21 Aug 2002 mattr   » (Journeyer)

Ah that's more typical, having almost a month between entries...

Been a fairly down period for me though. I wrapped up what was needed first for the GOVIA queue around the first of the month. It's got issues, but it can at least accept submissions again and allows for revision of metadata and commenting. Since then, much to Barbicane's dismay, I've been somewhat less than motivated. A combination of things, I think... On one hand, I'm working on code and assorted other hacks more and more at work, leaving me a little less enthused about spending my nights at the keyboard too. In addition, a cloud of depression has settled since the initial shock and emotional turmoil of having my wife leave... Kinda leaves me sitting at home half the time staring off into space. I've never been less productive.

Even went so far last weekend as to go buy my first ever video game console, a PSOne, and Final Fantasy VII (watched my roommates play it while still in school, but never saw them finish...). Some mind-numbing, time-wasting entertainment is what I was after, and it definitely does the trick.

Still, there are good days and there are bad days... What remains to be done with the GOVIA queue is sketched out on paper. I'm looking into getting a handle on CVS just to help me keep up with things... Getting to be too much trouble to eyeball what's changed between three or four different machines with files scattered here, there, everywhere.

A bright spot over this period has been WOPN, streaming radio project of freenode (formerly Open Projects Network). My real interest in school was communication theory, so it's fascinating for me to simply observe the evolution of media.... I'm watching things happen now that I wrote about in my senior thesis four years ago. And not to give Barbicane a big head, but he's had some really great shows, the first 'talk radio' segments of WOPN, so to speak. Keeps things interesting, and of course, lively with the 'voices in his head' (folks in #wopn interacting in lagged real time with the 'ogg-jay').

Anywho... blah. Enough for now. On to some workish things.

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