15 Jul 2001 taw   » (Journeyer)

NOTE: it is early early on the 15th as I write this. All entries applicable to the 14th.

first real entry:
We'll have to see if I can get into this public diary concept. I have kept a journal here and there before, but this is... interesting. It will probably suffice as a way to keep track of my day to day activities sans private stuff. Anyway...

Monica goes home:

Saw Monica off to Ohio early this morning. She'll be gone for 10 days... I have a bachelor pad for 10 days!

need more sleep:

I had a nasty headache and therefore slept for the most of the day. I haven't been getting enough sleep anyway. I have National Guard tomorrow though, so I need a bit of rest.

work and shelve2.py:

Wandered into work this evening. I needed to complete this report generating crap that has been overcomplicating my life recently. It is overcomplicating things at work namely due to the fact that... it's overly complicated! I should just toss out all the code and start fresh, but that would be... painful.

Wrote a Python module that wraps around shelve. It allows you to make a mini database with any serializable object as a key. Very powerful for small databases (i.e. persistent objects). Unfortunately, there appears to be some weirdness with the cPickle version of pickle, so I have to use pickle instead which is MUCH slower. The really nasty part is that I am having difficulty replicating the error as misa pointed out to me in an email. Oi!

trying to find time to...

Things on my todo list:
  • sleep more often.
  • spend more time with Monica.
  • hit the gym every day.
  • buy a new machine, network Monica's to mine Probably make her piece of junk just an X-term.
  • get high-speed connectivity already!
  • finish xboids the xscreensaver boid plug in. It has to be written in C which I really need to brush up on.
  • more hacks... trying to boost my GUI skills, and other knowledge.
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