5 days without an update Tsk Tsk. Oh well, I manged to write
3 finals, and I strongly belive I failed two of them -
despite studying quite alot for one. I do not like
transistors, I do not like transistors in OpAmp,
Differential Amplifiers or in Cascode configurations. Yuk.
Don't like FETS either. At least the last final appeared to
go stunningly well, fancy that.
Being bored of studying I went to see the Fantasia 2000 IMAX
before it goes away. Highly recommended, it was absolutely
wonderfull. I'm so glad Disney decided to go the IMAX route.
I also got to see the Dragon at the Theater breath fire.
They seriously spent alot of money on that thing, it is huge
and towers above the consession below this massive dome
shaped roof. At some periodic interval spooky music starts
going, lights focus on his head and after a bit it begins
moving around, then finally the music peaks and this huge
burst of real flame spits out of his mouth. The theater guys
actually have a zone they keep clear during this process for
On that bored theme, I pulled down graphvis
last night and produced.. Graphs. Fancy that. The key
and the images.
They are graphs of some of the package relations in Debian,
people often wonder why APT makes odd automatic choices
sometimes, well, these pictures explain it :P I build a tree
for the whole project, but I can't graph it, I let lully
grind at the data file for 88 mins and it didn't produce
anything. I guess 22000 edges is too much. I highly
recommend looking at base.png, it is quite interesting to
look at the 76 base package relations.
saens is traveling to New York now, it is all upgraded and
happy, The RAID can sustain a nice 16meg/sec semi-random
seek which is great. I found there was a misconfiguration
which was limiting speed in the old setup too. Oh well.
Murphy got upgraded to a new PII300 so it could fit in a 1U
case. This has nicely managed to boost throuput by a few
factors at least (procmail is slow). I don't know what the
peak delivery rate of this new configuration is yet, but
tests show that the round trip time is now averaging
somewhere in the *20 second* region. Down from about 1-2
mins. linux-kernel is something like 2 hours! Crazy. Ben
Collins also implemented a VERP front end for the list
software which will even further help performance by
removing the slow bounce processing step. This is
significant because it means I am not going to write a MLM
this summer, despite how interesting that might be, it is
Also I finished deploying LDAP on all the machines, which
was then promptly used to indoctrinate bod into our little
evil society. Offically now new-maintainer is open and
people will be added at a steady rate. At 493 developers I
wonder how high it will go.. I think this summer I am going
to write some C++ <=> Python glue for my nice
commandline/configuration library that APT uses and convert
everything. Among other things.
Sadly, people are unfrieghtened by my mail proposal, and I
implemented the configuration stuff for it as well. Just
need to tidy up the LDAP data and we can move to
multi-server central dispatch for @debian.org. Not that we
need to or anything, but it simplifies a couple things that
I am moving, thus my cable modem has been returned and I am
living the life of the disconnected modem user.
Joey, your Perl Scares me, but your self morphing
'objects' make me want to build a blanket fort in my living
room and live out the rest of my years there.
Drow, the cabal owns you.
lilo, IIRC I said something about why I cert'd you
master on IRC.. Do you remember what it was? I forget.
We have another contestant for the Expell'O'Matic. Fear. I
may very well have lots of hate mail by this time tomorrow.