26 Jun 2001 rupert   » (Journeyer)

Today was a slow day at work, so I started working on a couple of single frame comic strips, using the Windows paint tool. Slowly, Vinnie the Vulture, and his trusty pet, Dun, a TCP packet, emerged from the chaos, and set out on the first of their adventures. All of the strips are available on the embryonic Vinnie the Vulture page. Just pretend to laugh... the term "comic" is used loosely here, and most of the comic aspects consist of obscure inside jokes, and bad rhyming schemes. Fortunately, the quality of the art makes up for all of that.

Apart from this, I spent the day hunting down bugs, and trying to triage a departing coworker's bug queue into something slightly more manageable. Nothing very exciting, however I did have a nice Indian dinner with my friends Greg and Tague.

In hacking news, the speech recognition component of my car project is almost ready for installation. Most of the Python glue code to interface Sphinx with the LCD server and MP3 player applications is done, so I'm getting excited about the project again. What I really need to be doing is fixing bugs in the current installation (and there are many), but adding new features is much more fun!

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