friend works at Intersect too — so I didn’t feel totally […]

Sunday, January 28, 2001

I have a deskless computer, which means that the keyboard is wireless and the monitor is mounted on a TV stand. As a result, I can use my computer from anywhere in the room; my computer desk, my regular desk in the other corner, etc. I never could find a cordless trackball, though, so I had to use a regular trackball on an extension. Until yesterday, that is, when I found and bought a cordless trackball at Circuit City. The trackball is fine, except […]

Saturday, January 27, 2001

Well. Last night, I accidentally wiped out a significant chunk of the code for Mozart, my MIDI composer app. I can re-write the code, but it’ll take awhile. It’s also pretty crucial code (it’s the part that displays the notes in the song). :sigh: And it was a stupid mistake, as usual. I dragged the files from the “Mozart” folder over to the “Solar Conquest” folder (Solar Conquest is the new name of the 4X space strateg game […]

Friday, January 26, 2001

Cool! First I discovered the emotional power of MegaTokyo, then the comedic offerings of SinFest, and now there’s another new online comic, neobaka. It’s intended more for anime/manga fans, but the appeal is pretty generic. It also has the impressive ability to include Monty Python and other pop-culture references as part of the strip, instead of as blatant attempts to insert geeky humor. I’ve decided to abandon my current novel attempt, which I just realized […]

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Lessee. ‘Twas going to go to Discovery last night, but had to work late and I felt sick so I just went home and lay in bed. I slept pretty well, and feel fine today, so I guess it was just a temporary thing. Since I pretty much killed all of the plants I had at work (well, except for the cactus), I’ve been buying large amounts of fake plant foliage for work. When I put the stuff […]

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

It’s 2:44 a.m. Any sane person would be fast asleep right now but no, Brennen and I have just spent the past three hours installing, configuring, and ultimately playing Quake2 deathmatch against each other. It took forever to work out a way where we could connect, what with inconsistencies in maps and unsupported network configurations. Once we actually did, we had to run the server […]

Monday, January 22, 2001

I’ve been approved for that speaking engagement at Comdex. This should be cool. I have a nifty thought about the internet and the nature of fame, which I’m going to have to save for later because I came up with something else to share during the drive to work this morning. Let’s look at Buzz Lightyear of Toy Story. Buzz, and all his paraphenalia, is meant as a parody of all those Saturday morning sci-fi action/adventure […]

Sunday, January 21, 2001

We got a solid 3.5 inches of snow last night. Pretty, isn’t it? We decided to stay home this morning, instead of attending The Falls Church. Which, honestly, has me sort of annoyed. Three inches is a fair amount of snow for this area — and we’re on a gravel road with deep ditches on either side, so we can’t take snow too lightly — but I think we […]

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