19 Dec 2003 rml   » (Master)

my processor is overeating

Last day in Beantown. Up early and into the office before 9. Whoever was here was probably here through the night. I know poor Luis was here very late. Last night, we went to dinner at El Pelon and then to see LOTR:ROTK: beautiful cinematography but felt very long. Afterward we went back to the office. I left and he stayed.

Short but hopefully informative interview over at OSNews.

Hacked on libgtop to make it capable of correctly parsing the 2.6 kernel's /proc/meminfo. Successfully made a patch, but not long after hadess clued me in to the fact I was working off an old code base. Worse, the problem was already fixed in CVS HEAD. Ugh. So he released 2.0.8. Need to get this into Fedora-devel, since it is now 2.6-based.

Playing with udev and its generation of D-BUS events. Pretty nifty.

More hacking on the kernel events layer. Now we can know when the processor is overeating and starving itself.

Firming up travel arrangements for FOSDEM. I am going to be talking on "The Linux Kernel and the Linux Desktop". Perfect, what with my new job and all. I look forward to good food and great beer in Brussels, too.

Couple nights ago took the T across the river. Saw MIT. It has been a few years since I was last in Cambridge. I missed it. Also saw the new office building. Sweet. Took some pictures, putting my new wide angle to the test. Got some good shots of Boston from across the river, but I was tripod-less and it was dark.

My good friend Chris invented a new character for our ever-evolving movie: A sparrow named Sammy who hates flying. This joins an animal who is unable to digest its own food, so it has to eat halfway digested food from other animals that it hunts. But it is a picky eater, so it has to make sure it is hunting an animal that is eating food it likes. We are totally insane, but that is just how I like it.

Flight in a couple hours back to sunny south Florida. Need to eat lunch, meet with Joe, and get some more hacking done before I summon the taxi. I'm out.

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