Up at 9:30, this is getting to be a habit. Took a shower and went to uni despite no classes being scheduled this morning. Met with a course mate to exchange a couple of books. He's been teasing me to read China Mieville's sci-fi books and I honestly think I should. It seems the books are simply amazing, at least according to his and the general public's opinion considering they have won major awards as well as a few other nominations. The one I borrowed from him is "The Scar" (sorry dude, didn't use the associates url, wasn't too sure how to do it ;) which is no more no less than a huge hardcover tome of about 600 pages. I'm eager to start reading it but I'm afraid I must be in the correct mindframe. Something that doesn't usually happen at night especially when I'm tired. Like today. On the other hand, lent him Linus Torvalds and David Diamond's "Just For Fun". A book I *highly* recommend not just for Linux enthusiasts but for everyone interested in computers. Well, for everyone really. Linus is much more than a computer hacker.
Had my first Mathematical Analysis (or something along these lines) class this semester. Arguably one of the most difficult subjects of the course's first half. Today we were given a somewhat brief introduction to functions and set theory. Let's see how this goes from now on. Only class today considering there's no Data Structures practical classes yet. So got back at around 16:00, checked email and caught up on linux-kernel. Eventually packed my stuff and hit the road for the usual ~130 miles back home for the weekend. Got home a few minutes after 19:00 and not much else got done. Pissed off because a movie I wanted to tape started too early, before schedule *grumble*.
dyork: Sorry to hear about your friend's sister. It's that kind of cruelties that we can only wonder why, oh why. I know the deal considering I've had people in my family in the same situation before. It's not fair. May your friend still have hope till the last moment. Even though I don't know any of you, I'm always touched with these situations especially in a place like Advogato where, fortunately, almost everyone seems so close and transparent. So my thoughts are with them.
And to end today's entry on a high note...
List: linux-kernel Subject: Re: Sleep From: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Date: 2002-10-04 2:26:27
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 09:48:15PM -0400, linuxguruguy wrote: > Do kernel hackers ever sleep
Only in illegal contexts.
I mean, honestly, this is top-class-linux-kernel-humour. Which reminds me that you may aswell check some other nice lkml quotes in my homepage here. It's funny. Laugh.