Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Last night after arriving in Seattle and sitting on a bus for eleventy million hours because of a Mariners game letting out, I had dinner with agh and dr4b and zml, which was awesome! Except the garlic fries were perhaps more garlicky than I can handle. lincoln3 could sympathize, I imagine.

Stayed up 'till like midnight catching up on life and things talking with dee. I never fail to underestimate just how much so many friends from my undergrad days at CMU mean to me. Not that I don't like all you guys that I've met more recently, but, you know.

In other news the Seattle Public Library is amazing. I wish I'd brought a tent.

I leave you with this, the secret of success, thanks to crazy-man Seymour Cray:
There are many legends about Seymour Cray. John Rollwagen, a colleague for many years, tells the story of a French scientist who visited Cray's home in Chippewa Falls. Asked what were the secrets of his success, Cray said "Well, we have elves here, and they help me". Cray subsequently showed his visitor a tunnel he had built under his house, explaining that when he reached an impasse in his computer design, he would retire to the tunnel to dig. "While I'm digging in the tunnel, the elves will often come to me with solutions to my problem", he said.

You heard right. The secret is to have magical elves in the tunnels you dig under your house. Me, I'ma go to the store and buy me some magical elf seeds right now.
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