another long day

July 1, 2004  🐫

The layoffs continue. A problem with shift work is that it takes time to get through a round of layoffs. They should be done by now, though. Maybe I’ll look into things before I go to bed.

successes and failures

June 28, 2004  🐫

So, I forgot to mention, yesterday, that I fixed our toilet. I only had to replace the flush lever, but it made me feel handy. I look forward to being able to get a house where I can do more handy things like fix stuff, break stuff, and fix the stuff I broke. Also, painting.

mellow day

June 27, 2004  🐫

I got up early today and went to the gym with Gloria. I haven’t been there in about two weeks, so I was happy to do an hour worth of cardio stuff. Tomorrow maybe I’ll try to bike for an hour or so.

setup for productivity

June 25, 2004

Today wasn’t exactly productive, but I think it set me up for greater productivity. I helped one of our engineers with some Perl things. We’d had another engineer who learned quite a bit of Perl and wrote some medium-sized SPC code in it. Then he left, so this guy is taking over maintenance. The code is pretty unfriendly toward being maintained, so it’s going to be fun; the guy is also learning Perl as he goes! I’m hoping I can be helpful.

a mediocre progress day

June 23, 2004

Work was so-so, today. I poked a few projects with sticks, making some progress on one or two. I moved all our web applications to a newer server, exposing a number of internal distributions that really need proper Makefiles and prerequisite lists. I told my boss that it would be really convenient to make the use of easier. PPM is the pits.

life after yapc

June 22, 2004

I’m happy to be home! YAPC was a good experience, although I think OSCON was on the whole better, for a number of reasons. Most of them, though, boil down to location. The other tracks at OSCON, of course, meant that there was always something I found really interesting, but I mostly stuck to the Perl track. There were more people at OSCON, but I didn’t have time to meet everyone at YAPC! Anyway, I’m glad I did YAPC, glad I’ll be doing OSCON, and hope to keep on doing both.

the end of yapc

June 19, 2004

I can’t write down today’s events in detail. I am incredibly full of pasta, and I had enough wine that it’s had some effect. Here are the basics:

yet another omission

June 18, 2004

Last night, just as I was shutting my lid, Ian sent me a message following up on something we’d talked about at the Kwiki BOF. This reminded me that I’d said nothing about it.


June 18, 2004

Today was better than yesterday, I think. There was less going on, so everything was more manageable. I had another waffle at breakfast, and it was good. I didn’t do a first lecture, and instead tried to get some work things done. I owed someone at work some notes for a meeting, but it turns out that the meeting had been cancelled in part due to the lack of notes from me. I was mildly annoyed, because I had hours until the meeting. Still, it was not unreasonable on the organizer’s part. I just felt like I was going to end up taking blame for not doing something that I was really doing. I’m not worried about it.