August 2nd, 2005

beartato phd

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It's 9am and I've taken a shower, done the exercise of implementing CPS again from scratch, (this time it may actually be right) and found another bug in my work code (not a fatal one, but one that reduces in terrible performance, i.e. zero compression). And I woke up without an alarm clock. What the hell did I do right? I went to sleep around 11pm last night and woke up around 7 this morning. I can't remember doing anything particularly unusual. I ate about the same amount and the same sort of food yesterday. Anyway, for some reason I feel quite calm and able to focus on getting "work" done. At least for some values of work. I still feel reluctant to do the work I'm really supposed to be doing, but dealing with it isn't the exhausting painful ordeal it usually is.
beartato phd

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The copy for Apple's "Mighty Mouse" confuses me. It mentions that you can use their product while, with the other hand, holding a cup of coffee, or, say, typing. To the right of the main splashy image, it says that scrolling in any of the four cardinal directions (perhaps more!) can be achieved "all in one hand". What I want to know is, where are the two-handed mice that this one is competing against? For that matter, where is the double-fisting button-chording foot-pedalling bucky-bitting eyeball-tracking motor-neuron-sensing ever-loving input device to end all input devices that lets me maximize my human-to-computer bandwidth at the cost of nothing less than my unswerving, rapier-sharp focus and the occupation of every available appendage?

'Cause I want one of those.
beartato phd

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The new "Willy Wonka": pretty brilliant. Not faithful to the book, but pfft who cares about that. Danny Elfman and Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are all pretty much geniuses.