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Nerd diary wars (pm)

liam’s using advogato instead of creating his own diary shell scripts himself. pffft!

Mom surprise (pm)

managed to surprise my mom for her bday. ber asked several weeks ago if i had any ideas for mom’s bday, and i said i didn’t. so she came up with a place to go and i came up with a scheme to get her there. anyway, it worked out and here are the pix.

Emigrated (pm)

someday i should come up with a list of why i emigrated from america. here’s one though…

Deep thoughts (pm)

this just crossed my mind, can advertising conferences become too commercial?

Deborah and Allen visit (pm)

deborah and allen visited. some pix from the trip: sexy underwear allen in the car columbus statue columbus statue alcoholic art scary folks in the pub outside a construction site allen saying goodbye deborah saying goodbye

French rap (pm)

ok, my housemate has managed to surpass the depths of rap. french rap. rap in french. by french people. their site is under construction (or is that SITE EN CONSTRUCTION?), but apparently it will go live really soon. oh the joy. i pray for french chefs, i get french rap. must pray harder.

Objective C (pm)

playing with objective c lately. search for it on google. very fun stuff. it’s like c and smalltalk combined. anyway i’m finding that my perl code for work which is done with perl’s oo support ports quite nicely to objective c. i’d never really looked at it, which considering some of the langs i have looked at is surprising, but i’m quite impressed. there’s apparently a speed hit as compared to c++, but i think the flexibility and more readable syntax is nicer. Read more

Ben/Lisa wedding trip (pm)

trip to the states for ben and lisa’s wedding. also got to see folks in boston, my mom, and for a few brief minutes my sister fawn. pretty good for a week w/ no car! :) i also met a great guy who emigrated from ethiopia on the train to new york. the lesson i learned from him is that marxist soldiers are very similar to clueless managers. who knew? Read more

E-teen (pm)

i just realised a month ago that since i’m 0x1e years old, i’m actually an e-teen. my last year as a teenager. as an added bonus i could probably file for an ipo and do quite well.

Artistic (am)

i work with very artistic people. for instance here is a piece kathryn did entitled “wired consumer.” by contrasting the more traditional wood with the high tech earphones in a human shape, the conflict between the past and the future is dramatically laid out. the encroaching commercialism is subtle yet powerful in its effect. a truly breathtaking experience…

H2G2 (pm)

i was deathly ill last week. ok, that’s a terrible exageration, but there was just way too much sniffling and sneezing going on altogether. better now, but while i was feeling sorry for myself i ordered the six cd set of the hichhiker’s guide to the galaxy radio shows. i love old radio shows, i love h2g2, i love shopping on line! woo-hoo! so i busted out the plastic and ordered at http://shop. Read more