September 16th, 2003


The day's events.

At work, I finally seem to have mostly wrapped my head around the HTTP server class I'm probably going to use. The next step, making it do UPnP stuff. It's going to hurt to find out just how ugly Microsoft can make XML and SOAP (which isn't exactly clean spare, and pretty to begin with).

Drove into Seattle, got some errands done. First of all, stopped at the Cat Clinic and picked up another flat of KD, a new venoset, and another 3 liters of LRS. Pretty soon my mailorder prescriptions for the stuff will start arriving, and I won't have to drive to pick them up every month any more. And then went over to jezel's, and went with her to pick up her car (she had had it detailed in preparation to sell it.).

At 7pm was the regularly scheduled weekly music lesson. I had forgotten my lesson books this morning (I seem to be intent on forgetting one important thing each morning), so we did nothing but sight reading exercise. Gods, those are brutal. On the plus side, it's good to that while they are difficult now, they would have been utterly impossible a few months back. Also, I was noticeably better at notereading at the end of the hour than I was at the beginning.

I got home to discover packages at my doorstep. Yay! In one package, some decals for my SUV, and in the other, my first copy of Cryptonomicon, which had been sitting in my parents' library, and now returned to me in time to get signed by the author next Tuesday.

Just as I was settling down to pet the cats, my LDS bishop stopped by, to see if I was healthy, comfortable, and/or interested in gracing the meeting hall some coming Sunday.

Now sitting under my covers, with my bed warmer on, Birki sleeping in my lap. Mmmm. Comfort.

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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day, and sometimes a horiscope is right.

The name of Mark gives you a very individual, reserved, serious nature. You stick stubbornly to your ideas or decisions, in spite of any appeals or advice; you are not willing to accept a compromise. You prefer to be alone with your own thoughts, rather than in the company of others. This name restricts spontaneity in association and the fluency of your verbal expression. When you are required to express yourself in personal matters requiring finesse and diplomacy, you feel awkward and embarrassed. Although you realize perfectly well what is expected of you, you are unable to find the right words, and hence you end up saying something inappropriate in a candid way. You can express your deeper thoughts and feelings best through writing. Your friendships and personal associations are rather restricted, being limited to those of a similar nature who can understand and accept your rather straightforward yet reserved manner. You are steadfast and loyal, and do not allow gossip or anything belittling to be said against those whom you accept in friendship. You find satisfaction in being outdoors or in getting out into nature, or in dealing with the products of the earth. There is originality and depth of thought contained in this name, particularly along practical and mathematical lines.