Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

January 6, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 9:59 PM

This entry will be disjointed. You have been warned. I stare at this empty xemacs buffer and an insane urge to fill it with words fills me. So many words that they spill over the brim. A brain dump, if you will. ./braindup -l (work joke, not funny, ha ha). Go on reading at your own peril.

The hard disk on my faithful work laptop hydra died. A new hard disk was requested and received. The system team installed a customized Fedora on it (based on FC1, I think). So far, I like it. With caveats. Old habits die hard. I’m still customizing things and setting them up the way I like them, where possible, or finding new things to like, where impossible. gnome with metacity won’t let me drag windows to other desktops! *scoff*.

Projects and funding for next year are still very much in flux at work and nothing is decided. Things should be converging towards the end of the month. Keep your fingers crossed for my research proposal getting funded. Then I will work on Cool Kernel Stuff(TM). Alternatively, keep your fingers crossed for me migrating over to The Other Project. Then I will work on Cool Kernel Stuff(TM as well. Anything (well, not really) will be better than the current mildly-interesting-but-no-kernel-hacking-required project.

A guy I knew in the army, N.A., interviewed here today. We spent some time talking. It’s funny, the more things change, the more they stay the same. He was wearing a lovely suit. I wish I wore suits to work.

Amir is hacking on syscalltrack’s FreeBSD port, and I want to help him with the Linux bits, but not finding the time. There’s also the shpte code that’s still waiting for a de-bugging. Maybe tonight? maybe. After I finish testing trident in -mm1-rc1. Maybe also give -tiny a spin? there’s an old 486 comatose under the second desk that would love a tiny penguin invasion.

The other day, in a bind to fix a bug quickly in someone else’s code that was building a char* array and passing that to vprintf and friends as a va_list, I wrote this gem:

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