Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

September 21, 2003

Weekend is for sleeping

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 11:26 AM

This was a great weekend, modulu a few bumps. On Thursday night, we attended Gilad and Limor’s wedding, on the seashore near Havazellet. It’s a beautiful location, as befitting such a beautiful wedding. Gilad was highly excited, and Limor glowed with happiness. Orna and I mostly chatted Marc Volovic, Shachar Shemesh and Barequet and her boyfriend. The food was great, Marc was entertaining as usual, and much fun was had by all. We got home around 1 AM and crashed.

The next morning I woke up at 6:30 AM, threw myself into the shower to have a hope in hell of waking up, and headed to my first Infi lesson. The lesson wasn’t half as bad as I expected, but neither was it half as good as I’d hoped. It was stimulating, though, and I managed to stay awake and solve most of the problems, so I’ll call that a success.

I spent the rest of the weekend alternately sleeping and reading my AI in Lisp book. I read about the general problem solver and Eliza, stopping frequently to run the code snippets in my mind. I feel that my grasp of lisp has improved ten fold since I started reading this book, so thanks, Oleg! I keep having these crazy ideas about implementing the kernel’s VM / scheduling algorithms in lisp… More about that in anothe entry.

So, how was your weekend, gentle reader?


  1. trust me, i really do not want to see these algorithms implemented in lisp 🙂

    Comment by ideawerkz — September 21, 2003 @ 3:29 AM | Reply

    • Oh come on
      You know it will be fun 😉
      Actually, when I wrote “implementing the algorithms” it wasn’t accurate – what I meant was “implementing the meta-algorithms that will choose the best algorithms”. Mwahaha! 🙂

      Comment by mulix — September 21, 2003 @ 4:30 AM | Reply

      • Re: Oh come on
        Muhahahahahaha. Spare me but keep me updated on your mauahahahahhaa progress 😀

        Comment by ideawerkz — September 21, 2003 @ 7:13 AM

  2. Officially, the weekend starts in an hour and a half. Manchester United play Arsenal today.
    Two hours from now…. Then, I can tell you how this weekend is going. Three and a half hours from now, I can tell you how this weekend went.
    And it’s a good thing I’m not, like, fixated on this or anything….

    Comment by 77azkkr — September 21, 2003 @ 3:53 AM | Reply

    • Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Manchester United and Arsenal, uhmm, that’s soccer, right? *ducks* 🙂

      Comment by mulix — September 21, 2003 @ 4:31 AM | Reply

      • Yes, the English Premiership champions four of the last five years (eight in the last eleven) who… oh alright… got their you-know-what handed to them by Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League last year.
        Check this out and NO GLOATING !!!!
        gloat : verb : to think about something with triumphant and often malicious delight.

        Comment by 77azkkr — September 21, 2003 @ 5:35 AM

  3. so, how was your weekend, gentle reader
    i talked with a lot of jerks. how, oh how on earth do you explain to someone that “our internet” is not really “our” internet and that therefore we are not responsible for the virii that infect your computer and we will not send a technician in that case.
    also, a couple of days ago, there was this gem.
    someone please save me.

    Comment by talash — September 21, 2003 @ 7:22 AM | Reply

  4. Lisp is one of those things I’ve always been interested in and never touched.
    Our weekend is great so far. I spent the week tossing up a departmental portal at work (not really my job, but someone had to do it). I used a php portal called Drupal, which is excellent, although I had to learn PHP in a day, which wasn’t hard. I also used a perl package called UseModWiki to give us a group WIKI. I’m learning to *really* love wikis both for my personal random thoughts (using a package called VoodooPad on my powerbook) and the group wiki.
    The weekend has been mostly off-line. Our daughter is being a *real* two-year old this weekend, lots of tantrums and opportunities for emotional growth. 🙂 I cleaned the house from top to bottom, and we were considering hiking this weekend, but it’s quite sunny and hot, so I think our biggest hike might be at the mall.
    Thanks for asking!

    Comment by twid — September 21, 2003 @ 11:41 AM | Reply

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