8 Jan 2004 pasky   » (Journeyer)

Not much new today. I've glanced at the official solutions for the Math Olympics --- it's not looking exceptionally well, it is less similiar to what I wrote than I expected ;-). I was also watching a BBC document about weather (wind, in particular). It was quite interesting, I didn't know about the jet stream at all.

Otherwise, I was in M-Soft (computer shop / small ISP) doing another seminary for its workers (I'm sorta contracted so that I'm taking care of their security [more or less, well ;] and do various things they can't do themselves for them and I get free net [64kbps microwave] from them in exchange). It boiled down to ratelimiting Postfix, some SpamAssassin dances and then fixing Debian installation over there to upgrade their kernels (while the system there was still hand-hacked RedHat, it was running 2.2.25 and I didn't have to worry about things like mremap()! ;-).

Oh and of course I've released ELinks 0.9.1-rc1 today. I originally planned to just roll out 0.9.1, but when I saw the huge amount of changes from the last night and today, I decided to let people catch at least the most obvious mispasted-code bugs. Go ahead to test it if you want ;-). It will bring various bugfixes, progressbar in status, new compile-time configuration (the ./configure parameters were getting out of hand so now you tweak feature.h), support for saving and restoring a session etc. Jonas is already the main driving force, which is good. More power to him! ;-)

The problem with me is my love for surprises. I really like making (hopefully pleasant) surprises for people, and because people also read this weblog (what a brave assumption), I can't speak out freely even here. However that doesn't matter, from the large part writing a diary for me is important because of the reflection, and usually I write this stuff down anyway, then I realize I would be telling things I shouldn't, and delete it again ;-).

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