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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.

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!

16 Aug 2003 (updated 16 Aug 2003 at 19:13 UTC) »
PopAsm, the Popular Assembler Project
Porting PopAsm to Win32 should be harder than what I expected. I am trying Dev-C++ but it is including some headers like "windows.h" which typedef some identifiers I already use. I wonder if I can compile something without having to deal with those headers.

My former ISP
I have made my former ISP stand trial for charging my bank account without connecting me to the Internet. The first audience is scheduled to happen at Feb 18th 2004...

I will be back to classes next monday. I did but a half of what I planned for this last vacation. Well, well.

PS: nymia: Yes, we Brazilians like volleyball, despite I have not played for quite a long time...

I have just received a some extra ICs: a couple of ADCs and some DACs. Additional photo-transistors also came along and should prove to be very funny to work with. Well, at least I have their datasheets.

I have also found a shop that sells some ICs I need for R$ 1,00 (Brazilian currency), which is about US$ 0.33

I am back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have bought some static RAM ICs to play with but I should focus on my project, PopAsm, the Popular Assembler

Ahhh, free at last! I have managed to get rid of that blasted coursework that uses MobiCS (Mobile Computer Simulator). Well, at least I have managed to impress the teacher for I was the only student who managed to fully implement the distributed consensus protocol using that simulator.

There is no time to rest, however. I must do other two final works before my vacation. I will then be able to resume my project PopAsm, the Popular Assembler.

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