Older blog entries for dwmw2 (starting at number 82)

3 Mar 2002 (updated 4 Mar 2002 at 14:09 UTC) »
In kindergarten, practise and practice are the same.

By the time you leave, however, you ought to know the difference.

Ilan: We do have GOTOs in modern programming languages. C99, for one. And it's a useful tool which allows cleaner, more efficient and more readable code to be produced. If used with caution, of course - but that goes for most things.

Got annoyed with the Red Hat kernel including Rik's rmap patch and not working on ARM, so I ported the rmap VM to ARM.

Then I got annoyed with it dying horribly on 'dbench 10' on my 32MiB swapless nfsroot box, when the Red Hat 2.4.13 kernel worked flawlessly. It OOM-kills just about everything except the dbench threads. That one I suspect I'm going to have to leave to Rik.

VM is hard. Let's go shopping.

Free wavelan in airports rocks.

The taxis here are strange.

I have no aversion to walking - especially when I'm somewhere I haven't seen much of before. If I get a taxi, it's generally because I have two-thirds of bugger all clue where I'm going.

So I call or otherwise obtain a taxi, get in it and tell the driver where I want to be, and most times since I've got here, he's turned round and said something like "Right, mate - where's that then?"

I don't fscking know! WTF is all that about?

Arrived in Brisbane for linux.conf.au. I think it's Tuesday - I'm not quite sure. It was definitely Sunday when I got up.

I note that Australian telcos are no exception to the rule. All I wanted was a dialup account for the week I'm here and they refused to take my credit card because it wasn't registered to an Australian address. The person I spoke to seemed to be suggesting that I should rent a house for the week I was here, instead of staying in a hotel - and then he'd be able to give me an account.

Went into town to buy a prepaid version of the same service instead.

Fucking Useless Telco.

Now if only SourceForge would ban people from putting the stupid crap in the Subject line on all their mailing lists... :)

Wheee. I now have pointyhair approval (and more to the point, money) to go to linux.conf.au. 24 hours in a tin can to get there - that'll be fun :)

Should be worth it though.

Finally identified and fixed the flash driver bug that was causing iPAQs to crash when doing lots of writing to JFFS2 - happy happy joy joy.

Fixed a couple of JFFS2 bugs which crawled out of the woodwork too. Maybe it's not quite perfect yet.

MikeCamel: That's cheating. My browser cache says so. :)
MikeCamel: Interesting. I didn't know that you didn't have to put your date of birth on your licence. But surely the expiry date, being your 70th birthday, sort of gives it away anyway? Or has that changed on the new licence too?

<MODE NAME="PEDANT"> Note 'licence', because it's a noun. 'license' is a verb. Just the same as with other words such as practice/practise. This is also true in .au, isn't it? Only the Americans do it differently? </MODE>

Note to self: Most send old licence off with photo and crap to get shiny new one with new address. It is, after all, about 6 years since I lived at the address on the current one.

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