Saturday, October 13, 2001

Oct 13 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 on chores: mowing the front lawn (the seasons are moving along now such that I only need to haul out the mower every other weekend), taking my weekly backup tape to a safety deposit box, cleaning my pond, etc. I then treated my parents to a dinner of fish and chips at Applebee’s, on a whim.

After dinner, we wandered a nearby bookstore, where I followed my standard modus operandi by buying a motley crew of books:

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podium, a collection of quotes and humorous stories
  • Big Trouble, a novel by Dave Barry
  • From the Dust Returned, a novel by Ray Bradbury
  • The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (the first C&H collection)
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind Perfect Collection, Volume 1, a manga by Hayao Miyazaki

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