Wow. Quite entertaining. Finally got done commentarying patch 44. And almost through patch 45.
Patch 44 is the code responsible for receiving a process from a remote node. Its quite good reading, from a 'constructing a process from scratch' angle.
In the middle of this patch, an ice storm hit Northwest Arkansas, and knocked the whole area for a loop.
During the night, the only sounds you could hear were the tree branches falling, and exploding transformers. sounded like what i think a warzone would sound like, with no automatic gunfire, only single shots.
Woke up in the morning, and ran into work. had to get the boss to drive a 4X4 over, and i still almost didn't make it. And I'm less than a mile from my workplace.
I took some pictures of the damage, while i was checking on the local freegeek office, which was of course without power. kicked some malfunctioning almost-dead UPSes.
Emergency mode isn't the word. I'm still fixing things, today. Obviously, the linuxpmi.org webserver went down, killing my ability to commit patches, but I shouldn't complain, many people on the main drag in the cities are still without power, much less outlying areas.
I'll post the pictures I have somewhere useful, and post a link here eventually. The most shocking part of the storm wasn't what was on the ground, but what was on TV, or lack thereof. What I was working through was worse than what was on CNN. What lazy newspersons. even the local stations didn't go more than a hundred yards down the road, didn't find any of the hardcore damage. They call this stuff news?
My backyard is nothing but tree limbs. where I could once only see three of my neighbors, I can now see eight. Most of the trees in my yard were decimated, and i got the rear window of my favorite car smashed in. I guess i'll have to sell it now. I was supposed to get this car fixed, as part of the terms of signing back onto the job i walked out on.. but as usual, bait and switch by these guys. Maybe i'll quit , or they'll get upset enough to finally fire me. i doubt either scenario currently, since they own the 'loaner' i'm using. I really am tired of working for scum. ;)
Patch 45 is pretty much done, too. I just have to do a quick side-by-side skim with the commentary and the code.