16 Apr 2002 Krelin   » (Journeyer)

Some of us love it and are good at it (in spite of ourselves).
Some of us don't love it, but are good at it anyway.
Some of us love it, but can't code our way out of a paper bag.
The rest write Java.

-- Brian "Still Working out 'class PaperBag : public Bag { ... };'" Crowder


That's my poem for the day, don't know/care what it means.

My life is directed acyclic graphs lately. I wrote some neat code (imho) for representing sequence-pairs in a 2D bin-packing problem. I'm about 10-20 lines of code away from making it actually do something cooler than build a huge graph and traverse it from left->right and bottom->top. And then some dependency-tree fun at work.

Lots of visitors lately. Trying to get a guy hired (who shall remain nameless for now) to work with me.... wife and I had dinner with him on Friday at the Chart House in Cardiff. They munged my wife's fish (unevenly cooked), but my food was good as was (he reports) his.... the service was miserable. As usual, though, the view was worth it.

Then, the very next day, and old old old friend (whom I have known longer than nearly anyone else in my life -- we went to the same daycare when I was 3-years-old), and her brother joined my wife and I for dinner at The Fish Market (on Harbor Drive, south of the San Diego airport). The food there was excellent, and we laughed so outrageously as to bother the tables nearby.

Sunday, took The Dog to The Dog beach. Cooked a lovely pan-seared filet mignon with boiled/seasoned new potatos. Too much garlic on the new potatos? I can still smell it, in spite of much showering, tooth-brushing, flossing and hand-washing.

Today, we basked at work, in the glow of our recently completed prototype milestone. The game is shaping up nicely, and it is easier to become excited about this thing emerging from the nebula that was hundreds of thousands of lines of code that didn't seem to do much, but now seems to be pretty cool technology. I've been cranking code like a madman lately.

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