Recent blog entries for helcio

Today is Brazilian Independence Day! Nice holliday to all Brazilians!

Just to say I am alive! :)

University
I am finally free of the Final Programming Project subject. Time to work on my Master Thesis now.

PopAsm, the Popular Assembler
I now have some time to touch PopAsm sources again. Tons of dust to remove but... better than nothing.

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.

25 Oct 2003 (updated 25 Oct 2003 at 18:35 UTC) »

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).

My first achievements were to compile and install MICO and LuaORB.

9 Oct 2003 (updated 9 Oct 2003 at 15:03 UTC) »

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...

7 Sep 2003 (updated 14 Mar 2004 at 16:30 UTC) »
Brazilian independence day
Today we Brazilians celebrate our independence day. I do not feel like watching the event by TV, however. I am kind of sad due to reasons explained below.

PopAsm, the Popular Assembler
Today is PopAsm's 2nd birthday! Little to commemorate, though, because I did not get to the alpha stage as I planned some months ago. The university tasks are making it difficult and I must priorize my Master degree...
PopAsm, the Popular Assembler
I have managed to implement the command line parsing up to an acceptable state. Now I am focusing on the implementation of the (hopefully) final version of the assembly algorithm itself. The former algorithm was intentionally naive, for prototyping purposes.

University
I am at the lab right now. This season is surely going to be the toughest ever: 6 subjects besides my Master Thesis! I hope PopAsm development just slows down instead of stopping as several times before... Not now that I am so close to the alpha version... :(

Street market
That's how I call the lab where I study. My university fellows are not as polite as I would like them to be; they talk too much, and loud. It is difficult to concentrate on my tasks, unless I listen to some music using a headphone. I am listening to a Mozart CD right now. The problem is that the music is so good that it is difficult not to stop working to appreciate it.
21 Aug 2003 (updated 21 Aug 2003 at 13:44 UTC) »

I have watched Terminator 3 yesterday. Nice movie.

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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