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Thursday, May 31, 2001

Woke up this morning to find my stomach an aching pit, and my mind searching for ways to bail out of the trip. The human penchant for nervousness can be an annoying thing. I’d gotten over it by the afternoon, though; by then, I was just excited. Excited-nervous, but excited nonetheless. After going over my e-mails, I went outside and pulled out the lawnmower. I had decided to cut the lawns shorter than usual, so as to have that much […]

Wednesday, May 30, 2001

Tomorrow at about 5:30 p.m. I’ll haul a backpack and a video camera onto a jumbo jet bound for Paris, France. My stomach has that curiously empty feeling I get when I’m truly nervous. I’m not hungry, though, which is good. I almost always get ravenous when I’m nervous. Today was pleasantly productive at work. I had a number of last-minute jobs to take care of, but had plenty […]

Tuesday, May 29, 2001

I and my parents will be leaving for Europe this Thursday. We’ll spent two entire weeks on another continent. Weird. It’s so close now. I do plan on using a few net cafes while I’m over there, and updating this diary from those. I hope to be able to write beautiful prose about the cities I’ve visited. Yeah. Sure. Anyvay, I’ll also be checking a personal e-mail address from […]

Monday, May 28, 2001

Today’s Memorial Day. I’ve been pleasantly productive, as it happens. I wrote some more of my modern-day short story, finished Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (read my review), and planted several things in the garden. I also updated my garden diary scripts to display images before and after the gardening update, if appropriate images have been uploaded. I hope this will encourage me to take more photos of my garden, as this will provide […]

Sunday, May 27, 2001

Didn’t make it to church this morning; I woke up with a bad headache. At first I thought I had a hangover, but I’d only consumed two gulps of champagne and half a glass of Chardonnay the night before. Weird. I decided to clear my head by watching some anime, so I watched Cowboy Bebop (“Mushroom Samba,” to be exact) and episodes 7 and 8 of Bubblegum Crisis 2040. Good stuff all around; I’ll try to post […]

Saturday, May 26, 2001

Great. Judging from the wheezing sounds, Lady’s power supply needs to be replaced. The poor thing’s stuck into a little space underneath my computer desk, and it’s got to be hot and poorly-ventilated under there. Lemme check its internal temperature…hmmm, only 75.8 degrees Farenheit. Not too bad. Anyway, I dropped off my submission packet for “Anime Explained” at the post office before Coffee and Classics (everything in that manila envelope […]

Friday, May 25, 2001

The company as a whole hit a bunch of milestones this morning, so we were all allowed to go home early. I went straight to the gym, did weights (is there any better term than “did weights”?), and tried to exercise on a stair-stepper machine. Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that I can’t read while I step, just because of the design of the machine, so I spent 15 minutes quite bored, always stepping upwards. After 15 […]

Thursday, May 24, 2001

I’ve already received one set of comments on Paste, which I plan to implement tonight if I get a chance. I’ll be awfully busy tonight, though; I need to mow the lawn during this brief respite from the rain, and I should clean the house. About those comments on Paste, though. The commenter pointed out that some pieces of the UI can overlap. When I asked for clarification, he explained that if the window is […]

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

I don’t like sleep. I have this negative mental image of sleep robbing me of productive hours. Hours when I could be doing things. Last night, I didn’t get to bed until 1:30 a.m. Partially it was my attitude towards sleep, and partly it was the dreaded drug known as programming. It’s like I told Saalon the other day; I treat coding the same way that I treat creative writing. A program […]

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

There’s been a lot of talk on the AtheOS developer list about my proposed document format for Clio (the AtheOS word processor I’m writing). I initially made it XML-like, and there are enough benefits to making it legal XML that I decided to make it conform to the XML standard. However, I don’t plan on using a generic XML parser, or on following the principles behind XML too closely. It’s not that XML is bad; […]

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