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By Brent on 14 October 2001
After staying awake so late last night that I ended up re-arranging all of my bookshelves, I woke up this morning with an urgent little voice whispering in my ear, “Just don’t go to church today. Skip it, this once. Go to AWANA, fine, but stay home and relax today.” This time, I didn’t give in to the voice’s urgings. The sermon was excellent, dealing with a leader’s response to a crisis (understandable […]
By Brent on 13 October 2001
Spent some time on Landscape today. I’ve got it to the point where you can drag icons around the land, double-click then to launch them, drag the land around, and zoom in and out on the land. And thanks to some advice I received today, the application automatically saves itself every five minutes. It’s pretty usable now, except that you can’t add icons. That’ll come next. I spent most of the day today […]
By Brent on 11 October 2001
Maybe I’m just a weird anime junkie, but when I saw this in a list of Windows files, I was momentarily disturbed:
By Brent on 9 October 2001
Today could be seen as a day of balance. I woke up this morning feeling quite sick, with a sore throat and an upset stomach. I didn’t go to the Men’s Academy, instead calling my boss at work and telling him that I wouldn’t come in today. Then, after some hot tea and soup from my Mom, I re-watched Kiki’s Delivery Service. It was so good that I cried at the end. I think it was partly […]
By Brent on 8 October 2001
Very little to report today, though I’m writing this in the mid-afternoon, so I may revisit this entry tonight if something interesting happens. I plan to watch some anime tonight: probably either Gunsmith Cats or Gasaraki. I’ll see if my Mom’s interested in watching Kiki’s Delivery Service; if so, I’ll re-watch it with her. In wider news, the U.S. started bombing Afghanistan yesterday. Suddenly, a country that […]
By Brent on 7 October 2001
I spent the morning puttering around my garden; sweeping dried leaves off of the gravel path, scrubbing the pond filters, watering the plants, and just generally maintaining stuff. I felt constructive, even creative. I then read a few more pages of Islandia, but I can’t make serious progress. The story is well-told, but it’s told rather than shown. I’m told that George seems proud, instead of being shown his pride […]
By Brent on 6 October 2001
Spent the morning working on Landscape, my experimental application launcher. The user can now pan and zoom around the interface with the mouse, and can select icons (by clicking on them). Next, double-clicking to launch an app. This afternoon I ended up watching the rest of the first El Hazard OVA, and all of the second. I really enjoyed it, too; I’d say that it’s comparable to the Tenchi Muyo! OVAs. Both manage to mix action, comedy, some […]
By Brent on 5 October 2001
Ohhhh boy. I watched Kiki’s Delivery Service today. It’s a Hayao Miyazaki film, and boy is it fantastic. I can’t describe the wonderful beauty of this film. It’s like a well in the desert: calm and simple, but also deep, and cherished.
By Brent on 3 October 2001
Well, today is less hectic than I’d feared it would be. No real reason why it should be hectic; I’ve just been stressed for the past five days. Work’s going well. There’s nothing else that I can think of to report.
By Brent on 2 October 2001
My productivity at work continues to soar, miles above my productivity in the past. This is cool. Definitely time for a new poll. Here’s how the last one worked out: How many audio CDs do you own? Less than 50 (33%)50 to 100 (44%)100 to 250 (11%)250 to 500 (0%)Over 500 (0%) Men’s Academy this morning covered fathers and sons, particularly how a father impacts his son(s). Interesting stuff; […]