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Name: Sune Kirkeby
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Keywords: comp.sci. undergraduate at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; part-time employed as bofh; programming almost exclusively in Python; reader of science fiction; procrastinator.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44:

  Procrastinator \Pro*cras"ti*na`tor\, n.
       One who procrastinates, or defers the performance of
                 [1913 Webster]

Vanity blog

As a consequence of the above mentioned feature of mine I am depressingly bad at keeping vanity blogs updated. This is clearly evident from my diary here.


Bugs in Writing by Lyn Dupr\'e and G\:odel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter. The former is part of my mission to become a better writer; the latter is good philosophical reading.


I got tired of Twisted some time ago. So, in a fit of Hybris, I wrote a network-programming library using stackless tasklets, and built a web server on top of it. Also, I implemented most of Zope Page Templates. Put those two together, and you get a web server that you can easily hack, along with nice separation of logic and presentation. And you get it without the icky frameworks that the Twisted (and Zope, I suppose) crowd like so much. I like it. A lot.

olandgren: The problem with composing addlist and pairwiseMult is that pairwiseMult needs to have signature int list -> int list not int list -> int list -> int list. By wrapping it all up in a function you can fix things just nicely: val dothigh = fn l => addlist o (pairwiseMult l);.
27 Jan 2001 (updated 27 Jan 2001 at 15:53 UTC) »
olandgren: About continuations, there is a undergrad course in Programming Language (Theory) at DIKU which have some on-line lecture notes on continuations, among other things.

[ Correction: I s/CORBA/ORBit/'ed in various places. ]

Hacking: [Beware: ugly-ish picturesque langauge] Blech -- I thought I was going to have some Good Wholesome Fun(tm) fiddling with CORBA in Python. Then I discovered that PyORBit is (1) completely undocumented and (2) sucks goats nuts. orbit-python OTOH needs me to patch automake before I can build it, could they at the least not have include pre-autogenned files?

I better see go see if a patched automake will make orbit-python (and hopefully me) Happy.

Hacking: I've finally gotten around to doing some hacking; for the two past nights I've been doing the grunt-work of a freeciv-protcol library in Python. I'm not sure if I want to take it much further, though, or if grokking the protocol (my original goal) is enough. . .

Having a freeciv client (oh no, not another freeciv client!) in Python might be the entire exercise worth, though. Should make scripting a fairly easing thing to integrate. Mmm. . .

Work: Greatness abounds at work. Almost all of today was spent writing a custom, RAID-capable, company-specific Debian installer; just having to enter hostname, etc. and have a Debian base-system on RAID when you come back from the coffee-machine is going to rule. Oh, and the best thing ofcourse is that's it's fun doing :-).

Scheme: What better way to spend the time of your lunch-break at work than solving mbp's Scheme-challenge? I can't think of any, so here's my stab:

-- (define (f s)
  (lambda (g)
    (if (equal? s "")
	(let ((t (g (lambda (h) ""))))
	  (if (equal? t "")
	      (g (f ""))))
	 (string-head s 1)
	 (g (f (string-tail s 1)))))))
-- ((f "Js nte ceeWnae")(f "utAohrShm anbe"))
"Just Another Scheme Wannabee"

Wonder if not there's a nicer way of doing that then-branch?

And, now back to my regularly scheduled work.

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