9 Dec 2003 shlomif   » (Master)

Wine Lecture at Telux

The Sunday before the last, Shachar Shemesh gave a re-run of his lecture about Wine to the Tel Aviv Linux Club. This time, the lecture was more polished than the time he gave it on Haifux. He threw a lot of funny jokes throughout the lecture and it was very entertaining. Shachar is a great lecturer.

Next I have a Perl-IL meeting, with presentations by three people including me. In the Haifux front, there was a meeting yesterday of a post-mortem to the Welcome-to-Linux series. I could not attend it because of an exam I had (see below). In any case, next week, Aviram Jenik will give a lecture about Spam, which I look forward to.


I had to hand out three statistics homework sheets yesterday. Two exercises gave me some trouble. One of them was tackled, but the other - a very similar one yielded a solution that was similar to the correct one but not identical. I ended up handing it as is because I could not find what the trouble was, despite the long hours of staring.

Otherwise, I had an exam in Thermodynamics yesterday at 18:30. It came out quite convenient to me because I study that day and plus my father had a conference at the Technion, so he could give me a ride there and back. I woke up early so I was quite sleepy throughout the day, but during the exam I was OK. The exam was not too hard, but I'm not sure I did all the exercises correctly. I'll see what my score is.


I finally got Yapcom to work. As expected it turned out to be a problem in which the E-mail could not be sent. After that was fixed everything worked. Still it is a bug.

Meanwhile, I bugged the other developers with comments about the PATH_INFO environment variable and other such things.

IGLU Jobs Tracker

I implemented an ad-hoc administration screen that so far only displays the records with some inactive links. Now I have to restrict it to a a certain logon, which would take some work. Having done it, I was glad I used Template::Toolkit because I was able to extend the template of the job to display the links.

I talked with Eran on the ICQ about it and he gave some useful commentary which I may choose to implement.


Read some more of "Extending and Embedding Perl". The book is not too interesting so far, but I suppose it can prove useful if I need to write a Perl extension.

I also read another chapter of Mary Poppins. Maybe I should get myself to read more fiction.


Another day - more pending links. Only this time, I was able to clean the pending links out of the User Groups category. Now, all I have to do is add all the remaining groups there. Guess, it's time for the editorial about it.


There was quite a lot of action recently in fc-solve-discuss. It started when Danny A. Jones posted some questions that were raised after he wrote a Breadth-First-Search Freecell Solver to find optimal or near-optimal solutions for Freecell. Then it took on a more active tangent when Eric Helser posted some question on how to actually write a solver, as he had problem doing so. So, the guys and I helped him.

I hope this trend goes on.

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