21 Jul 2001 jao   » (Journeyer)

Debian. Returned to using Debian GNU/Linux. Ok, i know i've been writing a lot about how nice FreeBSD is, but tried again Debian and couldn't help using it again and again. I must admit package management using apt and dselect is a pleasure, and the Debian package configuration is usually better and faster than FreeBSD's. Finally, i'm a GPL/GNU guy, and, with Debian, it's easier to keep my workstation non-free software clear.

Browser wars. Although Mozilla 0.9.2 is not that bad, i'm using almost exclusively links and Konqueror (when i want images). They're pretty stable, and Konqueror's font handling is far, far better than Mozilla's. Netscape is not even installed on my workstation!.

Scheme. Almost finished SICP, and am ready to practise scheme programming adding guile extensibility to MDK. OCaml and Perl are next.

Books. I've re-read Philip K. Dick's Ubik (this time, the original English edition) and enjoyed it like the first time. Nabokov tales (a birthday present) are waiting on the shelves, once i finish Orwell's Coming out for air. Man, i really need more free time!.

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