Fri Nov 17
Far, far below me is the bottom of my to-do list. It’s so far off that I can’t see the en, in fact I’m not even sure it has an end. Of course, it’s so far off that people could be adding to it all the time and I wouldn’t evn know until I got to that point. And by then, of course, the new end would be out of sight and the whole rigmarole would start all over again.
However, I have made some technological breakthroughs this week which I’m rather happy with. Some of them involve code that I’ve written, some of them involve entire systems I’ve built, and one of them involves scrapping something I’ve been working on for over 18 months to use something else entirely.
More news on that soon. But now; bed calleth.
Sun Nov 12
Well, I survived. And not only that but I had a good time. There was even chance for me to waffle a bit about my beliefs (obsession?) about the spiritual link between jazz and website design.
Anyway, I’m sure I’ll attend another Deep to Deep soon. Thanks for a good time, everyone.
Sat Nov 11
In just a few hours I’ll be hosting a Deep to Deep event at my church, as organised here.
Now, meeting a group of strangers off the intercybernetweb is a bit of a wierd thing to do at the best of times. I know, I’ve done it a lot. When those people are geeks it’s even worse. When they’re music geeks – and *shudder* bass players, no less – the thought is daunting in the extreme.
So, I’ll let you know how it went when I get back. Or, *if* I get back ;0)
Thu Nov 9
My very good friend m@ has a really cool way of spelling his name. See, I did it there: “m@”. Frankly I’m jealous.
So I started to think about what I could be called that would reduce to a pithy few characters. “Chris” doesn’t really shrink all that well. “Crz”? No, I sound like half a dodgy Czecholovakian wine. “Chris 2.0″? No, that’s been done. “Chris 2007″? No, I’ll be obselete in less than a year.
And then it hit me like a Volvo through the frontal cortex: Th_ – Thunderscore!. M@ liked it, and the ensuing conversation went like this.
Wow, that’s a goodun. It even rolls off the fingers nicely.
So that’s it then. You’re Th_ from now on.
Excellent. I feel like a character from an obscure 80s kids cartoon series.
Get yourself a nice lycra jumpsuit with external underpants, and whenever you see a sign high in the night sky, code, code like you’ve never coded, code to Save the World!
I can see it now:
“What’th that up there, Mummy?” (he has a lithp)
“Why that, little Jimmy, is Thunderscore.”
“Who ith he mummy?”
“He’s the man who saved us from Microsoft.”
“What a hero. When I grow up I with I could be jutht like him.”
“Maybe you will, little Jimmy, if you learn your regular expressions.”
Which is exactly why I’ll never be a thuperhero. Goddamned regular expressions.
And yes, before you ask, that is pretty typical of our conversations.
Tue Nov 7
I've just realised teenagers are naturally ironic. Just overheard: “I 'ate English. It's well 'ard, innit?”