busy doing nothing again

November 1, 2005

I’m not sure I can name anything that I’d call an accomplishment from this weekend. I did a lot of sitting around and thinking about doing things, but I still felt busy for a good amount of the time. Although my time could have been better used, I think that for the most part it was a good, relaxing weekend hanging out with Gloria.

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flying from brooklyn to manhattan

October 24, 2005

I had a strange dream. I worked in Manhattan, and every morning caught a but around 10:30 to get into the city and work. I worked in mid-town. One day, there was some reason that this wouldn’t work out, so Gloria arranged for me to have a hotel room somewhere just south of the city. It wasn’t Brooklyn, but some tiny suburb I hadn’t ever heard of. I can’t remember the name now, but it definitely had one, and I think it started with a “W.” In the morning, I’d catch a plane to Manhattan and get to work with plenty of time to spare.

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my newly rediscovered scalp

October 23, 2005

I’ve needed a haircut for a while, but it hasn’t been convenient to go see my barber, so I shaved my head. It’s been a long time since I last did that – maybe a year or so. This was the second or third time that I’ve shaved my head with just scissors and a safety razor, as I have no working buzzers. This is a very annoying process, and I will definitely get buzzers again for the next time. I just need to get good ones that don’t cease functioning after a few uses.

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jobs, old and new

October 15, 2005

My new job is good. I write code that makes it easier to write code, then I write that code. Also, yesterday I did a full, productive day’s work without ever putting on pants.

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all bug trackers suck (bugzilla sucks most)

October 7, 2005

Actually, I’m sure Bugzilla is better than some things. I wrote a ticket tracker at IQE. I think most small business programmers write a ticket system at some point. Mine was sort of complicated, in a good way. If the code hadn’t sucked, I’d release it. I think I’d like to get really good with RT instead, though.

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the dharma initiative

October 6, 2005

Last night, the phrase “dharma initiative” appeared on Lost. I immediately whoised and googled it, and found nothing interesting. There were a lot of links to Hindu sites.

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paranoia's lost secrets

October 4, 2005

In preparing to run a role-playing campaign or two, I’ve been reviewing a lot of old games that I used to enjoy. I’ve subjected myself to a lot of really lousy material, but it’s been mostly enjoyable. In fact, half the time it’s the extremely lousiness that makes it so much fun. (It is baffling to consider the likelihood that there exist people who actually like Rifts as it was written.)

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