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JAPH. (That's right -- I'm not Really Inexperienced any more.)

I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.

Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Monday November 19, 2001
05:21 PM

The Best Laid Plans

[ #1304 ]
FROM MY LAST JOURNAL ENTRY: "I need Cygwin. Guess what I'm doing for the next hour? Right. Finding, downloading, installing."

Next hour?! HA HA HA HA HA HA. And HA HA some more, too.

And that's all I have to say about THAT.

I almost died today. Well, that's a little hyperbolic (is that a word form of hyperbole?), I guess. My car was nearly struck by another car. Very nearly. (Note that I didn't say I was *nearly* in a car accident. I was. The other person didn't mean to do what they did, so that was an accident.) They tried to turn right *through* my car. I attempted to brake fast enough to prevent it, and also keep from hitting the lamppost.

They failed, I succeeded on both counts, and then I managed to recover quickly enough to see them at the stoplight ahead of us and assure them that I was fine - I was laughing my head off. It's not often that I see a streetlight that close to my car. :)

I did actually manage to flip a truck over once in a blizzard, rebound it off the trees, and land in the ditch. I walked home. Not even bruising, and I bruise pretty easy.

I guess I should be dead. Good thing I'm not. ;)

Bizarre behavior from the program. Whatever I did *last* time with it, the checkboxes always cleared; whatever I'm doing with it now, they're not. Really weird, since I'm doing identical stuff AFACT. :\ Oh well, if it doesn't shake loose while I (fix|add to) the code, I'll shake it loose later. Not a big deal right now, just something I figured I should document.

Friggin' Cygwin...! I honestly thought it was small. I didn't know what it was. Clearly it's gonna be a lot more than I thought, because apparently the whole ball of wax weighs in around 55 megs. (For .mp3 whores, that's about 10 songs, or 6 Pink Floyd songs, or 2 live Pink Floyd songs, with the thirty-minute guitar solos.)

I don't think I need all that, so I'll be doing a pick-and-choose, eventually figuring out what I need and doing the download. I just find it funny that I thought 'oh, I'll just have it download everything and when I get home later, I'll set it all up'. HA HA HA.

I still don't know why it's pretending some of the cards aren't in the inventory. I have it *print* the inventory hash as it builds it, and bang, there's the card it says isn't there. Maybe I'm destroying part of the hash somehow, but that seems very unlikely. I don't even refer to it most of the time - built arrays of keys so I don't have to touch keys(%inventory).

Deep breath. Fingers at home row. Keep going.

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