Archives week 34 of 2005
Aug. 22, 2005 - Aug. 28, 2005
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
I'd thought I'd drunk my fill
Of the shy, retiring pools
Yet when I stumble on another
I find my thirst renewed
Too easy to mistake
With arrows flitting past my chair
To whom the point is meant
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 ...
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 ...!-->!-->
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...!-->!-->