May 19th, 2001


Not so bad

Shortly after the Speakeasy fire last night, LJ servers started crashing left and right. Nobody at the Speakeasy office had time to reboot them because of the cafe fire (understandably). So, evan and I drove down there and I proceeded to get really angry with everything. We didn't find a solution and finally tired and burnt out, I went home and slept. dormando continued to watch the problem and eventually came up with a good hack solution. In the morning, rested, I found it working again, but Dormando wasn't online and I couldn't access my mail, so I had no clue how things had got fixed.

Later Evan told me nighthawk had reported difficulty loading parts of his friends page... within what seemed like only a few minutes (maybe longer) I'd fixed the bug. So stupid of a bug, too.

So now LJ is cool, but I'm tired having not slept much and I have 3 projects due next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I went to meet Scott this afternoon to work on the AI one, but I was too tired to think and too annoyed by both the idiots in the CS lab and the crappy setup in there (using Reflection on Win2K to access a poorly configured Linux box)... bleh.

I went home, tried to nap (failed), and started to read tons of my history book I should've read already.

But..... now I have a paper idea. I've written the thesis and a bunch of notes already. Things aren't feeling as bad as they were a few hours ago.

And best... I made some cheese fries again. So healthy! Who's the master of the oven? Yeah, that's right.

Realization --- footnotes!

Realization: the best reason to cite anything and everything ... if you use footnotes it makes a page shorter, so it's easier to reach 7 pages.

Even without that "cheating" though, I think it's going pretty well.... shouldn't be too hard to finish now that I've read a bunch more of the book and have a lot of good ideas. (yay for reading... *sigh*)

Update: They also hate it when you use contractions ... fine by me: expanding contractions takes up more room!


Blythe brought cake mix over and I made it while she walked around looking cute mumbling and speaking gibberish about being cold, tired, and hungry... most amusing. We're waiting for it to cool now, then we'll smother it in frosting and eat it all. Mmmm.... cheese fries and cake. Damn I'm eating well lately. I'm all out of real food in the cupboards... need to hit Safeway again sometime soon. Really soon.