I couldn’t sleep by midnight and decided now would be an appropriate time to rebuild my team’s TF2 servers, while on my treadmill. I had created a new master copy that the updated servers would be based on and now I just had to overwrite a few thousand files and re-apply the tweaks that made [...]
I left Pat’s house at around 3am and made it home by a little after 8am shaving a full two hours off of the Google estimated drive time. During the drive I listed to “Automate This” an unremarkable book on the importance of algorithms in the modern world. The periodic asides into the personalities involved [...]
Rarely does one get a chance to re-enact one’s childhood. The simple pleasure of staring out the side window of a car for minutes as the country passes you is something I get to experience rarely but as we fly from Wichita to Oklahoma City my gaze drifts from copse to copse of trees punctuated [...]
Brad and I got to bed around 2am and he didn’t have classes until 11am today which I thought gave me plenty of time to sleep. This calculus failed to consider that he had three other housemates all on different schedules and the first rev of the burr grinder occurred at around 7:30am. Whoops. I [...]
We rose at 10:30, packed, left, and had breakfast at a local diner. We settled up accounts for the weekend in such a way that at one point we had created some sort of CDO or credit derivative and then parted our separate ways.
Traffic on the way back to PA was hell and Mike [...]
I drove 10 hours for the opportunity to pull into someone’s garage. I couldn’t be happier.
I went to a party this evening with a fusillade of fireworks. These were all store-bought but in sufficient quantity even these can impress.
Photographing fireworks is an exercise in timing and framing. I have a few nice shots [...]
Departing proved easy and we rolled out before noon. The drive back was very long and at one point we got stuck in traffic on an on-ramp. I recommended we drive back down the on-ramp. Kelly was uncomfortable with this, so I did it. Shortly thereafter, several other vehicles followed. Trendsetter.
I also learned that [...]
We left Chicago after breakfast and headed South through an area with a lot of wind turbines which seemed out of place. When we got out for lunch and were nearly blown away, the windmills suddenly made sense. We had stopped at a Dairy Queen in no-place-special America and I felt there should have been [...]
Suzie and I wanted to meet Mike and Kacey in Orlando for dinner but the roads were moving slower than we wished so where I could I drove quickly. About 110 miles out, I was pulled over for speeding.
Officer: Why were you going so fast? Me: We’re trying to make a friend’s Masters dissertation [...]
Dallas and I had a 10-hour followed by a 6-hour drive from Feasterville to Florence to St. Louis for TI: St. Louis. We left around midnight and began into the West as I’ve done a dozen times before. He and I took turns driving and I found myself largely unable to sleep because of [...]