About 3 months ago, I realized that I was drinking about 6 or 7 cans of mt.dew a day (the fact that they are free in the office definitely wasn't helping matters). I came to the conclusion that this was really unhealthy, and that I should do something about it, so I cut caffeine cold turkey.
Needless to say, that was unpleasant. I had vicious headaches for about a week straight, but then, they eased off. About a month later, I kicked soda altogether (the only exception, a sprite at one of the hockey games). Water and gatorade have become staples for me, since I'm constantly thirsty (theres a 32oz water mug on my desk that gets filled once a day), but the random headaches that I was getting while I was on the caffeine have gone away, along with some of my moodiness. I've definitely been more focused without it, although, I haven't really been able to pull the sort of late nights that I did a few years ago. I don't really miss it, but I didn't drink coffee, so that helps, I guess.
I was promoted last week to an outside sales engineering position. I'll be based out of Chicago, and covering the midwest territory. This means a relocation to Chicago sometime in February. Most of the fine details won't be settled until tomorrow.
Work on the 8.* build is not going terribly well, mostly due to the fact that I can't get glibc greater than 3.2 to build/glibc 3.2 won't build for 64bit because I can't get gcc 3.2 to build, because it needs glibc built for 64bit. Do you see my problem? ;) I could just be braindamaged on this one, Jakub says it works for him, he was going to build it overnight.
Dave Miller is doing the NPTL work for sparc64, which should be a nice feature addition. I think I owe him a beer or twelve.
2.4 seems to be unhappy on the sun4 arch. If interested, see my post here. Yes, I suppose that does make me a masochist.