August 3rd, 2005

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General Update

This past weekend, meowlzebub and I went down to Santa Barbara. It was a lovely trip. I like this whole "mini-vacation in between jobs" thing. That was kinda how my last trip to SB worked, too. Much good food was had - oh, hey, Anton, if you're reading, Karim says hi! :-)

The housemates have moved their large stuff out, and most of their small stuff. The place is looking noticeably abandoned. That's progress, of a sort, and certainly means that their next adventure is well underway. Best wishes to them on their new place!

I basically got almost nothing done on the job hunt last week. That was effectively intentional. Well, and the fact that I spent a lot of that time talking to Motorola about whether they'd give me a job and what it'd be like if they did. So I guess that qualifies as some work on the job hunt. Anyway, I have since applied to a several more places. Got a phone interview coming up tomorrow, and an in-person interview not-quite-promised at another place early next week. We'll see how it goes, but I can honestly use the break. I'm hoping to get my house clean and livable *before* taking on the next job, and I can afford to take a bit of a break. So I'm not job-hunting quite as hard as might otherwise be the case.

I should be doing more cleaning and yardwork, though, just on principle. Instead, I've been working on my MUD library, among other things.
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This week, Brezsny says:

Let's say you were somehow able to travel to a comet as it approached the sun. Let's say you also brought a container in which you were able to capture all of the vapor from the comet's 5,000-mile gaseous tail. The container wouldn't have to be any bigger than a wine bottle, because there's not much actual stuff in the tail. This hypothetical project is a good metaphor for the work you have ahead of you in the coming week, Gemini. Vast volumes of hot air will contain only a tiny bit of rarefied substance. And yet that bit will be interesting and useful.

Fair enough. Not sure how to interpret this.