Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Friday, August 31, 2001

OK, I just finished reading this interview with Berkeley Breathed, the guy behind Bloom County, and I urge those three people who read this diary to try reading that interview. Like most great interviews, it cannot be categorized; Breathed (just how do you pronounce that name, anyway?) touches on the nature of cartoons, practical considerations for artists, political perceptions, and being a Dad.

Thursday, August 30, 2001

OK, I promised to talk about Showstopper! and Windows NT. I’ll get a copy of the book later on today and copy down the exact statement that made my mental jaw drop to the floor. My parents have gone down to North Carolina for the weekend to attend a wedding and sightsee, so I’ll be home alone until Sunday. This means I have to take care of the plants and feed and walk the dogs — which, in turn, requires that I come […]

Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Well, I arrived at work this morning to discover that the power was out. So, we sat around and chatted until the power came back on, but even at that point, t, the network was still down. All of our work was stored on the network, so we sat around and chatted until lunch time, where we decided to go out to Uno’s. By the time we got back, the network was […]

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

There are certain days at work in which all the planets align. You cut through your work load like you were Li Mu Bai; efficient, yet graceful. You stride out of the office building at the end of the day fulfilled, content. Yesterday was not one of those days. I was trying to get RoboHelp to build our online help system, but it kept crashing and corrupting the project file. […]

Monday, August 27, 2001

Heh. I’ve kinda slacked off when it comes to updating this diary. Oh well. Friday night, my Dad came home from oral surgery and spent the rest of the night in the den watching television. Since the den has the only working DVD player in the house, I had to wait until 11:00 p.m. to pop in the first NieA Under 7 disc. I had planned to only watch the first episode, but ended up […]

Friday, August 24, 2001

I feel so content now. I just bought the first DVD of NieA Under 7. I’ve literally been waiting years for this moment, starting when I first saw choppy RealVideo streams of the middle few episodes a few years ago. It’s taken so long, and now it’s finally here. More updates later; I have to head to the gym. Things are going well for me; Calliope is progressing, Max is […]

Thursday, August 23, 2001

…And I ended up working a 15-hour day yesterday, getting home at 12:45 a.m. There’s just so much to do.

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

I did not write a diary entry yesterday, because here’s what I did yesterday: Went to work Came home from work Mowed the lawn Went to bed Yep, I went to bed at 8:45 p.m. last night. I’ve been staying up late far too often recently, so it was time for me to recharge. I woke up around 6:30 a.m. this morning; I’d rather have slept through […]

Monday, August 20, 2001

Finally! Here are some photos of the Putt-Putt hole I assembled at work two weeks ago: I had a lovely conversation with Saalon tonight, where we talked about his short film and my animated project, plus anime and open source and all sorts of other things. Actually, it was lovely except for our opening discussion, in which we argued the philosophy and utility of open source, and I turned snippish and prickly. I have the nasty […]

Sunday, August 19, 2001

Upon the windy hills, in many a field,  The honey-bees hum slow, above the clover,Gleaning the latest sweets its blooms may yield,  And, knowing that their harvest-time is over,Sing, half a lullaby and half a knell,    “Farewell, sweet Summer,      Honey-laden Summer,        Sweet, farewell!”— George Arnold (1834–1865), “Farewell to Summer”, lines 9–16 Another week without a visit to church. I had planned to go […]

I work for Amazon. The content on this site is my own and doesn’t necessarily represent Amazon’s position.