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So, it looks like I'm officially rather attached to the new girlfriend, based on the fact that she can now easily inspire jealousy in me. Which sucks, because I really hate the feeling of jealousy. It's altogether a very nasty emotion, especially in light of the fact that it tends to be completely pointless.

Also, my friend Rich is yet again having girl problems with his ex-fiancee. Which is amazing, because he's been having exactly the same problem with her over and over for about three consecutive years now. I'll never understand why some people feel they should get married so young.

So, on a less wishy-washy note, I'm almost done rewriting gilbrit's e16menuedit app. I'm doing it mostly to try and get used to glade. Talk about a useful but poorly documented app.

I'm also getting ready to get my ass in gear and learn Flash 5 scripting. It looks like a watered down version of Javascript so I imagine it won't be too bad.

And, finally, I've almost finished upgrading my work box to Mandrake 7.2. I like it a lot, especially because XFree86 4.0.1 installed correctly with accelleration for my Voodoo3 card. Just need to get a keymapping problem fixed and it'll be perfect.

Wow, what a great Thanksgiving break. I actually didn't come into the office for an entire four consecutive days. And I slept a ton. Groovy.

I pretty much hung out with Claire the whole time which was nice. Had dinner at her parents' house which rocked because her mom is a terriffic cook. We went to Santa Barbara on Saturday night and played pool which was fun. Nothing like a new venue.

Anyway, I'm back now. Fortunately, I didn't even have any annoying client emails while I was away, so I'm able to get back onto things quickly. The fact that it's monday, and I have my C++ class tonight are the only downsides.

Went dancing at Paladino's last night and ended up drinking too much beer with my friend Christian. He's recently moved back to LA, so I've been able to hang out with him lots more. This may ultimately turn out to be complicated, as he is the ex-boyfriend of my current girlfriend's twin sister. (Think about that again, I promise it makes sense.) However, he did promise to help me out learning Balboa and a couple of ballroom dances if I would help him out with some "geometry for architects" type stuff. This is very cool, as he's a truly badass dancer.

Also in the news, I have received my new watch after several months of searching around. My first eBay experience seems to have been a good one.

21 Nov 2000 (updated 21 Nov 2000 at 23:53 UTC) »

Okay, after like six months of not touching this diary, I've decided to keep better records. So let's see... what's happening.

  • We moved into a new office in Venice, CA.
  • I wrote the XML chapter for this PHP book.
  • I have a new girlfriend named Claire.
  • I'm about to learn how to do Flash 5 scripting.
  • I went to Hong Kong for a few days to swing dance.

That's probably about it. Working on that book for WROX was really fun. I may end up working on the next book in that series which would be really cool.

Just joined advogato and it seems really cool. The peer certification thing is as it should be.

Started learning vim yesterday in an attempt to wean myself away from xemacs. I'm still not sure if I like the whole two modes of operation thing. Of course, I can remember saying similar things about always having to type "Ctrl-foo" in emacs, so I'll probably get over it.

Anyway, thanks to Tom Gilbert (gilbertt) for giving me his .vimrc and related files, as well as some pointers on where to find vim documentation.

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