March 2, 2004

Bulk view

Why am I interested in short stories?

Flash Art

Who can paint summer in fifty brushstrokes and three colors? Brushes
and palettes clattered throughout the warehouse, artists bent on a
challenge beyond mind-numbing portraits and caricatures. It didn’t pay
the rent, but it kept us sharp.

Hours passed. Still a blank canvas. The judges grew impatient. “The
competition’s only until three.” I took no notice. Someone won. I
don’t know who.

Alone in a warehouse. Brush on paper – a broad, confident stroke. I

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I think this is a pretty cool idea, but I want it inside Emacs, not as
an external application – not even if I can use Emacs as an external
editor. I remember running across something vaguely related – some
form of category browser.

Nice, but I’ll only use it if it works within Emacs. ;)

CS21B meeting

– Design patterns
– Make your own questions: 2 questions, 10 points
– Composite (shapes), Observer (listeners), Strategy (sorting), Decorator (files)

Procedure for thinking about network programs
– Who are talking? “hosts”
– What info does each need? Think about data objects that will be passed on network
– Who has what?
– Sequence


A: design patterns or data structures
B+: infinite connections
B: no obvious bugs
C+: documentation for install and play
C: networked, two-player, multi-threaded

Sacha: linked lists today, announce extension and schedule of defense

NetHack progress

Another new character. Now level 11 and camping near an altar.
Have picked up a couple of magic markers, blessed two of them,
wrote ?oCharging. Recycling spellbooks: wrote +oIdentify and +oCM
on the same spellbook. Have Magicbane, hope to get spellbooks off

So far so good. Potions and scrolls in short supply, though.