Yeah, I’m a Geek

So what?




I’m typing on my desktop and watching a virus scan run on my  netbook.  I’m debating the merits of waiting for Fedora 15 (are we up to 15?) to come out or jump ship to aptosid.  I’d like to get Python 2.7, and I’ve only got 2.5 on my desktop.  I should check the netbook and see what version of Python is on there.  Hah.  2.7.1.  I guess if I’m going to be working on two different computers, I should at least get the same version of python on each one.  Maybe I can do something with the rawhide repos….

OK, now I’m just babbling.  I have 5, count them 5, days of kindergarten left.  I have mixed feelings.  On one hand, I’ll miss the 5 year old class.  On the other hand, NO ARTS & CRAFTS EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Not that I don’t like teaching it or anything.  It’s just a pain in the butt.  Or, the left pointer finger as the case may be.  Nasty run in between by skin and a hot glue gun resulting in the loss of a couple layers of skin.

I’m loopier than usual.  Night meds must be kicking in.  I’ll shut up now.  Virus scan is complete and I got the happy green check.  I forgot how much of a pain this whole AV thing was.




After a post over at Ask MetaFilter, I have a better idea of how to go about writing the meat of my mood tracking program.  I knew my first instinct was wrong.  When you  find yourself with var1, var2, etc and then doing var1+var2+…+varn, you’re doing it wrong.  I knew that.  So now I have some code snippets from some very smart people.  It’s just a matter of sitting down and writing more than pseudocode.

If only I didn’t have a stack of papers to grade, phone teaching to do, and tests to write….

Making Progress

Just a quick note to say I’ve made a baby step on MT.  I can now take a list of words and get python to spit them out in a random order.  It was much easier than the pseudo code I was previously writing in my head.  Literally 3 lines of code.

Woo Hoo.