The energy I have for writing in this diary ebbs and flows. The last few months, it's mostly been ebbing, which is not surprising considering the current texture of my life: too much emotional energy going into trying to get an amicable and fair divorce settlement, and wayyyyy too much time schlepping around the Bay Area on various forms of public transportation to meet with assorted counsellors, lawyers, and so on.
I expect things to improve in a good many of these areas. I plan to get a car soon, and also plan on moving to Berkeley some time around June. Overall, I'm feeling a lot better than I was, and look forward to having the energy to interact more with the free software community and others.
I know Advo's trust metric is currently broken, and will fix it when I get a little time.
My thesis is going splendidly. I understand splines far more deeply than when I started. After I publish the thesis, I will find out whether the rest of the world gives a rat's ass. Either way, I'm having serious fun working on it now.
I feel brimming over with ideas for various code projects, considerably beyond my personal ability to implement them. What should I do with all these ideas? The answers are far from clear to me, and it will probably continue to be a challenge to figure out.
The weather is absolutely beautiful here, and I feel pretty good.