small progress with rubric

April 11, 2005  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“•

I released 0.08 of Rubric the other day, which had quite a few improvements over 0.06. There werenโ€™t any really major changes, but the little changes added up to, in my opinion, a greatly improved user experience.

zombies, zombies everywhere, and not a drop to drink

April 11, 2005  ๐ŸŽฒ ๐Ÿ‘พ

A few months ago, Dann had bet me that in two weeks Iโ€™d be able to pick up Resident Evil 4 for twenty bucks at Game Crazy. I challenged him to put his money where his mouth was, and he took me up. On April 2nd, I went over to Game Crazy and that found the only used copy was about $40. I picked it up, and on Tuesday Iโ€™ll get my winnings. In the meantime, Iโ€™ve been playing a good amount of Resident Evil. I think Iโ€™ve put in about five hours in the last week, and itโ€™s been pretty darn enjoyable.

microsoft peripherals

April 7, 2005  โš™๏ธ

Why does MS introduce peripherals that are well-designed, and then make them less so? Their Natural keyboards used to have normal inverted-T style arrow keys. Now they have some sort of insane cross configuration. There, they took the standard and ditched it for something dumb. I guess thatโ€™s par for the course.

updating tools, losing time

April 7, 2005  ๐ŸŒ€ ๐Ÿ“•

My daily accomplishments form lets me keep track of how I spend my time each day. When I realize Iโ€™ve utterly wasted a block of time, or canโ€™t account for it just ten minutes later, I color it in black. Today, I had an hour and three quarters of lost time, which is just awful.

Rubric

April 6, 2005  ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“• ๐Ÿ’พ

I keep seeing people post links to Rubric, but they post the link to version v0.06_02 or something. Itโ€™s frustrating, because I imagine newbies downloading an old, broken version and going nuts.

good-bye bryar, hello rubric

April 6, 2005  ๐Ÿ“ง ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“•

Well, I originally meant to use Rubric as a place to keep notes as well as bookmarks, and then I decided it would be a decent journal system, too. I didnโ€™t actually use it for that, though, because it didnโ€™t seem worth it. With a few Bryar annoyances and Bryar looking to be somewhat abandoned, I figured it was time to move.

on not having to use my a-k

April 5, 2005  ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“•

Iโ€™ve got to say, it was a good day. I got to work and, after finishing my yogurt, I flipped through the bug reports and feature requests on de.lirio.us and put them on my to do list. Thereโ€™s a user named era who has really been cranking them out. I ended up with fourteen line items for Rubric and felt somewhat intimidated by the fact that my to do list was half-full at eight in the morning.

productive pig, not me

April 3, 2005  ๐ŸŒ€ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“•

Today started with two guinea pigs in our apartment, and ended with three. The new baby is tiny and cute and awesome. We donโ€™t know yet whether itโ€™s a girl or a boy. Weโ€™re hoping for another girl.

organization, cpants, and choice

March 31, 2005  ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŒ€

Iโ€™ve made some revisions to the paperwork I use to try to organize my day. I figure other people might find it useful, although the chances of that are probably slim. If you want nice simple todo/done forms, suitable for clipboards (full or half sized), theyโ€™re in my hacks dump.

padwalking, paperwork, and productivity

March 29, 2005  ๐Ÿซ ๐ŸŒ€ ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป

First, a question. When I run this code:

use Data::Dumper;
use PadWalker qw(peek_my);
{
my $lex = "HELLO";
sub pad {
    my $l = shift;
    warn Dumper(peek_my($l));
    print "While you're here, I'll print my enclosed scalar: $lex\n";
}
}
pad(0);