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The Bag of Holding

Rebuilding a server

Posted by ApochPiQ, 30 April 2006 · 118 views

I've finally gotten off my lazy butt and started rebuilding Milton. Milton was the server for my Tiny KeyCounter project, before one of the hard drives decided it was going to die.

One of the drives was the OS and actual site/database, and the other was basically nothing but a nightly backup image of the site and DB. I have no idea which drive failed...

Motivation time!

Posted by ApochPiQ, 28 April 2006 · 133 views

I hereby issue myself a challenge.

It is shortly after 9 AM on Friday, April 28th, 2006. I have a list of mini-milestones that I wanted to have done this week in order to get the cutscene engine mostly implemented. I have thus far not done such a great job of keeping up with things, mostly due to having apparently developed a light dose of narcolepsy...

Reading material FTW

Posted by ApochPiQ, 26 April 2006 · 96 views

My copy of Programming Language Pragmatics just arrived today. It's big, heavy, and features small print.

Perfect bedtime reading.

Brain stretch

Posted by ApochPiQ, 25 April 2006 · 124 views

I've had a sort of recurring idea several times over the last few years. It involves a way to avoid stagnation of knowledge and skills, and identifying gaps and holes in important knowledge.

My idea is to periodically patrol the technical forums (and maybe some other ones too, like Business of Game Development) and look for questions that I can't...


Posted by ApochPiQ, 25 April 2006 · 106 views

I am ridiculously tired.

I have a lot of work planned out for this week that I need to get done (deadlines before I go off and lose a week at E3 next month) but I'm slipping behind.

Bleh. Sleep first, care later.


Posted by ApochPiQ, 24 April 2006 · 109 views

At the recommendation of a commenter on one of my previous entries (thanks, btw, even though I'm too lazy to find out who you were [wink]) I've been watching the video lectures from Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.

It's very entertaining, because the poor HP employees are clearly getting a very concentrated dose of brain-rape....

Short Journal Entry! Anathema!

Posted by ApochPiQ, 22 April 2006 · 113 views

Alright, fine, I just can't do it. I can't post a short journal entry [grin]

Actually, this is really just a half post-script. I have a feeling it won't make for anything long, but usually, the stronger I get that feeling, the more wrong I am - and the longer my posts get. Oh well.

Anyways, I just realized something about myself. I was working on...


Posted by ApochPiQ, 22 April 2006 · 111 views

A new Books-A-Million just opened up about a mile from my apartment.

They also do not have any good books. In fact, the store is tiny, and barely has any computer-related books at all.



Posted by ApochPiQ, 20 April 2006 · 151 views

I'm looking for a book. (For those not inclined to suffer through my tomes, you may skip to the end [smile])

In today's society, that's not really a remarkable thing. Just pop down to your local Borders, grab a double caramel latte with whipped cream and cinnamon, and bum around scanning shelves for a couple of hours. If you absolutely must get all...

The right place for objects

Posted by ApochPiQ, 19 April 2006 · 192 views

During my usual bouts of procrastination, I dug back up Paul Graham's essays, thinking that I might find some useful stuff in there since my Lisp conversion. Specifically, I started reading Why Arc Isn't Especially Object Oriented, looking to compare notes with Paul's work on the Arc language (a Lisp dialect, for those not familiar with it) with my own...

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