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And so it begins...

A real blanket of snow drifted down on us last night, and I doubt it'll melt this time around. Old Man Winter has finally given us his first wheezing breath.

I'm in the lab working on my networking assignment: a UDP file transfer client. Due tomorrow and I'm about a third to half done. I expect I'll be able to finish it tonight, but I'm not leaving until at least the code is done. Actually writing my programs over an SSH link from home sucks horribly, and I prefer to avoid it. If this means I stay here overnight, so be it. I can do this.

If you don't see me tonight, that's why.

There was a kid at the bus station yesterday, of some diabetically cute age like 5 or 6 or so, who asked me in some sweet boyish voice to explain the ad that was on the bench we were sitting it. I ended up doing so, trying to relate it to something he would know about...and to relate myself to him. It was surprisingly enjoyable to explain the concept of an acronym to the guy, even if he's likely to have forgotten it by now. Of course, you all knew that my callous, cynical exterior was an act. :D

I still couldn't be a teacher, though. For every sugar-faced cherub, there's at least one hellion. And it only takes one dismembered child to get the police and all those other inconveniences after you. Best not take the risk.

Finally managed to finish Transmetropolitan. I must again recommend that any of you with a sense of humour even remotely similar to mine read it. The ending alone was so powerful as to defy words. In the end, beyond the impressive and plausible future world, and the hilarious banter between Spider, his interview subjects (victims?), and the delicious Filthy Assistants....there is a story being told here, a story that resonates in these times of corruption and chaos, a story that affirms the power of truth.

I must have it. For now, though, I will settle for giving the books back to Andy as soon as we can figure out a way to do so with the care they deserve.

On that note...back to work, code slave!

-D.

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evilgetyours
Nov. 30th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Old Man Winter has finally given us his first wheezing breath.
I bet he didn't forget it. :)

I can't wait until I get my hands on some transmet, probably around Christmas. It looks fantastic.

Good luck, code slave!
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paleshadow
Nov. 30th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
I don't even use the same OS at home that I do at school. :D And since I can't X-forward, I have to use all my programs in terminal mode, which is mildly annoying.

Agreed on the Transmet, though.

-D.

vlosk
Dec. 3rd, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
Didn't I tell you that you'd like transmet? Glad everyone seems to agree, so I'll save you all the 'read it, now' speach.

And as I'm about to post in my own LJ, long to the point of overnight lab sessions are not fun :P
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