# 2009 Summary

Note: This post is backdated. I am writing this post in 2018 because, as part of the Big 2017 Remigration, I have decided to delete most of the posts because they were too embarrassing and sparse on information, but figured I might keep a rundown of the highlights.

2009, on this blog:

• Ah, yes, the point at which I found the Eragon video game on my cousin’s PSP and was really psyched to be playing a game with “blood and merciless killing” and riding a dragon. (But I didn’t say the last part, so I’m not completely sure if I’m projecting onto my past self, or if Brian2009 was already trying to display discretion about said point of itnerest.) A few months later I revisited it and was disappointed to find that the game had been deleted..
• Here is a small “puzzle” I proposed: fill in the question marks with words such that each word ends with some suffix of 2 to 4 letters that the next word starts with. “converter” → “?????” → “??????” → “awesome”.
• I was really excited, like, 252 exclamation marks in a row excited, when I found out that Eoin Colfer was going to write the sixth and final Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book. (My impression of it from however later I read it was that I felt he was trying too hard to emulate Adams’s style and it came off as a bit forced.)
• I listed a bunch of text adventures, starting with Zork and ending with Anchorhead, followed then by “Tower of Hanoi”. What?
• I learned what AM-GM was, and typed the inequality out in ASCII art. In the same post, I learned about microblogging. I wondered whether it might suit me. One reason I thought I might not like it is that I liked playing with ASCII art in <pre> tags.
• I compiled this list of goals. How times have changed since 7 and 9, and to some extent 4. Side note: in the very next post after that one, I was counting down until I was old enough to make a Facbeook account and said that I needed to start thinking of a really good password. On the other hand, it’s kind of sad how I still haven’t succeeded in the first two.
• “I love Fridays!!!!!!!!”
• I once exited a metro station into a fitness center that I could not figure out to exit (and I could not reenter the metro station before paying again). As a result, I had very strong feelings towards whoever designed the building. I’m not sure if it’s valid to interpret this as faraway foreshadowing of my current user interface design leanings.
• I ran 1500m a few times, and kept saying in various ways that it had a high chance of killing me, and hit a baseball at least once.
• Wow, I was doing cryptic crosswords again. I quoted this clue: “I oscillate when changing places (10)”.
• Some of my friends had blogs. Some of my friends asked me questions about HTML and CSS. This is probably a better indication of me becoming a front-end developer.
• I liked Clockwords.
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