Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Caspian Sea

I just woke up. I remember, being asleep, dreaming aboutgeography of the areas around Russia. Specifically, I remembersome kind of tactical thinking about the caspean sea, and awhole bunch of points in Russia that were especially Russian, orhad a military presence, or something like that. Oddly, the dreammade a big deal about the Caspian sea, and when I woke up, I foundmyself wondering if there really was a Caspian sea -- I figured thatI might've drawn that old C.S. Lewis Narnia series into my dream, andgotten the name from there. But.. no, it turns out that apparently inmy dream, I had gotten the placement of the Caspian sea correctly,something I never would've known while awake, except maybe as one ofthose "how the foo did I know that" Jeopardy moments. It's just kindof strange.

The clocks shifted again. I'm sure I've ranted about how much I dislikedaylight savings time (well, not the time under the switch, but the factthat there is one), so I won't repeat myself. Still, I'm left much moresleepy than I should be, and I actually should be at work right now.Gah!

Still, my life has been going very well for the last week or so, onall fronts. I've been doing some fun database stuff at work, and nowfeel confident about knowing all the guts of how CGIs and databasescan be friends. I knew it in theory before, but it's nice to know itin practice. Next, when I get time, I'd like to do some stuff withservlets, JSPs, and all that new-fangled Java stuff. I really want tolearn Java and Ruby. Oh, and Debb got me an awesome cog sci book onmodeling memory in the brain. A nice taste of what's to come.Finally, I've been having a lot of fun on PerlMonks inmy spare time. It reminds me a bit of what NoWonder was. Hmm. NoWonder ..I'd like to restart that, or something very much like it, if I canget a server colocated somewhere.

Finally, I've been thinking a bit about rewriting my netdiary code so thatthe URLs of individual entries won't keep changing all the time. If you notice,each page of entries has a name like summary2.html. The most recent isjust summary, the next most recent is summary2, and so on. Well, consideringthat I'm adding new entries at the top (as it should be, unless I do sometime traveling), that means that an arbitrary entry keeps being pushed toa higher number summary. That's not so good, because web spiders can't indexthe netdiary and be sure things will stay the same. I haven't touched the codefor quite some time, and so I've been thinking a lot about other ways to managepages. Should I have a page for individual entries? Should I wait until I getcolocated, and allow comments? Hmm.

Finally, Debb has a webjournal too now.

Off to work!

Tags: blog, dreams, programming

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