neurophyre, care to make a syndicated feed? I personally like my new blog's layout better, but if my friends still want to track me through LJ, they're welcome to.
My big presentation went well yesterday. I presented to all the managers in my group and Imad. (Imad runs the Open Source Technology Center (OTC) and is my manager's manager's boss.) My manager said that he didn't think anyone was bored, and it was the right level of technical detail. Go me! It was my first real exposure since I joined OTC in August. Now it's over, and I can relax and get back to hacking.
Right now I'm sitting in the Tao of Tea, drinking wonderful organic tea and hacking. We really need to have a Linux Coffee Shop Day again.
I got sexy new reading glasses today. For the past couple of weeks, I've developed headaches after staring at my computer all day. I feel fine today, and I can tell that my eyes aren't straining to focus. As an added bonus, I can shrink the fonts on all my applications. Yay for more code per square inch!
I bought a new bike. :D I'm so excited because it's my first new bike in 8 years. My previous new bike was a Target-special that my parents bought when I got too tall for the bike that had training wheels. My new bike is a Jamis Coda, which is a hybrid with 24-speeds, a steel frame, quick releases on the tires, and holes in the frame for a front rack, back rack, and fenders. (Wow, I just rattled that off the top of my head. I'm becoming such a bike geek.)
My new bike should be great for commuting back and forth, and ok for biking trips this summer. I want to do a weekend trip to down the Columbia River Gorge, and a week-long trip down the Oregon Coast. I also want to participate in pedalpalooza this June and go on more bike rides with the Portland bike groups. Deepak wants to do a bike ride down to a penguin themed bar somewhere south. Should be fun!
Today I decided to try a new bike route from Washington Park to Sunset Transit Center. I got really lost:( Details of my lovely morningCollapse )
I got to work about an hour later than I normally do. That isn't too bad, considering webwalking.com says that my route was 11 miles long.
It was a tiring morning. On the bright side, the bike route from Washington Park Max Station to Sunset TC is pretty fun (now that I actually know where I'm going). It's mostly downhill, or on low-traffic streets. I think I'll try it again on Monday.
I started to explain to my sister how to calculate her grade in a class she was having trouble in, and then I realized it was semi-complicated. It's a very important skill to know when you need to drop a class to protect your GPA, and it's not one they teach you in Freshman Inquiry.
For all my geeky friends, markdown rules. Livejournal was generating awful bulleted lists because it was automatically inserting paragraph tags in the middle of them. So I just typed that up in vim, with simple indented lists (starting with a dash) and ran it through markdown to get clean html. Now if only I could have an automated way of editing the markdown and regenerating the html. I'm certainly not going to get that from Livejournal. Yet another thing to look for in blogging software.