WEEK 8 2017
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25 February 2017
Saturday - Went to yard sales with
friends. Picked up a pair of unused jeans for $1.
Lunch was at Speedy Joe's in Palmdale. We always
laughed when we went by it on our way to other restaurants, but mentioned it
to someone and they said "No, actually it's pretty good!". And it was
pretty OK. Decent taste, decent portions. Kind of basic decor, but,
Watched Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in the
evening. It was OK, and followed the book fairly reasonably
closely. The children's various powers weren't well displayed for the
non-main-characters which puzzled some of the other people watching, but
there's only so much you can do in a movie. I envisioned things
differently with respect to characters appearance and the 'Home' itself, but
Book #5 was Scary
Dead Things (Tome of Bill #2), by Rick Gualtieri.. It's an
amusing story. Bill is, in theory, a vampire coven leader, but in fact
it's his second in command that really runs things. Since he still has
his day job it works out for him, but then there's this prophecy and things
start getting weird(er)...
Friday - A nice day.
Worked on the app a bit. Talked to S, we need to get together and
finalize what we need to each do for the upcoming Beta release.
Switches and trinary phrases are, if you've been following this blow,
kicking my butt, but it's just a matter of time before it's down.
Had to go ask the neighbor across the street to turn down his car stereo again.
Exactly the same story as the last few times: "I was just adjusting the new
system". At about 1000 watts. He got kind of snarky about it,
claimed I was the only one in the neighborhood who cared, started
swearing. I pretty much kept my cool, and walked away, and he turned
it down, but I'm pretty tired of it all.
Book #3 was Daughter
of Danger, by John C. Wright. This is a novel set in the Swan
Knight's Son world, not bad.
Book #4 was Bill
the Vampire (Tome of bill #1), by Rick Gualtieri. Not bad.
Bill, a nerd game programmer is killed by vampires, as a joke since they
mean to kill him again, but manages to survive and more-or-less
Thursday 23 February
Nice weather. Went for a nice long walk.
Working away on app stuff.
Ran into another of Apple's invisible walls - turns out that you
(technically) can't assign a gesture recognizer to the elements of an
NSMutableArray. Ahhhh... I was pretty upset when after an hour or two
of checking for my own errors I discovered that this, the simple and
straight forward way to do things, was not allowed, for some mysterious
reason. Of course one can manually assign the GR to multiple objects,
everyone does it, it's just the nice clean array passed in from from an
object that is exempt. Kind of negates the entire effin purpose of
Wednesday 22 February
Wednesday - One thing I mentioned to Dr. G
the other day was that the low end CAD programs now did 3D. I did some
And I was right, they do, except that they deliberately don't
include the basic 3D file formats one uses to interchange data, IGES,
STEP, OBJ. It's reserved for the $1,000+ programs.
Tuesday - Working away on the app and STARS
stuff. And tax preparation...
Monday - Didn't do much.
Sunday - Shopping.
I finished the current "Expanse" novel, so Book #2 is Babylon's
Ashes, by James Corey. Not bad. I felt the last was a bit
slow, but this moved right along. The final Boss is finally killed,
but now we have a hint as to what happened to the aliens that built the
stargate...other hungry aliens living in hyperspace, who are still