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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

No, I haven’t completely forgotten this journal. I was sick yesterday, so didn’t have an opportunity to get to a net-connected computer and post anything. I re-watched Akira with a friend on Saturday. I’d forgotten how visually stunning that film is, even today. It’s a shame the story is, frnakly, so thin. The film doesn’t really go anywhere. A couple characters spout an occasional aphorism about meddling in God’s domain, but […]

Friday, September 12, 2003

The little wiki is feature-complete, thanks to some coding last night and this morning. It completely works, and I have a test suite that (kinda) proves it. Woohoo! I’m still not as rigorous with test-driven development as I’d like. A lot of browser-specific features I left out of my test suite, but now that I think about it, I could have tested it using wget. Oh well. I’m learning. The swordfish […]

Thursday, September 11, 2003

My apologies; this is the week of suckage. My sleep patterns are completely whacked; I’ve worked a total of 16 hours in the past three days because my body’s been forcing me into ten- and eleven-hour sleep marathons. A few items of note: I’ve written a small wiki. I haven’t uploaded it anywhere yet, but it’s shocking how easy this sort of thing is with Perl. I did it primarly because […]

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

As part of my efforts to get better sleep, I stumbled across Ward’s Wiki‘s Sleeping Well Tips (which would make a great name for a band). I’m trying them out. The advice to avoid food for three hours before bed hasn’t seemed to help thus far, though the suggestion to avoid reading in bed jives with my experiences. Reading tends to excite my mind rather than relax it. Last Wednesday night, I followed the advice […]

Monday, September 8, 2003

No update today, sorry. I overslept this morning and got in to work close to noon. I do have an entry pretty much ready to go, though, so I should be able to post something interesting tomorrow.

Saturday, September 6, 2003

The weather continues to flaunt its beauty. The sky is clear, the air is fresh and clean, and the temperature is just cool enough to invigorate the lungs. In fact, it’s cool enough that it feels like autumn is roaring into town. It’s certainly not cold yet. But autumn is here, and will be making its presence known soon. It feels like a mild old man this […]

Friday, September 5, 2003

That’s it. I’m out of here. The office, that is. I just walked outside, and it’s the sort of day that was just made for taking off early. Broad, contented clouds hang in a blue sky; the sun shines happily; and the breeze is occasionally strong and cool enough to whisper in your ear, “Autumn is coming. Enjoy what summer you have left.” So, I will. I’m going home now. Especially […]

Thursday, September 4, 2003

My stress from work is finally ebbing, thanks to exercise and sleep. Amazing what those two will do. I haven’t done much of anything creative in the past week, though; no writing or drawing, or even practicing Japanese. Though I did, in a burst of creativity, invent a game. It’s sort of a cross between collectible card games and, well, Starcraft. I wanted to combine resource management with a collectible card game, to create a game […]

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Bought a bunch of films over the weekend. The clerk commented on the nice, wide variety of titles. “And, of course, the obligatory anime,” he smiled. He knows me well. Let’s tackle the list alphabetically: All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku is great Golden Age anime, and by that I mean early 1990’s. Beautiful character designs, ridiculously detailed and fluid animation, and a story that’s just plain fun. It’s not brilliant […]

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Stephen writes, in response to my previous post: What kind of friendship is that? Okay. What is friendship? Is friendship only something that occurs between bosom buddies? I find that a lot of people tend to have a black-and-white view of friendship; a person is either someone you spend lots of time with, or an acquaintance at best. No. Friendship has much greater gradation than that. I have some close friends, […]

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