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Code, Weather, Broken Computers, Technological Solutions, Dinner with Kouryou-chan - Elf M. Sternberg
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Code, Weather, Broken Computers, Technological Solutions, Dinner with Kouryou-chan
Man, my C code is sad. I couldn't for the life of me write a simple path optimization this afternoon, even though I had two working examples of path normalization, a very related task, in front of me. I'll take another stab at it tomorrow.

I had no desire to write any story today. I'm not sure why. It was just like I was all burned out in writing fiction. I've done 20,000 words in two weeks, so I guess I'm allowed a down day once in a while. It was just very disturbing to sit there and realize, I don't want to write today.

The drive home was utterly terrifying. It took me an hour to make what is normally a 35 minute driving. I hate driving in this weather, the kind of loathing and fear that I reserver for very few ocassions, the kind of cold pit of the stomach, I'd rather be having my toenails ripped out loathing. Despite this, when I got home I agreed to drive Omaha back to the city so she could go to work. Afterwards, I turned around and drove Kouryou-chan back home where I started to make dinner.

Obviously, since it's monday and I have the house to myself, it's time to make ravioli and home-made sauce. The rain kept pouring outside while I tried to cut the garlic and onions. The onions were very fresh, medium-sized things that made my eyes water horribly. So I came up with a great technological solution.

The techonological solution.
I figured my swim goggles were water-proof, they might well keep out the sulfides that make onions such a pain to work with. Kouryou-chan took the photo. She kept trying to help and I kept having to keep her away from the burners. I don't think she'll ever touch them again deliberately. Maybe I'm just being Dad-paranoid again.

While the sauce was simmering, I tried to respond to a post by elfric when I realized my "S" key was no longer responding. I have sacrificed the right ALT key to make it work, but now I'm down one key. The plastic underneath is drying out and becoming frangible, and I don't know how much longer this keyboard will last. Hopefully at least another year. The battery should be good at least that long.

Kouryou-chan made everything go away from her plate. Now it's time to see if I can get her to clean up her playroom.

Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Current Music: Tatu, Ya Soshla S Uma (Rammstein Remix)

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From: technoshaman Date: October 21st, 2003 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
She's a very good photographer. Got all the relevant bits in the frame, held it level, whole nine yards.

Too damn bad it's another 30 years or so until she's eligible to run for President.
elfs From: elfs Date: October 21st, 2003 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I had to coach her, you don't see the other four pictures, including the two where she chopped off my head, and there's some serious GIMP cropping magic going on. Nor do you enjoy the wreckage she leaves in her wake. Still, it's neat that she likes to grab the camera and take pictures of things, and with a digital, hey, it costs nothing.
whipartist From: whipartist Date: October 21st, 2003 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Tee hee! I keep a scuba mask in the kitchen for that very reason. I'm sure I look even goofier.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: October 21st, 2003 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
The future is here, when people wear mad-scientists googles in the kitchen.

I am reminded of Dib's father working in the kitchen, with a big arc welding rig, making...

Toast!
jenk From: jenk Date: October 21st, 2003 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
The goggles are cute, but frankly this is why I love my Pampered Chef chopper - most of the onion fumes stay in the chopper, and if I'm careful I don't get much of the juice on my hands.
hastings1066 From: hastings1066 Date: October 21st, 2003 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Sheesh, they have 4in of rain in < 18hrs, and everyone can't drive. *smirk*

Where on earth did you find a Rammstein remix of t.A.T.u.?
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: October 21st, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Rain.

Minnesota is worse. Three raindrops and everybody panics. And *every* single farking winter, it's like nobody has ever seen snow before.
elfs From: elfs Date: October 21st, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's actually a sugoi mash-up of "Rammstein" (the flagship song) and "All The Things She Said."
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