Friday, January 30, 2004

It's funny Brian should say that: Toshi & I just installed a slightly more blue bulb in two of our fixtures and they make the area they shine on look less dingy.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

I just can't summon the will to fool with the array of names again. Instead, I'm working on a data-driven content management system for Invisible City. (Y'know, Sharon, these things exist. You don't have to build them all from scratch. ...Yeah-but, that's like using a bread machine. You're not a real programmer if you're not covered in flour. ...You've mixed your metaphors, Sharon. ...I know, I know. ...And you're talking to yourself on the internet. ...Okay, yeah, that is weird. ...Say goodnight, Sharon. ...Goodnight, Sharon.)

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Sorry for the long e-silence; I'm on a road-trip-from-hell, with eight cities in three weeks. Not counting the flights to & from the west coast on each end. *sigh*

I never thought I would miss my own bed so much! But I finally found a hotel (for one night) with high-speed internet access, and that's almost as good.

Ella Minnow Pea is a great book that everyone should be required to read before being allowed out of fourth grade. The schools don't agree, but it's my opinion and it can be as dumb as I want it to be.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Thanks. Of course, I didn't mention patents. They're not actually part of the story. The topic was just a starting place. It suggested the story, which, since it was written in ten minutes with the threat of the boss man interrupting at any moment, couldn't dilly-dally with semantics. But yes, I know that "trademark" and "copyright" are not interchangable.

Looking at the book description of Ella Minnow Pea on Amazon, it sounds interesting. I think, in the back of my mind, all I was thinking of was Monty Python's "Travel Agent" sketch where a gentleman professes he can't say the letter "C" and so it's suggested he try the letter "K" instead, which works fine.

<pedant>Copyright, trademark, and patents are all rather separate things, actually.</pedant> Still, it's a funny piece, of course. Ben gave us a book called Ella Minnow Pea that touches on a similar idea. (I haven't read it yet. *blush*)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

15-minute breaks in the middle of off-site training are good for 600seconds posts. More C#, it is, with a healthier mix of .NET.

I assert, by the way, that the bloody capitalization is utterly random. And rigidly enforced, of course. *grumble*

Friday, January 09, 2004

I seem to be combining sci-fi and fantasy (and bad puns) with westerns lately. Guess it comes from watching "Firefly" on DVD.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Get well, Ben.

Or, enjoy the day off, anyway. ~_^

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

A bit of a stretch maybe, and still a little rough around the edges, but I'm learning to like this story.

It's okay to be first.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

I blame the holidays. I never need to eat again. Oog.

You know, when at least two of us read "pulled a muscle" and think, "ah yes, I'll write about food", something might be wrong.

Too much Sandman. Or, well, that can't really happen, so just: a whole lot of Sandman.

I don't know exactly what this has to do with pulling a muscle, but it's what got spawned by that topic.