10.15.2002 9:28 PM

I've been very busy lately. I was teaching Intertech's Extreme .NET course along with Andrew last week, and then Liz and I flew out to California to attend her brother's wedding (which was done very well, I might add). I'm also 1/2 way through the book Andrew and I are writing together. I'm trying desperately to finish it ASAP (w/o sacrificing quality, of course).

I was working on a prototype off and on for the past two weeks that I was supposed to put together in the next two weeks at my current consulting gig, but it got cancelled yesterday. Sigh...at least I got to learn a lot more about .NET, which is always a good thing.

The main CD as of late has been "Snow" from Spock's Beard. Great 2-CD set - I love the 70s progressive rock feel, and the story line is kind of cool, even though it's a bit too close of a cross between the main characters in the movie "Powder" (which is pretty bad - I don't recommend seeing it) and Palahniuk's "Survivor" (great book - highly recommended). It was sad to read on their web site that Neal has left, especially when I read his note that talks about why he left. You go for a jog and God tells you to "finish this album (SNOW), QUIT THE BAND and await further instructions"? C'mon!

Being someone who used to follow the Christian religion, I cannot imagine how anyone can say that God personally spoke to them to instruct them on how to live. It's such a foreign concept to me now, and I'm more than happy that it's no longer in my life. To think that I wasted so much time on my former belief system sometimes makes me reel, but at the same time I know that I now see the world for what it is. It's much easier to process physical responses (like emotions and thought) when you realize their basis.

Anyway, I've been reading "Dhalgren" by Samuel Delany for a while (i.e. when I have time). It's an interesting book, but I'm not sure I really understand what's going on. He's got a very descriptive style of writing, but it's a fairly long novel and I'm swamped for time, so I'm only getting bits and pieces of it.

Oh, the bug I mentioned in the last post? It wasn't a bug. Just don't put the AssemblyCulture attribute in your code and then reference that assembly in another one. Oops.

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