June 28th, 2005
Not much these days. Life is more or less business as usual.
Anime Expo is this weekend. If anyone else is going, we'd really dig splitting a room 8) relsqui and I'll hop in the Shuttle (my '91 Aerostar which bears resemblances to ST:TNG's shuttlecraft) to spend the weekend there. That's in Anaheim, so I'll pass through LA briefly at least. I miss it down there. =/
On the plus side, moving down there is a definite possibility in the reasonably distant future, thanks to a recent company acquisition.
I took the day off of work yesterday to handle registration, insurance, and get new front tires on the car. Those weren't far off from being good only for holding the car off the ground.
For any Ultimate OS fans, I've been working on a basic hardware simulator with which to run the bits I have of Ultimate. I elected not to go with bochs or any of the other ones because I don't want to start seriously writing device drivers yet.
I took the time to call my mom yesterday. Found out that my eldest sister is breaking up with her girlfriend of ~8 years or so and has decided that she's upset with me for some entirely unknown reason. As is my usual way of dealing with these matters, I've determined this to be her problem. When she wants it solved, she can either get over herself or tell me what the problem is. I'm not picky ; )
relsqui has started with REAL programming again. Threads & sockets. One of the normal SMAUG folk mentioned that he thought the stuff we were talking about (thread pools and signals mostly) was "pretty heavy stuff". Still, it's nice to see her doing some good stuff. She insists that it's because I want her to work on Ultimate, although I can't think of much farther from the truth at the moment. I don't really want anyone to work on Ultimate until I have the system design done and a reasonable version built.
Oh, and in other news, relsqui and I have permanent accounts now. 8)
I feel like eating corn on the cob right now. I don't know why. I suspect it would be a somewhat daunting task with my current round of facial hair, although it's been noted recently that I'm very skilled at eating neatly.
Started relsqui and our housemate on Revolutionary Girl Utena after reading Perl, the first postmodern programming language. I desperately want to watch the movie again, but that would give away much of the series to them.
You know, I dimly recall that I'm supposed to be working. One of my bosses dimly recalls this as well and called to ask me what I'm up to. I suppose I should take that as a sign...to go get some tea!
Err...and wrap up this post, of course.
Oh yeah! One last bit: I have an officemate. He's even reasonably cool.
You need to rice out your Aerostar.
Can you really rice out an American car though? Shouldn't it be "burgering out" or something like that?
My Aerostar is already quite happy at speeds in excess of 90 mph. It may look like one of the shuttles, but I don't think it needs to move any closer to warp speed than that.
I love your icon and it's probably true :D. The stuff you talk about is heavy, you and your girl have mad knowledge!
I'm less certain of its truth. It's been a very long while since I learned anything in particular which could result in the death of a human being. I feel no need to test it out though.
Speaking of the lovely relsqui
, she made the icon from a rather memorable part of the TV show Firefly
If you haven't seen it, you _must_ see it. It's a space western by Joss Whedon. It ran on Fox for a season before it was cancelled (mostly due to a poor initial choice of time slots, a few random time slot changes, and their refusal to show the pilot episode first. Some who saw it on the TV mistakenly believe that the show sucks because of this).
Luckily, a bunch of extremely motivated fans felt differently about it and screamed, begged, moaned, whined, &c. So they made a movie which is due out in September called Serenity
. It was due out in April, but they rescheduled the release so it wouldn't conflict with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
and Star Wars 3
It's extremely well written and, perhaps best of all, there's no sound in the space sequences. Oh yeah, and it has the _cutest_ engineer to ever set foot in a spaceship. If I ever find out that the actress is anything like the character, then relsqui
and I are going to steal her away. Besides, I want to move back to LA at some point anyway ; )