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Wow. I'm very impressed.

At 3am on a sunday morning, exhausted and suffering from extreme caffeine poisoning I briefly mention in my Advogato diary that some way of running test suites on a cluster of workstations would save me some time.

The next day jmason posts a diary entry with lots of excellent ideas on the subject.

Neat.

Right. Time for coffee (me? obsessed? never :)

Phew.

It's almost 3am on sunday morning, and my small IDL test set is compiling without making the IDL compiler itself fall over. There's almost no chance the outputted C++ will itself compile however :(

I think I'll leave it compiling the large test sets overnight.

I need some way of parallelising all these tests. Maybe something like mozilla's tinderbox? Lots of hosts continually taking jobs off a queue and recording the results on a webpage somewhere. Could be a nice use of CORBA + python bindings (like omniORBpy :) ... Then again in the time taken to write and debug that, the IDL compiler would be perfect. Oh well :)

Ahhhh maybe today is a good day for science(TM) after all!

I can think so much more clearly now after a good nights sleep. Really must sleep more often :)

Hmm.... must find a way to get hold of recordings of the cartoon series "Dexters Lab". Everytime they show an episode on local TV it's always in the middle of the afternoon (bah) and I never spot it in the listings in time to set the video. It has to be the funniest cartoon ever.

Hm. My first diary entry.

Definitely not had enough coffee today. I've really got to get some code rewritten asap, but I know if I don't think about it enough beforehand it'll cause me endless pain later. *sigh*

Maybe my lack of enthusiasm is because of the time of day? When I was a student (seems soo long ago) I never worked in the afternoons. Evenings were much better. Much easier to think clearly.

Oh well... back to work I suppose... but maybe I should check the state of my planetarion planet first? :)

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