Good lord is it late.
Not late today. Or this week. Not particularly late this
month either. I'm nearly halfway through 2000 and no Vorbis
1.0 yet. September last year, Jack asked me about how far
off 1.0 was, and I replied a month till demo, another to
Sometimes my deadpan sense of humor just kills me. Much
more often it just conspires to keep me from sleeping.
That I'm posting my first diary entry in about a month is a
good sign though. Things are finally in better shape than
they were three weeks ago. Everything's reassembled. A
little tuning, and hopefully some codebooks...
This morning I solved a small algorithm hassle that had been
bugging me the past three days. I realized that I'd had a
variant of the exact same problem in Grad Skool as an
optional part of a final project, and that at the time I'd
failed to solve in linear time (as was required for
credit). Having come up with a solution this time makes me
So much has happened since last entry. I've finished my
motorcycle training and now am the proud ownder of a Honda
Shadow ACE1100cc cruiser. Mmm. Nice, reliable, vaguely
unhip bike that's damned fun to ride. I'm still working up
to regularly having days without any minor embarrassing
Ever forgot to turn your fuel valve on? I did that day 3.
Hit the horn instead of the turn signal cancel?
Repeatedly? Day 4.
...or duckwalk the bike backward into the garage, tip just a
little too far (it weighs 700 lbs) and nearly drop it while
looking over your shoulder? Yeah, day 12.
Almost every day I manage to shift into neutral instead of
first at least once.
Today I was in the parking lot, stopped in first gear (and
knew it) and before starting off developed an itch on my
nose. I reached up to scratch it... with my left hand.
Thank god a V-twin has no idle torque!
So many ways to look like an idiot on a motorcycle, so
little time ;-)