good-bye bryar, hello rubric

April 6, 2005  📧 🐫 🧑🏽‍💻 📕

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 didn’t actually use it for that, though, because it didn’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  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻 📕

I’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 and put them on my to do list. There’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  🌀 🧑🏽‍💻 📕

Today started with two guinea pigs in our apartment, and ended with three. The new baby is tiny and cute and awesome. We don’t know yet whether it’s a girl or a boy. We’re hoping for another girl.

organization, cpants, and choice

March 31, 2005  📚 🌀

I’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), they’re in my hacks dump.

padwalking, paperwork, and productivity

March 29, 2005  🐫 🌀 🧑🏽‍💻

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";

rubric, reading, and repair

March 26, 2005

If you look at the entries in for, you find someone with these tags: { ripoff lame loser sucks bastard plagiarism assclown failure faux false hellalame hellahellalame }.

if rains then pours

March 24, 2005

Tonight, still in a bad mood about my laptop’s poor state, I came home from class and put in Republic Commando, determined to relax. The Xbox kept giving me the damned “disk dirty” error, often found on the early models. Their DVD drives lose alignment easily. As I ejected and reinserted the disk, over and over, I got more and more frustrated and forceful.


March 20, 2005

Something got me thinking about the gopher protocol last week, and I thought it would be fun to implement something like Net::Gopher::Server. It’s given me an excuse to read Network Programming with Perl, which has (so far) been quite good. I’ve been reading the gopher RFC and a lot of old USENET threads about Gopher+ and other extensions, too.