||[Mar. 5th, 2006|09:57 pm]
I haven't updated in a while. If you know me IRL you might know I've been going through some depression for the last month, month-and-a-half. Basically letting work affect my life too much. The whole of the last week my appetite vanished and I had trouble eating anything at all. Although the doctor couldn't make a diagnosis I suspect it was brought on by the depression.
Luckily I've recovered now. Work is looking up a bit (the crypto submission fell through but we'll be putting something up on eprint and hopefully a conference submission in the next couple of months or so.) My depression is gone and my monstrous appetite is back to normal :) Also, my once nearly-crippling lower back pain is now much better. The back brace I bought last month was the best 20 bucks I ever spent. I have an insane amount of work to get done this week but on the other hand I'm looking forward to spring break. I've started taking an interest in basketball and I'm going to a Spurs game in San Antonio next weekend and after that probably go camping or something like that for a couple of days. I'm also planning to get my driver's license soon, and buy a car. Overall, an exciting month ahead.
Oh, and a few more things:
- Gnome 2.14 looks delicious
- I don't care if you call me cheap, but Bartles and Jaymes is the best beer. I love their coconut flavor in particular.
- brokentooth's fascinating tale of someone being tailed by the feds in ... wait for it... Coimbatore! Sad, scary or funny? You decide.
- Livejournal won't stop carping that my password doesn't have numbers or symbols or squirrel noises in it. That's pretty ironic considering that the last paper I co-authored was about how this is a useless thing to do.