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(no subject) [May. 22nd, 2016|07:54 pm]
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Went into the office just to escape apartment noise and it was a m a z i n g. The quiet emptiness of a midtown manhattan office building on a Sunday is heavenly by comparison. It reminds me of hanging around pitt and cmu academic buildings on weekends and late nights.
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(no subject) [May. 21st, 2016|09:06 pm]
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Saw a couple unimpressive apartments in Astoria, but the general feel of the neighborhood along a couple streets seemed good and full of things.

Akiva was in town unexpectedly, hung out with him for a bit, had dinner with him and K at the french place across the street.
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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2016|08:37 pm]
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Oof another migraine this morning. At least relatively short-lived, found my footing again around 10am, got some good work done. Light dinner with K at some asian fusion-y place near the pottery studio she goes to for classes, had some tasty chicken wings with sweet chili sauce.
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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2016|09:41 pm]
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"Wordhack" at Babycastles was a bunch of interesting talks on language, art, tech, and such. Might be interested in going again.
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(no subject) [May. 18th, 2016|06:01 pm]
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Another couple really great days at work, where my fingers get tired before my brain does. Grinding down complex things into simpler parts that make sense and can be reliably analyzed is really satisfying!

Tried the Shake Shack sausage-egg-n-cheese breakfast sandwich since K reminded me it was a Thing when I complained about breakfast options in midtown. Turns out it's hilariously bad! So much so I don't even regret trying it. There is like maple syrup flavor in the sausage, blechhhh.
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2016|06:18 pm]
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Landed a good chunk of code. I feel like the ramp up to productivity has been super short this time around. Some of the credit goes to prior working relationship with coworker, but also I suppose I am probably actually, like, gaining experience at what I am doing and it is getting gradually easier to do things.
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(no subject) [May. 14th, 2016|03:00 pm]
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Took a look at an apartment a little farther up in Park Slope. Seemed decent but feels hard to pull the trigger on the first thing we've seen this go-round.
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(no subject) [May. 13th, 2016|07:57 pm]
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Experimenting with going into and leaving work during a later window in the day. I find that I pretty much can't stand the rush hour commute, so it leaves me with the two palatable but fairly well-separated options of about 8-4 or about 11-7. I do kinda miss not having much of an evening with the latter option, but I ended up being decently productive with it the last couple days.
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2016|07:54 pm]
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Hung out with K and some of her friends at Petit Poulet for a bit, good times.
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2016|08:06 pm]
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Three consecutive days of involuntarily getting <7 hours of sleep from upstairs noise is making me feel really, really shitty. Looked around half-heartedly for another apartment, but it's a bit depressing to realize how many good checkboxes our current apartment ticks off (very, very close to subway, clean, spacious, laundry in-unit) apart from noise-awfulness, and it'll be hard to simultaneously satisfy all those constraints again --- and there's no real guarantee of getting a quiet place, it's just that rolling the dice again seems preferable to staying here. Stuff at work remains interesting, though. The little starter task Sean pointed me to get familiar with the codebase turned out to be not nearly as simple as he though, which I am fine with. Having a meaty problem that involves some tricky design decisions is fun.
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