king of the 'dumbies'


Spending a portion of Thanksgiving reading Lua tutorials is probably bad form, but I couldn't get the wireless status stuff working that is included with the ion3 distribution, so I fixed up my own.

Some of the table stuff is nice, but overall, I think I'd appreciate Lua a lot more if I was actually using it as it was intended - to extend C apps. (Especially since you can compile to bytecode for distribution, if you were trying to keep an all binary for some reason.)

But hey, it even has a signal strength meter! :P I think my Ion env is temporarily complete.


Ion is yum

I just upgraded to the development version of Ion, and I've fallen in love with it all over again.

Gnome certainly is nice, but so is knowing where your windows are without hunting for them or using the mouse. Streamlined and delish.

All that's left is getting the wireless info in the status bar working properly, and I think it's probably as close to a perfect working environment as I can get. (especially now that the annoying gtk-focus bug was finally fixed after two years.) This is also forcing me to look at Lua a little closer. Woot.


Yep, I'm movin on

Since a few of ya'll have messaged me, I'm assuming it's public knowledge now that I resigned yesterday.

I won't bother filling in blanks with reasons why or why not (those of you I've talked to know already) - and I've sent some detailed rationalizations to various people inside of SixApart... but it really just comes down to "I got a better offer."

I wish I could have been in the office, and had closer relationships with all the new people brought on since LJ and 6A teamed up - but regardless of that, I'll really be missing everybody. I think we all made a pretty good team, I don't think I've ever worked with such skilled and dedicated people. (No, that's not just blowing smoke... if I didn't mean it, I just wouldn't have posted. :)

My last day is Dec 2nd - I'm still here, hackin away until then. After that point, you've all got my contact info. I fully expect everyone to keep in touch with me, or else I'll share all the dirt I've accumulated over the last 2 years. :)


Turn around, look at what you see
In her face, the mirror of your dreams
Make believe I'm everywhere, living in your eyes
Written on the pages is the answer to our neverending story

Reach the stars, fly a fantasy
Dream a dream, and what you see will be
Lives that keep their secrets will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon the rainbow is the answer to our neverending story

Show no fear, for she may fade away
In your hand, the birth of a new day
Lives that keep their secrets will unfold behind the clouds
And there upon the rainbow is the answer to our neverending story
deal with devil

Successful Halloween

Successful Halloween
We took the kiddo around gathering candy from neighbors, then I donned the EvilMask®, and began scaring the absolute bejesus out of trick or treaters. We had quite the system laid out. Nadine would warn me of their estimated age as they approached, so I could adjust my scare tactics accordingly. Then she'd walk across the window, so they'd see and expect her to open the door. I would instead, while I simultaneously shut off the porch light, and screamed.

A 6th grade princess jumped 3 feet into the air. A younger girl (who I heard say "I'm scared" as she walked up the porch) was on the verge of tears, then laughed after I told her to have a good night. A pack of older kids made fun of their friend who fell backwards into them and yelled "WHAT WAS -THAT-, MAN??"

All in all, a good night.