Archive for September, 2008

Back in the Hot Seat

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Once again, I’m back on jury duty! We’re still in the voir dire portion of the trial, so I can still get booted by counsel. Here’s hoping!
EDIT: I did not succeed in getting booted. I’m on the case, which should last about a week and a half or so.

Jury Fail!

Jury Fail!

Notice that one of the jurors is being eaten by Wally Gator. Also, the juror next to him is a goat.

The Subprime Mortgage Primer

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I came across this via BoingBoing a few minutes ago and I thought it summed the current financial situation up pretty concisely using bad stick figures:

Sub Prime Primer
The language is a little rough, but I think it conveys the appropriate information.

Pictures and Sleep

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

I was going to post this as a comment on my last post, but it got lengthy so I decided to make it a post all on its own.

Anyways, Matt, that’s actually not a MacBook, just my cell phone. I even had to re-size the image smaller to make it reasonable.

And Kelly, I don’t do well on no sleep. I get… agitated. However, Tuesday night I got about 4 hours of poor sleep, so Wednesday night (last night) I slept from 21:30 to 09:30. That’s 12 hours, folks! Gotta be a record for me on a work night. I doubt I can get to sleep by 21:30 tonight with that much sleep the night before, but I will continue to try to at least be in bed by 23:00. I envy folks who can just fall asleep within minutes of their head hitting the pillow.

Yup, that's my head

Yup, that's my head

Today

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

What do I look like today? Well, I’m glad you asked:

Gone Bug Fixin’

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

So I’ve got a few bugs assigned to me at work, so I’m grindin’ away on ’em. Right now I’m waiting for my model tree to finish rebuilding, but after it’s done I get to try to figure out why the avatar isn’t playing the kneel emote when /kneel’ing. After that, I’ve got some random client exception that I don’t have a stack trace on to track down, and then I get to figure out why some other custom anim isn’t working. Ah, the glamorous life of a game programmer!

Last weekend I went up to mom’s place to celebrate Grandma Gallagher’s birthday. We all had a nice time and dinner/dessert was excellent! I took a few pictures, so if I get ’em posted, I’ll link ’em here.

Not much else to say. Life continues and I’m right along with it. I’ve been trying to get to bed earlier
(early to bed, early to rise, etc), but it’s hard when insomnia says “no, no, no!” If anyone has any killer tips on how to make oneself fall asleep, I’m all ears.

I leave you now with the Star Wars Galactic Empire’s strategy for all things (via Cracked):

Always Death Stars

The Write Stuff

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I’m falling behind in my blogging, I feel. Not a whole lot goin’ on, but I’ll write about it all the same.

Work is going well. I’m still on team Pirates, and we’re plugging away on new features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. If you haven’t tried the game yet, please do so. It’s free to try for as long as you want!

Speaking of online games, many of you know this already, but I appear to have fallen of the wagon. It was a nice break–almost a year!–but it’s also nice to be back. I’ve mostly been working on a new character and hanging out with Matt, Jacques, Devin, and Robyn online.

I was talking with the neighbors the other day and we got to chatting about music, specifically about the band “Garbage”. I’d forgotten how much I liked their second album, so I’ve been listening to it again for the past few days. It still holds up pretty well even though it’s more than 10 years old now.

Garbage Version 2.0