Not a lot of interesting stuff got done recently.
I started building SBCL on my Alpha, but it died at random times. Suspecting hardware, I tried building a kernel, and it died too.
I bought new memory, but the machine just sits there and beeps at me when I power up with it installed; maybe 164SXs don't like PC100 128Mb DIMMs - but I thought that's what I got it last time. Hmm.
I spent a lot of time browsing wiki. It's terrifically easy to get lost in. I conclude
- It needs version control: even if the current participants can remember what used to be on a page, it would often still be illuminating for new readers to see the historical context that led to a page in its current form
- It has metawiki worse than this place has metagato. Or maybe I'm reading the wrong bits
- WikiMentors would be neat: a play area for new users, with people who had used the thing a lot on hand to answer questions ("is this good style?")
- Web browser technology has not advanced usefully in the last four years. This isn't news, but trying to navigate a link-rich web like wiki makes it especially obvious.