7 May 2003 lloydwood   » (Journeyer)

I was wrong about travelling a lot; it really shouldn't stop me from programming at all.

I spent a good couple of hours improving experimental SaVi texturemapping before my laptop battery was exhausted. I was on a flight, where movies just aren't what they used to be (but, then, as a moviegoer, I'm not what I used to be, either). Playing with SaVi was more fun; I think it's the first time I've gotten something done on a plane.

Douglas Adams once gave a talk on the lack of standardised laptop power in planes; it's printed in the posthumous Salmon of Doubt collection. That showed that he spent far too much time in the air; couldn't he have given a talk on something that, well, mattered? Last chance to see? Last chance to fly to, more like.

The trivial problem of seat power is slowly becoming a solved problem, but by the time laptop power sockets are common in economy I'll probably have enough frequent-flyer miles to be upgraded all the time; I'm spending far too much time in the air myself. Still, there's room to stretch out these days; a lot of empty seats.

I come from Cleveland, England. I'm writing this in Cleveland, Ohio; SaVi development is wherever I am.

Happy birthday, dad, wherever you are.

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