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Tuesday, September 30, 2003

So. I watched Fight Club Saturday night. I think it’s one of the best films ever made. A classic. And not because I agree with it, though agreeing with it isn’t really the point, I think. One of the things I appreciated about it was that it’s a black comedy. It’s not a serious moral fable. It has its serious side, of course, as all good comedy does. But, first and foremost, […]

Monday, September 29, 2003

Not much to write about this week. Had a good weekend; the major event was that I watched Fight Club for the first time, which I’m not willing to write about just yet. On a completely different subject, Lee Sheldon writes on the MUD-DEV mailing list, about using lots of explicit numbers (like a “+3 sword”) in online games: It always amazes me that when we provide the explicit numbers, […]

Friday, September 26, 2003

Well, my life finally seems to be settling down. Every morning this week, I arrived at work closer to my regular time of 9:00, and this morning I arrived two minutes before nine. Hooray! I can sleep eight hours now. My evenings are becoming more productive, too. I’ve begun scheduling my off-hours, which works wonders for my productivity. You’d think this turn my off-hours into drudgery, but the opposite is true: […]

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Test-Driven Programming So. Let’s say you want to write a program. First, let’s assume you know what you want to write, and you’ve broken the intended program down into small pieces of functionality. Index cards work well for this; you can write a description of each bit of functionality on an index card. So. You have a specific bit of code to write. The natural urge is to dive right in and begin coding […]

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Oooh. I want Joel’s office. I love the diagonal walls. I had a great time with my parents last night, watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The film was much more enjoyable than I expected it to be; it was a great reunion with the characters, and a darned good story. Emma Watson (Hermione) did a surpassingly excellent job, too; her emotion when explaining the term “Mudblood” was incredibly subtle. And Kenneth […]

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Dang. I’d really like to get ahead on this journal. My regular blogs are sparse on new text today, so I don’t have much to write about there. I have a few other things in the works, but haven’t had a chance to upload them yet. I’m doing surprisingly well, considering it’s a Tuesday. We had a relaxing Monday Group last night, just three of us talking about creative power. […]

Monday, September 22, 2003

Light, I’m tired. I need to start cordoning off my weekends. I was on my feet practically all weekend, and that’s just plain not healthy. It keeps me from decompressing after the work-week, so that I’m a zombie the next week. Like I am today. The first night of AWANA went well. It’s amazing how good I feel when in AWANA; I just know what I’m doing and can really lead and help […]

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Ahhh.. I spent a good hour this morning snapping photos in the crawling mist, and this is the result. Lovely. I finally regained my power at 5:00 a.m. this morning, after a day and a half without power. No fun.

Friday, September 19, 2003

Isabel has raged through, uprooting trees and spraying brush all over the roads in her fury. As I drove into work this morning, I noticed that a surprising amount of the area has power — about every other traffic light was working normally. Though it was odd to pass through one dead light, then through a working one, then through another dead one. And yes, I did go […]

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Brennen was kind enough to point out that I actually got something done. It made me think about getting things done. It’s amazing, really, how rarely I do get things done. I think about it. I imagine myself having done it. And if I let it sit there for long enough, the novelty wears off and then I never actually do it. So nobody else can […]

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