The 23rd of January Rolls Around

I’m up late, so when it turns early on the 23rd, I’ll post this. On this day in 1960, the bathyscaphe Trieste visited the bottom of the Marianas Trench, and I was born in Lakeland, Florida. Shortly I’ll turn in for the night, and time will slide smoothly by like the dark waters of the Pacific slid past the windows Walsh and Piccard looked through on the way down and back. I’d like to think of the life I’m leading as a continuing voyage of discovery, though many of the discoveries are also dark. My aunt on my mother’s side died earlier this week, and her funeral will be held Monday.

Tomorrow Today is shaping up as a busy day. I have a meeting scheduled to discuss a short-term programming project that will carry me through the end of April, and later in the day an interview for a position that could pick up thereafter. I’m sure that there must be eating establishments in the area that give discounts on birthdays; maybe I’ll see about doing something for a birthday dinner out.

Cheers to all my fellow voyagers. Be prepared to learn something, and perhaps the day will surprise you.

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Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.

7 thoughts on “The 23rd of January Rolls Around

  • 2009/01/23 at 7:00 am
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    Happy Birthday Wes! The best of wishes for today and the next year! May every day of your journey be even more enjoyable and exciting than the last.

  • 2009/01/23 at 12:54 pm
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    Happy Birthday! Hope this year is the best one ever!

  • 2009/01/23 at 6:59 pm
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    Happy birthday. Sorry to hear about your aunt. Good luck on the interview.

  • 2009/01/24 at 12:44 pm
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    Another happy birthday wish, and much luck on the interview.

  • 2009/01/24 at 12:53 pm
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    I think the interview went well. I’m hoping to hear something this coming week. If I get it, I’ll post a note.

  • 2009/01/25 at 10:54 pm
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    What language would you be programming in, and what is the project about?

  • 2009/01/25 at 11:32 pm
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    The programming project would involve a C++ computational engine with a Python GUI, using the Boost Python kit to provide the interface between Python and the C++ code. Most of the GUI needed already exists; I just need to add networking, additional GUI forms, and the like.

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