19 Jan 2001 jooon   » (Journeyer)

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Aaaah, the preview of your diary entry really should be saved so that you can access it later if your browser somehow dies or if you reflow-paragraph-with-meta-q-oh-shit-I-am-using-Netscape it to death, like I just did. Well anyway...

Gran Marnier

Ok, yesterday I finally dared to possibly set the kitchen on fire by making flambéed crêpes. I invited my best friend Kalle to join me for an evening meal at ten, or actually counted on him to come because he had the Gran Marnier. He made the pancakes and I lit them on fire. The alcohol of the orange liqueur had a very blue flame and was a nice colour change in my other so dull kitchen which I share with eleven other people. The one's who entered to make a sandwich or something like that also thought that it was cool, but definately overkill. We didn't agree. It was well worth the effort. The nicest and most fun meal I've had in a long time. We stayed up late, drank Glögg and I showed Kalle this site and some programming tricks and other stuff I've learnt by spending so many hours in front of the computer instead of sleeping. When he left, I fell asleep instantly. :)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Had a really nice evening today too, with Lykke. Both I and she liked the film. There were many beautiful details, not just beautiful fighting/flying. I especially like the scene where Jen not just pointed but literally shot an arrow through Lo's heart. The ignition of love. How can you not love someone who has just touched your heart (and previously struck your head with a big rock). :-)

PalmOS

Although I am in a state of happiness, I am bound to be miserable any time soon. I have neglecting programming although I have much to do. I feel my life at the moment is turning into a simple non-deterministic automata without accepting states.

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crêpes and movies 
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(q0, Good) -- school and work  --> (q1, Bad)
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'-- school and work --> (q2, Good)

With previous jobs I've had a time limit. Do as much as you can, write good code, leave the source to us and we will do the rest! As I dive through my friends' troubles with their employers I am coming to the conclusion that I've been lucky. The work I am doing now, this is how work really is. Although I know how to write nice PalmOS code, I've never done anything this big before. Too bad it's very unfree software. I am wading through NDA's. Well, enough ranting. Now it's time for Lexx

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