Today is Brazilian Independence Day! Nice holliday to all Brazilians!
Yes, I am alive; rather busy, though. I am looking forward to seeing Dec 18th arriving soon. I will be free of many University subjects then.
I have just upgraded from Caldera 2.4 (kernel v2.2) to Red Hat 7.2 (kernel 2.4 and glibc 2.4.x). I neither did that earlier nor I installed Red Hat 9.0 because I feared the GUI would run too slowly, even in my Athlon XP 1.7 w/ 512 MB RAM. I guess I will have less headaches when trying to compile/install packages from now on (gcc 2.96).
I have been ill during this last week. I got a 40 degree fever, coughing all the time... Now I must study harder than ever to compensate all that time lost. At least I could have some rest after all...
I am very pleased to announce that the 19th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on july 2006.
Rio de Janeiro has recently been elected by the Mathematical Programming Society Cometee at Copenhagen to host the event. Besides presenting a good proposal, Rio candidature has been aided by President Bush's exclusion policy (which contributed to Chicago's defeat in the election). Hooray!
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