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05 August 2008 @ 11:52 pm
Jeffrey come on!  
What have you been doing besides posting dumb links to Internet things and looking at pictures of yourself!!!

Well as you can see from a few posts back, I now own a brand-new Toyota Prius. It just passed the 1k mile mark. I'm so proud. <:) I am totally tryin some of that hypermiling nonsense, but apparently failing, as my MPG is only 47, which is one MPH above EPA estimates.

I'm also hanging out with Margot from time to time, who lives in San Francisco and is totally an animator. Her cat Bucket is also cool because he's a giant asshole. With their help I am actually starting to learn about the giant urban center that I grew up near my entire life but only entered a handful of times.

I'm laying the groundwork for a trip to Japan with Shiranne this October. We've bought plane tickets and have just started to make hotel reservations. (The credit from my cancelled Israel trip was not used because it would be ridiculous to fly to Japan through London, which is the downside of having British Airways credit.) Within the space of three weeks, we are planning to go to Tokyo, Takayama, Kawagoe, Kobe, Kyoto, Iga-Ueno, Hiroshima, and Tokyo, in that order. Suggestions on places or other things (like places to stay, specifically) are welcome.

Work is starting to slow down a bit, because all the stuff I've been developing is starting to go live! The biggest accomplishment is the release of Diabetes Health Forums, which runs on a forum backend I coded entirely by hand (minus the use of TinyMCE for rich text editing).

It's got some cool features like being able to post one thread in multiple forums (with a cool JavaScript forum selector), but I think I might be rolling that back and just reducing the amount of forums we have. (We have over 100, it's freaking crazy.) Only a few posts so far, but that will change once we announce it in the general email newsletter this week.

Also working on Diabetes Health Solutions, which isn't live yet, but is basically a miniature wiki that I also programmed from scratch. It will only be available for healthcare professionals to edit, but that just makes my job easier because I don't have to police it for especially dumb crap.

So that's about it. Friends, vacations, work. Also sleep! Goodnight.
 
 
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Kristinmalicious_pengy on August 6th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
I am teh suck at computers, so I don't know why it does this...but on my friends page, videos display as either ads, or a previous video. I don't really care, but now I have videos on my friends that have your face, and then subtitles like "I don't know why, but it hurts my eyes," and "I really don't know what to make of this."
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 6th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, that's awesome.

But in less awesome news, if ads are showing in place of videos, you've got some serious spyware.
Kristinmalicious_pengy on August 13th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
I think I've given up on the hopeful idea that I'll ever have a clean computer again. I try, but I fail. If it helps, most of the time, it's not ads, it's a different video. And if I go to the entry's page or click on the video, it always plays the right one.
Tophomgwtftoph on August 7th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
How much does a trip all around Japan like that cost, anyway?

Anyway, good to hear you're doing fun stuff and whatnot. May we meet again someday, good friend.
Rhaikhrhaikh on August 8th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I hate priuses exactly BECAUSE of the hypermiling nonsense the drivers employ.

But the only thing worse is a prius in the fast lane. Stay in the slow lane please.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on August 8th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
It's possible to be fuel-efficient without being an asshole. "Don't be an asshole" is a very important tenet of mine, at least in real life.