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December 31, 2005

Work in progress: I LOVE YOU +5years ()

by fluffy at 2:12 PM
Songfight has been around for over 5 years now, and there's a sidebar column "5 years ago this week" which showcases the fight from 5 years ago. Very soon my first fight will be going up, so I'm working on a little celebration of that.

Early preview for friends. :)

(update) I think it's done now. Next up: Repair My Heart (working on a few different ideas for it)

December 22, 2005

Livelihood ()

by fluffy at 11:39 PM
Because of my wrist problems, Amazon brought in an ergonomics consultant to evaluate my workspace and habits and so on. It was surprisingly helpful.

Although I already knew a lot of what he told me, it was helpful to have that knowledge confirmed, and he also taught me a lot of things I didn't know, and helped me to get aware of some of the areas I was being neglectful. One of the surprising things he showed me was where most of my pain was likely coming from, and oddly enough, it was a side-effect of me wearing wrist braces while working which was causing a very specific kind of fatigue which led to a major ripple effect. It was also related to the way I hold my hands when I type, which was also surprising — I did everything I could to avoid ulnar deviation by keeping my wrists completely straight, but that actually was leading to static tension which was causing way more fatigue and pain.

December 19, 2005

Introducing: Mechanical Truk ()

by fluffy at 9:55 AM
Someone here made a tpyo and found a site which has been spreading around.

December 18, 2005

Project lives ()

by fluffy at 6:43 PM
Remember Project?

December 16, 2005

awol ()

by fluffy at 7:29 PM
wrists hurt

December 7, 2005

Mechanical Turk accepting third-party work ()

by fluffy at 10:39 AM
The Mechanical Turk team is looking for more work. If your business could benefit from artificial artificial intelligence, let me know privately and I'll forward the details on to the appropriate people.

December 6, 2005

DDR Extreme 2 is awesome! ()

by fluffy at 11:58 PM
With DDR Extreme 2, Konami have totally reinvented the game.

At its core it's still the same old "stomp on the arrows in time to the music," of course, but they've totally reinvented that anyway.

December 3, 2005

December 2, 2005

6-month anniversary ()

by fluffy at 12:08 AM
Yay, I've now been at Amazon for 6 months, and I still love it (even though the short short days are making me feel all depressed and stuff). I still feel like I'm out of my league though. :)

I only even realized I'd been here 6 months because I forgot my security badge this morning, and was wondering if I'd set a new record. (Most people forget theirs pretty often. Fortunately it's easy to get a loaner; they just need to see your ID and verify that you actually work there, by checking to make sure you have an active UNIX login. Is that geeky or what?)