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Diary? When I don't even keep one on my own we-page, let alone in RL, why should I keep one on somebody elses page? Humm. Oh, right. Maybe somebody will take pity and certify me... Ranking users! How crude. Anyway...

I've seen the future, and it looks just like the past. Sorry for the obligatory Millennium refrence; I'm getting tired of people telling they're still in the old one when I've already been enjoying it for a grand whooping eight hours or so. If you can call it enjoying.

As an aside, there's at least one thing the coming of the new millennium hasn't changed - that's the millennial zealots insisting only THEIR view of when the millennium really starts is the right one. They should all just admit it begins in 2001, ofcourse. No really! And that 2000 was the year to celebrate and worry about The Bug. Altough maybe it'd been better to actually save the celebrations worry-free into 2001. But round figures have always held strange fascination to the human mind.

As for me? For the last few days, I've been busily trying to optimize TINKER, a molecylar analysis library written in Fortran, for GCC/Linux. Considering I don't know Fortran, it's bit harder than you'd maybe expect. But neither does GCC appear to, as none of the available optimization options gives a positive improvement. This is one place where Open Source may have to still play catch-up; despite being considered rather obsolete, Fortran still plays a large part in many mathematical science projects. And Windows is beating GNU/Linux 2-1 on this game despite such science stuff being its home turf!

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