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I was terribly busy last week, working on some difficult parts of my thesis report. Hopefully this week would allow me to get enough air to hack again on KSpread

Panic Room

I've got a copy of The Final Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. As a Sherlockian, I find this book very amusing indeed.

Hmm, I just realized that recently too much time was spent on KOffice hacking. Need to be careful, otherwise I won't have much energy left.

A little hack: dBASE import for KSpread

Valgrind is cool. Not everyone can afford to buy Purify, so Valgrind is the best choice (and it's free/GPL). Anyway, just after using Valgrind for minutes, I start to detect many leaks and other bad things in a few of my old programs.

A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

Hint: check out www.uib.no/people/hnohf/

Useless hours spend on tracking cvs bug with libc. I wanted to compile cvs but then broken getopt caused wrong command line options parsing, and afterwards my cvs didn't understand any commands at all. Workaround was rather simple, force cvs to use its own (GNU) implementation of getopt (well, no configure magic here, just some __GNU__LIBRARY!). Also, a bit tweaking is required to fix some other odd behaviours.

I don't know whether anyone of my university has even done his/her thesis report using LaTeX. The fact is I couldn't find any style ready to use. Hence, in the last few days, I struggled understanding these all control sequences, so as to create a functional style for my thesis report. Nice !

6 Feb 2002 (updated 6 Feb 2002 at 18:52 UTC) »

After long hours, finally PalmDoc and WML filter for KWord are ready for prime-time. And also, I still have Lotus AmiPro and WordStar pending to finish. Many kudos and thanks should go to Werner, David and Nicolas!

The article "Hypothetical Planets" at www.seds.org/ billa/tnp/hypo.html is a bit of my interest, especially on the topic where Jules Verne is mentioned.

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