Acrosticism

January 29, 2008

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Frowning with echoes of hysterical laughter, exhausted by sleep. Lonesome raven in a sea of snow. Numb wings gleaming black. Feathers ruffled by urban noise. Cursed lethargy. Katatonia. Eyes fixed on the sun, drowning upwards.

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One Day with the Naked Truth

January 20, 2008

Here’s the latest thing off my crazy-things-to-do list: spending a day answering all the questions thrown at you truthfully and completely. In other words, pick a number of people who you think you could trust with your darkest secrets, and ask them to come up with the most difficult / uncomfortable of questions for one day. The only rules are: you cannot refuse a question, and you cannot lie.

I tried it this Saturday with my family, and it proved to be a pretty interesting experience. Although it didn’t get as ugly as it could have (lucky me?), it was surprising for all of us in many ways. I will admit that it was difficult to stick to the truth sometimes, and that’s why if you want to do this you should first convince yourself that you will live through it ;) It will probably look a lot less threatening retrospectively.


Playing with Qt/KDE

November 3, 2007

justwrite.pngSpeed writing means dumping the contents of your brain as fast as you can without stopping to think or check grammar. The small program I wrote today pretends to help you do it by launching a full-screen window to cover all distractions. It also keeps track of time for you and counts how many lines, words, and letters you’ve written. Here’s the source code (rename to .tar.bz2).

It uses the KDE4 libs, and the preposterous colors are the result of my experimenting with Qt style sheets.

PS. Bonus points if you find a way to crash it! (I know there is at least one)