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By clock (Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 08:58:23 AM EST) (all tags)
oh yeah, i got some!


The weekend was hot and miserable.  We didn't do shit.  That always sucks.  I think The Dude is getting cabin fever and I know that I am.  I'm tired of sitting inside all day.  I'm tired of the dry air of the A/C.  It's all pissing me off.  Cycling at night has been OK.  Well, 6 pm isn't "night" but it works with the routine.  It's still pretty fucking hot at that hour and riding full tilt for 45 minutes makes for a pretty good work out.  Doing it while dragging The Dude is pretty painful, but more fun.

My wife is in a place of perfect bliss.  She is happy, healthy, and taking on the world!  Wait.  Hang on.  Reverse that.  She's miserable.  But there's less nausea!  Go modern medicine.  Meh.  We'll make it through this.  It's not easy, but we never thought that it would be.

Lots of studio time lately.  Pretty pleased with progress.  Looking into some new gear.  I'm whoring and don't care.  There's a sound I want and I will have it.  More on that as it develops.

Why am I the only person with a loop station who doesn't want to build up layers of catchy, rhythmic tunes?  I want to beat that fucker into a frippertronics hell scream of death!  I'm having fun with it to be sure.  It's a great companion for soundscapes and improvisations.  Let's just say that I'm not moved by the (well-orchestrated) parlor tricks that I see on viral YouTube videos.  Yes, it's impressive the first time you see it and that's great.  But what you're really saying is, "Play 5 phrases in a row perfectly on the first take."  It requires skill, but is it really all that interesting?  In a live performance where there is the element of danger, maybe.  On a recording?  Fuckin' yawn, dude.  What was that all about?  Oh yeah, dig my loop station.  Pushed it to the maximum memory limit the other night and it was pretty sweet.  It does some things well and others not as well.  Beats building a massive pure data patch to do the same thing.

Last night I was falling asleep after dinner.  Skipped my evening ride and was in bed by 8:30.  I'm pretty sure I was out before 9.  Fuck it.  I was tired.  Why not sleep?

Next Monday is The Dude's birthday.  Have to remember to get a balloon or two.  They're fun.  Also need to get my cake on!  It'll be a quiet gathering of grandparents this year.  He's not big on the party idea.

Pedantic fuckers piss me off.  Yes, you're oh so clever in catching that improperly cased variable name.  Now that we've established that, does the fucking thing work?  Is it in under budget?  Is it bug free?  Oh.  It is.  Huh.  Then kindly fuck off.

That's about all I've got today.

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No it's not bug free! by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 09:31:54 AM EST
It had an improperly cased variable name!

I hear you on the heat. Shit, man, it hit 90 here the last couple of days! We had community cooling centers set up, spent a lot of time at the beach... it was brutal.

Okay, you may kick me now. ;)

a senior guy by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 09:37:52 AM EST
who never wrote code usually ran our inspection meetings. A typical burecrat, spent all his time on coding standards review, never logic, never memory, never over/underflow. Nope. He'd find every last variable name issue, but never anything worthwhile. Yeah, that's CMMI 5 for you.

fucking cmmi 5. by garlic (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 10:12:51 AM EST


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Lots of places moving away from that. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 01:17:59 PM EST
Including most us gov operations that have to actually get stuff done.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Sleep is good by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 10:01:32 AM EST
 I dream of going to bed at nine.

I am excited to hear studio work, everybody loves a little whoring now and again.

*twinkle*twinkle*


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