October 29th, 2001


Monday morning once again...

Here I am, attempting to figure out the MIPS stack and bubblesorts for a program due Wednesday. I was going to spend all weekend on the problem, but I woke up Saturday morning with the flu I've been whining about, and spent all weekend with it. I'm feeling a bit better today, but not totally.

It's not like it's difficult, it's just dealing with two new paradigms of programming that we never had in Scheme. You didn't need a stack in scheme, you just recursed and recursed, and cursed a bit too. And I don't recall...wait I second, I do. It's just a hell of a lot easier when everything's a list and you could car and cdr to your heart's delight.

I miss car and cdr. They were friendly.

Anyway, I need to figure out how to bubblesort and stuff before Wednesday. Anybody wanna help?
  • Current Mood
    quixotic quixotic

random thing found on my calculator.

oct 26, homeward bound

somewhere between williams and willows on interstate 5 in california. the sun has just set. i find it striking that on of the things reflecting the sun's last rays was a vapor trail off some southbound jet plane. i wonder where it came from, where it's going, if i know somebody on board.

we've all become more conscious of planes this fall, i think. or maybe i'm the only one. who knows?

i think i'm going to eventually title a story "North of the Sun." dunno what it'll be about yet.
  • Current Mood
    mellow mellow

A bit of news on my mommy...

Oh yeah, I've been holding off on this news except to my closest friends until we knew for sure...

But my mom's bone marrow tests came back today. They were perfectly normal. That means we're in remission.

  • Current Music
    Dick Gaughan - What You Do With What You Got