fired again

November 15, 2005

Last night, I had the same dream as the night before. I got fired. I worked for and with the same people, but I was a comic book writer/illustrator. We produced a number of comics, including the one I worked on the most. Its name was something like “Hellboy.” Maybe it was Hellboy, but it wasn’t the real Hellboy comic. I think I wrote an issue in which the narrator spoke about how his china cabinet was a gateway to hell.

cpants updated (for me)

November 15, 2005  📚 🐫

I’ve done a bit of poking at Module::CPAN::Generator and put together my own cpants.db. I also tweaked my cpants Querylet, so I can look at my Kwalitee results and find that… dangit! Rubric 0.12 left use strict out of a module somewhere. Argh! I need to (a) get domm to let me give him updated cpants.db for the website or (b) run my own version of the website.

my kingdom for a good stickies application

November 15, 2005  🍏 💾 🤤

I want a way to take really quick notes. I want to scribble down a to-do, write down a MySQL log position, write down the length of time it took to build the CPANTS database, or whatever.

a pox upon j.p. mcgrady's

November 14, 2005  🥘

There is a bar near the intersection of 3rd Street and Adams Street in Bethlehem. It is called J.P. McGrady’s. They have good burgers, good wings, and a wide variety of beers on tap. Despite this, tonight I say, “A POX UPON YOU, MCGRADY!”

early morning braindump

November 4, 2005

This morning as I walked to the bus terminal, I had a thought and said to myself, “You should write that down once you’ve got the your laptop open.” Of course, I’ve forgotten it by now.

some of my recent coding

November 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I finally released 0.12 of Rubric. It’s not everything it could be, but it’s better than nothing. All of its tests pass, due to a better cleanup routine before testing. It uses strict in the (pointless) module, which gets rid of that one black mark on my CPANTS score. I was really wondering when domm would update the scores, but now I want him to wait until I fix my most recent upload.

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.

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.

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.