enjoying salad since 1978.

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

I need a vacation from my vacation.

Friday, July 19, 2002

I'm listening to some James Brown at the Ev Palace while working on some various issues. I've discovered I can only do one funky sound: "huh!" (that, of course, is my lame white-boy interpretation).

Maybe I can squeeze out a OW!

Update: The "OW!" didn't quite happen.

Am I a dork or what? I actually spend time reading bug reports for other projects

I would update this blog more except I just don't give a shit. Right now I'm spending 12 - 14 hours/day working on Blogger, I'd rather not spend the rest of that time (minus sleep) writing in a blog. As my girlfriend likes to say: "When not programming, steve likes to program" and that's what I'd rather be doing. I'm sure there's a t-shirt slogan in there somewhere.

Saturday morning will find me flying to Oregon for the first leg of my whirlwind West Coast tour shuttling me to Pendleton, Spokane, Seattle, back to SF, then to Lake Tahoe, then back to SF. I plan to write at least a third of the runtime for a new language I came up with. More on that later.

I will also make enough time to finally finish my beginner tutorial for the E language. I've been trying to finish that for quite a while now.

Of course, more important than that is spending some quality time with my people.

I feel bad leaving since there's so much work going on but sometimes that's just how it is. I would feel worse if I were just going on vacation but I have many things to attend to.

now jazz hands! (I just wanted to toss that in)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Phil Windley writes a nicely lucid and long overdue piece cutting through the XML hype and explaining it in terms than any compiler author could understand.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

i own another g4. Ev was selling his old g4 for a solid price and a guy who was going to buy it didn't show up so I pulled out my checkbook and took it home.

I now own more working apple hardware than x86 hardware. See, I have 5 broken x86 boxes in my closet. 5 broken g4's would cost me a whole helluva lot more. Here's to ruggedness, renter's insurance, and a rubber carpet.

Sunday, July 14, 2002

Had dinner tonight with stacy's family which isn't something I had done before. I had been procrastinating for well over a year and a half now. Everybody had a good time and I got to meet her brothers and their wives and stacy's neice. We went to South San Francisco (to non-bay areans, this is actually a city, not just a cardinal direction) to a little restaurant. What a different place it is down there, there are hills with no houses! and trees that may not have been planted! Like I had stepped into Medieval Times (the era, not the restaurant)

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

john wiseman did answer my question about lisp and web development: 'i have been meaning to say something about the lisp web programming community, but it really just comes down to "take a look at the portable allegroserve mailing list, the lispweb mailing list, and maybe the cl-http mailing list."' excellent. and thanks!

I didn't actually know if wiseman read my blog or not, I just knew he read fa:osx and sometimes people cut off the /osx/ from the url and visit my blog.

NoFX's cover of "Olympia, WA" on the Rancid/NoFX split is as good as Rancid's original. It'd be great if I could share that with all of you via Napster/KaZaa/whatever (seeing as neither the bands nor their labels mind mp3) but Big Music removed that choice for everybody.

I never did hear back from that bank.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

So if you were the Director of IT for a mid-sized bank and somebody called and left you a message saying that they have tracked a hacker back to a machine on your company's network, don't you think you'd get back to that guy? Yet my phone ringeth not.

I think I'll be keeping my money in a mattress from now on.

Dave Hyatt:
"Wow, what a great place to build a city." - Me, admiring the spectacular view of Vesuvius from Pompeii, without really thinking things through.