Thu Dec 19 2002 00:05:
Just got back from having a great time with Aaron
Sardine Swartz, Seth, and Sumana. We talked about random things, and generally hung out. Good low-key stuff. I corrected an error in Seth's discussion of Knuth, which meant that Seth owed me a discussion of the sum of $2.56. There are pictures; the bizarre things in the pictures are jar openers approved by the king of Denmark himself (maybe). All this I bequeath to you; but now, the sleepin'! "Sleepin' lizards!", as no one ever says.
[Note: I finished this entry at around the posting date, but Crummy was down, so I'm actually posting it later this morning.]
Thu Dec 19 2002 23:24 Reader Response Roundup:
Aaron sends a link to the Dr. Fun comic about Donald Knuth that he mentioned last night.
Joe Mahoney on the Python talk:
How about giving a talk on how you've gone about implementing all the
different items on that weblog software checklist. The title could be
"Treating Feature-itis with Python"
Also, "Newsbruiser! Who ate all the pies?" works in the theme song [Naturally! -ed.]
Brendan on same:
How about just a talk on maintaining your own open-source software as a
one-person team? Plenty of people do it, sure, but not many I've seen
have the design consistency or version control of NewsBruiser.
And on bags of holding:
You're right about the lame prohibition, in a way--according to the 3rd
ed DMG, living things can be placed in the bag, but suffocate after ten
minutes. There wasn't anything in the 2nd ed DMG or Unearthed Arcana,
though, so it obviously took a while to think up. Maybe the bag is
made of astral elastic, so it's always just the right size for the sum
of its contents, and air just gets squished out. Or maybe it's a
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