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Category: birthday

11/17/07 06:42 - 34ºF - ID#42175

Birthday

I turned 32 today. It's cool that my birthday's finally on a saturday. I think I'll check out grandma moras tonight. For some strange reason, Buffalo doesn't really have quite as many Mexican restaurants as Raleigh-Durham has; I can't explain why but it's been two years since I've had anything in a decent mole sauce.

(e:inscrutable) made me a buttercream icing cake. Yum. I'll try to snag a picture of it later.
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Category: moving

11/08/07 01:41 - 33ºF - ID#42041

Which one?

I haven't posted in a while. I'm not dead; I'm just in the process of moving into my new apartment. Although at times, I can't tell the difference.

Combining two households really sucks. When you move out from your parents for the first time, you have the evilness of having the expense of duplicating all the items you used to have back home. When you move in with someone, you have the its evil twin: duplicates of everything you own and deciding how to get rid of them.

What silverware do we keep? The heavier more expensive ones they don't make anymore, or the ones that go with the dishes? Whose furniture is sacrificed for extra space in the living room, and whose hobby is the recipient of that space? Which blender makes better margaritas, and should we keep the other one as well because it has more fancy settings, even if keeping both of them takes up more room?

I can only take solace in the fact that I can still store my car in the garage--I refuse to let it get taken over entirely by secondary storage.

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Category: programming

10/27/07 02:14 - 56ºF - ID#41830

Leopard Induced Rage

(Warning, non-english computer rant below. I need to express my overwhelming anger somewhere).

Still no Apple-provided Obj(google-guard)ective-C way of doing regular expressions. After 5 major OS versions and 7 years! Motherfuckers!

Every other language framework has them, except for Cocoa. Every single damn one. Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Java, JavaScript, .Net/C#, Gtk, Qt. Hell, even WxWindows has a regular expression class. WxWindows for crying out loud! But still, nothing from Apple.

Having needed regexps many times when doing mac development over the years (as so many people just aren't nice enough to make their content into web services), the lack of this important functionality in the core library has been an enormous source of wall-punching ire for me. As is the protestation from hardcore NeXTies that 3rd party laissez-faire solutions are good enough, or that the API is just too damned 'selective' to have regexps, or that scripting languages should really be used instead. The last one is really confusing; as they've added automatic garbage collection, it seems like they're trying to make Ob(google-guard)jective-C competitive with scripting languages that provide regular expressions.

The emperor looks even more naked from the standpoint of an Ob(google-guard)jective-C developer when one looks at all the other stuff that's either missing an API altogether or has a C-based non-OO API (did I mention that Apple keeps telling us that "Cocoa is the future"). There's no Apple-provided OO Cocoa interface for web services, none for getting the basic system configuration, nothing for WebDAV, nothing for secure FTP, nothing for any sort of MD5/SHA-1 checksum, nothing for relational databases. It's stuff that so simple to add, or at least should be from the standpoint of a billion-dollar company, yet it doesn't get added. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I know that the world faces more pressing problems, and there could be happier thoughts running through my head than constantly thinking about giving Apple the finger by creating a framework called "CoreFunctionality" that intentionally clashes with Apple's namespace by including such classes as NSRegularExpression and NSHash.

Hell, I just think I need to rant so I can form my battle plan with a clear head and ponder on where to get stuff for my slutty costume I'm wearing tomorrow.



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Category: funny

10/19/07 12:54 - 71ºF - ID#41713

Hammer Time!




I wonder if she does govt. passport issuing offices?

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Category: moving

10/17/07 01:55 - 69ºF - ID#41689

Single White Male ISO Tan Cardboard Box

I'm moving. Anyone got any suggestions for where I can nab lots of cardbox boxes for little or no $$$ in Buffalo?
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Category: humor

10/04/07 06:19 - 77ºF - ID#41495

Original Drawing Unconvered

Saw (e:jim)'s picture. A stance that wide can't go unphotoshopped (even if my Photoshop skills are pretty lame).

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Category: moving

10/03/07 04:01 - 72ºF - ID#41476

Last three days in three lines


Moving, back achy
So much stuff, so little time
Kitties happy, though.
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Category: life

09/30/07 10:56 - 59ºF - ID#41417

Mantra of the day

I will not get angry when others say my ideas aren't good; instead, I will take it as them daring me to show the world there's a better way.

I need to keep telling myself that.
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Category: life

09/28/07 03:35 - 67ºF - ID#41383

Moving Blues

I guess I feel a little better about leaving Elmwood and moving to N. Buffalo now that other people are doing it.


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Category: religion

09/23/07 07:00 - 74ºF - ID#41273

Post Yom Kippur update

Had a decent Yom Kippur, at least as decent as you can have for a day where you're supposed to be remorseful for all of the bad things you've done. For me my remorse was largely remorse for all of the tremendous anger I felt about my past relationship with the ex (and her mother) back in NC. Need to move on, as folks in the current relationship are counting on me and I shouldn't dwell in the past.

Wish I could have attended the blogtoberfest...it just had to be scheduled on Yom Kippur...aargh! Was it actually devoted just to bloggers, or was it a general octoberfest? For some reason I'd never imagine that there were that many enthusiastic Buffalo bloggers outside of (e:strip). I'd like to see Central Terminal sometime before there's some huge bat guano problem and they have to knock it down to prevent an epidemic. I wonder if they give tours...

Today at an estate sale (e:inscrutable) and I got a chest of drawers for $40 for our move to the new apartment. It's kinda moldy and the drawers don't open because the humidity of the basement made them swell shut. I'm really more worried about the mold, as the thought of the mold spreading throughout the house and making my existing respiratory situation (already exacerbated by (e:inscrutable)'s cat zeke and (e:ktmuffin)) gives me the willies. I need to find a can of "mold nuke" (if it exists) and apply liberally to said dresser. The dresser does have substantially dovetail joints and looks circa 40's-50's, so I'm hoping it turns out to be a good deal. It's going to be a pain in the butt to move it from the storage warehouse we're storing it in to the apartment, but hopefully we'll round up some of (e:inscrutable)'s friends to help us.

Oh, yeah, I'm moving from Elmwood Village to north buffalo on Sanders St. I'll probably writing more about this event in a future journal entry.
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