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Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
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Heh, "directed acyclic word graph (DAWG)".

My parents took me to a Japanese/Thai restaurant called Taikoku (I think) today (monday). Really great food, considering I'm not a huge fan of Japanese cuisine. I had Kobe beef for the first time, which was totally crazy. It comes out raw, and you heat it for a couple of seconds on this block of granite. And it's like the best meat ever. But it's so expensive. The whole menu was like a lesson on diminishing returns. You can spend a lot of money on a couple slices of meat, and get increased quality. But short of garnishing said meat with cocaine or something, you just can't get a linear relationship between price and quality out of it.

Can't segue from that to programming, so not trying. I think my coding skills are getting rusty. I was working on spacegame stuff today, and it was slow going. Maybe it's just that I've been using Java for everything lately, and spacegame is in C. If I ever finish this project, some of you will get a kick out of the source code. Early game engine stuff with cut-n-pasted code blocks and static arrays for everything, from pre-CS education. Transitioning to reusable style code, then obscure data structures and citing algorithms, from mid-CS education. I want to finish this project :/
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[User Picture]From: the_chuck
2004-01-13 07:24 am (UTC)
heh, interesting. depending on how it's written, taikoku means 'big country' or thailand. o_O

i have yet to have kobe beef. i'll stick to my relatively inexpensive sushi, thank you. then again, i love eel, but it gets pricey. especially at school, where we don't have any bodies of water nearby.
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2004-01-13 05:24 pm (UTC)
haha cocaine garnish...

I love Japanese food that isn't from the sea. I like *some* seafood but.. *shudders*

It might amuse you to know I was considering making Radiogirl of Japanese lineage.. maybe half or something. not sure yet ;D but she does haev a first name.. Selene.. running with your motif of spaceynames. Some of them must be consistant XD
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-01-16 12:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, the seafood is why I'm not a huge fan of it :P
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2004-01-16 11:41 pm (UTC)
seafood is teh yuck >.
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[User Picture]From: bitman
2004-01-24 11:32 pm (UTC)
Ah, the spacegame source sounds just like KevEdit's. Funny how that works...
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-01-26 03:44 pm (UTC)
Heh. It's slightly better than KevEdit's was. No giant main() function, though there was a really large game function that I cut down.
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