Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

July 25, 2003

laptop futzing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:25 AM

This is the first in a series of notes I took / am taking during OLS.

Mon, July 22nd, 07:00 AM

Sitting in Toronto’s pearson airport and waiting for the flight to Ottawa. I took out the laptop to do something productive, although I can’t remember what it was anymore, and instead spent an hour chasing the init scripts to set a low timeout on dhcp, debugging a weird apm problem and figuring out the internal IBM client modifications to a custom RH7.3. There’s a lovely expression for this sort of thing, coined at MIT (where else?) but I can’t remember what it is now. Shaving yaks, perhaps. Will check when I get back online. [checked, it’s Yak Shaving].

The flight from Israel was rather uneventful, and thankfully we spent most of it asleep. Due to booking the flight pretty late, Orna and I had separate seats, both window seats on aisle 14. Once we boarded the plane, we asked a nice UN soldier to switch with one of us, and he did. The in flight entertainment was one of the X-men movies, the god awful “About Schmidt” with Jack Nicholson and something else we missed since we slept. When we went to see “About Schmidt” in the cinema, we walked out of it in the middle, it was so bad. This time Orna seemed to enjoy it, and I couldn’t walk out of a plane cruising at 39,000 feet.

Next, The Les Suites hotel.

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