I've just taken delivery of 0.8 terabytes of hard drive, and it set me back less than $700. For some reason, this amuses me greatly.
The Wall Street Journal recently had an article about various forms of exercise "boot camps". They rated one of them, which use "kettlebells", cast-iron weights used by the training regimen used by the Soviet military, as being "surprisingly intense" because the revewier's t-shirt was drenched after 40 minutes of exercise. Heh. You call that intense? I can get my t-shirt drenched after 30 minutes of Dance Dance Revolution, and if I go on for a full hour, I'm literally dripping onto the dance pad....
As I wrote on the books page, "It's a 900 page tome about a 300 page story. Interesting in an encyclophedic sort of way, but the least good (I can't bring myself to say bad about a Stephenson book) of Stephenson's books".
Another year gone by...
Let's keep this simple:
- Ported the i2c/sensor code to 2.6 and got it in the tree.
- Took over the maintainership of I2C and PCI in the kernel.
- Solved the Linux device persistant naming problem with udev
- Got a zillion patches into the kernel tree.
Around page 20 I took a break and washed the dishes; around page 40 I'll take another break and put stuff where it belongs. No rest for the wicked.
Judging by the journal entry I just posted and the mail I fired off to hackers-il, I woke up pissed off at the world this morning. I suspect I'm actually pissed off at my self and taking it out on the world. *sigh*
Since all I need to do is read a 100 pages long low level design document for tomorrow's review. God, I hate code written in English. "This function will do bla bla bla" - just write the damned code already! C is clear and precise, unlike English!
I think I'll go watch another chapter from the 24 second season DVD first, as a motivator(for what exactly? donno, but it worked yesterday!)
[muk@#offtopic] @babelize en es the linux kernel rocks my world
[gccbot@#offtopic] muk: the nucleus of linux oscillates my world
Well, that wasn't too bad, I was mostly coherent. I would proclaim 'no more talks!', but I'm dedicated to keeping this study group alive, and if giving talks is what it's going to take, so be it.
Storage looks very exciting, and I really hope that things take off in this direction; it has a lot of potential to fix some of the worst parts of the current WIMP desktops. A GNOME without file selectors, done well, would be fantastic. It's important not to rely too much on menus, though, of course. The "file manager" (for want of a better term) should become the central point at which actions are taken by the user.
"Couldn't sleep and now I have ssh-method.c working. Going to clean up the code a bit (still will be a bit hackey when I turn it in) and also add a password dialog box so you won't have to put your password in the uri."
Alternatively, you could just ensure that you detach from your controlling tty to work around the SSH bug, and then SSH will happily invoke ssh-askpass for you if it needs a password/passphrase/skey/etc.
mx: that's exactly how LyX (and LaTeX for that matter) works: you create a class file that provides
domain-specific semantic markup such as "Table of ingredients", and that appears as the actual object you create
in the editor. Even MS Word allows you to create styles with semantic naming etc.
Sure, LyX is clunky in places (and the continued lack of character styling is embarrassing) but the point is your suggestions are far from a new idea. The tools just need improvement, that is all.