Archives March 2004
Altogether one of my more enjoyable evenings in months. I think that pretty much puts a cap on my (come to think of it, rather long, as it started at 4am this morning) day.
It's been 3 months since I've seen her, almost as long for Shiva, longer for Neda and Nousha. Honestly, how is a man, once exposed, supposed to be content while out of the presence of such beauties? I've been floating most of the day, and even the rather frustrating process of getting Debian Linux installed ...
Okay, according to the IHTribune (silly layout alert), a recent poll found that, among other things, 7% of Americans had never heard of the European Union.
What the heck! I'm impressed that someone even thought to ask. I mean, who would have thought that people could be so totally asleep on foreign affairs as to ...!-->!-->
As I'm sure everyone and their dog has linked to now, Groovy is an attempt to create a JVM language with some of the characteristics of Python and/or Ruby, but hewing to the "java way". So far I haven't been particularly impressed, but I suppose I should actually download and play with it some day.
Knoppix, as many of the none of you will surely know, is a bootable Debian Linux CD. It is also one of the easier ways to install Debian, you boot into the full Linux environment off the CD and run a (rather primitive) script to install to the hard-disk.
Sat down and did the review and final edit of the metaclass presentation this morning before work. I have more hope that it will fit in the time-slot. Basically if I only hit the top-level bullets and gloss over the sample code we'll be fine.
The presentation final draft is due Wednesday. There's no business cards for Mikey yet. Work on importing framework must continue, as must the whole-system simulator. Too much to do, too few days. Oh well, off to it.
Apropos to the question of play in design, particularly the effect described in my thesis of providing a safe environment for exploring ideas:
What you see here is a fairly deep topic; getting caught up in trivialities and as a result losing the chance to demonstrate affection. It's something that's painful for many people, yet ...!-->!-->!-->!-->
Well, as everyone and their brother has been reporting, the DARPA race across the desert wound up with best showings of 7 miles (14km or so). Lots of coverage of the mechanical exoskeleton for soldiers as well.
Of course, coverage of Spirit and Opportunity has been phenomenal Still, they're expected to drive maybe a few ...!-->!-->
Went to bed right after work yesterday. Slept most of today. Yet still my eyes are sore and bloodshot. Keep getting up every few hours and trying to do a little work only to realise I'm not really in any shape for it. Suppose there's tomorrow.
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