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2 Jul 2002 (updated 2 Jul 2002 at 18:55 UTC) »

Whoops, sprained my ankle really badly playing ultimate frisbee. Looks like I'll be stuck in front of a computer even more now. Too bad I have to route the DSL connection through a Win2k computer--it's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Fortunately, we are getting a router today, hopefully. Until then, it's dial-up.

I've managed to get my IGS client up and playing games, now all it needs is a front-end. Also wrote a Snakey-type game for CL-SDL just for a test. Still a lot of work left to clean up the interfaces, though.

Carmack speaks of high-level graphics languages such as Cg. I should look into these for examples of a higher-level interface for CL-SDL/GL. It's hard deciding what is and what isn't important, and how the settings should be tweakable. And this isn't even at the OO level yet! He also mentions there are many such languages similar to Cg, all with little C-like syntax quibbles. Well, fortunately, CL has powerful syntax abstraction capabilities, so we'll leave the C-like syntax quibbles to the people who don't know better.

Still getting settled in new apartment. Lots of stuff to sort out. Need an air conditioner, Pittsburgh is too hot. At least I now have DSL, so I can waste more time on the Internet. Began hacking on CL-LDAP in response to a query about the existence of such bindings; now it looks like it's going to become an actual project. My LDAP experience is fairly limited, but UFFI is so easy...

My Go playing today was atrocious. I really need to get back to IGS more often. I also need to work on igs.lisp more, but that takes away from playing time. I still can't decide which is more interesting, sometimes.

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