12 Dec 2001 motb   » (Journeyer)

I can see clearly now...

The LCD monitor is working great. I can now stare at a screen for more than an hour or two without my eyes falling out. The refresh rate I've got it set to is just nauseating -- it almost seems like a kernel build (OpenBSD) takes a minute less. Or it could be that the novelty drives off a minute of boredom. We'll find out in the next few weeks.

Bugs in strange places

There's a bug in the battleship (bs) game shipped with OpenBSD. Seems like it's a creeping off-by-one, but it only seems to happen when I'm not paying attention. I'm going to squish this tonight or tomorrow.

Bugs in the usual places

Been a while since I've said anything about pcm (pretty crappy MUA), and there's been good reason for that. The development language has switched three times (from Perl to Scheme to CommonLisp to O'Caml), and the bulk of it is frustratingly boring to work on, especially as I have another working mail client that meets my needs, and only sends ISO-2022-JP messages to the right people.

I think it comes down to being something I'll never finish -- just a way of comparing solutions to common problems in different languages. Kind of like my CGI-parsing routines (now in thirteen different languages, with PostScript being the next one I have planned, should I ever find my PostScript manual).

Bugs in amusing places

Saw the movie Swordfish a night or two ago. Pretty lukewarm movie -- they could have used a reality consultant or two. My favourite part was when they spelled algorithm as "algorhythm". A multi-million dollar movie makes a totally preventable typo. I'm trying to think of some smart-ass remark, but I'm having trouble beating that.


members ofthebored.com is down for now. I don't know what I'm going to put there. I just got sick and tired of what was there. Should I actually ever finish a project, I'll probably put a link to it there. Other than that, it can rot, for all I care.

I also got notice that codegeek.org and codegeek.net are up for renewal in a month and a bit. Since I gave up codegeek.com (thanks in part to NetworkProblems, err, VerySenile), I don't feel much of an attachment to those two anymore. Methinks it's time to find something else that amuses me.

On "getting it"...

I finally realized what makes types so important in ML, as opposed to being the simple convenience that they are in C. That only took me an aeon. I think Perl ate away my brain. Someone give me a little green box...

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