Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Dawn
Dawn
Fri Sep 26 00:17:34 2003
Bad Wig Day
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Topic has nothing to do with anything (and no, I don't wear a wig).. Tonight, at Coffee Tree, among other things, I implemented 80% of the code to leave comments in my BLOG from the web. Now, if you're logged in, the reply button is live, and if not, it tells you that you need to log in to use it. Clicking on it takes you to a nicely formatted reply screen, where you can type stuff in. And submitting.. takes you to a screen that catches what you provide, and doesn't do anything with it. All I need to do to finish it is to write code to filter out the HTML and other stuff people are likely to try to insert, and then write the code to toss it into the database. Yeah, it's maybe 15 minutes more worth of work, but I'm at home now, and I'd rather make myself a snack and some tea, and find something mindless to do or go to bed than program, for now. Perhaps I'll play final fantasy tactics for a bit, or do some pleasure reading. A package from Amazon I've been looking forward to arrived today, along with my Pretty Good Race T-shirt. It's funny -- the shirt is recursive. If you see it, you'll know what I mean. Anyhow, the Amazon package is firstly a book that traces the relationship between the German form of gothic script and german nationalism, and secondly a book by an autistic person describing their life. The second is actually for my psych class, for a mid-term paper, but, like my classes in general, it might as well be pleasure reading or recreation. Heh.. that's how you know you're in the right field :) I tell you again, CMU is the best thing that's ever happened to me. Oh, a little tidbit from the script book from my glance at a page near the middle -- apparently it was actually Hitler that killed gothic script in germany during the third reich -- he dismissed it as being "Judenscript", and so it was swept away along with other things that either had actual jewish connections or other things that were politically convenient to connect to jewish culture to prepare for its purge. Fascinating. I didn't get the chance to poke my eyes at the other book yet.. but I look forward to it.

There's a second beta of the latest and greatest redhat release out. But this represents a shift of direction for redhat too. Oh, and be careful when you write papers that they don't offend the powers that be.