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(no subject) [Jun. 25th, 2016|09:51 pm]
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Super busy and productive day.

Morning and early afternoon: saw all the apartments. The first one seemed quite good, we put in an application on it. Good neighborhood, reasonably priced, 3rd (ergo topmost!) floor not too bad of a walkup, dishwasher, plenty of space, adequate division of space, good commute. Only downsides were no laundry (but laundromat not terribly far away), subway not super close (but not too far), and, well, astoria is far from friends and familiar haunts in brooklyn.

Evening: saw a movie named "The Lobster" with akiva and some of his esty-an pals, had a nice dinner with them at Black Forest after. The Lobster was amaaaaazing. I really liked it, even though I was fairly uncomfortable with several scenes. It was just... impeccably constructed. The acting was awkward af, by design, and executed perfectly. It communicated several things obliquely about the constructed world which were fun puzzles to figure out. I could maybe have done without the blood a couple of times, but it certainly wasn't gratuitous. It has Olivia Colman who you may remember remember in her breakout role as Julie in Numberwang. (9/10)
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(no subject) [Jun. 24th, 2016|09:42 pm]
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Got several apartments (4!) lined up for tomorrow. All in Astoria (my concession --- I do like and know brooklyn well, but it's still pricey for what we're looking for, and there's just so many babies) and all without laundry (mostly K's concession. I like laundry in building, but it seemed to really limit our choices).
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2016|08:42 pm]
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Another solid day at work, got several disparate things done. Really love having an emacs major-mode specific to the thing I'm working on. Having all the tab completion and syntax highlighting and so forth just feels so nice.
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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2016|08:40 pm]
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Solved a problem at work that would have required me to do a bunch of extremely tedious programming by instead monkeypatching way deep into the aws api python library. I'm going to go wash my hands now.
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(no subject) [Jun. 21st, 2016|08:39 pm]
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We made some fried fish and chickpea-cucumber-tomato-yogurt salad. I recognize my tragic descent into legitimate adulthood by the sign that I kinda liked the salad.
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(no subject) [Jun. 20th, 2016|06:38 pm]
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Went to this Center for Network Programming miniconference thing that was being held on the "Cornell Tech Campus", which temporarily = "3rd floor of the Google offices". Neat talks, met some interesting folks.
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(no subject) [Jun. 19th, 2016|06:36 pm]
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Finished off Season 2 of the Americans. Super intense!
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(no subject) [Jun. 18th, 2016|09:34 pm]
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Karolina still off at the Typographics conference at cooper. Apartment search is still in doldrums. Met up with Dan Blanford in Flatbush, since he was around, had a nice chat.
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(no subject) [Jun. 15th, 2016|06:18 pm]
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K was off to last pottery class for a while; Had a nice long (~1hr) walk back from the office, and we made some pasta & sausage that turned out real good.
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2016|09:17 pm]
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The way per-language auto-indentation works in emacs is really no small amount of black magic, apparently. Either you're lucky and you have a C-like language and you can sorta reuse c-mode, or else you write it all yourself (I think julialang did this from what I can tell) or else you use SMIE, which can do a lot for you, but it feels like giving well-intentioned vague suggestions to a feral indentation-djinn.
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