7 Dec 2001 motb   » (Journeyer)

A quick update...

No, I'm not dead. I'm not doing much on the open source front, either. Reading the endless licensing flamewars has left me feeling pretty unmotivated. Got an idea for a new project, but don't see the benefit in starting a new project that will soon be left half-way done. The "take my toys and go home" urge has hit a few times, but the reality is closer to "abandon my toys and go home". Rewriting Unix in O'Caml is sounding like a good way to spend my spare time.

That being said, has anyone been able to get efuns working under O'Caml 3.01 or 3.02? I think it will work if I fall back to an earlier version of O'Caml, but that's not quite the elegant solution I was hoping for. I don't know enough about O'Caml's module and interface system to fix the build.

Not working for Pibase anymore -- seems the CFO doesn't like to let people know when their pay is going to be late, and is afraid to talk to someone who isn't a doormat. I've been picking up hourly consulting, and it meets my needs. I can make rent in a day's work, and that will leave me with more time to study.

Speaking of studying, I've been mulling over doing it for credit again. I've been assured by my brother and a few friends that I'll be bored silly at a community college, so I'm looking at UBC as a potential place to go. If anyone in the Vancouver area knows a university college (college with decent transfer credit to university) that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator, please let me know.

Musically, just checked out Bad Dreams, the second album from Swollen Members (via BattleAxe Records). Reading through the shout-outs in the liner notes, it seems that Mad Child grew up in my old neighbourhood (North Vancouver), or at least had most of his friends there. If you like rap that is (usually) well thought out and literate, give it a listen.

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