6 Dec 2000
(updated 7 Dec 2000 at 02:30 UTC) »
I'm trying to find somewhere to spend some portion of my holiday
(22nd Dec 2000 to 14th Jan 2001) around the South-East Queensland area.
It needs to be inexpensive, and not overly-booked, since it's probably
a little late to be arranging this sort of thing.
It'll be my first time away on a holiday under my own steam---family
holidays just don't count. How do other people manage to afford this
sort of thing?
Google isn't being very helpful, but the information is Out There,
It's almost time to go back to the salt mines, and I don't even know what
I'll be working on today. I think I can pretty much rest assured it's going
to be more java, though. Ho-hum.
On the other hand I've managed to get a little more coding on my own work
(in Perl) to download mail stored on that
icky webmail thing so my girlfriend can free herself from it for
good. HTML::TreeBuilder is actually pretty cool, and a
vast improvement over the standard `callback' parsers (which I never
worked out how to use).
I'm working my way through: Tuchman's The Proud Tower, Donadldson's
Gap series and Thomas Covenant stuff, and Stephen King's IT (just
for old time's sake).
Thomas Covenant bears a striking resemblance to Shinji, the reluctant
protagonist in Neon Genesis, I think.
deekayen: By gum, you're a nasty little
piece of work. Waiting for HIV/AIDS to come along and wipe out all the
undesirables, are we?
Yeah, I see you don't like being stereotyped.