1 May 2001 manuel   » (Apprentice)

Work: Kind of designed an overall view of the telex system, waiting to know if the main programmers are willing to do something with it. It can be quite intimidating when you are young and fresh :). Finally got the damn DAT to work in the compaq server, which quickly vanished into the depth of Opel afterwards. I hope everything works right, I almost got no time to test the server in the (long) run (more than a few days).

Wormhole: We pretty finished our paper about BTRC, it rocks :).

Klosterrallye: Rewrote my set of gimp scripts, which were slow, crappy (SIOD gets on my nerves, can't they at least use some decent scheme interpreter) and big, to make a nice little binary producing html with bigloo. The html is then converted to ps with netscape (geesshh!), html2ps produces nonusable output.

Entropia: The talk about GSM was very interesting, with a good flow and a nice set of slides. The talking and hardware stuff afterwards was quite fun too. And most important of all, I heard we finally got the flat in the Gewerbehof. This rocks, I'm gonna move all the Vaxen there so I'll have a bit more room here.

Hadiko: I got some stuff done, mostly emailing users about potential problems they could/would have or already have (moving out, wrong email adress, "selbstverwaltungs"-aliase), finished patching mirror, some scripts and adzapper so they would work nicely in our setup (mirror to use a ftp proxy, adzapper to forward ftp and https).

Hacking: Quite intensively learned LISP, which really rocks. I appreciate all this integrated development environment stuff, and may even try to learn emacs again :). I also began to code some CLOS classes for my MUA, and wrote down some ideas. I went to the university library today, and spent almost a whole hour just looking at some book titles. There is so much interesting stuff out there, so much to learn, so much systems I won't possibly ever be able to try (system 360 for example, or RSX, or system programming on the VAX 11). This is sometimes frustrating. Nevertheless, got myself a book about CLOS and MOP, and a book about software engineering, testing, documentation. I really want to be able to produce nice, industrial code :).

Life: Moving to my girlfriend's for the 1st of May. This is gonna be nice.

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