Ok, so I've taken to doing this weekly. Sue me.
I've been having lots of fun entertaining visitors. A few weekends ago Mang, Willy, and Ben visited. We went to an Astral Projection party. It was hilarious. I'd never seen so many glow sticks. But we had Gummy Bears to tide us over, so we survived just fine. We got home as the sun was coming up and hit one of the three 24 hour cafes near my apartment. *yawn*
Deb is here in Montreal now. Hooray! It turns out there are uncooperative buildings that are foiling our plans for wireless goodness, but maybe we can run some cat5 through the sewers or something. We're only a few blocks apart.
My insane friend Andrew is visiting this weekend. We worked together on the Netaid project. It was a riot. We're going to go to IKEA so that I can buy shelves for my poor computers that are sitting in a pile right now. That much closer to a proper working environment at home! DSL is still waiting for Bell to pull their head out, I'm sure.
Ryan visited a while ago too. We had fun, except that I drank way too much. I thought I had learned not to drink on an empty stomach after the inagural Matt Shawn Wilson party, but apparently I was mistaken. Ung. I'll never drink vodka, tequilla, or sake again. Well, for a good few days, anyway.
On the Geek Front, Chuck's Scalable IO paper is now available near CITI's linux-scalability page. At least, I thought it was. I can't find it now. I know it was there somewhere :) Anyway, its a good paper. The world needs more Chucks.
Along those lines, the library I'm writing to abstract IO state engines is coming along nicely. I'll probably plug Chuck's /dev/poll hacks into it soon and try and release it under a sensible license. Teaching matofali to use it will be so cool.
Out of no where, Wil Sowerbutts recently sent me some mail. One of these decades I really do intend to take his initial work and finish the Bebox linux port. It just needs some PCI and SMP loving. The Bebox would make the most hilarious test box. Its SMP with no L2 cache and big endian SMP PPC. It will break drivers left and right. But doing this requires making my computer room not suck, which requires the shelves mentioned above. All in good time.