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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Mother always said there'd be days which are teh suck

Working with OpenOffice made me want to jab a big shard of glass into my neck. So much so, that I left my oven fries in too long.

My Lentil soup is has gone, to use the culinary term, hella lumpy.

Of the seven people in the house, I am the only one not currently (I mean, right now) getting hugs and kisses.


At 10:17 pm, February 24, 2007, Anonymous Ruth V said...

nooo! out of interest, what's wrong with openoffice. hope it gets better!

At 6:21 am, February 25, 2007, Blogger Nathan said...

Normally, I likle OpenOffice. The problem was that I had to convert a document I'd written in TeX on account of a departmental policy which reads LOL PDFS SUK Y CANT U JUST USE DOT DOC. The two problems, as I see it are
1) It runs in Java simulation, which slows it down and eats resources like one of those team-building exercises you get sent on where you have to solve a Rubik's cube that you can't see by directing a colleague through the medium of sung haikus.
2) I hadn never realised that TeX took a big step forward when they said "Screw line breaks. If you want a new paragraph, leave a blank line. Otherwise, I'm just going to keep trucking with the old one". As it turns out, although I spent a few hours doing the conversion, it ended up reading like this:

As we see in Fig-
One, this project
ls me with desp-
so profound that
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They ended up just using the pdf I added to the submission with a note saying "Why do you do these things to me?"


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