January 17th, 2007

darkness

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Conferences are tiring and stressful. I don't really have anything to complain about compared to the people who actually have presentations to do, but i feel guilty about not knowing anything useful to present. So i decided to skip the last day of the second conference and try to get some useful stuff done at work.

I managed to move one half-carload of boxes to the new apartment over the weekend but otherwise have been too busy and tired to do anything else. Next week is going to be _lots_ of fun =P

I've also determined that i've gotten totally out of shape again. I noticed that one pair of pants was starting to get tight again, which caused me to check the scale and find that i'm back at 190 :( And i've also discovered that it now takes me 15-20 minutes to walk 0.8 miles which is way too slow, even if it did involve trying to get to the opposite corner of an intersection. Once everything is settled down again in about a month i need to start making time to go rollerblading again or something like that. Although if i just make sure to walk whenever going over to the other apartment complex or the nearby restaurants that may help too.
darkness

Hee!

There's an article on slashdot about how Square is looking into doing "serious" games, aka as "edutainment" back in the day. It had one of the funniest comments i've seen in awhile, after someone suggested they could do a Final Fantasy game about the Lewis & Clark expedition ("just imagine the boss battle when they get to the mouth of the columbia river...")

"Sephiroth jumps out of nowhere and stabs one of your party to death. He also breaks your wagon axle and spoils 254 pounds of food."

I wish i could steal coraa's sephiroth icon for this post. Did the wagons ever catch on fire? :)
darkness

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I got one of those "stick your clothes in a bag with a magic sheet and it's just like dry-cleaning!" things to clean my suit with before the work trip to Vegas. The suit is presumably cleaner, but i'm not really sure if the shirt is significantly less wrinkled or not though. However the spot on the tie seems to be almost completely gone which is what i really wanted. Now i just have to figure out how to pack it. Any unwrinkling that took place will almost certainly be undone if i just stuff it in a suitcase, no matter how careful the folding. I do have two luggage tags, but it seems kind of silly to waste one on suit carrier just for that. (And i'm not even that sure that the suit carrier would do a good job of protecting it. I suspect such things are less effective when they're tossed in the cargo area of a bus with tons of other baggage.)

Edit: *grumble* i've got one small suitcase which looks like it may be just a little to small to hold the necessary stuff for a threeish day trip, and one large suitcase that would hold way more than i could possibly need =P