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Journal of hydo (2599)

Monday July 18, 2005
05:03 AM

Three in the morning

Three in the morning and I've finally finished taking the project that I get paid to maintain and making it about three times as fast as it was before by sprinkling Cache::FileCache around.

In other news, I'm getting married though anyone who knows me probably already knows this. I still need to rebuild my mythtv box, move my SVN and TRAC repositories to the Ultra1 that my friend Sum gave me, put two of my rackmount servers up for sale on craigslist, and finish moving this week. I really really really hate moving. Mostly because I'm really really really lazy.

Monday October 25, 2004
12:04 PM

School and Code

There's school, projects that I have been working on forever and projects that I should either fix or remove, and I don't feel like working on any of them. I'll probably feel better once I suck down the rest of this latte.

Friday July 18, 2003
03:42 AM


Today I did stuff. What is different about today is that I woke up at 7am almost like a normal person. Lets see how long this lasts before I fux it up.

I delivered some code today and hopefully I'll get a check early next week as opposed to really late next week. I'll probably start working on the next version tomorrow.

Worked on Stem a little. Got uri a new version of stem2pod... maybe i'll write some tests for it or something after I get done with the code that results in a paycheck. Paying rent on time is generally considered a good thing.

Wednesday July 09, 2003
04:16 AM

Ouch. That was my brane.

I Went to bed last night at 2am and woke up at 4:30am to take Margaret to work. I went to the hotel afterward and hung out in the lobby reading email and generally messing around until it was time to go into the talk.

I have had the opportunity in the past to see Damian Conway's Advanced OOP talk but for one reason or another didn't ever make it. Well, it was definitely the highlight of the conference so far for me. Lots of information presented in a way that is easily digestible while remaining rather dense. Definitely the best technical talk I have ever attended if for no other reason than the skill of the speaker.

After all of this I came home and collapsed. Now Ty is talking about going to the store and I'm wondering if I shouldn't take another little nap while it's still early (2am) so that I have plenty of fire left for the Alpaca party.

Tuesday July 08, 2003
09:39 AM

woo hoo!

The magic registration fairy blessed me with a badge! Now I can go see Conway's advanced oop talk.

03:22 AM

The Catalina Caper

I'm going to be pretty bummed when this conference is over.

After making my journal entry about the day yesterday, I decided to install RT and get it configured. Once I was done and had a few bugs entered, I looked at the clock and it was 6am! When I woke up I grabbed my stuff and jumped into the car and took off downtown. I parked in a pay lot a block away which I found out later was a mistake to the tune of $12 as opposed to the $1.25 it would have cost for a two hour pass on the bus.

First I started out just hanging around the lobby talking to people and whatever. Then sky noticed that there was an ad-hoc network that someone had created with the name 'oreilly' which was fuxing the access for everyone in the lobby. I downloaded iStumbler and tried to triangulate the person but I didn't have much luck. Hopefully tomorrow we wont have that problem.

Pretty soon afterward, ua started rounding up people for sushi. I gave dha, umm... some dude, and some other dude a ride to a sushi joint I had never heard of called 'Madame Butterfly'. It was pretty damn good.

After that we decided to go back to my place and watch MST3K. I came up with the oh so clever idea of running an extension cord out to the lawn and watching it there. We hauled the TV, TV stand (g4 box), the dvd player, stereo and speakers out on the lawn and had a grand ole time. Hopefully we weren't too loud.

I think if the rumors about OSCON being in pdx again next year are true I will make this a regular thing. Actually my roomate and I are talking about doing this off and on over the summer since we met one of our neighbors during these festivities.

Drbacchus: "You'd think these people had never seen someone watch tv on their lawn before!"

Yea, I'm sure I will be a bit bummed when the conference is over but at least i'll make every ppm meeting from here on out. =)

Monday July 07, 2003
02:25 AM

Fun fun fun

Well, i'm hooked. OSCON so far has been very fun. I've met so many people that I'm getting them confused.

On Saturday I went over to Schwern and Ingy's house to hang out and locked my keys in the car *with the ignition on*. Thankfully their landlord is proficient with long sticks and was able to roll down one of the back windows by sticking it through my sunroof. Schwern and I went to the airport to pick up Drbacchus around 10 armed with a sign that said "PANTS || E_NOPANTS". We figured he would know who it was by the sign. I was wearing my one and only shirt from The Onion which says "Your Favorite Band Sucks" in big white letters on a black shirt. Between that and holding the pants sign, I got quite a lot of confused stares.
While we were waiting, we saw a guy with a NetBSD daemon cap on and Schwern yelled "OSCON?!" and the usual geek greeting ensued. We ended up giving him a ride back which was somewhat of an ordeal in and of itself because since I had locked my keys in my car, I did not have time to clean out the bajillion fast food wrappers and cups from the back. Luckily, I had a couple of Natures grocery bags in the back which we stuffed completely full of trash. We then piled four people plus luggage in the car (trunk was full... not of trash) and zoomed off.

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn (1:30 in the afternoon) and blazed downtown trying not to be late and found that the annual Blues Festival was going on. E_NOPARKING. I finally got into the hotel lobby at 1:59 by my cell phone to find that the atmosphere around the Bugathon was far too laid back for me to be worrying about being late. Margaret showed up and hung out for quite a while which is always fun. She and Piers's wife talked a lot and decided that there might need to be a "Wives of Perl People BOF" next year.
I ended up driving Piers, his wife, Margaret, and I to Chens for dinner which was much more fun than taking the Tri-Met. I think we managed to stuff three people in the back seat on the way back but I forget who it was besides... arrg! I cant remember pdcawley's wifes name. Anyway, I came back and closed a bug, went up to the sports bar on the second floor and hung out a bit with schuyler, gnat, dha, and a few others. Now i'm back at home putting stuff together to take with me tomorrow.

Powerstrip - check.

Wireless card for tobeya and one for ua - check.

Extra power supply for an ibook/powerbook - check.

25' extension cord (you never know) - check.

Tomorrow should be a lot of fun.

Friday July 04, 2003
06:44 AM


Finally reinstalled my ibook with 10.2 after another meltdown in the middle of working. Thankfully I only lost about a half hours worth of work. I'm going to miss Expose' though.

03:59 AM


The beta is supposed to go out on Monday and my tests aren't passing. It's going to be a long weekend.

Thursday June 19, 2003
03:00 AM


Due to overwhelming inspiration from gnat, there will be a DV camera at the PPM booth. Behind it will be me pretending i'm Frederico Fellini, looking more like Kevin Smith, and shooting video that i'm sure will look like i'm doing jumping jacks.