Finally, my 11th Album-a-day is available on mp3.com. (Partly it was my fault for forgetting to upload one of the songs, but mainly they are just slow.) It's called S-P-E-C-T-R-E and although I keep saying that my next album will be experimental, I guess I am still happy enough making the same kinds of songs over and over. I did just buy a new electric guitar and some related equipment, so as soon as that arrives I will probably make a new album and it will at least have different instruments on it.
Today I found a cool Spreadsheet Mode for Emacs. It's good for making mix tapes and itemized receipts / purchase orders. There's another one I didn't try called Dismal ("Dis' Mode Ain't Lotus"), which has a hilarious but somewhat worrisome name...
The poem, you know, has it backwards. It's September that has 30 days, not the other way around.
Today is the 2nd day of September. It's almost unbelieveable that this early in the semester I'm already having an all-nighter! But it's a fun all-nighter, for the ICFP Programming Contest I mentioned in a previous weblog entry. Our virtual robot is wandering around, planning paths and avoiding enemies. He's knapsacking and flood-filling and priority-queueing. He even prints out a neat color map of what he sees. Though I'm sure we'll be competitive, I think we realized too late what the real "interesting" parts of the problem are and wasted too much time programming other parts to win it. But we'll see!
Note for those who want to send me prizes and wishes: Tom turns 23 on September 27!