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Saturday, January 20, 2001

I should have learned by now that it’s dangerous to put little ideas in my head. I stayed up untli the wee hours removing the frames from my website, and adding a navigational bar to the top of all the pages. It gives the site a much more structured feel, though; I feel like I know my way around better now. And, as useful as frames can be, I don’t think they’re particularly suited as basic site navigational aids, […]

Friday, January 19, 2001

Well, Scot Hacker is looking for someone to speak about BeOS at the upcoming Comdex in April, and I volunteered. He replied that I’m currently the #1 candidate, but he’s keeping it open in case somebody else volunteers. That would be cool. The panel’s on Tuesday morning, so I may be able to fly up there in the morning (or maybe the night before) and come back that afternoon or evening. The problem is that […]

Thursday, January 18, 2001

At the Discovery series last night at The Falls Church, a local priest explained some of the history of the Episcopalian tradition. One of the explanations fascinated me. Have you ever wondered why Catholics, during Communion, don’t actually pick up the bread that they eat? The priests put the bread into the partaker’s mouth. Why? Because the people didn’t understand what Communion really was, and would pocket “the body of Christ” and go home and feed […]

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 — Martin L. King Jr.’s Birthday

As luck would have it, I have a pretty long update today. I found a site that hosts RealVideo files of fan-subtitled episodes of the anime comedy series Kodomo no Omache (a.k.a. “Child’s Toy”). I was introduced to Kodomo through Kodomo no Evangelion, a pair of spoof videos that put the theme songs for Kodomo to original animation of Neon Genesis Evangelion characters. I then did a bit of searching online and was intrigued by the descriptions […]

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Arrrg. Windows NT locked up hard a moment ago, losing my diary-entry-in-progress. Which, to be fair, has happened to me in every OS I’ve used, but…I dunno, you’d think such things would be rare after forty years of OS development. I worked until 11:00 p.m. last night, trying to get a particular date to display itself correctly. Ugh. I did get a chance to talk to Saalon, where we chatted […]

Monday, January 15, 2001

Windows NT refused to boot this morning at work, its winsys.dll file evidently being corrupted. Now, after re-installing NT, I get to re-install all of my applications. Wonderful. I downloaded a beautiful anime music video the other day, one that married the Rurouni Kenshin TV show with the Backstreet Boys’ “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely.” It made the show look a lot more similar to the super-dramatic OVA than I had […]

Friday, January 12, 2001

This morning I stopped by the post office, and collected a few things that had been delivered to my P.O. box there. Besides the usual spam, I got my copy of Neon Genesis Evangelion 0:2 DVD (it’s been back-ordered for a month), and my Kimiko long-sleeved shirt from MegaTokyo. The shirt is quite nice; Cafe Press does a good job. Plus, I like having a long-sleeved shirt, since it can be worn both in warmer […]

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Today was the deadline for our alpha product at work. I didn’t get everything done, but I got all of the crucial functionality implemented. Management has decided to push the schedule back one week, giving us time to implement the bugs that we’ve found over the past few weeks, so we have some breathing room now. But as a result, my brain’s kinda fried. That, combined with number of hours I’m […]

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

Work’s going well. I was determined to get out of the office at noon, even if I didn’t eat anything, just to clear my head. I drove over to a nearby mall and sat in the food court, a pad of paper on my knees and a mechanical pencil in my hand, trying to improve my drawing skills. I tried to draw a man who was eating near me, but it didn’t look very similar to him, and he ended up looking skinny when […]

Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Tanjit. I must have lost my original entry for today. Work’s been sucking, but it’s been my fault. To be brutally honest, I’ve been procrastinating about working on my parts of the application, and as a result I’ve managed to stress myself out. I’ve been feeling under immense pressure, and like I’m very behind, and what’s my reaction bee? To surf the ‘net. I got so fed up with myself that I ranted about it […]

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