The temperature finally leapt up to normal levels, a comfortable 14 degrees rather than the freezing temperatures we’ve had for the year so far. We went out to get food, and the square was full of people, and the sounds and smells of the city were back… I suddenly remembered warm, summer evenings. It’s only weather, yet it seems to have transformed my surroundings. At last I remember why I live here. Yes, it’s been a long, long winter—too long.
Earlier today I spent five or six hours struggling with OpenGL. I’m almost at first beta stage for the new screensaver, I think a little more work tomorrow and it’ll be ready for some more widespread testing. OpenGL is a lot like X, in that when something’s wrong with the code you really don’t get anything in the way of useful error messages.