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1 Dec 2001 (updated 1 Dec 2001 at 16:42 UTC) »
sits: In my opinion, one wouldn't certify people to get their attention and, perhaps, be certified by them. I believe the point is plainly to contribute to the graph and give to raph real data to help in his research. Is the graph that matters, not one's certificates.

Of course, if one certifies peers and gives information about oneself that allow other people to certify him according to the definitions (which, by the way, establish the relevant information needed to certify and be certified), one usually receives certificates as gets involved. But I see this as a consequence rather than a motivation. This is a point of view, but may respond to your questions.

Phrase of the day: Check the value returned by IO::Socket::INET::sysread() or debug deservedly.

I've joined today the team of Spanish translators of the FreeBSD Handbook, I'll begin translating the chapter on users and account management.

I didn't believe too much in translation projects because I suppose it's hard to keep the docs up-to-date and I don't use translations myself. But thinking about it twice, it may be really useful for some people. Particularly, I find this work worth the effort because can make FreeBSD more accessible to smart teenagers that are not used to technical English yet, a good thing.

19 Nov 2001 (updated 2 Dec 2001 at 12:16 UTC) »

We took some pictures in the IV Congreso Hispalinux: this was taken going to dinner on Friday (I am the one to the right), it had to be a dinner with Debian developers but then a lot of people joined (including people from that other distribution :-). It was a lot of fun (you know, twenty people arrive to a restaurant and instead of choosing the menu they start exchanging keys, oh my! :-). I met Jordi there and a very experienced coder from Lleida called Jordi Murgó. It was a pleasure for me to met rasmus in the congress and talk a bit with him, the moment was also immortalized.

I was very impressed by rasmus's conferences and humbly agreed with his thoughts and motivations regarding web development. In the company I work just about everything is done with servlets, JSPs and Oracle. I believe we need to rethink the way we work and program simpler, more elegant solutions.

The BSD forum was somewhat instructive, but in the middle of it someone entered and started to criticize the BSD community and the BSD license gratuitously, he was sadly the center of the rest of the forum.

I'll go to the IV Congreso Hispalinux tomorrow morning and will be there until the end, on Saturday night. It's a pity you cannot attend the congress jacobo, it would be nice some advogaters had a few beers in Madrid, wouldn't it?

MyAdvogato 0.3 is out, ChangeLog lists what is new. The release has been submitted to Freshmeat but until it appears in its project page you may download it from here if you wish.

I have had little spare time to code at home these days. Yesterday we had a deadline at work and the job got done in time.

I have been using the next version of MyAdvogato and it looks good, though some fine details need to be worked out, as consistency in POD notation and that please, lemme do just a little bit more code clean up one would never end :-). I hope I can sit my ass down on this chair next Saturday enough hours to release it.

As for reading, I am now finishing Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology, delightful, though a bit too assertive for my taste sometimes.

Coding. Cleaning up MyAdvogato, factoring some routines out, adding comments and porting the README file to POD. The symbol used to distinguish people in the notify list will be a parameter as well.

Tech Reading. Among the books listed some days ago I have decided to study Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp. Also, reading Writing Apache Modules with Perl and C in parallel.

richieb: I am far from being an expert, but have used JDE to write Java in GNU Emacs and Tramp for editing remote files on a regular basis. Drop me a line if you wish, I'll be glad to lend a hand if may be useful.
16 Oct 2001 (updated 17 Oct 2001 at 13:20 UTC) »

Subconsciuos draining: Debugging damn nested JSPs is a fucking nightmare.

Ahhhh, better now.

I would like to release MyAdvogato 0.3 shortly. The functionalities I wanted to add to this version are already written. After some code clean up and testing it will be available.

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