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Early Mornings and Camping

Once again, I'm up too early. I suspect I'll stay at work too late.

Walking outside this morning again reminded me how much I enjoy camping, especially cold-weather camping. The sun wasn't up yet. It was quiet and still. Chipping the ice from the car seemed to make the loudest sounds I've ever heard. What I really wanted to do was start a fire, pull a chair up to it, and enjoy a cup of coffee or two.

Instead, I drove in to work (the roads are still terrible, but better than they were yesterday), powered on my computer, pulled a chair up to it, and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate while typing this journal entry. I'm now about to embark on my unrelenting quest to conquer this piece of code with which I struggle.

BTW, I'm really glad that we got the car with all-wheel drive. I've heard stories of people spending an hour trying to get out of our parking lot at the townhouse. I was able to just put the car in drive and go.


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Jan. 27th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
AWD? Eh.
I'm glad I got the car with traction control. Yes, it's only front-wheel-drive, but I've had (in my informal survey) fewer issues than folks with SUV's.
Jan. 27th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: AWD? Eh.
Our choices were all-wheel or rear-wheel. The AWD has been good to us. The 'Hill Descent Control" is especially neat.
Jan. 27th, 2004 07:16 am (UTC)
The best was yesterday in the grocery store parking lot where I got to watch a guy in a Camaro trying to, well, move. Heh. Ahh, shades of home.
Jan. 27th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
i love the way you describe coding. you make it as dreamy and impressive as the forlorn writer at their lone typewriter. so romanticized. makes me want to go tackle that code i need to finish before tomorrow night.
Jan. 28th, 2004 06:06 am (UTC)
Well, thanks. I like to make things sound epic. It makes everything so much more fun.

I think one of the reasons I can make writing code sound romanticized is because I believe coding is as much -- if not more -- art than science. Lots of people can write code that will solve a problem. How many people can write code to solve a problem that has a sense of beauty to it, as well? You know pretty code when you see it -- something about it just calls to the geek soul in you and brings out something special, something precious.
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