18 Mar 2000 Erbo   » (Journeyer)

Last night was one of the longest nights I ever went through. I logged onto #jabber at around 11 PM, and it started out innocently enough, with Jer reporting a bug in icq-t. But it turns out implementing the solution required using some functions he hasn't adequately documented. Then came "oh, and it should be doing this," and "no, that behavior is wrong," and, pretty soon, I was going over some of my source files with a microscope, feverishly working to make sure I understood all this. At one point, my connection dropped, and that must have worried the people on the channel no end! Finally, at 2:00 AM, I committed the changes, saying, "I'm not doing another thing to this code tonight, not even to save my life. Glory be to God, I'm tired."

Today was less stressful. I spent it reworking some of the innards of libicq-erbo, as I'm beginning to understand some more of the way ICQ works. I'm hoping to get two features into icq-t soon: contact messages, and account creation. Andre would especially like the latter.

Another meeting at Wynkoop Brewing Company today. Except it's St. Patrick's Day today, so I had a helluva time getting out of the joint afterwards :-). Steve Adams is retiring as Webb Chairman; no surprises there. Guess it's all up to Perry now (I wonder if the Board will vote him as the new Chairman. I sure would.). Oh, and I won a ticket to tomorrow's Avs game (against Detroit) by playing Jim's twisted variant of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." I'm letting Pamela go if she wants to; she's wanted to see the Avalanche for awhile now, and this is a good seat. (Tom, Jim, and someone else from the office will be there with her, so she'll be OK.) I hope she enjoys the game. Maybe I'll check it out on TV while she's there.

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