June 18, 2016

Blog moved

Posted in Life, the Universe and Everything at 14:54 by theBlackDragon

A little heads up that I’ve moved my blog back to my own domain at: http://www.lair.be

November 29, 2010

Beyond Black Mesa trailer

Posted in Games, Life, the Universe and Everything at 00:24 by theBlackDragon

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I totally wasn’t aware of a short film being produced based on Half Life, titled “Beyond Black Mesa”. You can read the full thing here. Looks pretty good if you ask me.

Who said gamers were good for nothing?

December 2, 2006

The Job

Posted in Life, the Universe and Everything at 12:48 by theBlackDragon

I started working for Tri-ennium as a Java develeper yesterday. It’s been only one day now but I’m looking forward to it. Only time will tell whether my enthusiasm will last though 😉

On another note I’ll be moving to my own place by the end of this or the start of next month, I hope to stay online during that period but it’s very well possible that I’ll be without internet access for some time. Will be nice to finally have a place to really call my own 🙂

September 19, 2006

Yes, I’m still here…

Posted in FVWM, Life, the Universe and Everything, Techie stuff at 21:05 by theBlackDragon

People who have played Baldur’s Gate 2 might recognize the quote, but anyway, I’m still around and I thought I had some interesting things to tell, and a little explanation for some weird/pathetic behaviour over the past months…

I’ve bought myself three new IT related books:

  • Aspect-Oriented Software development by Ivar Jacobson and Pan-Wei NG (Addison Wesley)
  • Ruby Cookbook by Lucas Carlson and Leonard Richardson (O’Reilly)
  • The Art of SQL by Stephane Faroult with Peter Robson (O’Reilly)

So I’ve got quite some extra reading to do 😉

It’s been some time since I last really used Ruby and I must say that the language’s documentation has improved a lot over the last few years.

While we’re on the subject of Ruby, Thomas has announced that FvwmRuby is as good as finished, I’ve been looking forward to this ever since he announced he was working on it about a year ago, now I might finally get around to coding FvwmMpd as an FVWM module, yay 🙂

On a personal level I’m still struggling with what started nearly three months ago. I still can’t really grasp what happened and I’m still struggling with it on a daily basis. It’s really hard to understand how somebody you think actually cares about you, for which you think you mean something, can just replace you when the next best guy comes along. And then I haven’t even mentioned the amount of lies, half truths and whatsnot…

For some reason I always have to think about this song by The Crüxshadows (Even Angels Fall):

Sorrow sings
her kisses in silence
and adjusts the blinds to keep the light
from mocking everything I feel
She dances slowly
a silhouette upon the curtains
but her eyes seem to cry
only empty tears
I beg for comfort with inadequate verse
it meant so much to me.... and so little to her
and I am sinking into a mountain of self pity
why can't I simply disregard all the things I feel?

"where is my angel,"
"where is my angel,"
"where is my angel, when I need him most?"
"where is my angel,"
"where is my angel,"
"where is my angel, tell me now where did he go?"

Oh well, it makes me think of a good number of other songs as well, but anyway… It makes you wonder who you can still trust if even the person you trust most on this planet treats you like … I dunno… like you’re disposable? Like you’re nothing or nobody?

Good thing I still have friends to support me and community work and projects to immerse myself in, keeps a man going through hard times. So thank you all, you know who you are!

August 1, 2006

FVWM & Last.fm

Posted in FVWM, Life, the Universe and Everything at 10:51 by theBlackDragon

For some reason I couldn’t resist creating a last.fm FVWM group.

It’s kind of empty right now so all FVWM-using Last.fm-ers join me there! 😉

June 29, 2006

Inactivity…

Posted in Life, the Universe and Everything at 23:13 by theBlackDragon

As some of you have no doubt noticed I’ve been pretty much inactive in all community efforts I’m normally active in, there are in fact multiple reasons for this.

Firstly, this was my final year, I’ve now graduated (couldn’t have happened soon enough either), but after my intership I had sort of a minor burnout (I hope it was minor), resulting in me not doing anything.

Well, that’s not to mention the things that happened during my internship (but not at my internship).
To ‘improve’ upon the situation my entire life kind of collapsed around me taking with it all my plans for the future and every shred of motivation I had been getting out of these.

So currently I’m just trying to grasp what has been happening, trying to get out of this bottomless pit and figuring where I will, should or could go from here.

May 2, 2006

Self-referential story

Posted in Life, the Universe and Everything at 16:28 by theBlackDragon

I came accross this post on Lambda the Ultimate, which made for quite an interesting read, and a fun one too!