First off, I’ll give you a bunch of twittery updates, so that I can resume regular blogging after that. This is kind of like what you do on the first day in gym after a month long break… you just try to wake up all different muscles.
I read “Ender’s Game” and I would recommend it to everyone. I’ll be reading the sequel after a break. I am now reading:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - page 146
- Gödel, Escher & Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - started
- The Little Schemer - page 80
I am doing the big climb tomorrow. I’ll be climbing the 69 floors in the Columbia tower. I am excited about it.
I’ve learned ping-pong. I don’t suck as much at it any more. I play twice or thrice almost everyday at work. Thom, my colleague, coached me by kicking my ass several times a day, handing me really humbling defeats. I kept at it and now I make him sweat - although he still wins. I do those crazy slams now, to the audience’s cheers and my opponent’s dismay.
Living room has been reconfigured now. It is a lot more comfortable. We have a new black leather couch. I set up my old laptop to serve as media center for the home and hooked up the audio system, TV, iPod etc. I’ll be hooking up a monster hard disk to it too. Now we watch even the Netflix online streaming movies using TV. I use RealVNC to remotely control the media center laptop from the laptop on my lap :-) RealVNC is awesome by the way.
I am doing exploratory programming regarding projects… nothing concrete yet.
My sis got a Macbook and my friend got an iPod Touch. I am waiting for OLPC to arrive. They said it should be here in a week or so.
I plan to learn these now:
- Berkeley DB - I’ve read about it. I’ll be playing with it now
- Advanced Pylons - I need to learn this asap so that I won’t be reinventing