7 Oct 2002 ade   » (Journeyer)

Got 4 out of 9 on the GPL quiz at http://www.gnu.org/cgi-bin/license-quiz.cgi. Just goes to show that the only kind of lawyer anyone would ever mistake me for, is a language lawyer.

Does anyone know where it's possible to get the Mandrake 9 ISO images via BitTorrent?

Random musings: Supposing I'm a member in various groups all using trust metrics then how would I tie all these together so that it's possible to easily express situations where: A knows B, A rates B as Master on Tech-Advogato but A rates B as Apprentice on Poetry-Advogato? Do we collapse the whole world into one big network with multiple arcs between any two nodes or do we have lots of separate networks?
Speaking of which I wonder what the intersection of the set of people that frequent the original wiki and have Advogato accounts looks like?

Ploughing through large amounts of the second edition of Friedl's Mastering Regular Expressions has led me to realise that ever-more sophisticated regular expressions won't solve the mark-up conversion issues I have with KwikWiki. It would be easy to blame it on the lack of features like nested regular expressions in the standard java.util.regex package but I think that the problem lies in the idea of a purely textual approach to processing markup. I need to come up with a different approach that respects the inherent (linguistic?) structure in wiki pages.
Of course the most troublesome area has to be the area with the fewest unit tests.

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