8 Aug 2000 dhd   » (Master)

Went to California again. I meant to get back Thursday but ended up staying until Sunday. Thanks to uzi and yosh for letting me sleep on the "guest bed".

Saw a Nautilus demo at SVLUG. I now realize why I don't go to LUG meetings anymore. As at OCLUG, there were lots of people interrupting the speakers and each other and asking dumb questions.

Ran into people from Ottawa (well, Sudbury via Ottawa) on the Caltrain. A whole car full of them, in fact.

Went to Krispy Kreme donuts in Union City (long way to go for a donut) and stared at the amazing automated donut factory for a while.

Started porting ltrace to Alpha while at the San Francisco office, and realized that, while ltrace source is very nicely laid out, it appears that it doesn't really work on architectures where the PLT is writable, self-modifying code.

In doing so I realized that my tolerance for vi as an editor for writing code is nearly zero. The non-standard undo behaviour in vim doesn't help either (nvi forever!). I've got an Alpha that runs Emacs here so I should be able to finish the port soon.

If I'm lucky, ld.so may run itself tomorrow. Either that or signal handlers will return to somewhere other than deep space. Either way it will surely be exciting.

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