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18 May 2002 (updated 19 May 2002 at 04:22 UTC) »
Attack of The Clones

I bought Tanenbaum's "Operating System: Design and Implementation 2nd ed". It was amazing because of the price: USD 3 !

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.

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