Older blog entries for nny (starting at number 2)

My cow-orkers are psychos. At least one or two show symptoms of borderline psychosis. Developers, the lot of them. Depression seems to feature a lot among them, too. Is this normal? I know a lot of programmer types, many of them doing it for a living (of sorts) and they're either mad in some way (mostly non-destructive), or they're quite depressed (which isn't madness anymore, not with inflation and diseases and banks messing with your account and teeth hurting and women rejecting you and salaries that never last long enough and buses on strike and CDs misburning and people complaining loudly in their online diaries and bosses yelling at everybody when one person screws up and overtime payment being cancelled and fave websites being DOS'd out of existence and stupid locals who smell). Anyway, I don't think I know any normal people at all.

Development is at a standstill. This time it's the fault of apathy and Diablo II. And I'm tired all the time. Maybe staying up the night before going to work, just to play Diablo II isn't always a smart thing?

I've never been known to be smart, just clever ;)

Ack. I ache again. Tip if you want to start with martial arts: Get a body-replacement before you even begin the flexing-of-legs things. Seems to work well against my aching wrists, but I'm not sure if it's worth the trade-off. They might not be available for sale yet, though; the MIBs, who broadcast straight to my pineal gland on Saturdays, say they want to keep it private for another 20 years.

Lameness on the coding-side, but I sort of have the planning for how a decent gameloop should be setup. Garg! My friggin' connection died again! Fork() you, Eircom, fork() you and the router you rode in on!

The most useful thing I've done the past week or so, apart from taking a vacation, was debugging an SDL program for someone on #sdl at openprojects.net. Got me started SDL coding again, too, and I realised my coding is shit after staying away for about 20 hours. Don't give up, Coen, it'd be bad for morale if we all gave up straight away!

I need more hands on my project. Only cynical adventure-game freaks need to apply, though.

First entry:I cheer!

I live in Ireland, but I don't enjoy it much more than the previous place. It's early morning, and I'm downloading old games for research purposes. Lack of sleep is making the voices come back. They tell me to set up an account on Advogato, so I do that. Maybe a silly move. I go sleep now.

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