Wed 20 Nov 2002

  • health: Been too long since I’ve written. My health problems have largely settled down to an annoyance rather than a distraction. I fear this may be temporary, though…

  • mail: I have too much mail.

  • books: I haven’t been reading enough lately. I need to fix this.

Fri 01 Nov 2002

  • health: Still not doing great. I’m able to get in to work when I try, but it’s still much more comfortable at home. I’m able to get a lot more work done here, anyway. I still wish I could get a good nights sleep.

  • themes: Wrote a metatheme capplet. Lets see what happens.

Tue 29 Oct 2002

  • health: A month ago, I was hiking around in the rockies. Three weeks ago, I had trouble walking up Couch Mountain with Owen (about 350 feet). Two weeks ago I couldn’t walk around the block. One week ago I was jogging the dog at 3:00 in the morning. I don’t know how I’m doing today. Most of me still works normally. Parts of me still don’t.

    It’s very unsettling to lose partial control of one’s body. I feel a lot of the little fictions I have over my life slipping away. The things that I thought ‘I’ controlled turned out to be such fickle things – heavily modified by the drugs and the disease. Many people deal with a much worse deal every day, so I can’t complain too much. And we all grow old in the end.

    Still, I wouldn’t mind my old body back.

  • bloat: In a fit of annoyance, I added dingus support to gnome-terminal for s/key challenge/response queries. I doubt many people will notice. I will, though, which is the most important thing.

  • themes: Thinking about metathemes. Have a plan. Need to write lots of code, now.

Tue 08 May 2001

  • health: Been sick for the last coupla days. It is very sad.

  • hacking (GTK+-HEAD): I got the column-moving arrows looking pretty nice this afternoon. Not too bad for a sick guy.

  • nautilus: Really rocks. I’m very excited about 1.0.3.