25 Jun 2001 Phoon   » (Journeyer)


yet another

Another entry? So soon?
Every once in a while I get in a poetic mood. So recently I started on a sestina about Keith Henson, the guy that had to run to Canada to avoid being thrown in jail by Scientologists.

I got two-and-a-half verses done, then I realized the choice of repeated words I had made wasn't easy to work around. I guess "plan to throw one away" applies in literature too. I'll let you know when (if?) I get it done.

Saw Shrek the other day. Thumbs up... it's hilarious. I was laughing most of the way through. There were a few moments, though, when it was obvious that my ten-year-old companion didn't get some of the jokes. She had a good time, though.

There were times I almost forgot it was animated; the graphics were great. The music isn't bad, but the soundtrack CD makes a major change; the version of "Hallelujah" on the CD isn't the same as the one in the film. It's a shame; the song in the film is incredibly moving.

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gleblanc: If you want storms, come down here to Florida. We've been getting storms daily; they've been doozies too... massive lightning, some hail, a few tornadoes (mostly on the coast).... fun, fun, fun. Just wait until a hurricane comes through. Remember your surge protector.
Absolutely no progress on the gaucho report. I'm going to ask if I can have it completely written out in English and simply translate on the fly. That would make it infinitely easier.

You see, I'm not very adept at public speaking in English, and I'm fluent. If I can't put together coherent sentences in the language I've spoken my entire life, how can I expect to do it in a language I've known for about 6 months?

The professor said she has a set of gaucho gear, so that might be some help.

bad code
Fixed a tiny bug in ithought's export module today... I forgot to tell it the default permissions for newly-created files, so it set them randomly. Earlier I got a file with no permissions whatsoever, and today I got a file with seeming random permissions... it even had the "Transient" bit set. (That's what I was told it meant... a T in the last space on the permissions display.)

That's fixed.

Got an interesting setup now... almost my full root window in X is a root-tail. Soon, I'll set up my workstation as a partial loghost and dump firewall logs to it, so I can tail them here.

Studies have shown that 3 out of 4 people is 75 percent.

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