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By Brent on 30 April 2005
I helped my renter move in last night. It was a strange feeling, hauling somebody’s stuff into my house, knowing that he’ll be living with me for the foreseeable future. Will we drive each other crazy? This is the first time I’ve really lived with someone. At my last apartment, I was sharing a house with a woman whom I only saw every couple of months. Before that, I was living […]
By Brent on 28 April 2005
My goodness, I’m tired. This is caused partly by my mad dashes around the house, clearing out the other bedroom. Why? I have a renter, finally. A friend from work will be moving in. Um, tomorrow. As of this morning, there were still several boxes, bags, and assorted miscellaney cluttering up the room. So I got all that out, and finally cleaned out the kitchen sink. Oh, shoot; I just remembered […]
By Brent on 27 April 2005
I had a rather strange experience this week—I joined a Tae Kwan Do academy, then promptly backed out two days later. That may seem strange, and it is, really, but I have my reasons. My 2005 New Year’s Resolution was to investigate and take up a martial art. I’ve been hemming and hawing about that investigation, until finally on Saturday I simply walked into a local Tae Kwan Do academy. […]
By Brent on 23 April 2005
Sorry for the radio silence. Been busy, just not felt like writing journal entries.
By Brent on 19 April 2005
Unexpectedly, I’m very very busy. I went to my parents’ house Monday evening, had writing group tonight, will be at a church function Wednesday evening, and will be doing server maintenance and upgrade stuff with Saalon on Thursday. All good things, but time-consuming. Meanwhile, a fascinating link that I would like to investigate further at some later date: the mentat wiki, “a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker.”
By Brent on 17 April 2005
FastCompany has an interesting article this month titled, “Change Or Die,” which includes this quote: “If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle [to avoid repeat surgery, which is probable], says Dr. Edward Miller, dean and CEO at Johns Hopkins. “And that’s been studied over and over and over again….Even though they know […]
By Brent on 16 April 2005
I had an instructive dream last week. I dreamt I managed a large dollar store in a strip mall. It was near Christmas; snow was falling outside. Business was good, the employees were busy but happy, and the customers seemed to be in good spirits. Then I heard the buzz of the alarm. I swiveled my head to see a middle-aged woman hurrying out the doors, clutching something to her chest. Everyone carried on with their business; it […]
By Brent on 13 April 2005
Well, we got hacked, which explains my absence over the past few days. Things seem mostly back to normal now. More later, when I get the time to actually upload something.
By Brent on 8 April 2005
Woah! Where have I been lately? Been busy with little things, just generaly life upkeep. I’ve been reading pretty much every night, and baking cookies, and practicing Japanese a bit. Spent an hour on Wednesday checking fluids in my truck and cleaning it thoroughly. Nothing major. I’ve been a bit sick lately, too, which doesn’t help me get things done. That’s why I’m home from […]
By Brent on 4 April 2005
Atom is an extremely complicated blog feed format. They’ve just published a draft RFC that’s supposed to explain the Atom format. I’ve written an Atom feed generator, and I know even less about Atom after reading that RFC. How could they write an RFC that’s that difficult to comprehend? And why am I writing about blog feed formats? Because I used to think that visiting each blog had […]