A small world come full-circle

Jenny and I went to the Gaskell’s Halloween Masquerade this evening. We brought chutta along with us, and thanks in part to that mask you see below, we finally met FanBoy and Zhaneel in person.

(I’m changing my profile image – here’s the mask I refer to)

We’ve pretty much been just missing each other for the last year or so. We’d skip a dance they were going to or vice-versa. Anyway, we were all there this evening. I was wearing my mask when Zhan and FanBoy came in the front door. Zhan saw it as she was greeting some other friends, waved to me and tentatively called out “Hooloovoo?”

We introduced ourselves to each other before scurrying off in different directions prior to the dance. A few moments later, chutta said: “You’ve already met him, I think…” (reffering to FanBoy)

It’s true: FanBoy and I were both part of “Barely Legal” a Rocky Horror Piscture Show cast that performs in the SF Bay Area. I didn’t recognize him because the last time I’d seen him he had much longer hair, (which was cut earlier this year) but we chatted about it a bit later in the evening. (When Jenny’s sister tried to introduce us…again. Ha!)

So, to recap:
FanBoy used to work lights for a RHPS cast in the late-ninetys
Hooloovoo joined that cast in the later-ninetys (as the tranny “Rainbow Rob”)
Hooloovoo met his future wife through mutual friends at Rocky
FanBoy left the cast
Hooloovoo and Jenny went on “permanent hiatus”
FanBoy and Zhaneel find this game called Jumpgate and a community site: PJG
Hooloovoo finds this game called Jumpgate and a community site: PJG
Gossip (who ran PJG) starts up G-Blog.net, through which we discover that we all go to Gaskell’s
A year later we finaly meet up, and realize that we had in fact first met several years before.

Funny how things work out, sometimes.

Anyway, Jenny and I had a great time at Gaskell’s. Zhan, I apologize for leading you into a couple of traffic jams during that Gallop. FanBoy, it was good to meet you– again. 🙂 And it’s good to finally be able put faces (and a real names) to the blogs. 🙂 Hope to see you at the next dance.

Methinks it’s time for bed now.

Edited on Oct 28th 2002, 07:52 by Hooloovoo

Somebody slap me.

I spent most of yesterday working on a nifty little php script for work…

When I was testing it, I was running into all sorts of odd behavior and I got tired of trying to de-bug it. I put it up on my website so I could work on it over the weekend.

I just spent the last hour or so breaking the script from a single php file into 6. I thought my scheme for having the different steps the script goes through as functions controled by a variable called $stage was somehow flawed, since in some cases I was making the script pass arguments back to itself via the URL. Or something – I wasn’t exactly sure what was wrong. It was buggy and needed to be fixed.

THEN I see that I’m using “=” instead of “==” to check what “stage” I’m on in the master control structure that determines which function to do.

OF COURSE the statement

if (stage = 1) {
} elseif (stage = 2) {

is going to always have me doing step 1…

GAH! I r stupid.

Now the question is, do I go back to my single php page design, or keep working on the multi-page one?

Edited on Oct 27th 2002, 07:49 by Hooloovoo

Edited on Nov 22nd 2002, 17:56 by Hooloovoo

Oct 11th 2002, 03:19 GMT

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that is invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is agains the natural order of things.

-Douglas Adams

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