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By Brent on 30 April 2004
Been a bad week for journal updates. As usual, this is because (A) it’s really been a bad week, and (B) I haven’t actually been busy, per se. I usually post when I’m most active and busy. So. What has been going on, you ask? Work’s sucked. I’m trying to get a feel for the amount of documentation work left to do, and some of the developers are a bit prickly about providing […]
By Brent on 29 April 2004
More of the VR story: They stopped and Thomas replied to absolutely nothing, “This is a friend. I want to show her around, nothing more. I think she would be useful.” Doodlehopper shot him a look that managed to combine worry and annoyance, but he grinned and waved it away. The air was still, but Thomas didn’t move forward and Doodlehopper was following his lead. “No,” the voice intoned. “You […]
By Brent on 28 April 2004
…Tanjit! Forgot to post a VR story entry today. I should be able to do that tomorrow. It’s been a bear of a day at work; a co-worker‘s comments completely dispirited me. But, after some time spent driving around and arguing with him in my head, I don’t feel upset anymore. Everyone on this deathmarch is stressed.
By Brent on 27 April 2004
Magnatune just added a few new artists. Beat Under Control plays excellent “jazz/dub intense electro funk.” As weird as that sounds, it works. Meanwhile, Rob Costlow‘s piano pieces sound like professional movie scores. Both highly recommended. Had a good day at work today. I normally start the day with personal e-mails, but found that this ruins my work attitude. I just can’t start working […]
By Brent on 26 April 2004
Yes, yes, I need to write a good journal entry. For now, I’m going to post this quote while I write something wortwhile: “The Windows API is…so deeply embedded in the source code of many Windows apps that there is a huge switching cost to using a different operating system, instead. It is this switching cost that has given the customers the patience to stick with Windows through all our mistakes, […]
By Brent on 23 April 2004
‘Twas going to post a long, rambling screed about me and what’s going on with me. Then I read this Washington Post report: The House of Representatives passed a measure Thursday to ensure Congress can continue its work if many lawmakers perish in a terrorist attack. But opponents warned that the bill would not prevent a power vacuum at a time the country could least afford one. In other words, opponents complain […]
By Brent on 22 April 2004
Good entry on Whatever about writer’s workshops, particularly regarding a tiff within a Gene Wolfe workshop.
By Brent on 21 April 2004
Arrrrg. Started writing a journal entry yesterday, and my computer froze before I saved it. My eyes have continued to frustrate me. I still hold the record for slowest-healing eyes in the universe, and that’s impacted darn near everything in my life. I can’t work, or read, or write for more than half an hour at a time now, as my eyes get tired quickly. And it’s pushed me into a blue period for the past couple of days. I’m not depressed, really. […]
By Brent on 16 April 2004
I need to write a letter to Ray Bradbury. Just, in general.
By Brent on 15 April 2004
Imagine, just out of interest, spidering Microsoft.com for Microsoft Word documents. Then, keep only the documents that have Track Changes (a feature where old text is kept within the document, and you can see who’s made what changes). Then, turn the Track Changes on, and look through those documents to see what’s changed in them. Here’s the result. There have been some interesting changes to various press […]