10 Dec 2004 donscarletti   » (Master)

Ok, it has been ten days since I last used my beautiful computer, I am shaking, I can't sleep and I can't think, but for some reason I am feeling less pudgy and eccentric as well as far more attractive to women. My flatmate is supposed to be bringing the computer here but keeps delaying the time when he is arriving and I am starting to loose faith.

For the last few days I have been obsessed with the possibility of creating a program to make magic eye pictures. I have the process to make professional quality images all figured out, I am confident and ready to go, but I don't have an environment to code it on. I'm going crazy like a dog with an itchy behind that cannot be scratched.

I am also starting to feel a little scared at my dependance on my computer, sort of like I imagine it would be for a smoker or an alcoholic that does not know they are addicted until they have to go without for some reason. No wonder I can't find a girlfriend. However, luckely computer prowess has far better vocational prospects than smoking or drinking and computers are neither bad for your liver nor your lungs.

My parents may not have ADSL but they do have a beautiful pool that I have been swimming in. I have swum in it pretty much every day and have been enjoying it. My parents have a dog named Bjorn who is a Maltese/Staffordshire terrier cross and he has also been swimming a lot. He is an interesting combination of breeds in that he still looks like a malteese terrier, but is three times the size and he is of the laziest disposition imaginable. However if you mention the word "swim" around him he totally goes crazy, if one wears ones swimmers around him (for me that is green and black boardshorts) it has the same effect.

It's sad to see my friend cinamod didn't get on the gnome board thing. Even though I campaigned ernestly for him. I think dom's problem is that he spent most of his time coding and developing Abiword and librsvg rather than posting psudo-insightful garbage into his blog to raise his public profile. Mind you, if he was elected to the board it would mean that one of the other capable and deserving candidates would have had to miss out which would also be sad, but not as sad to me personally since only around a third of the candidates are actually known by me. Of cause I give my heartiest congratulations to the people who actually did make it onto the board, both those who I did vote for and those I didn't. Elections to boards like that of gnome are not as fun as national and state ones. I noticed very few people actually voted. That is probably because there was no insentive to vote without a petty us vs. them mentality. Now I think about it, the worst thing about democracy is that by definition, whenever something doesn't go your way, there is always more people to rub it in your face than console you.

Ok, that's enough psudo-insightful garbage from me for today.

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