Eric Lim

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2008 November


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Final official count: 27,591. Not quite the 30,000 I said I would aim for, and not even close to the initial 50,000 word goal, but whatever. As I’ve been saying, that’s 27,591 more words than I had 30 days ago. I’ve gained some insight on my characters and definitely have a better view of my…


Saturday, November 29, 2008

There were a lotta good deals yesterday, and I wasn’t even planning on buying anything. Good ol’ lazy me did the online route. iPod touches, hard drive enclosures, terabytes of storage for my pirated HD movies, so many things I could buy! So what do I do instead? Donate money to NaNoWriMo of course. Hooray…


Friday, November 28, 2008

The power went out last night. I tried to find a wi-fi signal but couldn’t connect to anything, although I am thoroughly impressed with the Macbook’s reception. Luckily I had Thanksgiving dinner at my grandma’s, so it wasn’t until after we got back that we saw the neighborhood was completely dark. I spent a little…


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I went to the doctor this morning and got blood taken out. I’m a bit worried to see my cholesterol results, although I imagine it won’t deter me from pigging out over Thanksgiving. Tentatively there is a Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow night, then a celebrate my cousin passing the bar dinner on Friday, and a celebrate…


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It’s been about five days since I’ve done any writing, and the upcoming holiday weekend is not going to help. My goal now is to hit 25k, since I believe I am about 1500 words short of that goal. A far cry from 50k, but 25,000 words is 25,000 more than I had at the…


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holy crap. Gears of war 2. Horde mode. Played too long forgot to post blog. Must. Play. More.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

My parents and brother came back from China on Saturday. Apparently the prices on clothing and other merchandise have almost doubled from the last time they went about a year ago. I’m curious to know if that’s an indicator of how the economy in China is doing or something else. On the way back to…


Saturday, November 22, 2008

A more dishonest version of myself would backdate this post and pretend I remembered to write a blog entry for November 21st. But I’ll get my ticket punched and board the fail train once again. I expect to board it one more time on November 30th because I am now way behind on NaNoWriMo and…


Thursday, November 20, 2008

My cousin sent me a link to this. I told her I had already seen it, and this was her reply: you’ve seen everything. EVERYTHING. its like you ARE the internet. I’m pleased to announce that I have achieved my goal in life. I have become what I loved. In other news, the drawing of…


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Off we go to play in the semi-final match of kickball. We’re down one of our top players tonight so I’m doubtful we’ll be winning this match. If by some crazy chance we do win though, immediately afterward is the final match. I would tell everyone to hope for the best, but I kinda hope…


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My word count progress has vastly slowed over the last two sessions, although on the upside I’m getting a better feel for my characters, and may have some of their arcs resolved. Is this better than just pumping out words? I’m going to say yes just to raise my morale. If you don’t agree then…


Monday, November 17, 2008

The new Star Trek trailer is up on Apple’s site. Looks kinda cool. Lots of action and fancy shots of ships in space. A warning not to go to the Wikipedia page cause it’s full of spoilers, although who knows if they’re really spoilers or not. I just prefer to go into movies knowing as…


Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is incredibly painful. I sit there in the coffee shop with my laptop before me, pretty much daydreaming and trying to figure out what this scene I’m writing is supposed to accomplish and where it’s supposed to go. Usually by the time the first hour is up I’ll check my word count and it…


Saturday, November 15, 2008

I went to a new Mexican restaurant I found on Yelp for lunch today, and out in front a woman was selling bootleg DVDs. I couldn’t believe it. Granted it’s Santa Ana, but the area wasn’t a particularly bad one and it was just a shock seeing as how it had been so long since…

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

Saturday, November 15, 2008

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released for your testing pleasure. Here are some of the changes since Beta 2 (over 160 changes in total):

Numerous style improvements and refinements. All admin notices now go under the page title. PHP Notice fixes. Dashboard widget options now properly save. Menu fixes. New design for Quick Edit. Canonical feed URL fixes. Walker fixes. An update […]


Friday, November 14, 2008

Around the corner from my apartment is a Japanese fast food restaurant called Sushi Box. I do not go there for their sushi, and I would not recommend anyone go there for their sushi. I go there for their $3.90 chicken bowl ($4.20 after tax). This is a very magical chicken bowl they serve here….


Thursday, November 13, 2008

I will be going to watch Bond, James Bond at midnight tonight. I really enjoyed Casino Royale and was glad that the movie was a lot more serious compared to previous over-the-top Bond fare. I’ve been hearing that Quantum of Solace is even better, but have yet to read any real reviews or actual comments…


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The quarterfinal kickball matches are tonight, although I can’t be entirely sure because I didn’t get an e-mail from the kickball coordinator. Last week ABC news was supposed to come out and do a piece on kickball but they couldn’t make it, and plus there’s usually a weekly kickball newsletter and technical difficulties prevented that…


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I stole my neighbor’s cat again. He’s very friendly and seems to be comfortable in my place. I’m not really sure why. I don’t mind that he hangs out, but I’m just a tad worried that he’s gonna poop or pee all over the place or scratch up my furniture. Right now he’s in the…


Monday, November 10, 2008

Spam e-mail subject line of the day: Become a Nurse ERIC! I got Gears of War 2 over the weekend. Probably a mistake cause I’m going to want to play instead of write, but it’s worth it. Co-op campaign is where it’s at, and it’s great with the headset. I think if I had a…

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