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Name: Vladimir Vukicevic
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New blog at LiveJournal: Delayed Reactions. I'm still looking for that web page with Chinese food photos... but the situation is even more hopeless, since West Coast Chinese cuisine (i.e. San Francisco) seems different from East Coast (i.e. Boston).

Happy birthday to me!

So, okay, this hasn't been updated in a while. Still working on RC, mrruperts.org is up (still in its infancy), I'm working on pimp buddy, ipaq hacking continues, etc. The stock market is crashing. ("It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine....") Ahem.

So, instead of an activity log update, I'm writing a request.

I need a web page that has pictures of lots of chinese food items.

I got this thing from pu pu hot pot once that was really good (yeah, even from pu pu).. and I thought it was 'spicy braised beef' -- what I got was strips of beef in a dark thick sauce (sauce just on the meat, not the meat in lots of sauce [i.e. not a soup]), and it was yummy.

But I've ordered 'spicy braised beef' from them twice now and have gotten some random thing with beef and a bunch of veggies in it. The yumminess factor was not nearly so high.

This also leads me to believe that chinese restaurants will pretty much just give you a random dish, trusting to the fact that noone really knows what things are supposed to look like between different restaurants, and that everything has similar ingredients -- you order a beef dish, it will have beef in it. You order chicken, it will have chicken. The only "safe" things are, say, general gau's chicken or sesame chicken (which, incidentally are the SAME THING, except you often get charged an extra $1 for sesame seeds).

So, anyway, if anyone knows of such a page, or knows of the dish I speak of (the sauce was spicy, slightly sweet, there were a few hot peppers in the container), please email me.

Fun stuff. Just got back from a vacation in California. It was nice to see my family; we also went skiing for a few days in some great snow. I still love Kirkwood. Would love to own a condo up there or something.

We also had a huge party on Saturday that included a 120lb roast pig. I'll have pictures of the pig up sometime soon, I hope.

Still continuing to work on Red Carpet; Arpeggio is coming along nicely.. I managed to capture DV video from a Bonobo component the other day, so that really had me excited (proof of concept and all that :-). Looking to move into a new apartment sometime in the next month or two, closer to the office and bigger, hopefully.

Life

'Twas two days before Christmas, and I'm at home alone. Well, not completely alone; one of itp's friends is staying over at our place temporarily. So, I decided to not go home over the holidays so that I can instead go home for about two weeks in January and get some skiing in and stuff. However, this means that now I have plenty of time to clean up the filthy mess that we call our apartment. Yay. I'm starting the Massive Orderlization Project (aka MOP) today. And then, after I'm done, we're hiring a maid; the three of us combined are obviously not enough to keep this place clean. Yay.

This being Christmas reminds me of the many many people that I should get into contact with that I just haven't because I'm lazy. Sigh. Even with email, I don't know why I can't just get myself to write out a quick email or letter or something. Well, maybe I'll try to do something about that tomorrow.

I might end up going skiing in New Hampshire with Mike Whitson on Monday; that should be fun. I haven't gone skiing for two seasons, so it will definitively be exciting. I hope I survive.

Work

Work goes good; finished my large chunk o' rewrite, and then spent most of this week writing a whole bunch of verification scripts, editing tools, and the like. Quite excited for LWE in January.

A few weeks ago I hacked up a Bonobo video player component using the framework I had done for gnomotion; it works quite well, except for A/V sync, which I will get to at some point. It uses libquicktime for the QT stuff; the library has some issues that I will have to deal with (like, there is no way to tell it "you're going be streamed this file in chunks, it will never be written to disk"), but that can be overcome. I need to write up some white papers.

Moved into additional office space across the hall; I now have a full desk to myself, with drawers and the like! It's a large space, and should hold us over nicely until we can move in February to our new space. Yay.

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