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Day [Jan. 7th, 2003|06:56 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Couldn't sleep last night, pondering a new LJ optimization I thought of seconds before I would've otherwise fallen asleep. Didn't get much sleep.

Woke up early for German class at the local community college. The campus is a couple dozen huge parking lots and a few buildings in the middle. Despite that, and despite my getting there about an hour early to walk around and buy books, there were no parking places and I was late to class. But it was cool. Friendly group of people, and I like the teacher.

My breaks on my car are pretty much gone. Made an appointment for them to be replaced tomorrow.

The Oregonian reporter came over today to "shadow" me, but I told her watching me program would be too boring. Instead, we just talked and I showed her random [somewhat] interesting things, explaining how I would've worked if she weren't there. She's 1st generation Latvian, so was somewhat amused to see Latvian as a language choice on LJ .... unfortunately, she immediately found mistakes in the translation. I told her the one random fact I knew about the Latvian language (special noun inflection for 0 count) and she said some sentences to herself and said something like, "Oh, yeah... I guess so.". Sadly, that's about all I knew, but she piqued my interest with some other things she said about the language, so I've been reading a bit about the country and language since then. (go Internet! who wants to stay focused?)

It's been embarrassing (no, depressing) having her interview me and ask questions about my life outside of work.... my answer to everything of course being somewhat absent. At least it's been reaffirming things I already suspected: things need to change. I'm due to burn out at any time.

[User Picture]From: eli
2003-01-07 07:22 pm (UTC)
"pondering a new LJ optimization I thought of seconds before I would've otherwise fallen asleep"

Did you you just take a dump?
"Programming Solutions come to you after you take a dump, that's just the way it is"

Brad Fitzpatrick
December 7th, 1999 4:03 PM
-just took a dump
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-01-07 07:52 pm (UTC)

He's right. All sorts of inspiration comes out of my ass…

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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2003-01-07 07:24 pm (UTC)
Change your own brake pads. It's easy.
And I hope you showed her my journal, by far the most interesting log of uselessness in the great ocean of useless crap known as LiveJournal.
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2003-01-07 07:52 pm (UTC)
I worked with several Latvians back in Chicago. There is a huge population there.
Interesting language.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2003-01-07 08:26 pm (UTC)
But dude, I told her you were a secret agent in your spare time. You should play off that.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2003-01-07 08:27 pm (UTC)
People have always warned me about burning out (doing pharmacy full time + DJ + ISP job + HAM radio, etc), and I do lack a social life (going out with you and nick was the height of my social calendar to date).. But to be 100% honest, if I wasnt doing any of those things and just doing pharmacy from 9-6 every day, i would be at home the rest of the time, bored off of my ass.. You go out, you have fun, and you do have a life outside of work.. So your not boozing it 7 days a week and out with the h03z, thats nothing to be embarassed or depressed about... How many people can honestly say "I created LiveJournal and the foundation for every *Journal site on the internet"

*gets off of soapbox*
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2003-01-07 08:43 pm (UTC)

cure for burnout

move back to Seattle
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[User Picture]From: nemo
2003-01-07 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm with Joe. Plus I can help you with the brakes on your car... y'know, if they break or something.
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[User Picture]From: kaceycrane
2003-01-09 01:39 pm (UTC)
Any idea of when they plan to feature your interview in the Oregonian?

I may just have to pick up a copy or two, or three or four or five :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-01-09 03:47 pm (UTC)
Last plan I heard was Sunday, on the cover of the Living section. I'll probably post when I find out for sure.
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