October 31, 2006

Upcoming show-ish thing ()

by fluffy at 7:10 PM
Because we haven't milked it quite enough just yet, we are having a party, with a lot of live music and games and other such entertainment. Be there, or be somewhere else.

October 23, 2006

Octothorpe performing ()

by fluffy at 11:06 AM
Octothorpe (one of the bands I'm in) will be playing at Jillian's (at 731 Westlake Ave N in Seattle) as part of the Dept. of Records CD release party for "Drink To Bones That Turn To Dust," an Oingo Boingo tribute album.

The concert is at 8 PM on Saturday the 28th. Watch me spaz out on the drums or whatever.

October 21, 2006

Two things I learned about wine tonight ()

by fluffy at 9:00 PM
  1. I ♥ Malbec
  2. A good waiter-style corkscrew is a heck of a lot easier and faster to use than a wing-style opener. Screw rabbit-ears openers. There's a reason waiters use waiter-style openers. (But it has to be a good double-hinged one, not one which is just a corkscrew and a useless lever thing which can't actually reach the lip of the bottle when the corkscrew is inserted. The one I linked to is the specific one I have, which also has a really nice foil cutter. I bought it at Target though Target's website doesn't list it but it cost $6.)

October 17, 2006

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My mouth is too sore to chew right now ()

by fluffy at 9:35 PM
So I had more dental work today (only one more appointment left, yay), but the stuff on my right side is still pretty sore because I've been clenching my teeth at night and so it hasn't been able to heal (though the dentist did adjust the bite on the crown a little more which should help a lot). Also the dentist had to use a heck of a lot of novocain because the molar just wouldn't get numb, so my face is still a little numb and moreso it's rather paralyzed. So between the pain, inability to chew, and inability to coordinate my lips I decided to improvise something simple and easy to eat. So I made kicked-up macaroni and cheese, with ham and green chili.

October 16, 2006

Two more reasons I love my job ()

by fluffy at 5:56 PM
  1. When I get stressed out over something stupid, my manager does whatever he can to make it right. Usually he succeeds.
  2. My officemate knows a lot more about C++ than me, having actually worked in it since I was in grade school. He is not afraid to dive into my code and critique it, and he found a lot of stuff which could be improved a lot (and this is seriously the first time that's happened to me, and I was totally hapy to hear it). I'm always happy to learn new things, and glad when someone else wants to work on my stuff rather than just trust/expect me to do it all solo.

October 12, 2006

Late ()

by fluffy at 9:05 AM
What do you call it when you're running late for work but you're not in any particular hurry? Sashaying, maybe?

I guess I'm sashaying late for work.

October 11, 2006

"New" bass ()

by fluffy at 10:59 PM
Today I noticed that yesterday someone posted a for-sale listing for his old fretless bass guitar, and so I emailed him about it expecting it to be sold already. He replied and said it was still available but there were a number of people interested in it but hadn't bought it yet.

So I went over to his office to check it out.

October 8, 2006

Darwinia is incredible ()

by fluffy at 10:54 PM
Yesterday I finally got around to buying Darwinia after having enjoyed the demo. Today I finished it. It's been a long time since I've been so compelled by a game to simply devour it as quickly as I could.

I don't like most RTSes, but Darwinia abstracts away the resource management enough that you hardly even notice it. It also has a great visual and audio style (with music by trash80, one of my favorite minimal electronica producers), and a lot of great little homages to the classic demoscene (it's worth starting up repeatedly just to see the various "bootloader" intros for example).

October 6, 2006

October 5, 2006

Meta ()

by fluffy at 11:08 AM
Last night I had a dream that someone (my identical twin sister, I think) was lecturing me that dreams were meaningless.

Then I got a haircut at the community college. It was terrible. Then I got to the house that I had just bought and discovered I had an infestation of informational pamphlet droppers.

October 3, 2006

Dear fluffy, ()

by fluffy at 10:54 PM
There hasn't been a "Dear fluffy" in quite some time, but Chris just writes in with this:

Googling for leads on what's been plaguing me for the past six months brought me to your site, specifically this post:
I've been diagnosed with everything from tendinitis to deQuervain's to nerve damage in my neck with no luck so I still hunt for answers. Since your wrist posts seem to end after that one I'm very curious: did anything in that post work for you? Have you had any improvements or progress? Living with this, I sincerely hope you have


October 2, 2006

Now this is just bizarre! ()

by fluffy at 6:39 PM
Last night I had a dream which was pretty convoluted and I don't remember much of it, but one salient plot-point was that for whatever reason, the ACM kept on sending me SIGGRAPH proceedings even though I was no longer an ACM member.

The bizarre thing was when I got home today, I had a large padded envelope from the ACM: which had the latest SIGGRAPH proceedings in it! (Specifically the "full conference DVD-ROM" set with all the papers, sketches, art gallery, and who knows what else on it.)

I haven't been an ACM member for two years and when I was a member it was pretty unreliable as to whether I got the proceedings or not (sometimes I wouldn't get them at all, sometimes I'd get two or three sets). Now that I haven't been sending them money for a while, I'm actually getting this stuff that I don't care about anymore. And having a dream about it before it happens. Peculiar.