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Diplomatic Coding and Diplomatic Dining - The Cover Story
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Sun, Dec. 7th, 2003 06:13 pm
Diplomatic Coding and Diplomatic Dining

I've been spending the past few hours trying to build a website for playing diplomacy. As one of my former managers was fond of saying "Its like going to the moon... an engineering problem", which is to say, I'm fully aware of all the tools, technologies, methods, and algorithms I need to complete the job. I even know how to arrange them, which is usually the big problem in programming. However, I built the database and simply lost momentum. I can stare and stare at my editor and think about what I have to write, but I just won't do it. My brain frantically wants to think about other things. So I've had three lines of code for about an hour and a half now. I think a great deal of the problem is hunger.

The politics of getting a meal in my house are quite the Catch-22. By default, my mother will make something around 1700-1800 for us to eat. However, there are many things that may delay or cancel that meal. If I want to figure out whether or not she will be making anything, I have to ask her if we're having dinner that night, or if I'm on my own. Now, if the answer is yes, we are having dinner, I get a 10-30 minute rant on how lazy I am and that I never pitch in to help, etc, etc. I often get the same lecture if the answer is no, in which case I have to provide food anyways. As a result, I very much prefer eating anywhere but home in the evenings, not because the food is particularly bad, but because I don't want to deal with the repeated criticism when I'm trying to get a bit of information. However, here's the good bit; if, like today, dinner has been delayed, and my mother is planning on making dinner, I am not allowed to make food. *blink* *blink*

Current Mood: hungry hungry
Current Music: Chicago - Razzle-dazzle

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