Thursday Miscellaneous

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 23 September 2004. It is tagged #Computers, #Movies, #Personal, and #Scripting.

Been blogging only lightly these past few days. I've been sick for two weeks now with a sore throat and headache, plus nausea off and on. Maybe a sinus infection, maybe strep. I'll find out on Monday, if not sooner.

I attended Jeremy's wedding last weekend. The ceremony was very nice, and I enjoyed the reception a lot. The speeches by the best man and maid of honor were really great. Congrats to Jeremy and Christen!

It was also good to see some of the Rochester people while I was back, though there were notable exceptions. Matt, Karl and I saw Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow at the Regal. Film Noir isn't my favorite, but I enjoyed the flick. I didn't know beforehand that no sets were used during filming, but had I known I would have quicky forgotten. The CG backdrops were at times grandiose and stylized, but not unbelieveable so.

I've been dabbling in Python off and on, using Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python and the Python Quick Reference. Python is a lot more object-oriented than other languages I've used, so I have to think about it in ways I'm not used to. For example, strings have their own methods:

>>> "foo".upper()

Like Perl, the syntax deviates from the norm and gets a little Yoda-esque at times:

>>> def doFormat(str):
...     return "%s a %s" % (str, str)
>>> print [doFormat(s) for s in ("a", "b", "c")]
['a a a', 'b a b', 'c a c']

The flexibility is nice, it just takes some getting used to.

That's enough randomness for now, I guess.