3 Jul 2001 jfleck   » (Master)

food
If there is any finer food than the avocado, I have not tasted it. And yet it is such a tricky, fickle temptress. Eaten a bit to soon, it is tough and rubbery. Too late, and it gets that smokey, aged flavor that disappoints. This morning, it is perfect.
computers
Got some good stuff done last night:
  • Sent off a gnome-db2html3 patch for review, a simple code cleanup I've had sitting around for a while and my upgrade to the DocBook 1.40 xsl stylesheet
  • Got a workable draft of the GNOME Documentation Style Guide posted so the #docs crowd can start providing their feedback. I'm pretty proud of it. I've learned a lot in the process of working with Pat Costello on it. He made some fabulous contributions. Now I know that I regularly write sentences that are way too long.

hawk

Yesterday morning I saw Henrietta, our neighborhood hawk, catch a sparrow. Lissa and I were riding our bikes a couple of blocks from our house when Henrietta (could it have been Henry?) swooped low across the front lawn in front of me, after a clump of sparrows. She caught the slowest one - evolution in action - then zoomed back up to the trees in the park where her little ones were waiting for breakfast.

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