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Jun. 14th, 2007

I love this comic


Apr. 26th, 2007

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I miss nights like that hahahaha

Jan. 18th, 2007

Gearing up again

I'm trying to get back into the mind-groove of tech work, because That's What I'm Doing This Year. I'm reading all the Joel articles I've missed, trying to figure out where the market is and where it's going, and trying to identify what exactly I should be doing/pursuing in order to maximize the amount of money I'm going to be offered when I accept the job that should be coming my way shortly after I hit Ontario. Reading Joel's columns is always a good time, but sometimes I forget exactly how good.

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Yeah. That piece of text makes me laugh.

Anyways. I'm going to be programming again. I'm learning that people are finding SOAP unsuited for the job and are moving towards simpler schemes again. I'm betting that anyone who knows me as a tech-geek can deduce that I was initially pretty dubious about the idea of JSON, but having read that article, and given the proviso that I'm valuing the ability to do stuff efficiently over the ability to be secure and pretty, I think that this is a good move, and, moreover, one I expect to see grow exponentially. I still believe in the web client over the thick client, and as the years go by that opinion only gets stronger. JSON seems to promise much faster data, if nothing else.

On a different note

This is weird on a couple of levels.

First up, it makes me worry that The Math Play is going to end up being absolute garbage, done better by someone else a long fucking time ago. I need to get Mighton's back catalogue and read it, now. I've seen Possible Worlds, along with Torquil Colbo's Beyond Zebra, at the LSPU most or all of a decade back, but it sounds like Mighton might be better to write my own play than I am.

Second of all, the kid playing the lead in The Little Years is a girl I met in St. John's years ago. We did auditions for NTS together. I'm guessing she got in, based on the fact that she's working professionally at Neptune. Cool to see that after a gap of years.

Dec. 21st, 2006

I don't think I actually know anyone who will appreciate the cello rant first-hand.

Cello rant

Pachelbel on guitar

I don't know why i'm doing so much linking lately. I think I'm just procrastinating.

Dec. 18th, 2006

This is geekier than me


I'd never heard of a normal number before.

Also: to the people who are probably wonder where I disappeared to - I was turning into a bit of a jerk, so I'm just staying away from people for a bit.

Happy holidays all, hope things are good.

Dec. 11th, 2006

Warning: NSFW - language


"I'll wrap my dick around your neck and start you up like a fuckin lawnmower"

Nov. 21st, 2006

If my blog was the Daily Show, this would be its Moment of Zen


Sep. 28th, 2006

Funny story

Me and Natalia appear to have met before, at the 2003 Montreal Fringe Festival. She gave me tickets to her show, which I saw, and I gave her tickets to mine, which she didn't see. We had a moment of mutual recognition this evening. Very funny. Small world. I remember the ticket exchange very well, and I have a journal of the event somewhere where I'm pretty sure I've got the whole thing written down. I think her show was called "Sluts Need Love Too", but I'm not sure.

My intentions at the time were, of course, strictly dishonourable hahaha.

In all seriousness, tho, I am delighted by this on some irrational level, as I enjoy her immensely.

Jun. 21st, 2006

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I am preparing to go down to l'hopital and get my pick-IV thing put in. I realized yesterday that I don't know if having such a creature in will mean I can't A) dance and B) work out. Need to figure this out.

I saw another moose on the way back into town. I was dead tired when I got here.

Funny self-concious story: We did the first read of No Man's Land yesterday, and in one part my character, Bennett, has to sing a verse of She's Like the Swallow solo. There are several other songs beforehand, so I was kind of a bit nervous to try it out, since I'm not exactly an experienced singer, and everyone else seemed to be. The table gave a round of applause, which hadn't happened for any of the other songs (but might be in the script, I didn't remember to check yet), and Phil Churchill changed his line from "Jesus, Bennett b'ye", which I always read as "way to bring the energy down, idiot" to "Jesus, Bennett b'ye, dass not half bad". Tomlinson leans over, looks up into my face, leans back and says "Burton, are you BLUSHING?" I stared VERY HARD at my script hahaha.

I'm living with Mike Hickey from Grand Falls-Windsor, and he's being excellent so far. I'm looking forward to the summer, although it's going to be difficult for me to get up really early every morning; I'm a likes-his-sleep kind of guy and NOT a routine kind of guy. My routines tend to shift temporally over time. I guess I have to teach myself new patterns this summer.

My ankle feels weird today, a fact to which I am hyper-sensitive because of the whole question of the infection being/not being in the bone.

Overall, things seem ok. People in Trinity seem to be in cynical but upbeat moods by and large, and Mike has a role he seems to be sinking his teeth into, which promises the possibility of some good acting-based discussions, which I am always up for. Bennett appeals to me the more I read him (I know, Furlong you tolMeSo hahaha). We've got a decent place, smells a little mildewy and the bathroom is a bit of a non-starter, but it has a record player with lots of Johnny Cash, Dick Nolan, and Harry Hibbs type stuff, a TV with cable, a huge backyard, an apartment-sized washer and TWO stoves. One stove doesn't work, but still. TWO stoves.

May. 30th, 2006

Ah bash, how I love thee


Only for the huge nerds:

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