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dyork and panix are having fun-with-personality-types. I always come up INTJ, to the surprise of no one who knows me. (Not sure how I feel about the one-word titles though. Mastermind! I'll just sit here in a chair petting this white cat...)
Last time some friends were talking about it, we made up a four-question sorter:
1. Does having other people around tire you out?
2. Have you ever walked into an obvious stationary object? (e.g. a wall)
3. Have you ever wanted to be a Vulcan?
4. Are you able to decide where to eat dinner?

Someone sent a patch for kMoria (wow!) so I am tinkering with kMoria this week.

Recovering from yesterday (got up early and went to the wedding of two friends.. very nice wedding.. meanwhile missed most of the local annual science fiction convention which was also this weekend (skipped the Friday evening stuff so as to be in decent shape to play guitar the next morning; but instead stayed up as late just being a worrywart, though I suppose that was somewhat less tiring than convention-going) but did go to the filking last night which was a fine thing.. then spent most of today (Sunday) asleep thus neatly missing the rest of the convention, and also missing helping friends move furniture (oops)).

Yet another thing going on this weekend (one that I was glad to mostly miss yesterday) was the annual "vintage grand prix" in which people with wacky old cars take and drive them around in circles in the park a couple blocks down the street from me (sadly, it is audible from here), all weekend.

Have not been doing much geek stuff lately, due to trying to get calluses back in time for wedding after having neglected guitar all summer; and "mundane" things like that. Also reflected (last night) that I have not produced much filk (if it can be dignified with the name) in the past year or so, maybe partly due to spending brain cells on other things, such as "working on thesis research" or newer ways to procrastinate same, and partly due to being lately gripped with a preference to write something with an original tune that is unrelated to graduate school or computers, the feasibility of which remains unproven (and thus nothing gets written at all).

We trimmed the hedges, of which there are 3+i kinds. (I would secretly like to just get rid of the kind that has long thin thorns. Like maybe bulldoze them. well, a girl can dream.) It started to rain before we finished picking up the third and thorny set of trimmings so we just sort of kicked them off the driveway to finish up tomorrow.

Open-source-wise, am having one of those "what was I smoking?" evenings: why, exactly, did I want to let other people download software that I had modified really just for my own fun? Someone remind me, while I go off and evade non-leafy responsibility for the rest of the weekend.

Released iRogue 1.1.0 (development branch) the only interesting feature of which is HandEra support. Currently releasing color kMoria. clickety clik. personal status:



later - Someone please shoot me for improper use of &=
Palm foo - The "iRogue for HandEra 330" branch has (I think) only two nontrivial new bugs at the moment, does not have support for rotating the display, but I think I will vote that a project for another month. Whether the bugs will be magically fixed by July 2 is anyone's guess.

Color for kMoria is practically done (and there is a kludgey separate utility to help set up colors so that, yeah, every monster type can have its own color without wasting space for us monochrome folks), but before I turn it loose, I want to rethink which database should get the record with the color information - choosing either of the existing two has some possible drawbacks but on the third hand proliferation of databases is also potentially irritating to the user. Meanwhile, I revised the stats bar so that it only updates the fields that have changed (cut down on the flickering when you are regaining hit points) but it's a bit broken just at the moment and sometimes doesn't update anything.

Other foo - Rereading _Downbelow Station_.

26 Jun 2001 (updated 27 Jun 2001 at 02:46 UTC) »

lately: Adding more creeping features to kMoria. Occasionally remembering to work on "iRogue for handera 330" branch - today I got the emulator to crash in a new way, which may or may not be considered progress.
tonight: Answering email (which has been stacking up all week), even though I don't really feel like it.

Yesterday we made chicken salad in the food processor. I have not used such a device before. It is interesting. A tool for converting "cutting up" tasks into "washing up" tasks.

Someone asked today "how can you hack at work, and then come home and hack some more? I would get tired of it". Now I feel unmotivated - it is like trying not to think of a rhinoceros, I think. Actually sometimes work is "hacking", and sometimes it is "answering email", and the same is also true of not-work, so all I have to do is pick an activity that did not occur in abundance at work. Sometimes both occur in abundance, and then when I come home I fall back on "testing", which really means playing games (choose your projects wisely).

This week I am trying to get the iRogue special-cases for HandEra 330 to work (this goes rather slowly and batchily because at the moment the machine I am compiling on and the emulator I am testing on are a mile and a firewall apart), and trying to decide on a reasonable way to let people configure colors in kMoria (and still be able to swap color definitions with one another...)

Someone asks whether there is iRogue merchandise! egad.

Briefly distracted from addition of creeping features to iRogue; this morning I fixed a couple bugs in kMoria and this afternoon I got it to compile with a newer SDK (3.5). Will attempt regression testing for a few weeks now and see if the upgrade made it crashy like iLarn.

I don't play an Angband, but reading about fufie's joke patches entertained me in the past. I must go read the thread of opposition and see if it is amusing or lame.

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