Long time no post.
Flying my girlfriend in for the weekend. I
managed to get on priceline
on a Friday, bid on a round-trip ticket for a next-day
departure (Saturday), and get it... for $300.00. I saved
$1903.85 on this bid. Not bad for 1/2 day's notice.
yet broken my promise of never paying more than $300.00 for
I'll bet she didn't expect me to follow through
with that one. I called her at lunch and said "Hey, you
want to come over for the weekend? rasmus
is having a barbeque." She said "Sure!" (thinking I was
Finished a new
webpage to slurp other Palm-formatted sites through. Took me
awhile to figure out the rewriting of the links as they come
across, so that relative links are converted to
absolute, and all relevant HREF links are pushed back
through my script, so I can re-slurp them when a user clicks
on them. I'll launch this soon. It's all part of
PODS I have to publicly thank
dave0 for the help with the callback on
this one. It's still using a lot of hacky code, but it
works, so I can
begin tweaking more and more now.
Did some more work on
PODS, and added some more links to it. This thing is going
to be huge. Between this, palmliography, and
the new Slurp thing I whipped up tonight, this could be
quite the useful sack-o-tools for Palm users.
rasmus was helping me convert the Catalog
CPAN module code (ugly, bloated, slow, and disgusting)
over to a hand-rolled php script.
I'm so impressed with the speed and level of compactness of
Well, a debacle of
connected events once again stops me from doing what I
to. I missed my talk at
CLIQ by missing my flight out (a flight I paid for out
of pocket, I might add). My truck was
completely DOA, and wouldn't even turn over. I called the
three taxi companies in town. One of them had a circuit
error (fast busy signal), the second rolled into some
weight-watcher's clinic, and the third no longer covers my
area. Ugh. I was stuck. I spend two weeks on slides, and
even lost a bunch at the last minute (sorry
I need to stop
these dominoes from falling -hacker
, I hope all is well with Chris. I
hope our talk the other day on irc was at least somewhat
uplifting. I feel your pain (literally in some cases).
Things will go well. It's important to understand what these
things are, and to make sure to seek highly qualified help.
I'm saddened that I didn't have enough money or knowledge
back when I had "issues", but now I've learned.
I've now begun sticking Post-It
notes with my tasks on them on my closet mirror doors.
Hopefully this will get me a bit more aware of what's going
on in my life, and work to get them all taken down. I don't
have my dry-erase board here, so I'm a bit limited with
tools. The more I take away, the more of "me" I can see
again in the mirror. So far, it's working well.
Plucker 1.1 Released
Well, we've finally
and the website is holding up (yes, I'm surprised). We went
from ~5k hits to >31k hits a day now. That's not bad for a
little Palm project. It's doing well, I just wish more
people would jump aboard and help us out. There's a lot of
things to be done yet, and that damn python parser needs to
DIE. It's so damn slow!!
We have a Freshmeat
Plucker Entry, one on PalmGear,
one on Freeware
I seem to be doing good on
badger's external advogato stats
page. I don't have as many projects as
wsanchez nor do I want that many. 20? Come
only have 13 at the moment, not including internal projects
So much to do, so much going on. I have to
find new housing, I have to help my girlfriend find a good
job out here and relocate her, I have to knock all these
side projects off of my plate, deal with my truck, my
health, and getting back into my training.