22 Nov 2000 Johnath   » (Journeyer)

Wednesday. And no early tutorial, so I got to sleep in. Which is good because I've been waking up early entirely too often the past few weeks.

Phone interview with IBM went pretty well I think,

[IBM] So have you been talking to a lot of other companies?
[Me] Well, not really, in truth, I'm kind of waiting to see whether I get a good offer from IBM. If I got something good, something competitive, from the Toronto Lab, I don't know if I'd need to look elsewhere.
[IBM - chuckling] Well I can pretty much guarantee you'll be receiving some offers from the Lab.

So that's probably positive.

More crazy people talking to themselves, and they're getting louder. I walked for three city blocks today behind a man raving in some English-French-Something(Maybe Gaelic?) pidgin language all his own. He was quite emphatic on several points. Quite an orator I'm sure, if he weren't loony as a toon. And later a woman followed me for about a block complaining, it seems, about the rampant corruption of my police escort (I do not, to the best of my knowledge, have a police escort to speak of, let alone a corrupt one).

This month's Dr. Dobbs looks good. The article on porting applications from solaris to linux taught me how the kernel stores executing process information, which made me remember an old program I had meant to write, that would allow you to hijack a process - re-direct it's stdin/stdout/stderr to your terminal. This looks like it might be difficult, but useful, so we'll see.

Lots of Scheme hacking this week for Knowledge Representation. I love Scheme.

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