September 26, 2004
It's been a long week

I had a pseudo family reunion of sorts over the last four days, so I haven't really been on my own schedule during that time. Neither has Vicki, and I can't say how much I appreciate all she has had to endure during this. Not to mention being there for me after my surgery. I guess that's why I'm marrying her.

What with my recovering from surgery, starting a new job, and this reunion, things have been a bit psychotic for the last 8 days or so, and it's taken it's toll on us both. Vicki has been recuperating at a horse show all day, which I'm glad she could do. She needs to get away for a bit and do horsey stuff.

I've been trying to get things done today, but I am so beat that I ended up taking a long nap this afternoon and didn't accomplish much at all. I'm finding it is taking me much longer to fully recover from my surgery. I get tired pretty easy. I guess with everything going on it's hard for me to be really relaxed and get the rest I need. Things should settle down a bit now that the 'reunion' is almost over. The new job will undoubtedly keep me from getting too relaxed, but, as Super Chicken would say: I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.

Posted by ed at 06:10 PM
September 25, 2004
First day

My first day as a manager was interesting. I had a huge amount of information to absorb. I think it went well, and I have a good idea of how to proceed on Monday. I will have some big challenges ahead, but as someone from my last job said, I thrive on challenge.

Posted by ed at 01:13 PM
September 21, 2004
Transition

I'll only have one day to transition from an engineer to a manager. Wednesday is my last day as a Software Engineer. Friday is my first day as a Manager. Thursday I plan to read a lot.

Posted by ed at 02:14 PM
September 18, 2004
Restless

Now, you would think that given the fact that I haven't slept in my own bed for two nights (I have to sit up to sleep after the surgery, so I'm crashing on the recliners in the living room), and the fact that I haven't slept well, since I have to pee ever five fucking minutes because I have to drink lots of water (because I need to be hydrated, but mostly because breathing out of my mouth all the time dries it out something fierce), and given that the damn construction guys across the street making way too much noise, way to early in the morning, given all that you might think that, being as tired as I am that perhaps I should be able to easily fall asleep. But I can't.

Posted by ed at 10:58 PM
Wiped out

I was feeling pretty good most of yesterday, but today I'm just laid out. I'm getting better but it's taking a bit longer than I'd like to get my strength back. And I'm getting sick of Jello. Luckily I haven't been in much pain. I'd rather not have to take pain killers if I don't have to. So far I haven't had to more than a couple times. I am really wiped out though.

Posted by ed at 04:03 PM
September 17, 2004
Happy Birthday, Rick

Where ever you are.

Posted by ed at 07:28 AM
September 16, 2004
There's always room for Jello

I survived the surgery. I feel like shit, but I'm alive. On a positive note, I found that Jello tastes really good when you can't really stomach anything else.

Posted by ed at 06:06 PM
Surgery day

I get to have a stranger stick sharp metal objects up my nose today. Oh joy.

Posted by ed at 07:08 AM
September 14, 2004
Kick ass t-shirts

http://www.goats.com/store/tshirts.html

I especially like the 'Litany of Beer'.


Posted by ed at 09:05 AM
September 08, 2004
VoteOrNot

If you are registered to vote you could will a bunch of money.

VoteOrNot.org

Posted by ed at 05:35 PM
September 07, 2004
Coding when sick

I managed to catch a cold or flu or something a few days ago. I'm over the worst of it but I'm still feeling pretty bad.

The worst of it is how hard it is to concentrate or think about anything in depth. This is especially bad if your job is programming. I feel like I'm trying to run through molasses, mentally. I can't focus on anything for very long, my thoughts sort of fizzle out after a little while. I can't even focus enough to read anything in depth. Even writing this is a challenge, as I have to try and focus on my train of thought, which is currently broken down.

Blech.

Posted by ed at 03:47 PM
September 05, 2004
Cthulhu loves you!

cuthulhu-loves-you.jpg

Posted by ed at 09:12 AM
September 04, 2004
xemacs copy and paste keybindings for Mac keyboards

Just so I don't forget this:

;; Make control-help copy a region on a Mac keyboard
;; This is to match control-instert under Linux
(global-set-key [(control help)] 'copy-region-as-kill)
;; Make shift-help paste the clipboard on a Mac keyboard
;; This is to match shift-instert under Linux
(global-set-key [(shift help)] 'yank-clipboard-selection)

I got sick of not being able to easily copy and paste in xemacs under MacOS X without using the mouse.

Posted by ed at 06:11 PM
September 03, 2004
Scary things are afoot...

I accepted an offer for a new job the other day. I had been hoping to find a nice senior programming position someplace. Instead, I'll be managing a small team of programmers. I will be doing some coding, but not all that much.

Instead of sticking it to the Man, I am going to be the Man. I have sooo sold out.

I was punk once, really... I even have pictures to prove it!

Posted by ed at 04:52 PM