13 Jan 2001 eskil   » (Master)

life
    Back from vacation - three weeks in Denmark, not a bad thing. I'm not going to babble about what I was doing, as people who want to know already know.

    Came back wednesday around 20 o'clock, long tedious flight, with extra five hours in CDG, the reason was long and in french. Took a cab to the apt. and a fiery argument with the cabby who wanted 50$ for the trip even though he forgot to turn on the meter. I was baffled and extremely annoyed, so I reverted to the use-long-complex-danish-words and mingled in a few sentences about the normal charge being 35$ and if he would mind giving me a receipt in case I paid 50$ plus give me his name and yadayada. So he accepted the 35$ and fucked off - idiot.

    I crashed to bed immediately, and slept till about four, after which I was 50/50 awake/asleep. I finially got up around 8 and left for work. I was taking caltrain (since Car was parked at work), so I didn't get there till around 11 o'clock (three weeks of decent public transport spoiled me).

    The workday was mostly figuring out how fucked I am wrt the next milestone and dele^H^H^H^Hreading three weeks of irrelevant email. At 20 I sort of began to lose consciousness, and at 21 I decided to take a nap before driving home - so at 1 I woke up at the office, duh. Drove home and watched whatever Farscape and B5 the TiVo had saved for me. Went to bed around 7...

    Didn't get up till 15 today, spend the next few hours cleaning up after the kids had spend three weeks trashing the place. This is the last time I'm cleaning up after them, this was simply too gross. I don't ever again want to come home and find rotting pie on the kitches counter, a chesthigh pile of dirty dishes, pink-carbonated-sugar-water spillage in the living room and tons of various trash all around - most impressive.

    After that I went for food and finished with a pint of Pilsner at the kilowatt, then back for some more brainreconstitution in front of the telly. Now I guess I should actually begin to emit some code.

    Dagens oprydning var så slem, at jeg meddelte ungerne, at hvis de ikke opper sig over de næste uger, så er jeg den der er skredet. Lejekontrakten er med os alle tre, så hvis jeg skrider, kan de også blive sagt op. Hvis jeg alligevel skal arbejde hjemmefra mens jeg venter på mit nye visa, har jeg også god mulighed for at kigge på lejligheder.

    (summary for the danish impaired : fuck off).

hacking
    Helixcode apparently do not appreciate gob. They sent an email during the 10th (while I was somewhere between CDG and SFO) that they'd commit a gnome-pilot patch that would remove the gob dependency unless I complained. Obviously, I did not, so they comitted. So now I'm rolling that commit back out. I can partly see their argument against gob (it being a preprocessor etc yadayada), but frankly, anything is prettier and then gtk+ code, so they should rather use their efforts at making ORBit c++ compatible so I could rewrite gnome-pilot in c++.

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