11 Feb 2002 andrei   » (Master)

Keeping off the daily buzz of php development lists has seriously improved the quality of my life. It's all working on well enough, considering I can still read them via news.php.net when I so desire.

Meanwhile, I decided to kick PHP-GTK up a notch and call the newly released version 0.5.0, since it is a fairly mature product at this point. Alan keeps doing cool stuff with it (but Alan, fix up the page so that other browsers can view it too). More and more translations of the doc are being done, and the doc itself is getting better.

ssb checked my tokenizer extension into the PHP repository for me. Hopefully it'll find a good use.

I've also been working on a set of functions to perform runtime object aggregation -- dynamically adding to/removing from an object methods and member variables from a certain class.

I've finished reading The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers - what an excellent book. Must check out other books by him. Ripped through Dust by Charles Pellegrino in about a day; interesting premise, science, bad characters. Blondie 24 by David Fogel is very good, even though it lacks any code behind the project. I've always been fascinated by neural networks, AI, etc. Slowly making my way through Pratchett's The Wyrd Sisters, don't know why, but reading the previous ones seemed to go much faster. Up next, The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll and probably Lenin's Tomb. Some days I will have to find time to re-read the good books I've already read.

I've been on a strict mass-preserving/fat-burning workout diet for the last 2 weeks: 300g of protein/60g of fiber a day, very few complex carbs. Also added flaxseed oil to my menu. Consuming prodigious amounts of whey protein, glutamine, and creatine and using fitday.com to manage all that. Workouts 4 times a week. Ugg, I hurt now.

I've been looking at Sony Cybershot DSC-S75 digital camera - $519 is the cheapest I can find. Maybe someone will be nice and give me a present.

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