deuteronomy 10:12

August 9, 2005

Lately I’ve been feeling sort of grousy and cynical, was in no way ready to be given these verses as my daily reading:

quiet time at oscon

August 5, 2005

Well, frankly, I haven’t had much. That’s not so bad, really, it just means that my time has been densely packed with activity. In previous years, I’ve had good journals of my activity: I’d go to my hotel room at the end of the night, write down what I’d done, and crash.

class dbi community explosion

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Well, I suppose it was just a matter of time before I said something about this. I love Class::DBI, I use it all the time, it makes me happy, and it had a very good mailing list community. For a while, Tony had been taking flak for not having released a new Class::DBI. He got more and more defensive about it, so the peanut gallery got more and more demanding.

kwiki templates

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Jim Brandt mentioned my previous Kwiki-related post to me, this morning, and I remembered that I forgot to mention one more little Kwiki hack.

kwiki kampfen

August 1, 2005  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

I made some remarks like this on #perl recently: Every time I make a new Kwiki, I dislike it because it has no features. Then I install a few plugins, and I like it a little, because it’s nearly what I need. Then I decide to write a few plugins to add the last few features I want, and I hate Kwiki because I realize that I need to deal with some part of plugin writing that isn’t documented, even on the Kwiki Kwiki. Finally, I get things working and I love Kwiki because I have conquered it. The thing is, I want to love it because writing plugins is so easy, not because it’s an ordeal that I can survive.

oscon bound

August 1, 2005  🐫

Gloria and I slept in, today. More accurately, I slept in, and when she got back from working the four to eight a.m. shift at the gym, Gloria got back in bed with me while I finished out my one to ten shift in bed. She made waffles, I packed, and we went to Mass. (This morning’s Mass was sort of disjointed. I think we should try for the 10:30 next week. It is the Cadillac of Masses.)

all day i domn annoying servers

July 23, 2005

I think canonical stupid playground expansion of Adidas was “all day I dream about sex,” but I remember one particularly stupid variant I heard when I was in elementary school: “all day in dad’s apartment, sexing.” Sexing? The only time I’ve heard that word used is when talking about identifying the gender of an animal – namely a guinea pig.

my birthday and its prelude

July 21, 2005  👾

What a day! Work was super busy, in part for reasons unknown and in part because Dieter is out of town, so if something breaks there is a big amount of learning required. It’s something like: find what broke, learn how it should work, learn how it’s supposed to be fixed, learn why that doesn’t work, then learn how to actually fix it. Looking back on the day, from the eleventh hour, it sort of looks like it was fun. I remember, though, that earlier today I was feeling really frustrated.

npr to podcast?

July 13, 2005

Podcasting is sort of an interesting idea, I guess, but there aren’t any podcasts I feel really interested in hearing. The only thing I regularly listen to is NPR. Right now, NPR has RSS feeds. Each feed headline leads to a web page that summarizes the article and has a link to a Real Media or WMP audio stream.

agency, old timer, encore, and other projects

July 12, 2005

At Pobox, I met this guy Thomas Thurman. One day Dieter gave me a link to a funny little page on his site, where I saw a Gnusto link in his sidebar. Gnusto is a few things. First and foremost, it’s a spell in the Zork universe; it makes things glow. Beyond that, it’s a Mozilla extension that lets you play Infocom (Z-Machine) games in your browser. I never really used Gnusto; I’d tried the first few releases, which were very, very experimental, and went back to Frotz. Still, it was neat.