Older blog entries for Krelin (starting at number 3)

27 Jul 2001 (updated 27 Jul 2001 at 16:59 UTC) »
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sjanes71: What're "nightshade-related veggies"? And have you actually lost weight on this diet, or just sleep? :)

footrot: Hope you get to bone that chick. Thanks for sharing.

baueran: Checked out Agoris VERY briefly... a couple of quick comments (which you probably are already aware of). Textchess could be improved by understanding algebraic notation (d4, instead of X1: 4 Y1: 2 X2: 4 Y2: 4), or by simply being compatible with Tim Mann's xboard protocol. Agoris might benefit from having even a very small, naive opening library (the search space of an opening chess position is extremely broad, and not even really that interesting from a computational/algorithmic perspective). And I don't know if I missed it, but it would be interesting to see a document on how your scoring/search algorithms work. Thanks! :)

whytheluckystiff: Dude, I'm so sorry about your dog. That's not self-pity at all. I have a young dog who I'd be very sad to lose (my wife and I very much think of him as our kid -- it's almost freakish). Best wishes.

Went to see Scary Movie 2 last night. No wonder it barely escape an NC-17 rating. Some of it was funny, though. Other parts of it were either too gross to be funny, or too over-the-line to allow my brain to stop thinking about how over-the-line they were, leaving me unable spend cycles on laughter.

I'm listening to David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day" as an Audio book, currently. This is really entertaining, if you haven't checked it out yet. It's abridged (which is normally a peeve of mine with books-on-CD), but this works out okay for books composed of short stories or short articles (at least in this case), since the abridgement really just leaves out various articles. With novels, I'm always concerned that the abridgement may alter or remove some minor but interesting sub-plot that the abridging editor has decided isn't worthwhile. (As I listen more, I'm realizing that there probably are sub-plots tying these articles together, some of which I am missing in the audio-CD version, but it's still very entertaining. Plus, it's cool when the author takes the time to read their own book. Which reminds me, if you can find Stephen King's "Blood and Smoke", I highly recommend it.)

The new Cake album is not as good as I'd hoped, Fashion Nugget is still probably my favorite Cake album. However, "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" is a great song (and the CD contains a quicktime of the video which is hilarious).

I still haven't decided whether I dig the new Staind album yet or not.

RFC2795 is hilarious.

25 Jul 2001 (updated 25 Jul 2001 at 19:35 UTC) »

As if my recently renewed addiction to mudding weren't enough to consume my time entirely, I'm writing this diary entry as I install EverQuest. In spite of having worked on UO for nearly two years, I've actually never played EQ! I guess I'm more of a Nethacker.

Once again rode the San Diego coaster to work this morning. This is truly the best way to commute. It takes only slightly longer than driving myself, and I can read, or watch as beautiful, scenic ocean view after beautiful, scenic ocean view pass by.

I'm buying my VW Jetta Jazz after leasing it. I know you're not supposed to buy after leasing, but I like the car... a lot. Oh well.

I really wanted to go to the O'Reilly open source convention here in San Diego this year, but it was too expensive. I must save up to go to some Linux convention or other next year... (yeah, that'll happen :)

Ahhh, well. Back to work. (or playing EQ)

This is my first diary entry..... though I've been following the Linux effort for a while. I am not much of an open source developer, as I spend most of my time doing proprietary code for Massively Multiplayer Online Games, such as Ultima Online and Sovereign. So, mostly I lurk.

Some tremendously cool projects you already know about, that are currently interesting to me:

  • SDL rules for writing game front-ends. As I mostly work on game server code, I like toying with SDL as a break from my usual. Nothing worth sharing yet, though.
  • Guile is a tremendously cool extension utility/language. If you're wondering about extending your application with a scripting language, check Guile out, it's a great head-start, and being actively maintained.
  • Crystal Space is coming along very nicely!
  • Evolution is very useable already... Ximian are doing great things.
  • Mozilla rocks. Although, its form cut and paste is really irritating today. I like the nightly builds too much, perhaps.

Well, that's it for now... back to work!

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