31 Mar 2000 fatjim   » (Journeyer)

sleep is for the week

I've started using xterm again instead of gnome-terminal, because I picked up some really nice Xdefaults some time ago. Nice stuff.

Having some fun recreating the first 'good' game I ever wrote, using C, SDL and Gimp rather than QBasic, "put", and homemade-graphics-program-controlled-by-joystick.

Went to the local linux group's meeting, something I haven't done for two years (ie, ever since it got lame.) Well, it's still pretty lame, but I did manage to meet some people who are A) smart B) friendly C) good at consulting. In other words, people I'd like to learn from.

For a school assignment, I wrote a (simple) HTML parser in java. Not amazing per se, except for the fact that it worked the first time I ran it, without a single bug. Woohoo!

caveman goes hunting

Work-as-in-get-payed-work is finally starting to progress; I just need to explain to my partner why he should check his email more than once a week. (/me imagines root-window sized biff..). Since Database Server licensing prices are ridiculous (obviously aimed at far, far larger projects then this one) I'm going to stick to an open-source one like PostgreSQL or MySQL, and make some sort of donation to the project I choose. (If anyone has good or bad things to say about these, please let me know!)

analog signals

Still reading AI stuff; have diverted mostly into NLP books. "Language as a Cognitive Process" by Terry Winnograd (the SHRDLU guy) is pretty cool. Hoping to have enough theory soon to make BillyBot check his(it's?) output for gramaticallity.

It snowed!! Dear LORD what did I to to deserver this!. It melted right away, but I was not pleased. I've promised myself that when I can afford it, I'll buy an SUV -- an old one with no catalytic converter. That way, I'll be doing my part to ensure my descendants never have to worry about winter again. (that was a joke. really.)

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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