Thursday, September 11, 2003

Sep 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 we may be changing the Daemonsong wiki, and this might have to be the replacement. Thanks to test-driven development and a few hours, my wiki supports ”italics” and ”’bold”’, —- lines, lines beginning with “:” or ” “, ordered and unordered lists, wiki words, nonstandard wiki words with [[]], links, inline images, logging, and preferences via cookies.
  • I’ve embarked on a cooking adventure. Sunday night’s split pea soup was a disaster, thanks to a too-large pan; instead of simmering politely, it burned into black burnt ugliness. However, Tuesday’s lime salmon on a bed of corn was easy and delicious. Tonight: swordfish, made in my new small pan.
  • On a related note, I picked up a copy of Alton Brown’s Gear for your Kitchen, an excellent, practical overview of cooking utensils. It’s sort of an anti-encyclopaedia; it describes only those utensils that are really useful, and what they’re useful for. Also includes a few innovative hacks, like baking a chicken in a flowerpot.
  • Girls rock.

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