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a toast to new thought.
a round for the thought that got us here.


Determining what needs to be done about an inherited NT Server. Learning the wonders of vb and Web Applications, and parallel development with people who don't know what version control means.

Home is where the linux is. Or something like that. Seems like most of my work time development has slowly been shifting towards a windows based la-la land. Home however is another story. Hope to have my apache server up and running quickly and then the real fun begins ;)

ASP programming isn't so bad actually. It's just that most of it runs on Window$, but there's ChiliSoft! of course, so there's options anyway.

O.K. back to work


Thursday, and thing change

Well, it's been a crazy month or so. Absorbing activeX how-to info -- whether I like it or not. Completed building my new gzh machine. The case is crazy, 5 fans, aluminum, and slick looking. Installed Linux Mandrake on there. Nice OS, but no web servers on it. At least one that I recognize, (ie, no Apache). No internet yet, but had a copy of apache lying around, at least now I can play around with some basic web dev.

Hoping that dsl will come soon, I am in serious withdrawls since I have been booted from my home. Appears she has taken a liking to one of her teachers. She's taking my place now, and they're keeping my old machine. Argh. And I'm paying for their internet service too. Lame. That will end soon enough.

New roommates are kewl. Tribes2 mania going on at the house. Dune and AO too. But I need to get a windows box to play some of those. Either that or I keep tinkering with writing device drivers, writing C and honing my perl. I think I'll keep tinkering.

--binaryfoo out
trial by code

it seems strange to think
that time heals.
What exactly is it healing?
Is it a balm of sorts?
Or are we just forgetting,
with enough events and people interspersed
in between the bad time
and the now time,
that the bad doesn't seem so bad anymore?

How do we learn? Preventing the bad from happenning again, requires remembering the bad, reliving it, daily, like a pill. There ways of living in which we don't have to concern ourselves with remembering evils done, but simply live an existance where water rolls down stream, and trees grow straight and tall, and the sun rises and sets.

Here there is no learning, it is doing, breathing, coding, building, but learning happens anyway. And the balm of time feels like icy-hot, and smiles become a treasure.

these are times to live and these are places to begin never forgetting, never remembering. Be.

--binaryfoo out

Reading Time

Code Complete

Numerical Recipes in C

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to grasp the info in Code Complete. So far I'm almost to chapter 4, and there's been nothing but good info. As for the recipe book, taking a quick glance has revealed to me many things I don't understand. This is going to be a good one. :)

Well it's been a couple of days since I've written, just didn't want to disappoint you all out there dying to read my next words. arg. If only that were true... lol.

Gotta get back to my books. I'm tempted to plot my reading progress here, but then I know there's many of you out there that can polish these books in a week, so maybe I'll hold off, I'm not exactly the fastest read in the west ya know.

--binaryfoo out
6 May 2001 (updated 8 May 2001 at 16:33 UTC) »
Wookin punub

Looking for a kayak partner, anyone interested? No special conditions except the following:
  • Need to be able to roll, or you're close to getting it.

  • you live in California
  • you have a kayak
  • you want to go paddling down some not too crazy rivers (class III for now, but to some people my class III is a IV, whatever)
  • you have the time
  • talking computers doesn't kill you, nor does not talking about computers :)
That's all
Email me

In other news, I'm getting the hang of xml transformations using saxon. Xt wasn't cutting it on the laptop I've been using. Nor was Xalan, but of course I'm using a company laptop with windows98. But my home machine will run them fine.

--binaryfoo out
Happy Fridayness!

Just finished a crazy week at work. Got handed an integration project, converting the previous company's website to look like ours. Of course, it's a different platform running a different web server, and the content is generated from binary files, and no source code...

Decompilers are a great thing. :)

So the code is now in assembly. Working to convert it into a higher level language. Anyone know of an Assembly to C++ Converter?

Also handed a variety of word documents to convert into XML. Eventually they'll go up as HTML on the intranet server. Found majix. Hopefully it will be able to what they say it can do, transform Word and RTF Docs to XML.

We'll see

Well it's time to find a new place to live. My significant other has decided I'm too boring. Needs her space away from a comp geek. 7 years together. argh.

--binaryfoo out
tweaking here and there

working on an image scroller in JavaScript. Should be pretty basic. Don't want it to suck up a lot of bandwidth, just scroll thru thumbnails and keep the processing down. Maximize speed and execution, keep that info flowin.

Life is good, I have to say I've been feeling really good lately. Maybe it's that psychic shield I've woven around the apartment, that could explain why i don't like leaving the computer... nah. Could be the running. Started doing that again. Maybe I'll be back in triath shape again? Nah. Too much exercise fries your brain. At least running in a lot of heat. :)

More on that later

back to work!

--binaryfoo out
Looking for projects to be a part of
not sure how I can correlate extracurrilcular coding and get "advogato" credit for it. I really don't want to be just an observer, but I guess if the majority says so... eh, this site has been good for getting me off my programming butt, and busy making some some kewl things, and for that I'm thankful.

--binaryfoo out
more to it, just keep playin

added yet more content to the perl section. of course it's all basic stuff, but that's what i'm good at right now. :)

anyway, added a section on file i/o. should be helpful for those of us that forget which means append, and which means write over the file. :)

good nite!

--binaryfoo out

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