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23 October 2003 @ 10:07 pm
On Breast Implants: "The only options are sand- and water-based implants? What about air and fire implants?" Yes Virginia, The Onion works its special, perverted magic again.

Time is now my enemy. I have virtually none of it anymore - moving to 9 hour shifts, with a 30-40 minute (one-way) commute. If you have been able to peek your heads up from current goings-on enough to notice that I'm nowhere to be seen, that's because I'm either here, or at Cam's. I don't know why Cam's - I just kept needing to drop some stuff off, or make a character for his Seventh Seal game (not to be confused with the forthcoming Seven Sons game).

Remember all those times I ever said I was tired? Yeah, well I take them back. This one is winning, by a long shot. And most of the energizing stuff I normally do (hehe, like there ARE such things) is pushed back by the "I NEED FOOD/SLEEP etc." vibe. This is the White Man's Burden, I guess. The lives of thousands of people depend on me not fucking up, but I try to not think about that while I'm crawling, hands and knees, through the weird-ass code I find every day, in various stages of development, growth, and decay.

They're making me use Microsoft Office.

I'm sure you can feel the shudder from here.
Current Music: Johnny Cash - We'll Meet Again
Scottscott_lynch on October 23rd, 2003 08:17 pm (UTC)
Seventh Seal? Roleplaying Game of Apocalyptic Revelations? Are you serious?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 23rd, 2003 08:45 pm (UTC)
Absolutely dead serious. OOC, why are you curious?
Scottscott_lynch on October 23rd, 2003 08:47 pm (UTC)
Because I wrote about a third of the material in that book and helped edit five of the seven chapters. :)

Check the credits.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 23rd, 2003 09:02 pm (UTC)
You know what? I knew somewhere, in the back of my mind, that you had a hand in it. But it's been a while since it's been brought up, that I had completely forgotten. Until now, of course -

The really trippy thing? Last night, during the Benefits/Drawbacks phase of character creation, Cam said "This is way better than that Merits/Flaws bullshit. I can't even think of how that would work for 3rd ed, without giving the twinkers a horrible advantage." And I said :" I think Scott Lynch wrote a book for 3rd ed based almost entirely on that on concept. You should read some of his stuff sometime." He said, "Yeah . . . sometime."

And now I'm just cackling maniacally to myself, as the irony of it all invades every cell of my addled brain. Cam doesn't even know who you are, let alone that almost 3/4 of his party has met you in person. This is just too funny.
Scottscott_lynch on October 23rd, 2003 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! Who's playing, and what are they playing?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 28th, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC)
chesh (unknown), happy_l_devil (some type of merc), Ellen (whom you have not met, and I don't know what she's playing), Uriah (as the Street Evangelist class), and myself, as a guy I worked with at Wells Fargo.
XCorvisxcorvis on October 24th, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
No, he knows who Scott is. He just doesn't know Scott. Like me. ;)
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on October 23rd, 2003 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm curious, what language are they making you read/test/program in?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 24th, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
C/C++ (depending on the level of abstraction) - the trace analyzers only work on the assembly level (and will be expecting ELF binary format), and GCC has been certified as a class A compiler for our purposes (DO178B certification). Structural coverage analyzers will be expecting C assembly as well - and since we're only using C++ for the testing (and only for the I/O, so only single inheritance, not much OOP), we don't anticipate problems in proving the usage matrix (certs want 100% live code, nothing dead, unreachable, or compiler-generated). Our test scripting interface with the network will be done in Python though, if that makes you happy ;)