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mating ritual [Dec. 1st, 2006|07:10 pm]
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I finally met my new officemate at around 4:30 tonight. We only talked briefly, but he seemed like a nice, older Japanese man. Well, I mean he was definitely Japanese, and older than me. I guess what I mean is that he seemed nice. He was impressed by the office decorations, too. Admittedly, so am I. I've never been any good at decorating my house, but the office looks sweet.

In preparation for his arrival, I moved a bunch of crap out of the 2nd desk. one of the drawers was full of books- books that had made the cut a year ago when I rearranged the office the first time. These books have titles like "Understanding XML", "Using the Korn Shell", "Algorithms", and "Programming Pragmatics". I realized that I had no desire to continuing owning most of them, save 3. They just held no interest. So I put them on a chair along with a sign that said "free to good home" and put them out in the hall.

They were all taken, save for the one about the browser wars from an insider at Microsoft. And then someone took the chair and put the book on the ground. I felt bad for it, so I took it back.

The other books I kept were "Learning the VI Editor", "Design Patterns", and "Java Design Patterns".

This was a boring post.
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[User Picture]From: ripresa
2006-12-02 06:16 am (UTC)
i read it!
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2006-12-02 02:03 pm (UTC)
Owning the book is all fine and good, but have you learned the vi editor??
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-12-02 05:53 pm (UTC)
enough to get by. it's the only editor I can depend on being on all our unix systems.
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[User Picture]From: rachaeldoss
2006-12-02 03:49 pm (UTC)
Did you get your chair back?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-12-02 05:53 pm (UTC)
Nah. I didn't actually need it. It kinda got in the way of the cardboard fireplace.
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[User Picture]From: fiberboard
2006-12-04 06:52 am (UTC)
The stuff about the nice older Japanese man held my attention just long enough to get through the post. However, it reminded me of the guy my ex-wife started dating before we got divorced.
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