2007 Jul 26 namine

Guy Blade Guy Blade---10:15:00

So, today was a weird day. All morning, I was dragging. It was all I could do to stay awake, and that was just barely working. I have no idea why, either. I didn't stay up especially late or anything like that, but everytime I blinked, it was a struggle to open my eyes again.

After lunch, I was able to get myself going and did some productive work. Unfortunately, the most productive thing I did this afternoon was discover a nasty corner case in an algorithm I was supposed to be implementing. If the psuedo-code was translated literally into C, then the code would read outside of the bounds of an array under certain very specific conditions. In C, this is especially nasty because it might result in reading invalid (or random) data instead of crashing like a Java or C# would. I sent a big email explaining the details to the author of the spec, but he's been on travel for almost two weeks, so I doubt that I'll see anything soon.


I think that I'm going to have to take my bike into the shop where I bought it. On the way back, the back gear kept slipping while I was going uphill. It was only a tiny slip each time--the chain didn't disconnect or anything--but the slips were happening every 1.5 to 6 full rotations at one point. That is simply unacceptable.

I also finally got my new CA driver's license in the mail today. The thing seems to be made out of the same kind of plastic as those discount card you get at Kroger--very flimsy stuff. This inspired me to finally go get the smog check done on my car. There is a place to get smog checks done directly adjacent to my apartment, which was handy, so it only took about 20 minutes to get the whole thing done. Most of that was spent trying to determine if my car was 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive, though.

Only one other thing of note happened today, I beat Jade Empire. It is probably a 25 hour game, maybe 30. I only started playing it late last week, but when you really have absolutely nothing to do in the evenings/weekends, you can spend a great deal of time on a game in just a few days.

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