Archives week 34 of 2005

Aug. 22, 2005 - Aug. 28, 2005

Scents on City Streets

Scents unheeded mingle
In crowded city streets
Rushing past on forward errands

Yet pause and breath
You may find the hint of friendship
On chance's gentle breeze

Gorgeous evening at the cafe (Shane pulls together half a dozen people...)

Shane discovered a rather beautiful and talented lady this evening. He pulled her over to our table at the cafe (she'd just been walking by, he does have a bit of a gift). After that Alex (a friend of Shane's and someone Rose knows) dropped in, then Michelle and Lara, and finally Dan dropped in ...

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Ma petite soeur sont retournee! (Elle sont retournee et *je* droit apris francais?)

Rose has returned from her wanderings. French much improved, considerably better than mine now... trouble is she wants to speak only French at home, so I'm going to have to learn considerably more to get by. I suppose that's a good thing, but I'd actually rather learn Mandarin.

Pushy lil' sisters... if they weren't so ...

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What's Left of Me

These days I dream smaller dreams
Of home and family gathered round
Yet sometimes in the darkness
Darker, richer dreams break through
Piling up cascading wonders
That leave me breathless
And make me wonder
What's left of the me
That I once knew

Guess it's time to start thinking about PyCon2006 presentations (On the assumption that I'll somehow justify a ticket to Texas)

The real question is what to present? The last two years I've done presentations on "black magic" (metaclasses and descriptors), and those were fun, but we've probably covered most of the interesting material in there. And even then, the presentations were really more like classes/lectures, there was no new information other than organisational structure and ...

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Figured out part of the wonkiness (Amazing what happens when you read the XXX comments...)

For those of you who don't program, XXX comments are not blue/off-colour comments, but "I'm moving too fast here to stop and try to figure out how to deal with this corner case, come back and consider it when ready" (or something to that effect). Some IDEs will even build a todo list out of ...

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Ooh, look, the day is dying (Where do the dead days go?)

I wound up waking up rather early today (some bleepard with a fax machine keeps trying to spam our (non-esistent) fax machine). Mostly worked on finishing stuff for the VOIP billing system (e.g. formatting line items for the customer's bills), with a bit of Cinemon work toward the end of the day.

Anyway, think I'll ...

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Under the Sun (Though the sun is down right now...)

Was just writing Marjan, who'd asked about good movies, then clarified that she likes romances. I could only really come up with one romance off the top of my head, which is a Swedish film. It was very effective for me at the time I saw it. Far more effective than any of ...

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